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11 Jan

After receiving my Visa bill for this month (even though it looked like they took every Visa bill I’ve ever had, combined it, then doubled it and gave it to me), I have decided that I’m going to try REALLY HARD to not spend any money in January, and maybe February too.

Now, this is obviously going to be impossible, so I have to list some things that I most definitely will be buying that officially do not count (so don’t hassle me about them):

  1. Food. I need food to live, and I’ve been looking everywhere for that bread dipper that I bought two bottles of last night, okay?!
  2. Normal stuff I can’t get away from, ie: TTC pass, rent, phone bill, and so on and so on
  3. Trips. Now, this might seem totally counteractive, but I just got married and I’m really tired and I 100% deserve a honeymoon. Plus, I planned on doing this in 2012, so it’s really just about committing.

Things I will not be allowed to spend money on:

  1. Alcohol. We have about 39,000 bottles of white wine leftover from the wedding, as well as some vodka and tequila. And I work for a beer company, so really, there’s no excuse for me to buy alcohol
  2. Clothes. There’s no getting around this one – this is where I spend my money, and yo, it is just not a good idea for me to go in any store right now (including online ones) because I have a bunch of stuff that I never even wear
  3. Books. See above – too many books that I haven’t read yet sit at home. Therefore I shall not buy!

Now, this is in no way going to be easy, but considering I really do want to go on a vacation, and I just had a wedding that cost about a bajillion dollars, no spending shall be allowed!

(Gifts, however, are totally okay. Just FYI.)

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Double Date!

21 Dec

Last night He and I went over to His brother’s house for a gift exchange. His Bro and Bro’s GF had made us a sweet dinner of pasta, chicken and ham. Ham in anything makes it more delicious! I am all for more ham, all of the time. We had a huge jug of wine, and against my better judgment, we opened our gifts.

They had got me Dante’s Inferno from this book collection. I was thrilled! I own about 10 of these books now, and I’ve only read one of them, but man, they look just beautiful all lined up, don’t they?

Note - these aren't my actual books. But after Christmas, I'ma blow this measly collection out of the water

He received Super Mario Galaxy 2, which I’m also thrilled about. It’s a gift for both of us! Except that He says I’m not allowed to play until I complete Super Mario Galaxy 1… but it’s just too damn hard!

We got them the GF a few art supplies and the Bro some books, plus a few gifts once they get home. Then we all settled down to play some Gamecube Mario Kart.

I always prided myself on being an excellent racer in Mario Kart, but unfortunately, things have got too advanced for me now from my Super Nintendo days when I reigned king. The races were always close, but I definitely took home the loser prize that evening. I do not like to lose.

Home we went, and all was well until this morning, when He went looking for His phone. I had been using it last night to text for him on the car ride home (yes, that’s right, we have a car for the week! Bitchin’!) and I couldn’t remember where I put it. We tried calling it in the house, but to no avail. So, thinking I had left it in the car, which sucks in itself, we went to check.

But it wasn’t in the car.

It was outside of the car.

In the snow.

On the ground.

Great.

Covered in snow and dirt and ice, I had let it drop and forgotten about it. He was not pleased, and I felt like ass. All is right in the world now, but it was definitely a lesson for me in treating other people’s property the same/better than I treat my own.

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