On It Don’t Mean a Thing If You Don’t Do 1 Thing

It's hard to pick just one! But I need to book a dermatologist appointment (after confirming that he still takes my new, slightly different health insurance... crap, now that's two things!) for sometime soon. This is partially for vanity and partially for a freakout over something a few days ago, AND YET I still keep putting it off.

Posted on October 9, 2014 at 1:19 pm 0

On Money Talks: An Advice Column for Women in the Workplace

@wafflez Thirding this reply. I used to work for a university (left less than a month ago for a different type of nonprofit), and our raises were 3% each year: 2% annual and 1% "success share." This person isn't getting a raw deal, it is actually fairly standard and in many places, the only way to get a raise is to get a promotion. The poor salaries tend to be offset by perks such as time off and health/etc benefits, which is nice and worked for me for about 3.5 years.

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 11:26 am 0

On Friday Estimate

Tonight: Meeting up with some friends for a drink or two, hopefully will keep that around $15. Then time with boyfriend, maybe another $15 for dinner if we order from Seamless. Tomorrow: DUMBO arts festival, I'm sure there will be brunch before that. So probably $50 for brunch and food in DUMBO. There's a chance we'll end up at the Beach Fossils show that night, which would mean $20 tickets as well as a few drinks, $20. Sunday: Relaxing day. Finally potting the plants I've been accumulating in the past few weeks and another brunch, $20. Will try to eat at home Sunday night since I made a Trader Joe's run last week and the food has largely just been sitting around. Projecting $140 for the whole weekend, which could go out the window if we end up shopping for fall coats or something of that sort. Good thing I get my first new-job paycheck today!

Posted on September 26, 2014 at 10:27 am 0

On The Tax Man's Taken All My 1 Thing

I have a couple of one things, all related to getting my apartment living spaces back in order. First, I need to buy some more frames (this is a partially completed one thing, since I bought a few today already) to replace the crappy frames covering one wall Second, I need to actually follow through with going to Beacon's Closet (or wherever) and try to sell some of my clothes. I haaaate doing this because they're always so judgey, but it would be good to at least try. It's always hard not to yell at them, "I know these clothes aren't cool! THAT'S WHY I DON'T WEAR THEM ANYMORE!"

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 2:08 pm 1

On Saying "No I Can't" Because of Money

@ECW The friends who declined may have been embarrassed about their reason for needing to say no. I'm thinking that, given the fact that your husband was involved in their wedding and (I assume) no reasons came to mind as a possibility for not attending, it may have been very personal and something which the couple preferred not to share with anyone.

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 10:12 am 1

On 1 Thing Compares 2 U

I have a few things: 1. Return cute but seriously overpriced shorts to Zara 1a. Celebrate the return of $60 to my credit card 2. Pack for unexpected trip to Atlantic City this weekend 2a. I guess that $60 will belong to AC shortly 3. Debate whether or not to reschedule my fancybitch massage due to the risk of possibly arriving back in the city too late.

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 1:39 pm 0

On Do 1 Thing Before 1 Thing Does You

@Aconite And just like that, my 1 Thing became "Buy a lavender plant." Hopefully they aren't easy to murder...

Posted on August 7, 2014 at 1:13 pm 4

On Monday Check-in

I didn't have time to make an estimate because of not being at work on Friday (clearly The Billfold and slacking off at work go hand-in-hand). But this weekend pretty much came out to a draw! This whole weekend was spent with my family at Ocean City, MD, which means that my parents were amazingly generous and wonderful in picking up the tab for nearly everything. The only thing I (believe I) spent money on is the bus tickets to get from NYC to the DC area. Round trip was $60 on BestBus. So hooray, $60 weekend at the beach! However, I did just buy a $500 plane ticket to the Dominican Republic for the end of this month soooooo.... here we are.

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 12:44 pm 0

On Please Leave Work Early

@garli Same here! If I had an hourly wage, those 12+ hour days I work at some points in the year would seems marginally less awful. I basically see salary as "You must work a minimum of 8 hours a day but sure go ahead and work more than that BUT NEVER LESS"

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 12:38 pm 0

On Baby Purchases, Reevaluated

@HelloTheFuture I'm not gonna lie, reading about the snot-sucking part of that made me pretty queasy. It's probably a really really really good thing I'm childless at this point.

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 5:49 pm 0