normally my monday post is a recap of my weekend actives, but i had different plans this past weekend.
the only thing i wanted to do this weekend was NOT go out, stay in and save money.
see, i have a lot of fun events coming up (detroit, jumpback ball, nyc, concerts, weddings, etc), and instead of funding these trips via my credit card i figured that if i stayed in this past weekend and this upcoming weekend i could save a few hundred bucks bankrolling at minimum the detroit trip.
in theory this was a great idea.
unfortunately though i don't think it's in my DNA to not spend money.
thursday night, for those of you who follow me on twitter and have read my last blog post know that i went out drinking - pretty hard in fact.
i ended up spending $75 on thursday, not exactly saving huh?
friday night was a bit lighter on the wallet because bird, the klutz and i checked out the movie bride wars at tower city while sneaking in a food court dinner - classy indeed - but i only spent $15.
saturday night muffin and i had a date planned to check out notorious at crocker park and grab some dinner afterwards. dinner at hyde park prime steakhouse and the bottle of wine that accompanied it probably wasn't the best money saving decision but i had fun - i also spent $60 in the process.
so while i theoretically "stayed in" all weekend not going out like a rockstar i still somehow managed to spend $150!!
i give up - this experiment was a huge FAIL.
i don't know what to do. i'd ask you all for tips but i already know the answer to that question - don't go out and spend money.
but what the heck am i supposed to do? sit at home and twiddle my thumbs?
but shifting gears onto something extremely rad, the over 4,000 members of 20 something bloggers think that this little blog here is the best up and comer blog, (started in 2008). holy crap i don't believe i won!! my amazing blogging peers voted, and i'm so proud to have received the award.
many congratulations to all the winners and finalists!
what a great way to start the week, hopefully it'll help me forget about my lack of financial willpower.