Day 29 - The End Is Near

Tomorrow’s post will be a review of the entire month; a tidy little conclusion to this experiment. So in some ways, today’s post is the last “real update”.

I’ve still got food left over. I could probably stretch what I’ve got another 4-5 days with no trouble at all. Instead of a dollar a day, I think it’s going to end up being more like 90-cents a day.

Tonight I’m going to have rice mixed with mashed potatoes, frozen vegetables and a hot dog. It eats like dog food, but it’s been a staple of this month. It’s not a bad meal and it only runs me about 30-cents. This will be sort of a farewell meal. I’ll certainly be eating on Thursday, but just a snack here and there because I have a rendezvous at Taco Bell planned for 12:01am Friday morning. I’m going to make myself quite sick I think.

There are a few things about this month that I won’t miss:

- Constantly washing dishes. I have a dish washer, but it seems like a waste to run it for 1 pot and 2 bowls, so I mostly just wash everything by hand after I use it.

- Drinking nothing but water. I can’t wait to suck down a giant Coke.

- Relying on salt to flavor everything. There’s a reason it’s the most popular spice in the world, but enough is enough already.

- Having to skip out on lunches with friends and co-workers.

- Not getting Raisinettes at the movies. It’s the only time I ever eat them since they’re disgusting, but a movie just isn’t a movie without them.

- Passing up free food.

All of that aside, there are a lot of things I’ll miss. I’m saving that list for tomorrow, but if you look back over all of these entries, I think you’ll find that there are more positive ones than negative.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You could have cheaply added spices to your rice or beans.

You could have also added raisins, and some chocolate it actually very cheap, like $0.25 for a chocolate bar.

5:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheesh wish I read this a little earlier, I hope you're careful about the whole mass-eating. Many people have died eating a bit too much after extended fasts.

8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm pretty certain you could've made delicious meals on a dollar a day rather than putrid combinations of rice and potatoes.

9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have to agree with the spices deal, I have an Indian room mate who really doesn't have a lot of cash, but he can cook up some nice meals, they stink, but they taste great.

I love taco bell too so the whole time I was wondering why you didn't get some refried beans, pretty cheap, and mix them with some cheap cheese and or rice, if you wanted to "splurge" you could have gotten some cheap tortillas from a Hispanic groc. and had yourself burrito night.

6:10 PM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why did you pass up free food? Isn't that a legitimate way to supplement your diet?

10:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you're going for the totally free spices, grab the pepper packets! I used to put salt on everything but I've pretty much replaced it with pepper.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can suppliment your food pantry by picking leeks, mushrooms, ginger if your lucky. Mint grows all over the place, makes a nice tea.

11:05 AM  

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