I am an avid scuba diver and have a drysuit (which is insanely expensive - the drysuit and the hobby), but apparently drysuits were only able to created due to zipper advances from the space program since both drysuit & space suits need waterproof, pressure resistant zippers.
@dotcommie I'm a former air force brat and I still don't like to put down roots... and we only moved three times when I was a kid! I've lived in 10 cities by now (I'm 30) and just want to keep going.
At her age and income level, TFSA would be more prudent. Max that out then consider opening the RRSP... It all has to do with the tax treatment now versus when you're retired. A lot of people default to the RRSP here in Canada but for many young people it is not necessarily the best option (unless the are planning to buy a house and employ tax efficient strategies using the homebuyers plan).
@Catface I agree with this, it seems like everyone and their cat is going to Iceland. Now I'm over Iceland. No interest anymore.
I agree with the review, the Jetstream is an amazing pen. But it was really hard to find them in less than 0.7mm which is a requirement for me as I hate anything except fine. So when I ran out I switched to the Pentel RSVP line. This post has reminded me how much I love the Jetstream. I also write with mechanical pencils (0.5mm lead) a lot. I hate 0.7mm lead pencils and if they appear anywhere in my vicinity I throw them out.
@megsy well, I've already gone off the rails. None of the masks fit, so I bought a light, a better marker buoy and some mirenzyme which I use to keep the gross smell of river out of my neoprene. So... $87 plus $10 for lunch. ooops.
I'm trying to spend as little as possible for the following reasons: - just booked a trip to NYC Sept 4-9. I am staying cheaply at a subsidized hotel, but still. - just booked a trip to Bonaire, Jan 17-Feb 1 - I am being released from the military and losing my normal salary effective 18 Sept - my CC has edged upwards again (although I have enough in reserves to pay it off) and it is scary how fast that it happens. SO. Estimate. Tonight: nothing, hopefully. But I may spend $60 or so at a going out of business sale for a scuba shop because I want a back-up mask. Tomorrow: nothing, hopefully. I am volunteering at an event outside of the city. Sunday: hopefully going to Brewery market, estimating $40. Because I will go off the rails, I am estimating $60 on other random things. So $160.
@UrbanGarlic I'm ready to go on a mid-life temporary retirement. Get healthy, get my MBA, figure life out, kick butt as I enter my 30's!
@antheridia I stopped buying as they were gearing up for their IPO... quality dropped, price increased.
I returned my operational military uniform. 6 weeks-ish til I'm out for good!