Ticket giveaway: Sara Juli's 'The Money Conversation'

March 13, 2012
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Sara Juli, a performance artist/dancer/comic gives away her life savings—yes, in cash—in “The Money Conversation,” a piece she’ll be performing at the Studio Theatre on April 14. Details here.

You can win a pair of tickets by entering here and naming the dumbest thing you ever spent money on.

  • The Money Conversation
    I would have to say a Pet Rock(yes I am dating myself)
  • Dumbest Purchase
    Tix to see Glee- they lip synced!
  • Dumbest Purchase
    My dumbest purchase is the $50 I spend on a yearly basis to enter a fantasy football league with a group of men that know WAY more about football than I do. I think what is more perplexing is that I continue to participate year after year....
  • dumbest purchase
    lottery tickets
  • Alohhhhhhhhhhhhhh-HA!
    The "pineapple train" on the island of Maui that went around pineapple plants (and other Hawaiian flora) that were planted in the "infield" of an oval track that the train went on. Lots of ukelele music and silly Hawaiian "lore", for about $30 each person.
  • dumbest purchase
    A gym membership that I used approximately 3 times in one entire year. Definitely a waste of money!
  • dumbest purchase
    parachute pants
  • A Treadmill
    In theory, it sounded like a good idea at the time, but if you just use it for throwing your clothes on at the end of the day..... well, let's just say my kids enjoy it now.
  • Conseco Stock
    It was at $0.04/share when I bought it, went up to $0.06/share before being completely delisted and devalued to ZERO.
  • Dumbest
    Blockbuster account/rentals.
  • dumbest
    Gotta have clothes/shoes my teenager wanted and never wore!
  • Dumbest purchase
    There was this bowl I saw one night on qvc (couldnt sleep). It's a big plastic bowl with hollowed sections between the inner and outer surfaces. You are supposed to put stuff in the sections like green m&ms for St. Patricks party or black and orange for Halloween party

  • Custom Fit Bowling Ball
    I never used the @*#* thing as suddenly both of my thumbs (I'm ambidextrous) were arthritic ending a mediocre career in bowling.
  • Dumbest thing to spend $ on
    Catholic school tuition, my daughter is now an atheist.
  • Dumb and Dumber
    A pure bred beagle for my mother.
  • "I am out"
    Referee slacks when the next month, these were deemed ineligible to wear! Timing!!!
  • I was vulnerable
    One of those hand lotion kits that the guys at the mall hassle you about trying and buying!
  • iPOD
    I purchased an iPOD for my son and he lost it two weeks later.
  • Bread Machine
    Takes all the fun out of "home made" bread.
  • Groupons and Kiosk Zombies
    I too was vulnerable and bought one of those hand lotion kits and sadly more from the kiosk zombies at the mall. But, my most expensive and idiotic purchases would have to be for Groupons. I bought too much all at once and never had the time to use them.
  • dumbest thing ever spent money on
    mexican jumping beans
  • Bought or donated
    The money I gave as a kid to a religious fringe group.
  • Insurance loan
    Many years ago I took out a small loan on my life insurance policy. Dumb me didn't pay attention to it and interest has increased the loan 8-fold. If I don't want the amount deducted from the proceeds, I got to pay it off now. Dumb me.
  • Stupid Payment
    We paid a fee up front to sell a timeshare week. Of course, no luck. Dumb move years ago.
  • Dumb (with a Capital B)
    A Pet Rock (fortunately a LONG time ago)
  • tickets
    food that I had a coupon for, which never got eatten because it had rotted
  • dumb purchase
    I can think of a few - since the gym membership has already been stated - I will confess I bought an Oreck vacuum
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  • Dumbest Thing
    Sue, I'll go you one better. The bread mixes I bought after we got rid of our bread making machine. Sheesh......

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  2. 85 feet for an ambitious project? I could shoot ej*culate farther than that.

  3. I tried, can't take it anymore. Untill Katz is replaced I can't listen anymore.

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