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

On 1 Thing Is Ruining My Life

My 1 Thing is to actually write a paper that is due TOMORROW, which I have only just started working on the outline for last night. About $2k in tuition reimbursement hinges on my getting this thing written and graded, so you'd think I'd have had it done a long time ago. But nope, summer happened and there is so much to do that is actually fun.

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 1:49 pm 0

On From Counting Pennies to Letting Things Slide

@annpan This might actually be handled for you by your payroll department, but it couldn't hurt to check. When my office implements raises retroactively, the next paycheck processed or possibly the one after that (depending on payroll cycles) will show all retroactive salary owed to the employee from the start date of the raise.

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 1:32 pm 0

On The Massage Conundrum: WWYD?

@Weasley As someone who does administrative (finance) work at a research university, I would let them pay. Sometimes it's absolutely terrible to go through the process of reimbursement, and also you will most likely have to hound your contact to ensure that a check will reach you.

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 1:27 pm 0