I'm broke . . . . BUT. . . .

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MMK, this picture is old and doesn't have anything to do with this blog post, but I think it's a pretty good representation of my attitude towards this topic. 

An example of life imitating art. Not my art, but still. . . someone other than myself's art.

I've been reading Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella (I got a free copy of the book at Shecky's Girl's Night Out recently in Dallas). I haven't gotten very far, but the very beginning pretty much describes my life. The main character gets her credit card statement, opens it, realizes she's absolutely broke, tries to rationalize all of her recent purchases, finds a huge sale and buys a $200 scarf, and doesn't have enough money to pay her roommate back for rent.

Well, ok, maybe life doesn't imitate art EXACTLY, but I did get an email today, reminding myself that my credit card payment is due in 10 days. Reluctantly I looked at the statement amount and almost lost my lunch. I then tried to rationalize all of my purchases and made resolutions as to how I would start saving, and finally, I saw this blouse that I have to have. . . . but can't buy because I'M BROKE. Wah!
I'm so super tempted. . . especially now that I've made up my mind that I can't afford it. . . . this month. . . .

I've been working a lot of overtime lately. . . . . I kinda deserve it. . . . . . . . . .


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