On Friday Estimate

@pterodactylish that sounds insane and painful, I'm so sorry! Is the nerve going to repair? How does this even happen? I hope you feel better soon! all the wine!

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 9:33 am 0

On Friday Estimate

Weekend! Getting dark at 4:15 pm is definitely making me want to just hibernate and sleep all day e’rry day. Today after work I need to go return some shoes, and then will hopefully just be home tonight. I’ve fallen WAY behind on these quilts so I might do some work on that tonight, but I also might… not. Tomorrow there’s a craft fair & POP UP CAT CAFÉ in Boston at the cyclorama so I think I’m going to check that out with a friend ($3 entry, ? on Christmas presents). Then we’re going to dinner/drinks at Beehive ($100). Sunday I’ll probably need to go to the grocery store to pick up some stuff ($50). Make food for the week. Figure my life out. The usual. Total: $153 + ? on crafty Christmas presents

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 9:32 am 1

On The Windfall Theory of Personal Finance

I pretty much just assume I'll drop dead at work some day.

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 8:35 am 1

On Here Is Your Open Thread

you guys! I'm so sad I missed this on Friday. I've had all the crazies! 1. a girl I lived with in college who would have her boyfriend in our dorm room for marathon SMELLY sex sessions. she also at one point was pledging a sorority and shit all over the room (ALL OVER). I had a shit handprint on my comforter and threw it away. 2. a girl that would insist on hugging me ALL THE TIME. like if she got up to go to the bathroom, hug time. I finally asked her to stop and she moved out 2 weeks later because I was "hostile". She also identified as Wiccan. 3. guy peed in the kitchen sink. while there were dishes in it. like on the regular. 4. roommate that cranked her heat and left her bedroom window open at the same time for an entire winter. Also had a cat and never changed the litterbox. borrowed one of my favorite possessions, broke it, threw it away (without trying to fix it! or giving it to me for memories), and then never told me about it. Yelled at me when my mom was dying and called me a bitch because I was spending a lot of time alone in my room crying when I wasn't at work or the hospital. 5. roommate whose boyfriend spent every night at our apartment and would be there even when she wasn't. She had sex on my couch. she would go do outdoorsy stuff and left her dog with me constantly. 6. current roommate! has had suicidal rages, brings her friends over with their assorted drunken issues (one is beaten by her boyfriend, one has a restraining order bc her ex threatened to kill her), eats my food, and her dog isn't trained so she pees/poops/barks CONSTANTLY. She's owned the dog for 3 years and for the last year has never taken the dog for a walk because "she's a little dog and doesn't need exercise" To be fair, I've had a lot of wonderful roommates interspersed. I've had some others that weren't awful enough to make this list, but were just pretty annoying. I've been the bad roommate twice in my early 20s. ROOMMATES! I just want to live alone forever.

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 1:10 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

Friday I ended up skipping the farmer’s market and went straight to happy hour with a friend. It ended up being an extra happy two hours ($47). Saturday I woke up and realized I had no coffee in my house so went to dunks to grab breakfast ($7). Saturday night I went to dinner with a friend I hadn’t seen in a really long time, also kind of got away from me - $88. Laundry at some point on Sunday - $15 I didn’t work on my commission projects at all so I kind of feel like a jerk. It’s harder to get to it during the week after work but I’m really behind on my schedule to complete them so I’m going to have to put in a couple hours after work today, Wednesday, and Thursday to catch up. I watched a gross amount of TV this weekend. Total spent - $157. Oops.

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:13 am 0

On Friday Estimate

Today after work I’ll stop at the farmer’s market ($20). I might be grabbing a drink or two with a friend, but it depends on how timing works out ($20) because Comcast has to come to my apartment between 6-7 pm. The tag said our internet is “leaking” or something and interfering with signals and something something. Either way, they shut it off until they can come look at it. This means I will not be going to a comedy show that starts at 7, which is good to save money but bad because I should go. Tomorrow I’m going to do some stuff around the house, work on commission stuff, catch up on my DVR, vacuum. Then grabbing dinner with a friend I haven’t seen in a while to catch up ($50). Hoping it’s kind of an early night, but we’ll see. Sunday more relaxing. Possibly some excessive sleeping. Maybe laundry ($20). Loose estimate: $110

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 10:20 am 0

On I Could Make The 1 Thing Good For a Weekend

@Tripleoxer awesome, congratulations!!

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 3:08 pm 0

On I Could Make The 1 Thing Good For a Weekend

I need to trade $15 for $15. When I had an appointment at Dana Farber they wouldn't let me pay my co-pay for some reason, so I eventually received a bill for $15 (maybe the copay ends up getting waived if you actually have cancer? I have no idea). This bill has been sitting in my purse for awhile. Not because I don't have $15 but because I hate using my checkbook and I hate using stamps and I just keep forgetting. Then one day I got a check from Brigham and Women's because they took a copay when they shouldn't have, and now want me to take $15 back. But I hate going to the bank. In a perfect world I could just write "Pay to the order of Dana Farber" on the back of the Brigham and Women's check and call it a day. Actually, is that allowed? I would like to do that.

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 3:07 pm 0

On Unnecessary, Compulsive Frugality

@Josh Michtom@facebook I think in terms of cost/pleasure the taste would no longer bother me and would immediately become Worth It.

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 9:33 am 0

On How Many Safety Nets Do You Have?

Ugh, I try really hard not to think about this, but I know I should think more about this. It’s just really precarious. Safety Net One – Bank Account. I have no emergency savings, really. I have $500 in my savings account right now, and that is going towards my impending move, and would not even cover a single month of rent in my current apartment. Safety Net Two – Credit Cards My credit is so bad right now from school and my mom and tangled webs that I can’t get a credit card. My goal for 2014 was to get one and so far no luck. Safety Net Three – 401k I also have a 403b and I could liquefy it if need be. After taxes and penalties there might be $8,000 in it. Safety Net Four – moving in with parents I don’t have any! My mom’s siblings all live in NH but honestly I don’t think any of them would let me stay there longer than a week or two. They also all live in the middle of nowhere NH and I don’t have a license or car so not sure how that would work out. It’s pretty alarming how easily I could end up on the street or in a homeless shelter. For the most part I rely on having a job not specialized enough that I’ll get laid off (admin) and for institutions that have complex HR policies so it’s really hard to get fired. I mean, I also make a point of not being the kind of employee that you want to fire, but realistically I guess anyone with a job is the kind of employee that could get fired. If I had an accident and couldn’t work I have both short and long term disability through work that would carry me. I also assume if I’m not fired for something awful I would be eligible for unemployment, though I’m not sure what the algorithm is for that. I’ve maintained some contacts at other institutions I’ve worked at and at a temp agency so I would beg them for anything I could get.

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 9:31 am 1