I have a brillllllliant idea. Brilllllliant. And yes I AM trilling my Ls in my head when I say that, like I'm Julia Child or something. Am I the most annoying person you have ever met?
Okay, wait. I just have to bust in and tell you that every morning this poor hunched-over woman power-walks by and today she just hunched by WITH A SPOTTY PUPPY! I know this because Tallulah is over here snarling and turning her head 360 degrees and melting crucifixes and so forth so it make me look outside. I do not know how anyone can be so hostile to a sweet sweet puppy.
But I digress.
So, here is my idea. See, I was gonna show you how mean Talu is getting new collars in the mail:
They had a sale where she gets her collars. If you sent in a picture on Facebook of your dog with some kind of spot, you got a buy-one-get-one free deal. So I sent in the photo of Talu with her mulberry stain on her eye. As opposed to the 666 on the back of her head.
THEN I was gonna show you photos of the collars I similarly got for Henry and Winston. Francis does not need a collar because he is old and crochety and never leaves his chair. He needs ID for his chair?
Unfortunately, since I bought these on Etsy, I bought the last two collars of their kind, so the photos above are not accurate. The one on top has the colors of Winnie's collar, but the design is more vertical stripes. Henry has the Archie Andrews argyle, but in copper and butterscotch colors. Because these colors would so not look good with his creamsicle self.
Anyway, the point is, you may be thinking, "That June sure is buying stuff all the time lately, with her boyfriend jeans and her iPhone and her cat collars and her hair straightening chemical treatment."
And you would be right. The only reason I am able to do so, however, is because I just started this full-time job in June and had 14924784923 freelance assignments still pending that I had committed to do, so basically I am working two jobs right now and it is KILLING ME and forgive me if I spend $14 on a cat collar.
However, as of this weekend, I will turn in the last of my freelance work, and we will be back to being normal people with one job apiece. Well. I am keeping the statistics textbook company, but that's only about $10,000 extra bones a year and maybe every other month of work.
My POINT is, I thought, "I have a whole community right here. I should ask everyone for tips on how they save money." Because God forbid I could have saved the scads of cash I just made these last two months. Like a grownup. No. I had to throw my extra dollars to the wind. So now we're back to the king's ransom of a teacher/copy editor's combined income. Wooo! Where's my private jet?
So FIRST I was thinking I could have you all write in with money-saving tips, like "I bring leftovers for lunch" or "I eat from the Dumpster out behind the 7-Eleven" or "I marry old dying men" or whatever, and THEN I thought even bigger.
What if we have Pieces of Wisdom Wednesdays? See how we are sticking with my pie theme? PIECES? Get it? Do you?
On Tuesdays, I will ask y'all a question, such as today's how do you save money, and you write in your answers, and on Wednesday, I will put in my blog some of the best answers.
Which means I have just created a lot of work for myself, but I think it'll be fun! We could have all sorts of topics. How do you stay fit. What are your best tips for keeping on top of depression and not living under the bed. Or maybe that's just my issue. What is your favorite cake recipe. How did you learn to decorate. What are the best dog-raising tips you ever got, or I guess we could even do kid-raising since everyone in the world has kids but me.
Let me know other questions you want me to address on Tuesdays for Pieces of Wisdom Wednesdays.
Don't you think this is a good idea? Have I mentioned I heart me? Maybe I should buy myself something.
Okay, so today's question:
What sorts of tips and techniques do you have for living frugally?
Best answers will appear tomorrow.