Let’s see: $15 on tennis tonight, $25 on a 10k tomorrow, $45 or so on an organic turkey from a guy at work who raises them. I would like to see a movie, maybe Skyfall or Wreck-it Ralph - $10. Maybe languorously and desultorily going out Sunday - $20. $50 on gas, probably.
I was reading one of her most recent in Wegmans (one of my hobbies, reading whole books in awkward places due to cheapness. I did not finish this one, though, but I got the idea) and I did feel like the people in it rather glibly and frequently opened businesses, but now that makes sense, I guess, considering that she does do that, because of her insane and complete wealth, which I am in no way denigrating, as it was garnered rather impressively from the generally non-lucrative field of ceaseless, seemingly effortless novel-writing.
I will be going home to see my family, who I love with the strength of a thousand suns. My parents, my five siblings, and their significant others, and my 7 nieces and nephews, and I cannot wait. CAN NOT WAIT. I don't know, I just really miss them, you guys.
I think parents (also, everyone) should stop, stop, stop saying and/or believing that “money should not be a factor” for picking a school. What on earth should be, then? I mean, it doesn't have to be the cheapest, but, hey, VALUE! When is it EVER not important to try and make sure you are getting a good value for your dollar? I mean, I am in maybe literally the best possible position paying-for-school-wise and I very much enjoyed my experience and think it was in many ways life-changing and responsible for where I am now (which I like), BUT I would still go back in time and REALLY, REALLY think about it. AND I picked my school because it was the cheapest of the schools I applied to, after financial aid. But I would definitely look at cheaper schools, apply differently, and focus on different things. I just had no idea what I was doing! It was all very difficult and confusing and seemed like such a big decision, I had no idea how to go about it. Teenagers are idiots! Help them!
SO I planned for a boring weekend, just $20 on sushi. This was dumb, because when you have time on your hands you will always end up doing/buying something Friday, sushi – boy paid. I got dessert, $10 Sat, brunch - $20. Sunday – ice cream, boy paid. THEN I did a bunch of internet purchasing – $10 each to Obama and the DCCC. $28 for tickets to Pickfest next weekend. $8 for the usb cord to make my unopened 3rd gen ipod shuffle work (can’t imagine where the cord went? But it is gone soooooo here I am) $20 to sign up for USTA mxd doubles league. ~ about $100 all told AND I still have to: sign up for a triathlon ($85) Buy a tri suit/tri separates ( ~ $100) Get a watch/stopwatch/heart monitor watch/gps watch ($15 - $200 ??) Plus normal stuff – gas, groceries.
Ohh nooooooo. Reading this felt like what I imagine being punched right in the solar-plexus would feel like. That last sentence OOOF.
@selenana FOLDUP AHHH THAT IS PERFECT!
"In fact we should all be allowed to go out into the street and obstruct traffic whenever we please, if by doing so we are trying to make a point." Do people...agree with that? you know how things are phrased in a way that even though you disagree, you are almost tricked into agreeing? I feel the opposite with this, like I was ready to agree, and then the phrasing makes it sound terrible. people should get to obstruct traffic? Just to “make a point”? like, even if I agreed with the theory, which I’m not sure I do, I don't think I would like that in practice. Because any idiot can think he's making a point. and I hate being stuck in traffic. So I'm not really all about being held hostage by some white supremecist who is making a point, without having any way to stop him because it is “protected speech”. We’d never get anywhere! Ugh that sounds like the very worst manifestation of filibustering.
Let’s see: fancy work event Friday that I was “working”: free drinks and fancy dinner. Sat: Ran a 5k, but I tricked the guy I went with into paying. Bought lunch for us $15 (after $10 gift certificate I won at the race). 5k came with free ticket to amusement park. $1 for bag of pb m&ms on sale. That’s right. I found a sale in an amusement park. Dinner at Wegmans: $10. Sun: $4 banana, plum, muffin, luna bar for lunch $85 clothes at banana republic, pants and two button-downs (this transaction went down like, cashier (apropos of nothing): “Oh, do you have an interview?” me: hey, screw you, you don’t know my life! “Haha, yeah, I do”.) $115. ~ pretty reasonable, considering, you know, banana republic.
I really, really, really wanted to have an emergency $20 this weekend, for maybe the first time in recent memory, because I would have spent it on EMERGENCY PEACHES and not regretted it for one second. I don’t have to defend my intense need for only the freshest, ripest peaches to you! but my failure to obtain peaches from the place I wanted to buy them from so completely destroyed me that I was legit sobbing. I think I will leave an emergency $20 in the car, which totally will be helpful for genuine emergency situations, as well. My brother used to keep a dollar in his car for JBC emergencies. Junior Bacon Cheeseburger. This was back when a JBC only cost a dollar, though. Now you need 1.29 or something.