Wednesday, January 28, 2009
This week, MBH and I decided to go on a money fast. A money fast is what happens when you refuse to spend any money at all for a predetermined amount of time. I've never heard of anyone else doing it, but I got the idea from Buy Nothing Day, which I usually celebrate. This is only the second day of our week-long fast, and I accidentally broke it last night when I was stranded at a bar and ordered a Tanqueray and Tonic, my signature cocktail. But it isn't a contest, it's a trial, and one misstep is not the end of the world.
I think that next week, in order to pay a penance for my transgression, I will not drink coffee or alcohol.
See, the economy's hurting everyone, and we can't afford to just keep on buying stuff. We can't buy our way out of our problems, can we? Of course not! Can we save our way out? Probably not. It's always a good idea to save money, though.
I have been writing more poetry lately. It's hard to get time to do it since I've been pimping English and Shakespeare with Yourdictionary.com and ASC. I am extremely lucky to have two jobs that I enjoy. I was hoping to write less poetry for a while anyway. My work is looking different these days. I'd like to say more "musical," but I hate it when people say that.