If you’ve read this blog for any time you know that I am extremely frugal. I absolutely hate to spend money on anything extravagant and I often think and rethink big purchases at least two or three times before actually pulling the trigger.
Although I am thrifty 99% of the time, I do spend big bucks every one in awhile. After all, being frugal 360+ days a year allows me to splurge on big tickets every so often.
This morning I jumped online and searched for a next-day flight to Atlanta. The cheapest pair that matched the time frame my husband and I required would’ve cost over $1000. I left the search page open and went off to start the day.
So why did I need a last minute flight to Atlanta? Was it for a wedding, a funeral? No, neither one, I was hoping to catch a flight to Georgia to watch the championship game of the ACC tournament.
I am a huge Maryland fan and I would have happily plunked down $1000 for the opportunity to watch them win a championship. I know it seems pretty strange for someone so frugal to drop so much money on something so frivolous, but hey, behind saving for freedom and stability, you have to save to live a little.
Unfortunately the Terps failed to beat Duke in the semi-final game, so I didn’t need to spend the money on plane tickets, but if the Terps had won I definitely would’ve booked the first two tickets to Atlanta.