Sometimes I’m not sure which world is the real one. The one I live in online via Twitter, Facebook, You Tube, email and surfing everything I need all day online or the one that happens when I leave work and get in my car. But even then, do I want the real experience or the digital experience? One of my favorite hobbies, a little retail therapy, is even more fun online these days. If I go to the mall, I have to fight traffic, find a place to park, and walk around trying to find what I need. Then I have to hope they have something I like in my size or the color I want, and if I realize I also need something for my son, I have to walk all over the place looking for it. All too often, what I want is not in stock and the store has to order it for me anyway. Then I have to carry all the bags back to my car and fight traffic again. Back at home, however, the experience is altogether different. I can keep track of what I need and then when I have time in the evening or on the weekend, I can jump online with a tablet. I can search from one store to the next and compare prices, colors, sizes and check sales. I can read reviews people have written and decide what I want. I can shop all over the place while relaxing by the pool in the summer or a cozy fire in the winter. And since most places offer free shipping and sometimes even free returns, when I’m not sure which size is right, I might just order two. A few days later the nice UPS truck driver pulls down my driveway and cheerfully drops off boxes and boxes to my complete delight. I can leisurely try things on and decide what I want and what needs to be returned. The same for my growing son. Rather than dragging him to the mall, we order online and then decide what works. What could be easier?