I had a friend in town this week, so this weekend will be VERY low key. Tonight: Staying in, making food, and catching up on the TV I missed this week. $0 Saturday: Working on a freelance gig at home, maybe venturing out to work in a coffee shop for a bit ($5). Picking up my dry cleaning ($24). Later in the evening meeting friends for drinks downtown. ($15) Sunday: Attending a reggaeton dance class (~$12) and staying in the rest of the day. Total: Hopefully around $56
Lookout weekend cause, here I come! This weekend will be low key but also a tad pricey because I need to buy some concert tix: Friday: Staying in and making dinner, then heading to Oakland. I should already have $3 on my Bart card so I'll spend $4 to cover the rest of my fare. ($4 total) Saturday: Probably getting brunch/lunch ($15), then catching up on tv/movies and most likely staying in again. (Total $15) Sunday: Purchasing tickets to see Great Big Sea (about $75 for 2 tickets), going to high tea with some friends ($30), then picking up snacks for a clothing swap and the Oscars ($15). (Total $120) Total Estimate: $139
So, my weekend estimate was $67, and I ended up spending $101 (which still ain't bad... for me!). Here's how it went down: Friday: $10 for quarters to do laundry. I made dinner at home, vegged out, caught up on TV, and did all of my laundry. Saturday: Went to Stow Lake for a birthday ($20 for a gift which I have yet to purchase, so $0), then in the evening I headed over to Oakland (put $10 on my Bart card), and ordered pizza delivery ($20 including tip). Sunday: Another low key day. Did some design work at home and caught up on TV. Discovered a new show - House of Fab with Kimora Lee Simmons and ended up spending $22 on a new bag (half off!) from the Just Fab website. Monday: Worked at our annual meeting, then went to Whole Foods ($36) and Eazy Breezy for some froyo ($7 <-- I got way too much, but whatever, it's a holiday!).
This could possibly my cheapest weekend on The Billfold record to date! But we'll see what happens: Tonight: I plan to do laundry, watch some movies and make dinner at home. ($0) Saturday: Farmer's Market in the morning to pick up some fruit and fresh veggie juice (about $20), and then a friend's birthday ($20 for gift), then Bart fare ($7). Sunday: Possible brunch ($20). So, my estimate for the weekend is $67! I really hope I stay within my budget. Have a great 3-day weekend everyone!
This would make a good Debra Messing movie. But speaking of movies, or documentaries in this case, this made me think of a doc I watched 2 years ago called The Great Happiness Space. It's a fascinating look at the lucrative career of (some) Japanese host boys. I highly recommend giving it a watch.
So, my weekend estimate was $97, and I ended up spending $124... but the weird thing is that I have an extra $79 in my checking account (I balance my checkbook the old school way and have no clue how this happened), ergo, I don't feel bad about going over by $27. AND, my weekend was pretty great. Happy Monday, y'all!
I'm hoping for a cheap-ish weekend, so here's what I'm estimating: Friday - Crashing my friend's MBA alumni mixer (I am not MBA alumni). I hope the drinks are free. If not, I'm estimating $5 (a cheap beer + tip). Then, since I'll already be downtown, I'll hop over to Target because I need more oil blotting sheets, and I'll probably pick up some eggs, tortillas and a fun snack thing ($20). Saturday - Pick up contacts ($140, but reimbursable through my Flexible Spending Account, so $0), maybe grab coffee or some juice from the farmer's market and do some work at home ($8). Go to Oakland to hang with the mister ($4 Bart fare since I have extra $ on my Bart card, $10 coffee at his restaurant's bodega). Sunday - Brunch ($40), meeting my roommate for Burning Love at Sketchfest ($10 for a drink). So, total estimation: $97
They charge you for e-statements? That's just wacky. I really want to find you a better credit union! I work at one in SF and I wish you could join, but you'd be ineligible since you don't live here. Unless you have immediate family who lives here...
I always wanted to play with the thimble. The thimble was the best. Because you could wear it!