Since Mike’s away, I’ve got the Friday estimate this week.
The biggest thing I want to do this weekend is absolutely free: I want to finish my library copy of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods (the 10th Anniversary ebook edition that contains 12,000 more words). I think the book is magic because when I opened it on my Kindle, it said it would take me 3 hours and 50 minutes to read. I’m two hours into it—just at the part with the House on the Rock—and my Kindle is still telling me there are 3 hours and 50 minutes to go. Maybe the book is never-ending. With Neil Gaiman, I wouldn’t be surprised.
Tonight, I’m going to a Lit Series event at Seattle’s Hugo House, to hear Mona Simpson, Matthew Dickman, and Carter Sickels. I paid for my $27.40 ticket earlier this week (not $900!), so that doesn’t count for this weekend, but there will be a cash bar, so I had better estimate $10 for a drink plus tip.
Tomorrow, I’m going to a Sereniversary party at Wayward Coffeehouse, which probably means another $10 for drinks/tip and $10 to tip the musicians.
I’d like to go rock climbing, which will cost about $15 if I can drag myself away from American Gods long enough to haul out to Ballard. Other than that, I’m pretty much stocked for food and other weekend essentials.
So… I estimate $45. I’ll round up to $50 because I can probably find something else to spend $5 on.
How about you?
And you? What have you got planned?
And how will you be spending the long weekend?
I’m in Rockville, Maryland at the geek+creativity convention Intervention this weekend (betcha didn’t know that the entire day yesterday I was working from airplanes) so my spending will be a little unusual.
Today and Saturday it’ll just be the cost of hotel food*, but Sunday I’ll have to pay for the incidental costs of flying back to Seattle, including checking two bags because I’ve got a merch booth at Intervention and that means I get to haul my merch across the country.
So I’m guessing $80 for three meals each on Fri/Sat/Sun, and then $100 for checking two bags at the airport and then paying a taxi to get those awkward, heavy bags back from the airport to my apartment.
And probably an extra $20 on a souvenir from one of the Intervention merch booth dealers.
$200 total for the weekend. (I’m also expecting to earn $400 selling merch.)
How about you?
*Hotel food may also include adult beverages
Good morning and TGIF! Time for some estimates.
I won’t be doing a weekend estimate today because I’ll be off next week. I had originally planned to take the $500 I put in a vacation savings account, rent a house upstate and go off the grid, but have decided to stay in the city, see friends, go to baseball games, sit outside in the middle of the day reading books, try some new restaurants, and try not to think about work for a week. We’ll see! I’ve always been bad about taking vacations. I’ll tally up my spending a week from now. Meaghan, Ester, and Nicole will be in charge.
But what about you? Any big plans this weekend?
Good morning and TGIF! Let’s do some estimations.