What I’ve Spent Since I Got My Keys Back From My Ex-Boyfriend

I didn’t realize that getting the keys to my apartment back from the guy who told me he was moving to Germany, then broke up with me, would be more painful than, well, that. It was. Herewith, the damage I’ve done in the week since.

What I’ve Spent Since My Boyfriend Told Me He Was Moving to Germany, Then Broke Up With Me

Just because people usually buy you lots of drinks during periods of significant personal trauma doesn’t mean you stop spending. Herewith, the damage I’ve done in the past week:

Sunday • $44: Rebels in Paradise: The Los Angeles Art Scene and the 1960s, Visual Sensations: The Paintings of Robert Swain, 1967–2010, and a set of Robert Rauschenberg postcards at the Hirshhorn Museum’s gift shop • $2.50: Tea at Chinatown Coffee Co. • $60: Deposit at Tattoo Paradise. Nothing like making plans for another tattoo in times of emotional distress! • $16: A Bell’s Amber Ale and burger with mushrooms at Cafe Saint-Ex • $18: Cash, given to a friend of a friend for a ticket to see Ted Leo at the Black Cat