@andnowlights I just did that a few weeks ago! I turned a 3 day weekend into a 5 day weekend specifically so I could get all the things done and then I binge-watched 3 seasons of Big Love and slept all day and made a bigger mess of my house than it already was. Glad to hear I'm not the only one :) Good luck getting motivated over the weekend! You can do it!
I’m going to try to keep things reasonable this weekend but it IS a pay weekend so who knows. Tonight I’m going to see Chelsea Handler with a friend (her dad bought tickets) - $0. We’re going out for dinner/drinks beforehand and probably a drink or two there, so I’m estimating $50 and hoping that’s a real number. Tomorrow night I’m going out with a couple lady friends and the plan is to bar hop around MIT. I have a feeling things will get pricey and might include a cab at some point so to cover all bases I’m calling it at $80 and praying that’s an overestimate. Other than that just regular cleaning and tv watching and sleeping in. I have a bunch of little projects I want to do around the house. I need to go to the post-office. I need to set up the new bed I got a couple weeks ago. Total estimate: $130
@ATF that is so sad! There should be more protection for Section 8 housing in place. I've lucked into a relatively affordable apartment in South Boston but I am really just dreading the day I am priced out of the city. The cost of apartments is completely out of control and I'm not sure they will ever find a way to fix it so middle-income or low-income families can afford decent places that aren't completely out of the city.
I'm jealous of your insanely cheap rent in Cambridge and Somerville! You would never be able to find a place that cheap in those areas (or any of the surround areas) anymore
FRIDAY I waited too long,, got hangry, and ordered takeout for dinner - $16 SATURDAY one of the best omelets I’ve ever had, plus a gruyere popover, plus good company - $24 Mop and cleaning supplies - $22 Extra coffee - $3 Then a 6 hour nap randomly SUNDAY Stayed in, cleaned everything, started watching True Blood for the first time, Oscars - $0 Definitely went over the budget. The only one I’m disappointed in is the takeout Friday, it wasn’t that good and I should have just started cooking dinner earlier, but I was tired and playing tetris on my phone. Total: $65
@Derbel McDillet yes! Such an expensive but rewarding hobby :)
@ATF I totally get it. I met one of my closest friends on an MBTA bus, you just never know! I love the croque madame at gaslight, so delicious. Brunch at Lincoln in Southie has really good french toast (my neighborhood!). The only 24/7 place I know for diner brunch is Victoria's near south bay plaza, which is the best 3 am food I've ever had. I'll put North St Grille on the to-do list
@ATF ahaha I realized it too but didn't know if you wanted that to remain secret because, internet murderers, but yes - it's Union Bar on Washintgon in the South End! I've had other meals there but this will be my first brunch, I think it will be heaven. Pretty much all of your regular brunch spots in the south end get it right though. Have you had the home-made poptart at Tremont 647? It's so good!