Anyone in the mood for an escape? Yah me too. This was so cleverly stolen from Tilane’s SPT. I however do not have a picture of my last bill for gasoline, but I assure you it was over $50.00 and that wasn’t even for a full tank. I rarely let it go below half a tank these days.
Today I woke to the announcement of $1.30/ liter. For all you Yankees out there, that works out to roughly $4.92 /gallon (and I live in the province who tends to have the cheapest gas.)
No for the rules: find your last receipt from the gas station (or if you are filling up over the weekend, make note of what you spend.) how’d you do? $35.00? $70.00? $100.00+?? what if you could take THAT amount and spend it on something for you?? to make it a little more challenging, let’s just say that you can only buy ONE item, and the cost of that ONE item must be within $5.00 of what you spent at the pump. Sounds like fun eh?
So picture if you will a long rectangular shaped piece of paper consisting of the calculations necessary to charge me $77.49 to fill my tank. (This is where I would put my first picture.)
So what to virtually spend it on? Like Tilane my first thought was clothing, but I too am sick of shopping for clothes. The escapade usually involves at least one child, a stroller, bad body image, negative self talk, and guilt. I might consider it if I had lost 10 lbs, and was able to do it without any children and unlimited time, but since that is not going to happen for what 20 more years, lets move on.
I could get something for the house, but since I haven’t moved yet, I don’t know what I would want and/ or need. That doesn’t make a good picture.
I must admit apart of my nerdy self says put it in an investment, but how satisfying would that be? I can hear you all now, “Way to live on the edge Alyson, you can’t even spend virtual money.” So no I wouldn’t spend my gas money on an RSP or something like unto it.
So what to do? Drum Roll Please. Drummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
I finally decided to buy the bike attachment to my chariot.
Isn’t it pretty?
The price for the attachment was 69.98 + GST last year for a total of $74.18. That puts me within the $5.00 range with enough for a low calorie snack. Who am I kidding I would get a large dark chocolate and nut candy bar, but thats o.k. I’m biking everywhere, right?
Now its your turn. What would you spend the money on?