"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Cheap isn't a bad thing...

I just ordered a blackberry 8530. In purple. I know that by now everyone in the world has one, but I am a) cheap, and waited until it was FREE, and b) always the last to get everything.

I mean, I don't even have the internet, or a computer. Well, I do sort of now, I'm borrowing a friends laptop, and JUST got the internet.

Speaking of cheap - it was 28 degrees last night and guess who wont turn her gas heat on? Me. I have a space heater, and me and the furkids all hunkered down in the bedroom at a comfortable 65 degrees.

I also turn my gas hot water tank to "vacation" until 1/2 hour before doing dishes, or taking a shower. And 99% of the time I don't shower at home, because I work out at the work gym and shower there. I cover my windows w/plastic, and when I do turn the heat on its only to 50, and I use space heaters wherever I am at the time. And I rarely use the gas stove. I also signed up with a cheaper gas supplier the last two years.

And I prefer a $5 jug of carlo rossi over a $25 bottle of wine.

I'm so freaking efficient, it's a damn shame I'm single.

Don't you wonder what my gas bill must be in the winter? My highest bill was $60. (In the summer its $8-$10) My highest electric you ask? Also $60.

I do all this so I can afford $20 shampoos, and $50 moisterizers. Don't let me fool you.


Tayray said...

I dont have a blackberry or an Iphone or any of that jazzy stuff. I dont feel the need for it! A phone is make phone calls with or text.
I also have not turned my heat on either! but atleast you get your furkids to keep u warm, mine are with the hubby cuz apparently I snore, who knew?

Teena in Toronto said...

I have a crappy phone that is held together with tape ... it's a work issued phone so free so I can't complain.

Rachel said...

I love that you save money on neccessities so you can get expensive shampoo. :) It's hilariously real. I would SO do that too.

Fizzgig said...

obvy you are not in the digital age. you have to be connected at all times!

i turned the heat on to 51. I caved.

my girlfriend had hers rubber banded and taped for so long lol you are not alone!

thats how i roll..i justify a splurge by sacrifice!