Autistic Frugality


I’ve been working on my slow stuff.

Slow driving. It is hard, but I’m trying to drive a steady 60 m.p.h. on the freeway for efficient fuel consumption. Furthermore, a post at wise bread noted that the cheapest day to buy gas is often during the week, Tuesday or Thursday. Now I am questioning my whole Saturday morning gas run. I’ll have to look into this.

Driving at this speed also appeals to my autistic, geeky side which likes the idea that I’m traveling a mile a minute. It’s easy to calculate how many minutes it will take you to get places when you’re traveling a mile a minute. Good times.

Slow shopping. Browsing in a used bookstore with a solid conviction that it is very unlikely that I’m going to buy anything. Each time I got the impulse to buy I talked through it in my mind.

I have a book like this at home. Actually, I have several books like this at home, and I haven’t read them… This book looked great at the new bookstore. Now it doesn’t look quite so attractive. Hmm, I like almanacs, but this one is from 2000. Almanacs aside reference books are a pretty tempting buy used, but right now I don’t need a reference book. Wow, this book is so cool! Let me see if I can find it at the library.

In the end, it was quite a fun afternoon cruising around at 30 miles per hour, not buying stuff.

Slow selling. Sold a compact disk on Amazon for $7. Woohoo!

Slow web design. I am very tempted to delete a directory in WordPress in a random fashion in order to upload a new layout I like. But I’m afraid this could be disastrous and I haven’t taken the precaution of backing up the blog. Easy now.


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