On Do A Non-1-Direction-Related Thing

My old IKEA bed frame has started making scary noises when I flop around at night, so I need to remember to get out an allen wrench and tighten some things up (so I don't find myself in the middle of the floor one night soon).

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 3:02 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

Hmmm.... tough to say. Today: spent $10 on lunch and will probably spend another $30 on drinks with friends from out of town for the SSO and I (and maybe $50 on rain boots and groceries tonight?). Tomorrow I've got some free things (running, monuments, museums) and some expensive things (running store visit, new shoes, brunch, dinner/drinks plans for two), so maybe $120? Sunday should be calm, but it's me so let's say $40 to make it an even $250 for the weekend, because I have lots of dates, some shopping to do, and friends in town from NYC.

Posted on March 6, 2015 at 2:11 pm 0

On How a Woman Who Navigates the World as Her Own Savior Does Money

@VelourFog VA politics do drive me totally nuts, but as someone who has lived in both a ton, I love the VA suburbs more. I'm car-free, and VA 'burbs have always seemed better for that than the MD ones (also, it's cheaper than MD, both in taxes and rents). If I could get a place like I have in VA in DC for the same price, though, I'd be out of here so fast...

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 11:44 pm 0

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