Congratulations to Kitchen Logic

As we head into the holiday shopping season, I don’t think I’ll read a better spending story than the one I read this morning on Kitchen Logic’s blog.

She stopped by the post office this morning, and reached an incredible milestone:

Just Like a Big Girl

While this should be no big deal, it is. Because this morning I paid off my credit card balance that I have been carrying for years. For a decade or more, even. I think. Maybe. I’ve always chosen not to think about it too much. This means I get to start fresh with my finances. I get to act like an adult who’s figured out some things in the past 10 years and behave accordingly. I get to make choices without that debt cloud hanging over me. I feel like I can breathe much easier today.

Lordy, it feels good!


I Feel Like A New Man

I Feel Like A New Man, originally uploaded by edkohler.

Walking back to my hotel room after hanging out in a billionaire’s hotel suite. The biggest differences in our accomodations are:

– a couple thousand sq. ft.

– a view

– catered beer & pizza

– Dance Dance Revolution & Guitar Hero on plasmas

– one of these butt cleaner things from France

Stocking up on CFL’s

Stocking up on CFL’s, originally uploaded by Somewhat Frank.

Frank Gruber’s stocking up on CF bulbs based on his Flickr photos. How about you? We’re all about CF bulbs in the Kohler household. I think the only exceptions are bulbs in a motion detector light, bathroom fan, and a couple appliance lights. is inspiring folks these days. The idea being that it only takes 18 seconds to change a light bulb to compact florescent, so it’s probably worth the time, eh?

$2.12 vs. $2.29

$2.12 vs. $2.29, originally uploaded by edkohler.

I got a kick out of watching people pay $2.29 at this Mobil when there is a 76 station across the street with a well lit sign displaying $2.12 per gallon.

No, there is not a bust street, island, or moat separating the two.

We Have a Winner

We Have a Winner, originally uploaded by edkohler.

I put $5 in the penny slots, was down to $2.10, then this happened. Ended up cashing out $60.20 on my initial $5 after 10 minutes.

I hadn’t even finish my Perrier!