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Friday Estimate

Happy Friday! It’s time to do our estimations.

I’m not planning on doing too much this weekend because I’m be flying to Texas next week for my seventh, and final wedding of the year (unless someone I know decides to get married at the last minute, which has been known to happen!). The Texas wedding will have, among many other things, BBQ! I’ve never had Texas BBQ (at least, not while in Texas), so that’ll be one of the many things I’m looking forward to having and writing about later in a post. Anyway, I’m getting a haircut this weekend in advance of the wedding ($60, including tip), and doing a grocery store run. I’m hoping to spend no more than $100.

What are your estimations?

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PrettyNicola (#692)

I am hoping to spend $0 dollars.
We are going out to dinner tonight with some friends of ours, but my husband will pay for that.
Tomorrow we are going to a wedding in town. Which reminds me to have a few dollar bills for the barkeep.
I will probably spend a few dollars on coffee, realistically, but I also might go to the vet. I guess I should plan on spending $100, and then if I come under that will be ok.

wearitcounts (#772)

i am trying to lay low this weekend, since i’m flying to north carolina next weekend to visit someone, but also have had a few things on my list of Stuff I Need, so i’m giving myself $80 to spend on those items. then $50 groceries and $30 incidentals (no solid plans yet, but somehow plans always materialize).

sooo $160? ungh. we’ll try.

wearitcounts (#772)

@wearitcounts oh and hey mike dang, i will be experiencing a bbq first next weekend too!

ThatJenn (#916)

I have a pre-paid massage this afternoon and plan to tip 20% if she’ll accept tips ($12). I am ordering pizza tonight ($20). I need to go grocery shopping, smallish run ($75). I don’t think I’ll need gas, but if I do, that would be $70. I am going to the downtown spring arts festival and imagine I will spend at least $25 there on food and at least one pretty thing. I have no other plans, so $132 if I don’t need gas, $202 if I do. …I’m actually hoping to keep the grocery shopping to $60 or under, but don’t tell anyone because then I will feel like a failure if I don’t.

charmcity (#1,091)

I have some fun get-togethers with friends planned, but am finding it hard to estimate expenses. Like, tonight I am doing a professional favor for a friend who will PROBABLY cover beer in exchange, but maybe not and I’m not going to be a dick about it because I am happy for an excuse to see her! Same for brunch tomorrow and dinner Sunday. I also have a first date and I play the split-the-bill-or-let-them-buy game pretty much by ear. So basically could be $50 for a basic grocery run; or $125 for that plus fun stuff.

I don’t have any firm plans on the books–my new tenant is arriving tonight, so I actually get to MAKE money this weekend. I do have to go get a key made for her, though, which is what, three bucks?

I do plan on splurging on baking items, though–I just got my oven repaired and I plan on cooking up a storm to celebrate. And I might go see Argo or Looper, but probably a matinee to keep it cheap.

So $20 for a movie/snacks & house key, and $25 for oatmeal & chocolate chips & brown sugar & other groceries…I think I can keep it under $50 this weekend!

LizF (#1,399)

I am planning on buying a SAD lamp off craigslist (50$) and then spending some on the Food Truck Throwdown, which is free to attend but that probably means the food is full price, (15$) and hanging out most of the weekend in my studio after an art store run (25$).

Hopefully I will offset this spending with Etsy sales.

Dancercise (#94)

$10 on Saturday for a Halloween party at a local ballroom dance studio.
$a kerflobbity jillion for gas (it’s almost $5 a gallon here) on Sunday to drive 85 miles round trip for a work event.
$40 for groceries tonight or Saturday.

Total, probably about $130.

OhMarie (#299)

Going to a corn maze/fall festival!! How much do corn mazes cost? How much will I spend on random pumpkins and apples that I do not need from the quaint store? Will my friends talk me into going out for dinner afterwards?

Let’s call it $100.

blueblazes (#1,798)

Well, today is payday, and payday is also grocery day. So I’ll probably drop $250 at Costco on cereal and bread and milk and cheese and pasta sauce and beer.

And then we’ll go to the movies, which always ends up being a $40+ outing.

Tomorrow I need to go shopping for a one-shoulder push-up bra for reasons that we’ll talk about next week. The internet says this will cost me $60 if I can find a good one.

Oh, and we’re going to see Patton Oswalt in Salem on Sunday so that will be another $80.

Turns out this is going to be a pretty decadent weekend after all… clocking in at $450ish!

wearitcounts (#772)

@blueblazes cereal and bread and milk and cheese and pasta sauce and beer, and a one-shouldered push-up bra. i love everything about your estimate.

blueblazes (#1,798)

@wearitcounts It is funny because as I was typing that all I could think was “My eating habits look really shitty all typed out.” Then I went back to eating congealed lumps of day-old pad thai and washing them down with sugar free Rockstar.

Tea'nWineBeMine (#2,441)

@blueblazes Go Patton Oswalt! I’ve seen him thrice in NY. Have a ball!

thenotestaken (#542)

I have a few friends coming in from NYC for the weekend so there’ll probably be a bit more eating out than normal. I’ll say $30 tonight, $20 tomorrow for a Quebec City day trip, then a house party tomorrow night which will hopefully be free, and I’ll say another $30 on Sunday. So $80 total?

Megano! (#124)

Probably about $90. because I’m paying my phone bill today, and possibly going to dinner and a movie (Seven Psychopaths) with a friend.

joyballz (#2,000)

Tonight I’ll be going to a bar to surprise my friend for his birthday. Drinks for me + him: $20

Tomorrow my friend is in town (again! yay!) for a wedding and I get to be his +1. We’ll be doing brunch in the morning: $20
Wedding travel and stuff is going to be mostly covered by him but I’ll need bartender tip money plus possible round buying at the bar after the wedding: $30
Sunday: I prepaid for a beer+cheese+pretzel+art event a friend invited me to, but we’ll probably do more than just that: $20

Total: $90, but I’m hoping I can refuse some plans and after events and bring it down.

sunflowernut (#1,638)

I am completely broke until Monday, so I will be spending $0. Wooo.

@Hey Ash This was me all week. I had literally $1.50 in my checking account yesterday–thank god today is payday.

aetataureate (#1,310)

@Hey Ash Me three. I got paid today too but I’m going to pretend I didn’t.

sintaxis (#2,363)

$15 this afternoon for a date during sushi happy hour (excited!!)
$10 costume accessories from thrift shop
$40 for night out on Saturday
$15 small grocery run on Sunday

Total: $80.

terrific (#1,532)

~$15-20 for dinner tonight
$40 to finally get my faaaavorite boots back from the boot-fixer place! (COBBLER.) He fixed the broken zippers after I let them waste in my closet for nine months.
$25 for a super small grocery run
$30? for a night out on Saturday
$8 to split a pitcher with the boyfriend at a beer garden on Sunday

ANNND that is all the money in my bank account for the next week, so I can’t go over.

zamboni (#2,096)

I have very few concrete financial plans for this weekend besides a $30-35 grocery trip. I’m going to the last outdoor local flea market of the year on Sunday, and hopefully getting a beer at a new brew pub later that day. I’d like to stay under $80 for the weekend.

Tea'nWineBeMine (#2,441)

Luckily, starting to feel a cold coming on (oh newly minted NYC autumn) immediately reduces all spending! Last night, was determined to wait a couple of hours after work and go to a new ukulele group. $2 on a cup of tea (to loiter and read for that time), $1 for a lemon to kill this weekend in all the tea I”ll have, $5 on the uke group donation fund, totaling $8. I’m keeping it low key the rest of the weekend to rest up/soothe my throat, so I’ll max out at $40 for any grocery incidentals like soup and honey and just read, strum, watch movies the rest of the time.

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