On Monday Check-in

Friday: $10 on lunch, and then I went on a date to a Belgian bar near work with my SSO, which he graciously paid for despite my getting stuck at work and being AN HOUR LATE. Saturday-Sunday: We slept in, made breakfast, and then caught the commuter rail up to Baltimore ($14). Did lots of fun touristy and foodie things. I paid $17 for a museum admission, $24 for lunch, and $160 for our hotel. SSO got the rest. I bought the tickets home for $14. Then... we just bummed around and worked on taxes/homework and snuggled. Excellent weekend (that I was expecting would cost a lot more than $222). I have a really fantastic valentine. :) Now I'm home continuing work on taxes and hoping for a snow day or two.

Posted on February 16, 2015 at 12:30 pm 0

On Marriage As A Strategic Life-Planning Decision

Tag #1: Billfold's next great advice column.

Posted on February 12, 2015 at 5:15 pm 8

On ONE! Thing We Do on Thursdays, Every Little Step We Take

I need to write in/mail the Valentine's card I got my sister, which I am now realizing should've gone out today to get to her on time.

Posted on February 12, 2015 at 3:49 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

@LookUponMyWorks aww, sorry to hear that! Let me know if I can help bring you anything.

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 10:36 am 0

On Friday Estimate

Could be as low as the cost of my lunch today (REALLY bad at saving myself enough time to pack lunches before work this week): max of $15? It's a relatively calm weekend and I have gotten us the last few times so I think my sso may be paying for most things. However, I am getting brunch without him tomorrow, so that'll be about $25 (because best buds and mimosas), and... I'll guess another $50 just in case for randomness. $90?

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 10:29 am 0

On Monday Check-in

I don't think I estimated, but... Friday: $2 on a bagel, $13 on lunch with coworkers, and $0 at a friend's birthday happy hour (because she had a long list of people who had called dibs on buying her a drink and because I'm on antibiotics, which are great for my finances. Saturday: slept in until the afternoon and then went to a housewarming party and then a birthday party with my bff and my sso. I paid for our coffee/snacks break in between ($15). Sunday: birthday brunch for the friend from Friday ($34), followed by groceries while I was in the same neighborhood as a Trader Joe's ($40). $104 ain't half bad! I'm hoping that antibiotics + a possible snow day will help me continue the trend this week.

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 11:25 am 0

On Friday Estimate

@steponitvelma I want to know a lot more about puppy playtime. (Also, this sounds like an awesome weekend. Have fun!)

Posted on January 16, 2015 at 2:09 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

This weekend will be expensive, but I have no idea how expensive. I am going to a warm and beachy part of the country for the long weekend/a friend wedding. I know that I spent $21 today on fancy grilled cheese lunch and breakfasty snacks for 3 work friends and I at a weekly coffee and ranting session, and I know that hotels will cost me $290. I don't know what else I will spend money on (I'm hoping not a lot, because I bought our plane tickets and I'm hoping my SSO will maybe cover food/cabs?), but... maybe $150? So $461?

Posted on January 16, 2015 at 2:01 pm 0

On My Borderline Unhealthy Obsession With Job-Hunting

@Caitlin with a C I should note two things: 1) I have done this three times, not ten, and 2) I do very data sciencey work. Don't know if that makes a difference.

Posted on January 12, 2015 at 1:02 pm 1

On My Borderline Unhealthy Obsession With Job-Hunting

This is my life pretty exactly (online shopping and job hunting). I always stay for a least a year in every job, but... in my field, leaving tends to be the main way to advance. However, I do that much more frequently than other people, and I do occasionally get some poking for "job-hopping". My jobs keep getting cooler, though, so... (I am hoping to stay in my current job for longer, too. I actually haven't looked at jobs in a while.)

Posted on January 12, 2015 at 12:47 pm 0