Thursday, November 17, 2011

Don't Break the Chain

To follow up on yesterday's rant, I started a new system to help keep my spending in line.  I borrowed this idea from the advice that Jerry Sienfield had given an aspiring comedian years ago, which consists of the following:

  1. Get a wall calendar that displays an entire year on one page.
  2. Get a red magic marker.
  3. Write a big X on the wall calendar for every day that you actually write jokes.  When you do what you are supposed to do on successive days, it will create a long red chain of X's.
  4. Above all else, don't break the chain.
My red X's will reflect days that I did not spend money on anything un-planned or un-needed.  As of today, one down and an infinity to go.

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