Last night, I was lounging around in my flannel pajamas reading a copy of Real Simple magazine, when I came across a page that discussed saving money by utilizing household items in ways that NORMAL people would NEVER fathom.
Now, I'm all for saving money.
And I know that the economy isn't the greatest (to say the least).
But, I really think you have to draw the line SOMEWHERE. Because there is a big difference between being a frugal saver and a crazy-ass EL CHEAPO.
Seriously. This kind of extreme frugality would send me right over the edge:
Dudes! Any idea what this is?
It's an elephant made out of ***wait for it*** DRYER LINT!
Now come on! I used to teach small children (Yeah, I really did!) and we used to do all kinds of artsy fartsy projects with popsicle sticks and paper towel tubes and shit. But, DRYER LINT? What's next? Are we going to petrify dog poo, finger paint it, and turn it into sculpture?
I'll have you know that I'm saving my money. I'm recycling my cans. I'm even eating out less (more to save my ass size than to save money). But, I am NEVER, EVER going to collect, save, or utilize my damn dryer lint!
Well...Unless I can figure out how to turn it into a chocolate chip cheesecake.
What can I say? Food motivates me.