Well, in mini-galt you don’t do that. To avoid the sudden need to pick up something, you cook double for some meals and freeze it, or you learn to love omelets. (I’m doing both.) And as for the “big fun” you just don’t do it. In full disclosure, my family is going to have one glorious last fling to celebrate my 50th and younger boy’s 18th – but after that we’re not even driving to Denver unless there’s some reason like meeting a friend. Gas is expensive. Eating out is expensive. Museums are expensive. We’re sitting tight.
But Sarah, you said, didn’t you say that you needed to budget some fun or life becomes an endless slog?
Well, two things – first yeah, sure, but wait and see, the left will
give us enough reason to buy-cott some entertainment. For instance,
they’re frothing at the mouth at Applebys for having said if Obama won
it would have to lay off people. Papa John’s pizza is having a similar
Media and entertainment betrayed the nation big time this election.
What’s more they’ve crawled through the institutions for three
generations to do it. Yep, they even turned down better people,
because they wanted to promote like thinkers. (No? Then how come it’s
wall to wall to the left of Lenin. Yes, I’ve heard the argument that the
left are just NATURALLY better artists and more creative. If you
believe that, I have some swampland in FL you can have cheap. )
It’s time to take the same tactic to the extent we can.
Very short version: don't buy books or movies from people who are the enemy(unless you buy them used); don't go see their movies in theaters; don't watch their tv shows(or, my addition, raise hell with their sponsors).
I've noticed, the times I've eaten out, that EVERY place is short on staff, has been for some time now. With Obamacare it'll probably get worse; for that matter, look for more restaurants and other small businesses to close because they can't handle the added costs(and that's before Obama & Co. try shoving Deity-knows-how-much tax increases on everyone.
And if you think they'll only hit 'the rich', you're a fool.