On WWYD: The Bad Haircut

This happened to me last year. I bought a Groupon to get my hair styled at a pricey salon, so I went and asked for some blonde highlights. The dude was like "let's experiment with the balayage technique". It actually looked great in the salon but once I got home I started seeing the weird spots throughout my hair. I called the next day to get it fixed. I saw the same guy and he was confused but felt bad and tried to fix it. He used foils this time, and he didn't charge me again. I did leave him another tip (only $10), but ultimately I was still not happy with my color. I haven't been back.

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 5:45 pm 0

On Monday Check-In

I went over my $100 estimate by $14.02! Here's how it went down: Happy Hour on Friday: $18.54 Coffee in Golden Gate Park: $2 Dinner & Drink at Beach Chalet: $40.52 Threadless t-shirt order: $31.96 (getting a head start on b-day gift-buying) BART fare: $10 Golden Gate Fields (entrance fee, food, gambling): $11

Posted on January 28, 2013 at 12:54 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

Friday! We're here again. Here we go: Tonight - Happy hour downtown with a former colleague hopefully under $20 Saturday - Birthday party in the park, and I'm not sure what we'll be doing there (so, hopefully $0?). I'll be bringing a bottle of wine from my stash as her gift ($0). Dinner at Beach Chalet ($30, but $40 if we're all pitching in for the birthday girl's meal) Sunday - Dollar Sundays at Golden Gate Fields!!! I'm really excited about this. I'm estimating about $40 (for entrance, food, booze and gambling $$) Total: $90-$100

Posted on January 25, 2013 at 12:14 pm 0

On Welcome to Primm, Nevada

I'm so happy to see an article about Buffalo Bills! It's a strange place, but also a place that I grew up visiting with my family. We lived about 2.5 hours away and would make entire weekends out of it (and sometimes still do, for nostalgia).

Posted on January 25, 2013 at 11:58 am 0

On Tuesday Check-In

I'd estimated $50, and I thought I was going to go over my budget because I forgot to factor in cab rides to and from the wedding rehearsal and back to our hotel, but then the mister paid for brunch on Sunday, so I broke even and spent exactly $50. Feeling pretty good!

Posted on January 22, 2013 at 12:01 pm 0

On Stop Apologizing

I never realized how much I apologized until I was called out on it last year in a project meeting. I apologized for the resolution of something I had designed and saved as a low res PDF, and simultaneously two of my colleagues responded "there's no need to apologize for this. Don't apologize." Ever since I've been much more cognizant of how much I apologize and have stopped (unless there's something I really need to apologize for). It's pretty empowering. Great piece, btw!

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 3:23 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

My weekend estimate will hopefully be really low due to the fact that I'm in a wedding this weekend, and already bought groceries for the next few days yesterday, so here we go: Friday: last minute items from Walgreens that I forgot to pack ($15) Saturday: cash for tips at the open bar during the reception + cash for money dance (if they have one) $10 Sunday: possible brunch $20 Monday: possible coffee shop outing $5 Weekend Estimate: $50

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 1:09 pm 0

On Be All You Can Be ... At Walmart

100,000! Not 10,000. ;)

Posted on January 16, 2013 at 2:50 pm 0

On Monday Check-In

I spent EXACTLY what I'd estimated and I feel pretty great about it. Friday night - Happy hour with coworkers. I ended up spending $30 instead of $20. Saturday - Went to see Lincoln ($11 + $4 latte), and picked up some salmon, unagi and spam onigiri from the Japanese market ($6). Then picked up some snacks and ingredients to make cookies for my crochet date ($15). Sunday - Was planning to spend $25 for bridal tea but the bride's mom ended up paying, so the rest of my budget for the weekend went to replenishing our toilet paper stash ($6), some pens ($8), wine and snacks for the Golden Globes ($16). Total anticipated: $100 Total spent: $96

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 12:28 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

I can't believe it's Friday already. But I'm totally happy that it's here. This weekend I plan to spend the following: Happy Hour tonight - $20 Lincoln @ the Sundance Kabuki Theater + Coffee beverage - $15 Trip to Daiso (since I'll be in Japantown) - hopefully no more than $10 Snacks for crochet date with friend - $15 Bridal Tea - $25 Estimate - About $100 I hope I can stick to it!

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 12:11 pm 0