Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Thriftiness

First off, I advise you not to miss the Cigar Box Home Library rummage sale at Bottletree on Saturday Feb. 28th from noon to 4 pm. Books, cds, clothes, electronics, ephemera, and consultation services for sale. Get ready to get awesome.

I'm so excited to show you what I've done with the living room, but it's not quite done yet, so you'll have to be patient a little longer (I know you're on the edge of your seat). I've been scouring Craigslist and making frequent trips to the Salvation Army to get everything perfect without spending a bunch on furniture that will probably get destroyed anyway. Recent purchases include a rad side table (now repainted), coffee table, two chairs on sale from PB Teen (to be slip covered), and a used futonesque sofa originally from Ikea. I'm still looking for fabric to cover the chairs, and some kind of excellent large piece of art to go above the sofa, but I'm stoked on my progress.

Also in news of me being cheap, it's the end of my first month using a prepaid phone instead of a monthly plan. I'm proud to report that I spent about $35 as opposed to my usual $60 (previously $70). A minor weight has been lifted knowing that I'm not paying for a cell phone I hardly use.

If you're looking for some inexpensive fun, there are a few shows coming up that I'm excited about. Beaux Animeaux is playing this Friday in Tuscaloosa with The Necronomikids, and, I think, The Dirty Lungs. They're also playing next Thursday at Greencup, but I'm not sure who with. Red Mountain Family Band (woo-hoo!) is playing an abbrieviated set followed by Corndawg this Thursday at Greencup. No excuses.

8 comments:

enjoy said...

what about the cost of your land line?

michela said...

The landline is anothe $30 or so a month. I have to have it for Napoleon's business number and because my cell hardly works in the house. That would be true regardless of what I was paying for my cell, though. I'd like to figure out something cheaper, but haven't had time to research yet. T-mobile has a new home phone service that might be worth looking into, though.

t said...

that coffee table is the perfect size for a two-player game of MTG, thanks!

michela said...

now we just have to find you the perfect storage place for your cards. Don't worry, I'm working on it.

Cathy Roden-Jones said...

yippee to cheaper cell phone usage. i hate paying our bill. i use my cell phone more than i really need to just to fel better about paying so much.

evan said...

I may part with fMRI printouts (provided they're turned over to patients at no great expense) because my fluoresced brain is "some kind of excellent large piece of art to go above."

Michael Sherer said...

Man, I asked both Grover and Anthony to text me when you guys were about to start. I got a phone call from HOVA at 11, at which point I'd already been asleep for 2 hours. Is that what time you actually started?

michela said...

11 sounds about right. I woke up at five in the morning yesterday, too. Sleepiest performance ever.