Letting her readers see her spending prowess? (They do sell for $150.00 apiece.)
Imagining herself being admired in the street for owning one?
Since she (wrongly) claimed they were "cool," maybe thinking it'll rub off on her?
I really don't know - it's a fucking purse - and isn't wasting money the reason we're in a financial crisis in the first place?
No, "fun" has nothing to do with purchasing anything, or material items at all (just as I don't confuse going into nature - whatever that is - with "entertainment") but "fun" is something closer to the joy produced by Zydeco music, a sound so filled with happiness it can cut through even the harshest of pains effortlessly, to raise both tears and smiles. And "cool" is,...well, this is cool:
Somehow, I don't associate Ann Althouse - or buying purses - with that either,...