Do you ever hide money from yourself? I do that all the time. I don't just hide money, though. I hide candy and all sorts of what not. I think of them as gifts for my "future self". For example, say I'm in a financially flush period. Well, you never know how long that might last so I'll hide some of that for the hypothetical "rainy day". (As it turns out "rainy days" happen far more frequently in Los Angeles than you'd think.)
So, say six months goes by and times are lean and I go to pull out a certain book and voila! Money falls out. Or I put on a coat and find a 20 in the pocket. Or I'm up in the middle of the night, can't sleep, need a snack, oh! That's right. There's a Twix on the top shelf. Sweet!
So, as a result, I often find myself in situations where I'm thanking my future self. I guess, though, technically speaking, while I'm in my future self, I should be thanking my past self, but that just gets too complicated so I'm sticking with just future self.
So, anyway, what?
My Eggo popped up so I lost my train of thought. Mmm, Eggos. Actually, yeah, Eggos. So, I don't normally buy Eggos, but I had an impulse and I bought some yesterday and tonight I get home and I'm all exhausted but starving but don't feel like the usual fair... I eat like the same thing everyday. Cereal for breakfast. My favorite is Basic 4. With soy milk. Some sort of fake meat product sandwich with cheese, lettuce, and mustard for lunch. Then like tofu and fried rice for dinner. And then I have a handful of variables. But I don't usually have stuff like waffles. I'm getting off track... Thank you for the Eggos, future self!
I also send emails to my future self. Like if I have something I need to remember later on or whatever; I send an email to myself. I also forward headlines and tweets and what not to my future self to read when I have time or am sitting at a computer. I'll see like a juicy title with a link to a video, but I'll be on my Blackberry in bed so I'll send it to my email and think "Oh, future self will have so much fun checking that out later."
And then sometimes weeks go by and I log into my account and I have like 150 emails from "me" and I'll get annoyed at future self for clogging up my inbox, but if I'm bored, I'm excited because then I have hours of entertainment right there all preselected for my exact taste. Better than Tivo. Thank you, future self! I love future self. She's the best.
I know that sounds crazy, but whatever works, right?
Well, I gotta go... Future self lined up a Farscape marathon on Netflix Instant for me. Thank you, future self!