Monday, January 28, 2008

A not-so-frugal weekend

A friend of ours gave us tickets to Friday's Raptors game for Christmas. We had a great time at the game, and the Raptors beat the Bucks 106 to 75. In addition to being a 31-point lead, this score meant a free slice of pizza for everyone in the audience (if the Raptors score more than 100 points, then you can redeem your game ticket for a free pepperoni slice at Pizza Pizza).

The tickets, being a gift, were free, but Ms. Loonie and I shared four beers and an order of popcorn at the game, which set us back $48. We then met up afterwards with the friend who gave us the tickets, and treated her to drinks, for another $47. Ms. Loonie and I then went out for a nice sushi dinner on Saturday night, which added $200 to the toll.

Saturday's dinner was a planned expense, as a sort of belated Christmas gift to each other. The food was delicious, and it's the first extravagant meal that we've had in months. We really enjoyed the meal, and had specifically saved up for it, so I have no regrets about that.

Friday's incidental costs, on the other hand, have me feeling a little sheepish. It's amazing just how quickly and easily you can blow through $100 when you're not looking.

1 comment:

Brian said...

My thoughts exactly. I was shopping for birthday gifts for my nephew and niece and my girlfriend. I bought 2 Nintendo DS games, and a chicken soup book as gifts for them.

Also had to get an oil change, and renewed my library card for the year.

All in all I quickly went through $100 and an $80 shopping gift card (I received as a gift), in one day.