On Had We But World Enough & Time, Here's What We'd Splurge On, Food-Wise

I would just eat my way across the country, trying all the local specialities, food trucks, and "fine dining" establishments that the state/county/city has to offer. Also scallops. And lobster. And blue crab. And filet mignon.

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 4:09 pm 1

On Friday Estimate

@CMD+click Congrats! Have fun!!!

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 11:11 am 0

On Friday Estimate

@ronswansonluva Take them both out to dinner and let them know it's your treat? Gift basket with nice chocolates, teas/coffees, bottle of wine, treats?

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 11:08 am 0

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@PicNic Those are wise words, thank you.

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 11:06 am 0

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@BillfoldMonkey I feel you on both the "watching what I eat" and the "I was so good, I deserve X!" issue. One of the things that works for me is planning something both free and active, like a long hike with the dog. YMMV.

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 10:45 am 0

On Friday Estimate

@ThatJenn oooh Lands End sale....

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 9:58 am 0

On Friday Estimate

It's been a hard couple of weeks. I've been doing some emotional spending and I don't think the weekend is really going to improve things. I just cashed a check for $160 and I will feel zero guilt come Monday if that money is gone. I will also need to buy some groceries and gas. Total estimate: $250

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 9:40 am 0

On Robert Reich Explains the $15 Minimum Wage in Two Minutes and 30 Seconds

"Also, re: teenagers: why shouldn’t they earn $15 an hour too? Why is there this assumption that teenagers don’t deserve decent wages? " And why the assumption that teenagers aren't supporting their families or supporting families of their own?

Posted on May 13, 2015 at 1:47 pm 1

On Monday Check-in

What a fun weekend! Friday was watching the Nats win, with my best friend (hot dog + beers + fries with cheese $33). Then more drinks after the fact, $15. Saturday, friend bought brunch, we wondered around an outdoor market, and I bought a beautiful old book, $8, and lemonade $3. Dropped friend at the airport, did a Target run, $27.75, and bought chicken wings for housemate and I, $12.61. Sunday was packing away my winter clothes, laundry, chores, and a movie with housemate (she paid). Great Weekend! Total: $99.36

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 9:55 am 0

On Underemployment, Illustrated; Why Not Take Your Cat To A Restaurant?; & More

@ATF The LS story had me gritting my teeth so hard - how stupid and oblivious the educators are. How did they not notice the difference between Indian rupees and Canadian dollars?! I'm going to grant the writer a little leeway/I'm trying not to be such a pessimist and posit that perhaps she meant "after LS has graduated HS and moved on" or "after I've died." But this might just be me, trying not to cry angry tears at my desk again this week.

Posted on May 8, 2015 at 1:53 pm 1