The red eye

July 30, 2013

You know when something seems like a great idea at first, then doesn't work out? Yup, happens to me all  the time. 

As we speak, I am sitting on a plane headed for a wonderful vacation. It is 4:10am and I am surrounded by snoring men, crying babies, and annoying flight attendants. My entire life I have loved flying and everything it involves.  It's such an adventure and I have always secretly wanted to fly myself.  So, while planning this trip, my partner in crime and I thought taking a red eye would be an awesome idea. The main reason for that was the surprising amount we saved doing it. Plus sleeping on a plane is easy, right?

Nope. Not even a little bit. Wait, let me rephrase that.  Sleeping on a plane seems to be easy for everyone BUT me.  I've always been a picky sleeper, but good luck me ever sleeping on a plane. First off, I have the bladder of a 90 year old, which sucks for the lady sitting on the aisle beside me haha. The air is stuffy, my legs get restless and sitting on a rock would be more comfortable then these seats. Lastly, being awake for 22 hours straight makes you start to think you are going crazy. 

With all of this, I have decided the money I saved taking this flight is definitely not worth it. My wallet saved about $175.00, but my emotional, mental and physical state took a big hit. Not cool.

Do you think sacrificing sleep is worth the money?

The attraction to new technology

July 8, 2013

There is something about me that isn't a secret; I have a love for new technology.  The just off the shelf phones, the iPads, Mac's, and about anything else you can think of.  I am one of those typical people (yes, I know... judge if you must) that always need to have the newest thing. 

Colour Machine Modern Technology

Now, with my love for new technology, also comes my extreme clumsiness with said products. I've had.... 6 iPhones in the last 4 years? Yup, sounds about right. Even the current iPhone I'm using looks like a dog chewed it and threw it down a cliff.

This becomes a horrible expense after a while.  Just think, the new iPhone's cost $600 I believe? Goodness that's a lot of hard earned money. 

Lately, I've been wanting the new iPhone SO bad. It's a constant battle in my head between me, myself and I.  The personal finance blogger side says "No way, Jose" of course the other side wants it because it's pretty and my current phone is definitely not.

As much as I love new technology, I normally take some time and talk myself out of it. I'm even using a 3 year old Mac Book as my computer right now. That means a lot considering I've been looking at the fancy new MacBook Pro's for a while now.

*Sigh*, what to do, what to do!

Is there something you absolutely love but can't afford? Do you love new technology as well?