Day 5: 7 Days Without Spending A Dime

Friday is finally upon us, which means it is officially day 5 of my experiment to not spend any money for 7 days. So far, I am still going strong. However, some rough times are ahead going into tonight.

Dough Stanhope Tonight

Tonight at 7 I am going with my girlfriend to see my favorite comedian, Doug Stanhope. If you have never heard of him, check out a short clip of his act over at We Demand Videos. He is a little edgy when it comes to the stuff he says, which I why I love his act.

The hardest part is going to be not spending any money on drinks. They might have a two drink minimum which is going to make it difficult. I am going to try and pull the designated driver card and see if I can get some soda for free. Then I can bust out my handy hip flask and dump some Sailor Jerry’s rum in it. Otherwise I plan to just drink a little before hand and then go.

Either way, you can believe me when I say I am going to try every workaround to get through the night to make this experiment successful.

The Rest Of The Weekend

The good news is, I do not have any other plans this weekend. As long as I can get through tonight, I should be fine. I might do some hiking and rollerblading which is totally free of charge. I also plan to take my hammock to the park and see if I can rig it up between two palm trees somehow. That would be money!

Although I do not normally post on weekends, you can expect to see new posts tomorrow and Sunday. This experiment would not be complete without a full 7 day trial of not spending.

A Bonus Experiment

I would also like to mention a new experiment I have started today. From now until December 18th, I will be growing a mustache. Yes, you read that right!

I have joined a team along with a few others to help a charity raise money for schools that are in need of money and resources. I will be placing an ad with a link to donate on the top of my sidebar for the entire duration of the event.

Stay tuned to next week for the full post about the charity and the rules of the event. I am going to need all the help I can get to raise some money for the holidays. Even a few stumbles may help raise some extra cash.

Stay Tuned!

7 thoughts on “Day 5: 7 Days Without Spending A Dime

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  2. Carla

    If you went this far, I think you’re weekend will go well (don’t forget the flask!). Try to plan what you’re going to do aside from the show. Maybe this would be a good time to declutter your home, start a new hobby/project, trade massages with your girlfriend – anything that you don’t normally do that will be fun, relaxing, a learning experience – whatever! You can do it!

  3. Justin@Airsoft Rifles

    Ha ha, nice way to get around the two drink minimum, and even then you found a way to still get drunk, or buzzed, or whatever. I don’t like the idea of you growing a mustache though, as I think you look great without one.


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