Monday Check-In

Good morning! Let’s check in.

On Friday night, I stayed in and caught up on some TV, but ended up dropping by the grocery store on the way home for some snacks ($12). On Saturday, I rushed to the movie theater downtown to meet some friends to watch Lincoln only to discover that it was sold out.

“Are there standby tickets?” I asked, knowing that I made that up.

“There’s nothing I can sell to you,” the ticket seller said.


I was walking out the revolving doors and texting my friends to apologize when a stranger in a beige coat called out to me, “Hey guy, what are you looking for? Lincoln?”


“I have that. How many tickets do you need?”

“Just one.”

“Here. It’s $14. Face value.”

“Let me see the ticket so I know that it’s real.”

“It’s real. Do you need candy? I have all kinds.”

“No, just the ticket.”

Two of my friends fell asleep during the movie, but I ended up liking it a lot, though I think I would have liked it better as an eight-hour HBO miniseries. After, we went out for pizza ($8), and I picked up a bottle of something to take with me to a holiday party in the evening ($13). On Sunday, I spent $32 at the grocery store. Total: $79.

And how were your weekends?


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