@aetataureate Sorry you hate it, but honestly the only people I don't care to see on LinkedIn are dentists, high school students and people in the public service who aren't looking for anything new. I totally checked out my therapist on LinkedIn. Just to see her credentials, specializations, etc. I also found it useful to find a guy I'm seeing on LinkedIn to see if his stories match up with his digital self. LinkedIn is not the place to lie, and if they have good recommendations from their jobs, that's good to know!
@Wilgrims I've been recruited, people try to poach me from other companies, etc. via LinkedIn pretty regularly.
@acid burn Ah! Siblings Night Out is probably my favourite night out :)
Friday: Worked. Had lunch with coworkers. Worked. Picked up a car. Got ready and looked fabulous, probs because it took 2 hours to get ready :( Henna party! Open bar!* Dancing! Belly dancers! Bought gas $37, split between myself and my bro *Other people drank, but I was driving. Saturday Yoga, laundry, work, resting. Watched Mulan while folding a mountain of clothes. Dinner with the family: we all just brought over food to my cousin's place and cooked and drank together instead of spending mad money on restaurants and drinks. McFlurry: $3.50 split between myself and my bro. Sunday Worked, cancelled my lunch plans :(, damaged my hair with too much heat styling. More laundry. Wedding! Open bar! Excellent band! Shots on the dance floor! Stayed out way too late! Monday Holiday out here, but I was in the office to hand in some work to an American client. Bought lunch because I forgot mine in my zombie state this morning. $3.50 Total: $23.75 which is way under the $90 or so I thought I would spend mostly on Saturday night. Yay!
Long weekend! Yay! Also, I am going to a wedding. Friday: Work, work, work. Pick up my brother's car. Cousin's henna party (pre-wedding party). Saturday: Gym, laundry There is a food fair this weekend called "Nourris ta créativité" and I'll head over with a friend for lunch. $10 Work Volunteering Evening plans unknown, but they'll probably involve lots of out of town family and drinking $50 Sunday: Sort out my portfolio and send to a potential client Gas: my half of about $40 Wedding! Monday: Was invited to brunch, but will probably head into the office. We're too busy and too small to take the day off... Will probably buy lunch $15 (expensive neighbourhood) Total: $95 for mostly entertainment costs...
Overspent on the estimate due to some key forgetfulness. Friday: $0 as stated Definitely enjoyed seeing my brother again, and even got to do an at-home mani, which is already chipping. Saturday: Gym! Renewed my membership for the year! $55 for the month. Laundry Work Costco run for volunteering $60 Volunteered Hunger got ahead of me, ate late lunch/early dinner with volunteer friends $10 Chilled with a friend at home. Sunday: $0 Laundry Worked Saw my boy, ate in Estimated: $125, with $100 being refundable Total: $125, with $60 being refunded. Spot on, in theory.
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In terms of finances, my mom has taught me: 1. To enjoy my money within reason. Why the hell am I working if not to make life a bit sweeter. 2. How to grocery shop like a pro (Mike Dang, she'll give you a run for your money any day of the week) 3. The value of things, how to figure out if something more expensive is actually better quality 4. Fuck brand names. If you're just paying for the name, it's not worth it. Even though there can be good brands out there. Unsurprisingly, neither of us are particularly brand-loyal.
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@anachronistique Your mom sounds like a lot of fun!
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@readyornot aww moms! My first serious boyfriend and I broke up Mother's Day weekend like 8 years ago. It was also around the time of her birthday, and some excellent friends of hers gave her a cake chock full of rum. After I broke up with that guy, she sat me down and made me tea, and we ate boozy cake and hung out together.
Got a busy weekend, and I like it. Here's what it looks like: Friday: $0 Working. Ate lunch with the work gang. The food was delicious. Going to try on 85 dresses with my mom for so many weddings coming up. Will not buy any of them (waiting on my trip to NYC in a couple weeks). My brother is home from his business trip! Going to dinner with him and dad. Heading home and helping my mom dye her hair. Saturday: Costco $100 or less Yoga Laundry Volunteering Working Making sure all menu items for Mother's day brunch are in order $10 Sunday: Mother's day brunch. All recipes taken from the very excellent www.thugkitchen.com. Mom picked them out herself, and I wish I could show you how excellent it is to see/hear her read the recipes out loud. Seeing my other mother for Mother's Day dinner. Will bring wine and laugh at how I was such a shitty teenager. $15 Total: $125. $100 of that is refundable, as Costco supplies are for volunteering. At this rate, I can definitely pay that credit card bill!