I’ve run out of pot. That doesn’t actually mean I’m not still smoking. Who knew you can get a hit from the other orifices of a bowl? I never thought about it, and it’s what I’ll do today. Then crawl around and look for some scrapplings. Then scrape some and smoke that. How else do you stop smoking? And then. And then it’s the tell tale time. Do I call the dealer? Or do I go and meditate? Go create art? Go and do something dapper?
I’ve also instituted a spending lockdown. I fired one crazy client and unexpectedly lost another client in the same month. Then the holidays came, I didn’t pursue work so aggressively. I got a new client recently, he called me! How cool is that that people call you to work for them? Sorry, that may be the norm to you but I’m used to being a useless dust speck, contributing nada to the world. I should be able to send out some invoices in a couple weeks.
But for now? I’m on lockdown. Spending lockdown. I want some cereal, but I’m being too lazy to bake my granola. Now I’m Ms. Fancy Pants, baking and shit! Well, I guess I would be if I actually did make it, and not just push around the carton of oats I left out as a reminder.
Now I feel accountable, to Blogville, to you guys. Honestly, I’m not really held accountable too much. I live alone with my dog, I work from home mostly, I have clients, not bosses. My family is thousands of miles away, for a reason. It’s hard working the dapper program alone. And that’s why I’m so grateful to be a card carrying member of Blogville. Seriously. Check my wallet. Proud resident Blogvillian, I yam!
I pledge a spending lockdown in honor of being Dapper and being the best I can, owing nothing to Mr. Visa and Mrs. Mastercard, and having paid off the ridiculously expensive piece of paper framed in the office. Lockdown. For 30 days. I’ll have to confess here if I broke down and bought a coffee or any other gaping hole I have in my budget.
Who’s down? We could lockdown together! Who doesn’t need a lockdown post holidays? I’ll start today, even though I haven’t bought anything over the past 4 days. So till 2/3/13. I think that’s 30 days.
I’m already tired of this leftover mashed potato hash thing I made. I may or may not have eaten it for the past couple days. I kind of don’t have much by way of groceries, since I knew I was leaving for 8 days and now I’ve been home a few days. But there’s still food. I share this because I may break down and buy some food. Point being food, not the grocery store. The way I shop, my buggy always looks like I feed an army at home. Such great intentions. And then I just push the healthy stuff around to get to my whipped cream cheese frosting and it all gets gross and moldy.
Such a waste, I know. I’m working on it. I am. So if you’re down to lockdown with me, comment below. We can rally each other on and cheer loudly when you were able to step out of line for that coffee and get back going wherever your going.
I do this every couple months, after a spending spree. I reevaluate the damage I did, return what I can return, accept what I can’t. Then lay out the numbers on the dry erase and start chugging away. I call it the Abundance Paradigm, not the get out of debt paradigm. Abundance. Have to think Abundance.
Happy Lockdown! Mazel Tov! Lock, Lock, lock…lockdown is ON…