The Cost of Things: Staying Sane By Riding Horses In NYC

Horses connect me to my personal and collective past and I think without them I would die a sad, slow, urban death.

Hobbies Are Expensive (Fine by Me, Like I Care)

Hobbies I can't afford and don't care to, and hobbies I can't afford but would enjoy, probably.

How to Enjoy Being Bad at Something

The basics of how to enjoy being bad are simple: Pick an activity you enjoy doing for fun but are pretty bad at, and laugh when you mess up.

Money That I May As Well Have Put In the Trash, Burned, Made Confetti Of, Etc.

$130 to visit a boyfriend at his college in Virginia. I spent hours on a bus imagining how great it was going to be to see him, only to spend a week being largely ignored. He broke up with me a few weeks later via AIM.