Monday, November 29, 2010

unfortunate cookies

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a few weeks ago i went to eat chinese and with the bill i picked a fortune cookie with the above illustrated message in it. how encouraging! two weeks later i entered my bank only to find out i went minus on my account. this due to an accumulation of bills and credit costs happening all at once.

it was quite fascinating to see how i reacted. my ego was very hurt. i am usually very responsible and i have never been a big spender. so i kept feeling like a looser. in fact, the feeling of failure was stronger than any worries about how to manage without a cent.

getting around without spending money actually became like a challenging game. no more ‘oh i feel like goats cheese tonight, lets buy some’ but the first rule of the game of being broke was: only eat what is in the house. be creative.

and man, i can be creative if i have to! i haven’t been this broke since….i was a student? and i am not proud to say it. but hell, you guys don’t mind me telling the truth, do you? you will still like me a bit, won’t you?

soon enough it is december, which means a new paycheck and a tougher pirate. amen.

update 16.37: the ants have occupied my box or cereals. i draw two conclusions from this, 1. never buy sweetened cereals if you live in an ant infested area 2. no cereals until the new paycheck.

69 comments:

Miss Upsey Daisy said...

Klart vi gör :)

Yaelian said...

Det där har hänt mig också:-( Men så bra att det är snart December.Menar du den där kinesiska lilla restaurangen på Salame ,Xing Long`? Åt där för första gången förra veckan,tofu med grönsaker.Det var gott och går dit säkert igen...

Lilli and Håvard said...

Yes, been there, done that... still do sometimes. I think I've been poor all life; it's a blessing (as long as one can put cereal on the table :)

Evelina said...

Men självklart...tycker om dig vad du än hittar på! :)

Karin said...

Tank vad mycket spannande man kan gora pa gammal dammig couscous och torra linser om man bara anstranger sig, haha!
Jag tycker det ar en ganska nyttig erfarenhet, att inte ta den dar getosten for granted, eller vad sager du? Men jag kanner med dig.. Getost ar ju valdans gott. Kram och lycka till!
(PS. Ska svara pa Facebook snarast - jag har varit jatteseg med sant pa senaste tiden..)

fröken L said...

Älskar dig vad du än gör och vad som än händer!!!

Tesa said...

Det är påfrestande och kreativt och jobbigt men ändå... jag tyckte man lärde sig mycket som "fattig" och som jag på senare tid haft stor nytta av.

Lycka till, det är förhoppningsvis snart över!

barbarabeesblog said...

What a mean cookie! And now I really would like to invite you in this nice little café where you could eat delicious cakes (and german cakes are really great!) without ant invasion! And since yesterday we have a littlebit of snow, you would love it.

jasmin said...

It's amazing what you can do with what is left in the fridge. It will make the goat's cheese even more special when you buy it again.
thanks for your kind words - i need them today - just having a bad few days - you know?

and tell me more about Advent - all the Europeans are writing about it - but I don't actually know what it is. Sounds good if it involves ginger biscuits and mulled wine....

Elisabeth said...
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Elisabeth said...

Oh, I do like you! If you were closer I would run to you with a bag full of your favourites (you'd just have to make a list first).

Jag var tvungen att ändra mig (därav den ovan deletade kommentaren). Plastic bags är något jag borde sluta använda! Men jag gör det fortfarande. Shame on me. Till dig skulle jag dock naturligtvis sy en stark påse att bära maten i.

sarapirat said...

miss ud, tur för mig! ♥

yaelian, jag tror det, på hörnet bakom centralstationen. maten är himla god där. har du prövat deras aubergine?

lilli and havard, you became two on the blogg, that is sweet! and you are absolutely right, being poor is often a blessing. at least on this level. i feel very rich in all other aspects.

evelina, rara du! kram

karin, precis det jag menar. att det är nästan skönt att inte kunna ta för givet, och jag kommer att vara ännu mera tacksam över den getost jag köper när min lön har kommit...och sen kanske jag äntligen får ändan ur och börjar spara?

frkn l, älskar dig med!

tesa, man lär sig, och det är bra! jag brukade leva i ockuperade hus när jag bodde i holland för några år sedan, och då hade jag i omgångar inget vatten och el, det var en otroligt nyttig erfarenhet. vi är så vana vid att det bara finns där. och använder det därefter. tack!

barbara, where is the café? and oh, more snow. i am jealous! haven't been this bad in years.

jasmin, i know those waves very well. just ride it to the end and catch another. advent are the four sundays before christmas. usually we have four candles that we light, one each sunday. we drink mulled wine and ginger breads. or do we? not sure anymore. you know what, i am going to remind myself and get back to you about it. i think it has to do with reminding ourselves about the light.-in a dark period. but i might be wrong....ill do my homework!

elisabeth! bara den tanken gör mig ännu rikare. du är rar! vi borde få vår lön imorgon. i can do it...mitt i all julabstinens.

outi said...

auah. it feels nasty suddenly to find out-no money left.
but there are also good points, like getting creative in many ways. just that it doesn´t last for too long..

s said...

-19 här nu....-24 inatt inne i stan..

sarapirat said...

outi, i hope tomorrow or the day after will be the change....it is a challenge, and still i have a roof over my head and food in the fridge. it could be alot worse! ♥

s, wow, kallaste vintern på hundra år alltså??? kan du inte skaffa skype, så vi kan chatta med kamera? :) så kan du visa snödrivorna...

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