Friday, September 26, 2008

My Goofiest Way I Keep Cash In My Wallet

Today is payday! Woo hoo! And every payday, I give myself $20 in cash (aka Andrew J) until my next payday. Woo hoo hoo!

[Cue sad violin music..]

But... the truth is, Andrew J is my sad, sad, unrequited love. I love Andrew J but Andrew J doesn't love me in kind. I've professed my undying love to Andrew J but he ignores it. The more I desperately I try to hold onto Andrew J, the more I alienate him. (Don't get me started on Mr. Franklin. Mr. Franklin hardly visits me.)

In all seriousness though, I'm not sure where my cash goes since I buy everything with my Amex card. All I know is that by the time payday rolls along, I usually only have a dollar (aka George W) left in my wallet.

BUT.... [transition back to happy music] I'm happy to announce that Andrew J has stayed with me for the past 2 weeks!! How did I do it?

Goofy Answer: I folded him into an origami polo shirt. I also folded George W into an origami butterfly.

Just to set the record straight, I normally don't use cash as origami paper. I did this while I was on a Southwest flight to San Jose a couple of weeks ago. Southwest's in-flight magazine, Spirit, had this instruction on how to make a dollar-bill butterfly. Since I was bored, I made the butterfly. I was SO bored that I then proceeded to fold Mr. Jackson into a polo shirt.

Since then, everytime I look in my wallet, I am reminded that I need to unfold the bills before I could spend them. I once tried to buy candy with the butterfly dollar and the clerk told me I needed to give him a non-origami bill. (I opted not to buy the candy.)

Mostly due to laziness, I never bothered to unfold the bills. Funny thing is, I never bothered to spend them either. I'm not going to origami any more cash but I think I'll keep my existing butterfly and polo-shirt "as-is". It'll mean I'll have atleast $21 in my wallet for awhile. :-D

Anyhoo, check out these totally cool origami bills that I wish I knew how to make. Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend!


Sallie's Niece said...

That's a pretty great idea! I've been trying to find a way to keep an emergency 20 on me too! And yes I saw a 50 dollar bill one day and was like "is this real?" because it had been so long since I had held one!

Anonymous said...

Hey, whatever works!

Very cool idea. And when I spend cash, usually when I get back to my computer, I go on and enter what I spent. It helps to track those cahs expenses.