All three of my football teams lost today. ALL three. And both the Redskins and Patriots were awful games to watch. Dropped balls, excessive turnovers (more the Patriots than Redskins), but overall sloppy play. Could be due to the fact that it was raining for both games, but still.
Anyone else masochistic and going shopping today? We're going out for a bit of window shopping, but we aren't strolling into the stores until 10am. After all the crazies leave :)
Are you all excited? What are your plans?
A few of my friends got an email today that they wrote to themselves in 2005. Apparently Forbes had a program back then that would allow you to email yourself in x years. They were recounting what they wrote, what had come true, what hadn't... and it made me realize that this is a great idea.
I decided to send my future self an email for 2011. I have a lot of goals, and it would be great to hold myself accountable for those that I don't achieve. Plus who doesn't want to hear from their past self?
For those interested, I used FutureMe. And for those not interested, you should still go read some of the anonymous entries. Seeing what people wrote 8 years ago and received this year is mind blowing. Plus you could have so much to include- electing our first African American president, for example.
I guess I'll see how accurate and important my life goals are. :)
...because when I do, I get asked no less than ten times what it's for. Yes, you guessed it- I threw on a dress, some tights and heels and all of a sudden everyone is interested in my fashion choices. It's actually really sweet, so I don't mind it... but it cracks me up when men ask!
Instead of paying for our kitchen cabinets up front, we decided to open a store credit card and take advantage of their no interest and no payments deal until December. Our plan was to keep the money in ING and accrue interest on it for those eight months, and that is what we did. But I got so antsy about paying off that debt, that I decided to pay it off a few weeks early. As in, this week.
So now we own our cabinets outright! And it's so exciting! :) Apparently when the Mr. called to cancel the credit card, they tried everything to keep us as members. No interest on any purchase over $299, 10% coupons, etc. But he was a smart hubby and didn't cave in. There is no reason for us to keep that card since the interest rate is sky high (15%!!), and we use our everyday credit card to get points. This one had no benefits to speak of.
It did kind of stink having our savings account drop by that much at one time, but we knew when it would happen. That makes it a bit easier to stomach.
I would probably buy a cat *and* a roomba, just to see this happen in real life!