Oh yea, in case you missed how I slipped in the Ravens' victory so smoothly up there, allow me to reiterate: We Won Beyotches! Those Jets ran out of fuel pretty quickly if you know what I'm saying (hahahaha, I am too much). The network airing the game kept playing this one sack of Mark Sanchez over and over because the resulting touchdown was in dispute, and let me tell you, it was hilarious. They showed it in like 7 angles, at 5 different speeds, and in every single replay Mark Sanchez just drops like a 12 year old girl. Readers, it was a thing of beauty.
The day added up for me financially, as football Sundays usually do, but the rest of the weekend was pretty moderate. One meal out, one movie, a few metro trips, and that was that, so I'm still pretty well on track financially speaking. The movie was 50/50 in case you're wondering. I love me some Joseph Gordon Levitt and let me tell you, he did not disappoint. It tugged at my heartstrings, and that's quite a feat, as I'm not ashamed to say that I am an emotionally stunted person. I often find humor in less than honorable places. Like remember when that video of David Hasselhoff was first released, where he was eating a cheeseburger on the floor, with his shirt off? Well, before we all knew this was an elaborate hoax so that his family of idiots could get their own reality show, most people thought "Oh, how terrible, his daughter had to see that? Well that's just a shame, he needs help." Not me, readers, not me. I thought "Are you kidding? This is friggin' hilarious! Look at him, he's trying to eat that burger...and oh! whoops! The whole patty just dropped out of the thing! It's like a cartoon...what a d-bag."
Another example, if you'll allow me to indulge myself; perhaps many of you have read the seminal classic To Kill A Mockingbird. I normally try to avoid anything related to the deep south, but I had to read it for school and I did (this was before I knew about the internet and stopped actually reading books for school). Now, when we where discussing the book in class, most people talked about how scared they were for Scout in the final scenes and yada yada yada. I couldn't help but point out that in those scenes, when Scout was running scared and falling on her ass all over town that she was doing so in A GIANT HAM COSTUME! Can you imagine? "Oh, help me, I'm running for my life, I can't see through this faux pork costume!" Comedy genius, Harper Lee knew what she was doing, it's not her fault that I'm the only one to recognize that the whole thing was just one big joke. When I told my teacher this, she looked at me, stunned, and literally said, "There is something wrong with you."
Okay, so back to the point, 50/50, because of my emotional "specialness" as I'll call it, I had not cried at a movie before this weekend in over a year. 50/50 broke through my icy exterior, ripped out my dead heart and restored my sense of empathy and belief in humanity. I guess you could say it was pretty good. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.
Shifting gears a little bit, now that the SIA is firmly in place and my general spending rules are set, it's time to take this blog to the next level y'all! What does this mean? How does it affect you? Will I continue to tell random non-fiscal related stories? Well of course!
What it means is this, starting next week, I'm going to take on one spending goal/task each week. This project is inspired by my good friends Gilly and Jaques who have a very lovely blog called Frozen Sunshine where they complete weekly resolutions together. Here are some examples of ideas I have so far:
- Cook all my own meals
- Extreme-coupon shopping trips
- Find random "gigs" on Craigslist and do them (bonus if I don't get killed doing so)
- Spend no money on transportation
- Increase revenue from the blog by 50% (taking it from $.50 a year, to $1 basically)
- Sell my eggs
- Sell some blood/a kidney
- Participate in a paid focus group
- Recycle my wine bottles in Maine and get some money for them
- Try to sell some things I've written (Haiku about Anderson Cooper mostly)
You know, just spit-balling here, but those are a few things I'm considering. Here's where I need your help readers. Which of these resolutions should I try first? What other things could I spend a week trying? How would you like to see me humiliate myself next?
Respond in the comments, I'm both excited and terrified to see what you come up with for me.