@Liz the Lemur A round-trip flight from MSP-JFK still brings the total to about $1k. *sigh*. (Though one time I did fly round-trip to CPH from ORD for less than $700.)
@Liz the Lemur Upon further investigation, it seems that this is indeed possible. WHAT. Life Changed.
For a second I thought that you had found a US-Norway round-trip flight for THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS and I was going to freak out. (And send the link to my roommate, whose S.O. lives in Sweden.) But it makes much more sense that it's an inter-E.U. flight.
Damn allergies. *sniff*
Dinner: $25 (family style Nepali food) Bottle of champagne to bring to friend's party: Free (friend staying with me brought as gift) Karaoke dive bar with no cover: FREE and THE BEST Drink for friend (DD from party to bar): $5 Whiskey ginger for me: $5 Cab ride home: $14 (my share) Total: $49.
@Allison Yup, another otterbox evangelist here. I found honey on my phone (case) the other day... no idea how it got there, but this is the life I put my phone through.
My official winter wish is for this series to never end.
I'm always glad to see a range of personal finance essays, and not just "I made all the *right* decisions, you should too!" ones. Everyone makes different decisions for different reasons, and it's all about deciding what's important to you. :)
@Katni MPLS is still 5 hours to Cedar Rapids... I think Chicago is 4 hours. People were surprised when I wanted to stay in the midwest for college, but flights are definitely part of it. And I've stayed in Minneapolis after college mostly because it's a great city. (I currently live in MPLS with family in Dubuque, IA).
I wasn't going to do any shopping at all and then I saw that Loft has a 50% off everything (including sale) items. But I got sensible things! My current black cardigan has a hole in it!