You never know where good ideas/examples come from.
I was reading "MySQL and Perl for the Web" (not a bad book really) and the e-commerce especially sparked/gelled some ideas for me (mostly how to do my company's current web page/site).
Of couse, I had more fun spending about 20 minutes writing a script to update some stuff in the db.
Have I mentioned how much I think Perl rocks?
But we all know that don't we?