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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

An experiment of sorts...

So in the efforts to trim the fat off of my formerly corporate-world funded existence, I have looked into different ways of cutting the bills. Here is what I've come up with:

  1. Slashing the minutes on my cell - please don't expect me to talk for long if you are a T-mobile, Cingulair or Sprint user. Call my office phone and don't get huffy with me.
  2. Comparison shopping with coupons for groceries, etc. This is actually a challenge I enjoy for some weird reason.
  3. Going home for lunch - but this takes gas, so it might defeat the purpose
  4. Bringing in leftovers - might solve the gas usage problem
  5. Washing my car myself instead of paying others to do it
  6. And finally - a way to cut a hug stinkin' bill:
This may sound shocking, and potentially catastrophic, to some of you, I realize that. But, when I add up how much time I waste watching TV, and stuff that I don't particularly actually want to watch, it seems like a little bit of breaking an addiction. If I don't have the option of mindless TV - what will I do instead?
  1. Read
  2. Catch up with friends
  3. Take a walk
  4. Go to bed at a decent hour
  5. Stop putting off chores, paperwork, etc
  6. Scrapbook
  7. Write emails/letters
  8. Listen to music
  9. Exercise
  10. Cook a real meal and eat it at the table
So, I begin this week - and I'm actually excited. I think I will be a more productive, well-read, well-rested girl. Here is a website to help for any questions that you might have: http://www.turnoffyourtv.com/

This is of course after Lost has finished it's season. I'm not that disciplined.

1 Remarks:

Shannon said...

Here's the good news... if you still have internet at your apartment, you can always watch Lost (www.abc.com) online for FREE! :) I do this all the time when I miss an episode. Anyways, I applaud your cable-cutting. I wish I could convince Eric that this was a good idea... but then he couldn't watch American Gladiators on ESPN Classic and that would just be a tragedy!