Who would have guessed I’d be blogging about THAT! Remember all those Lottery Experiments I did back in the day? Or the billion+ times I’ve expressed my love for those sexy little scratchers? I guess all good things gotta come to an end :)
At least for now…
The weird part is I really don’t know *why* exactly I’ve given them up. I’ve made it quite clear over the years I absolutely have nothing against them, and I find them still to be ample sources of cheap entertainment, but lately – like for the past 6+ months? – I just haven’t picked up a single one. Which is a far cry from my 5x a week habit!
When I went searching for an answer, these were the first things to come to mind:
- I’m bored of them
- I really don’t win much, despite my thinking that I always DO ;)
- I rarely go to the grocery store anymore, and thus not surrounded by them as much
- I’m enjoying spending my dollars at yard sales and on two dollar bills instead
- All that gray scratch-off stuff makes a mess in my living room and always gets stuck in my nails!
- And lastly, I’m kinda bored of them (Did I already mention that?)
I suppose it’s a combination of all those which led me to take a break for a while… Though unfortunately it’s not like I’m saving that much in the process of it all, haha… I’m just spending the money elsewhere! :) But that’s the point of your “entertainment” budget, right? It’s money you’ve allocated for whatever it is that excites you at the time, and you don’t have to feel bad for using it.
Anyways, just a little observation I’ve been noticing. I’m sure I’ll be back here in a few months singing its praises again and back on the gambling train ;) But at least we now know I’m not an addict!
Anyone else notice a lack of spending or saving in an area lately? Does it concern you?
PS: That doodled dollar up there? That comes from my friend Tino who is also participating in our money collage series going on… And which reminded me of my lack of lottery buyings today! Thanks bud :)
PPS: Another interesting note: When I tried to scan in that bill up there, my scanner told me it wasn’t allowed! So I snapped a pic on the iPhone instead and then edited it in Photoshop – which ALSO told me I better be careful! Haha… I guess to counteract counterfeiting and what not. It’s a good thing I’m not a criminal – this technology is getting smarter and smarter over the years! :)