Here is a true slice-of-life from the frugal household. It is recorded for posterity in our gmail chat account.
After chatting with Miss Em for a bit, I let Mr FS get on, for HIS turn with our beloved daughter. When he got on, he announced his arrival (and my departure) with this:
MM (c'est moi) is going to CVS now to buy toilet paper so you can go to Europe.
As if that's not sufficiently ludicrous, Miss Em replied:
Yes! I understand! Thank you.
That's what frugality is all about: little choices so you can do what you want. Don't mock us toooooo much.
Here is a visual representation of what I mean:
over many days can equal THIS,
Can you believe it?