Weekend: November 13-15, 2009

Weekend: November 13-15, 2009


Every weekend, I will detail my activities and expenses to provide an example of how to implement a frugal mindset while still having a fun and active life.


On Friday night I made myself a quick pasta meal using the marinara I made earlier in the week. I had it three times last week so I just froze the rest for later in the month. My friend let me borrow his PlayStation3 for a week so he can write a paper without distractions. So, Friday night around 7p, I made the mistake of starting the game Uncharted 2…. and that was my entire Friday night.

Friday Total Cost: $0


I went over to a friend’s house in the morning to help them move. I came back home around 2p and started up the PS3 again. I played more of Uncharted 2 until dinner time.

For dinner, I went out to this great Mexican place in the area called Cinco De Mayo. My burrito was $6.50 and is the biggest burrito you will ever see. I took half of it home.

After dinner, I had some friends over just to hang out and watch a movie. We watched The Princess Bride, played Little Big Planet, ate popcorn, then watched Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

Saturday Total Cost: $6.50


Sunday was another lazy day. I watched the new Office episode (boring) and started watching the movie Moon (weird) and ended up watching all of Ong Bak (very good!).

I made spicy chicken for dinner and helped my boyfriend work on paper for class.

Then I played more Uncharted 2 and ended up beating the game before bedtime.

Sunday Total Cost: $0

Total Weekend Cost: $6.50 (whoo hoo!)


2 Replies to “Weekend: November 13-15, 2009”

  1. “I live a very cheap, but not boring life.”

    I have been considering bringing my little brother’s xbox 360 into my life, but I’m afraid of doing what you did this weekend…all the time.

    What do you think, will I regret it? Or will my roommates and I appreciate it?

    1. Hey Daniel,
      I actually think it would be a good idea to own a console. Games with multiplayer definitely make the $60 purchase worth your money (not only in the amount of hours you’ll play it, but also because it is an activity you can do with friends that keeps you from spending money out). While my weekend wasn’t all that productive, it was very cheap! My Uncharted 2 binge was mainly because I only have the PS3 for a week so I’m trying to use it as much as I can. If I owned my own console, I would use it in shorter bursts (1-2 hours/day) rather than 5 hours at a time! Also, I have to say that the game was simply amazing! Since I beat it, I’ve been playing the other games much less.

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