@lemonadefish it does! It's like tweezers that can get multiple hairs at a time. I found it through a makeup reviews site and was deeply skeptical, but the promise of not having to wax/tweeze/get threaded for a 99 cent investment was too tempting to resist. @Logan sorry for the trauma, but I promise it is less horrifying in practice than it looks!
Logan! I hate to be all "buy this thing" here on the billfold, but! Buy this thing! I got one like it for 99 cents and it has saved me so much aggravation(thanks, PCOS + fair-skinned ancestry.) It's a little sting-y, but not half as bad as any professional hair removal option I've tried.
My one thing this week was calling to cancel my Allstate renter's insurance policy, since I've had State Farm renter's insurance since....October, maybe? I called, brushed off the halfhearted "can't we get you to stay?" script, and it is now canceled. I think I'll get like $5 back since it's up for renewal next month, but it's $5 I didn't have and now I do! So that's good. I also got a new battery put in a watch I bought on ebay before Thanksgiving, but I still need an additional link in its band before I can wear it- so New One Thing ahoy!
@thatgirl Try this one – I have it and it is AMAZING. Brown rice, and all I have to do is dump in rice and water? YES PLEASE. It also has a timer, which is a sweet option I have yet to try.
@wearitcounts YES! Greek frozen yogurt is all I buy any more. That, and pina colada sorbet when it's on a-pint-for-a-dollar sale. @Logan Sachon, they sell it in baby containers at my grocery store, so maybe try it that way and then if you are Not A Fan, you haven't spent much to discover that?
Bakery outlets are good too- same concept, but you can get fancy sandwich bread for a dollar instead of four. Then you can fill up your freezer with fancy bread and it is delightful.
@Stephanie Riggs I just moved my policy to State Farm and for me, they were fairly close to Progressive, so maybe check them out? I've heard good things about them in general. I also was switching from Allstate, so everyone else seems cheap to me.
@rubiksboob Good bras for gianto boobs are worth it! and with four you can have a rotation going so they all last longer. #boobscanbeaproblem
@down the rabbit hole Enjoy champs! I went when they were in Philly(and also still called nationals), and it is a good time. The hotel rates for that year were really reasonable, although I don't know what they're looking like for this year
Friday, I brown-bagged lunch and had leftovers for dinner, then helped my boyfriend rescue a pie crust he’d started on while I was at work. It turned out well, although the consensus was that we should have baked it longer(or used the frozen one in the freezer, or the mix in the pantry.) and gone fancier on the filling(which was just pudding.) On Saturday(my birthday!) morning, we went to the flea market, but I refrained from buying anything there, mostly because I only had a $20 and felt bad taking all of a seller’s ones- instead I spent $13.46 of the 20 at the grocery outlet on: four tetrapak boxes of chopped italian tomatoes, a fancy bottle of tonic water, some fancy cookies, four packages of weird-ass Miracle Noodles, and a 2-liter of diet Mountain Dew for the boyfriend(I am vaguely Amish in my pantry-stocking tendencies, hence the multiples.) Then I went to the DMV and spent 45 minutes and $49 to renew my registration on the last day I could possibly do so, which made me late to my own birthday festivities at a local restaurant called Retro Dog(drive-in hot dog & custard place). Hot dogs, onion rings, and fries for the two of us ended up being 23.87, and then a friend(who had also volunteered a Toy Story tablecloth, party hats, balloons, noisemakers, and paper-airplane-esque gliders- her kids won’t let her go crazy for their parties any more apparently) bought me a small salted caramel dip cone. Plus she sweet-talked the restaurant manager into giving us stickers, temporary tattoos, and a t-shirt because it was my birthday. She is awesome! After lunch, we went home and I read a book and swept the kitchen before going to boyfriend’s mom’s for dinner and Olympics-watching. Then on Sunday we got up and went to the zoo(free, but also technically $50, as boyfriend got me a membership for my birthday), and then for pho afterward($25 for two phos,two drinks, and one banh mi for lunch today, plus tip.) Total of $111.33, which is not terrible, although it was somewhat reliant on the generosity of others(boyfriend at $50 for the zoo membership gift, friend at somewhere in the $20′s for decorations and ice cream – but she volunteered both so I am trying not to feel bad.) Today, though, I am starting a spending fast for the rest of the month(starting before my birthday just felt too miserly) – so next weekend should be quite a bit lower.