On Friday Estimate

@PicNic @LookUponMyWorks @andnowlights Thank you!!

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 2:22 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

This is going to be a really spendy weekend for me, because I am preparing for the even more spendy weekend that I'll have next week when I'm in a wedding. Tonight: $20 or so for takeout. Saturday: $85+tip for a full leg waxing, $12 for an eyebrow waxing, and $100 or $200 or whatever full highlights cost, I forget. I will also probably buy foundation that I don't really need just to make sure that I don't run out of it before the wedding. BUT at least I will finally be returning two pairs of shoes, -$90, which will probably be the same amount that I then spend on buying jewelry because basically nothing I own goes with the bridesmaid dress. Sunday: $0, I hope; possibly will spend the day prepping for the SECOND ROUND INTERVIEW that I have, assuming the interview is Monday and not Wednesday, because while the interview is definitely happening the date and time are currently yet to be determined. Total estimate: If I can stay under $400, I'll be happy.

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 9:15 am 1

On I'd Do Any One Thing For Love (But I Won't Do That)

@RiffRandell I like to think they'd be pretty mellow until you got them drunk, in which case all bets are off.

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 2:13 pm 1

On I'd Do Any One Thing For Love (But I Won't Do That)

@RiffRandell I'm assuming you mean plasma donation people, but the mental image of you meeting with alien beings made of pure plasma is way more interesting.

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 1:45 pm 0

On I'd Do Any One Thing For Love (But I Won't Do That)

@Stina I hope your cat reacts better to claw-trimming than mine - we have to full-on towel burrito her in order to do it, and she makes her displeasure known quite vehemently.

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 1:43 pm 0

On I'd Do Any One Thing For Love (But I Won't Do That)

I need to try on my bridesmaids dress with three pairs of shoes I ordered to decide which ones I'm actually going to wear for the wedding, then try and find the packing slips/invoices so I can return the other ones them on Saturday.

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 1:39 pm 0

On How Wizards Do Money: Draco Malfoy

Did you just make me feel sorry for Draco Malfoy? ...yes, you did. Wow.

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:06 pm 2

On The Year We Saved $10K: Playing The Hands We're Dealt

@BillfoldMonkey Haha, not usually! We roll our property taxes in with our mortgage payments, and our house hadn't been assessed by the city since sometime in the 1960s, so we were paying property tax on a house they said was worth $20k. When the city did a long-overdue reassessment, our taxes rose accordingly and significantly. (I don't mind paying taxes on the full value of our house - it only seems fair - but it was definitely a nasty shock.)

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 9:14 am 0

On How To Become a Math Person, Vol. 1

I have such a weird relationship with math. On one hand, I always struggled with it, to the point of having to repeat pre-algebra in 8th grade...which ended up working in my favor when I started high school, because I had an extra-solid foundation for regular algebra and ended up getting straight A's in all math except geometry (geometry sucks). And then I went to an Ivy League school and took Music Theory for my math credit because there was no way I was even going to bother trying to compete with all the engineers.

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 4:12 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

Friday: Did not get my nails done, $0! Saturday: Went to the Downton Abbey exhibit with my mom, then to dinner. $67! Sunday: Prepped for today's job interview, did not order pizza, $0! Estimated total: $120 Actual total: $67. Yay! PS. Delayed posting until after my interview, which I think went well? Thanks to everyone for your wellwishes on Friday. :)

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 1:22 pm 2