i do a lot of things that oprah "tells me to." i've read at least 30 books 'cause she told me to. i don't take it as far as the crazy "living oprah" lady ( http://www.livingoprah.com/ ) --oprah recommended some gardening tools, so crazy lady buys the tools that she cannot afford even though she doesn't have a garden.
but recently on her show, oprah (and suze ormand, but i don't like her so i'm pretending she wasn't there) was giving advice for tough economic times. she put forth 3 rules for saving some money
1) don't spend any money for a day
2) don't use a credit card for a week
3) don't eat out for a month
1 & 2 are easy; obviously 3 is the biggie. mel and i are tough though, so we've already made it through half of february. for mel, this means cooking meat at home so he's not tempted to buy chicken for lunch on campus. for me, it means brewing more coffee at home so i'm not tempted to buy a $2 cup at work. it's not that hard at all, we're saving some money, and we know what's going into our bodies. i think this counts as being a part of the change we want to see in the world, right? or something?
6 months ago