On The Cost of Getting Hit By a Car

@pinches I do this, too! Unfortunately, the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Seattle (where I believe this took place) is full of crosswalks that go across busy streets and which don't have stop signs or lights to make drivers actually stop for people crossing. And drivers there basically don't stop until you're in the street. It's super awful and dangerous and terrible design for a pedestrian-heavy neighborhood. @Nicole: I'm also glad you're okay! It sounds super-scary.

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 12:28 pm 0

On My 1 Thing Don't Want None

My one thing is finalizing my travel arrangements for Metatopia 2014! I've been putting off making reservations at the hotel, and I really should do it before the rooms all get booked. Same for plane tickets. It's going to be a little more expensive all told than I'm happy with, but I've already committed to going, so I might as well get it done now.

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 3:01 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

Yay, weekend! I'm hoping it's a good one since next week at work will be madness. (Installing ALL the servers.) Today: After work when I'm at home working on personal projects, I'll probably pick up a coffee at some point ($5). After that nothing's really going on until people come over for board game night/hanging out (free). Tomorrow: Likely going to grab breakfast out ($8). After that the only major event is a writer's meetup, for which I will need to buy or make snacks ($5-$10). Sunday: Coffee shop breakfast again ($8). I'm hoping my D&D game is this day ($0). I should also go grocery shopping for the week ($70). And probably do some laundry ($0, since I already have a supply of quarters). Estimate $101. I have a feeling I'll blow this somehow, but we'll see.

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 9:40 am 0

On Everybody Wants to Do 1 Thing

@ThatJenn I believe it's just federal. I at least pay my state taxes separately. (I'm in Washington, so there's no state income tax. Instead I pay the state excise tax and am required to be registered as a business, which is an annoying extra bundle of paperwork.)

Posted on September 4, 2014 at 1:55 pm 0

On Everybody Wants to Do 1 Thing

@HelloTheFuture They're totally due two weeks from Monday (on the 15th), no worries. I just *should* get them in today because I mail mine, and I want to give them plenty of time to get there. I think other people might just be planning to get it out of the way today.

Posted on September 4, 2014 at 1:52 pm 0

On Everybody Wants to Do 1 Thing

I almost spaced on my taxes just to remember this morning on the drive in! So estimated taxes are definitely my 1 Thing today, especially since I'm old-fashioned and still mail in a check.

Posted on September 4, 2014 at 1:15 pm 0

On Do 1 Thing Before 1 Thing Does You

My one thing is to deal with yearly car stuff. I need to call my car insurance company and see when they're sending me renewal paperwork, and to update my address with them. I also need to to renew my registration. So this will be expensive *and* tedious, oh boy!

Posted on August 7, 2014 at 2:16 pm 0

On Every Little Thing She Does Is 1 Thing

One things I should do today: - Deposit checks that have been riding around in my wallet forever. - Start hanging art, as I've been moved in for over a month but all my art is still leaning against the fireplace and/or wall. - Check on my auto and renter's insurance and figure out when I need to renew it. (They're both annual policies, and I know they're ending soon, but I don't know if they auto-renew or not.) - Make a list of where I need to change my address at and start changing my address to my new address for my car, driver's license, bank, etc, etc. Especially since USPS's mail forwarding has been utterly failing me and keeps delivering my stuff to my old apartment. (Thankfully my old roommates have been kind enough to let me know when I get mail and bringing it along when I see them.) None of these are going to be particularly fun, but they should hopefully just be somewhat tedious and not take *too* long.

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 1:08 pm 0

On Do 1 Thing Baby Just Do 1 Thing

My one thing is to call the electric utility company, because despite the fact that I have an account for my new(ish, lease started June 1st) address, my apartment manager just got the bill instead of me! So that needs to get sorted out. Which means a phone call, which will be awful. But the peace of mind of having this all sorted will be worth it in the end, I hope.

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 2:18 pm 0

On Help, I'm Hooked on Battery-Operated Toothbrushes

I keep meaning to get a Sonicare because of that two-minute timer. I have no discipline when it comes to making sure I brush my teeth long enough (I just scrub about 10 times across every surface and call it good), so it seems like it'd be worth it from a proper-brushing-enforcement perspective. It helps that my family had one when I was in high school and I saw really good results when I used it then. Now I just need to figure out how to get myself to floss more regularly (*embarrassed cough* more than once a month *embarrassed cough*).

Posted on June 27, 2014 at 11:20 am 0