Getting Shit Done!

I had an amusing and motivating chat with Todd & Hargrove at work the other day. We were lamenting on how it sucks to pay monthly fees for things you no longer use. Hargrove pointed out that he can't access his World of Warcraft account because he can't remember his password. He could have his password sent to him if he can answer the secret question he created when he first set up the account. No problem, he just needs to answer the following:

What is my favorite movie?

While that may seem like a pretty easy one for most, he has all of the following adding to the level of difficulty:
– The answer is case sensitive
– He wrote that question in 2004
– He was likely drunk while writing the question

He pointed out that he would just call customer service and deal with it that way, but their hours of operation are the same as his work hours making that a bit difficult.

Well, after that conversation I decided it was time to stop paying for a couple things that I have been paying for without really using. So, in the past 4 days, here's a list of my money savings:

– 2 memberships to Las Vegas Athletic Club – $42.50/month (Yes, I know I NEED to go to the gym, but I haven't been in a year so I may as well stop paying for it until I get motivated…)
– Sirius Satellite radio subscription – $12.95/month (I don't use the portable unit since my car has it built in and I received a 1 year free subscription)
– Subscription to dotcombuilders.com – $20/month

And, in the next two weeks I'll be ready to end my hosting agreement with 1and1.com since I sold 95% of my sites and have already moved my remaining sites to my dedicated server at MarquisNet – That'll be another $20/month savings.

Feels good to finally get this stuff of my plate and off my mind!

Oh, and on a side note, since posting about deleting all my MP3s, I have since ripped over 1400 songs. The library is coming back and I'm a happy little camper.

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2 Comments

  1. Hargrove on February 7, 2007 at 3:31 am

    If I compile a list of all things similar to my World of Warcraft account, I think I will be pretty angry at myself. Though maybe I'll free up enough financial bandwidth to buy a $40,000 car or something. 😉



  2. Robbizzle on February 7, 2007 at 3:45 am

    Ya, I recently did the same thing, cleaned financial house. As far as the gyms are concerned for far too many years I have fallen into the trap of getting memberships and never using them. I realized that around the time that I am actually motivated enough to just do a military style workout.. aka push-ups and sit-ups then I'll get my membership back.