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I had a busy weekend — despite getting the chance to do some fun things, I managed not to spend too much money.

Besides getting some schoolwork done for my class, I went to New York on Saturday to see a Mets game with my girlfriend. For this, I incurred gas, tolls, and the price of food ($25) at the stadium, while she picked up the tickets for both of us. There were a few exciting moments during the game after the initial rain delay, including an inside-the-park home run and most notably when the Mets won in the bottom of the 10th inning with a full count, two men on base, two men out, and one run down. Cliff Floyd hit a home run to win the game.

On Sunday, a friend of mine was in town, and I treated her to sushi ($30 total). Also on Sunday, I did three loads of laundry ($9) and had a sandwich with another friend for dinner ($5).

I suppose I did spend a fair amount of money, but it could have been a lot worse. I hope everyone had a good weekend and has survived the ninety-plus degree weather if in my area of the country.

Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published June 13, 2005. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .