On Shopping, Travel-Wise: Are You An Ester Or A Nicole?

I'm a total Ester, especially because half the time my trips are going home, so there's no real pressure to pack well because I can always borrow stuff or go shopping with my mom and get stuff new. I might try to be a Nicole when I'm off to Europe in the fall though.

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 9:11 am 0

On Monday Check-in

I spent $30 at the grocery store and that was it! I feel so pleased with myself. Mostly just baked, walked dogs and caught up on TV this weekend. I kind of wish we were having a blizzard so I could continue to do the same.

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 9:10 am 0

On Why Don't Ebooks Have In-book Ads? Because We Don't Read Enough

@bgprincipessa I have to hit shift when I refresh, because it seems to be loading cached pages?

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 1:15 pm 0

On Symbolic Purchases

I'm glad there's room for this in your budget. It seems like "oh I can't spend money" would be a great way to let yourself (general you) slip back into an ED, and $7.82 (or $340.82) seems like a reasonable amount to spend to avoid it. Way to go.

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 1:14 pm 4

On Friday Estimate

@Tripleoxer what's the point of dating someone if they aren't going to help you pack shit and move??

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 9:42 am 10

On Friday Estimate

I'm looking at a pretty low key weekend, most likely just volunteering and baking and reading. Let's keep this sucker under $100.

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 9:41 am 0

On Which Is Cheaper: Living Like A Model Or Becoming A Tree After Death?

Ooh, I wouldn't mind being a pine tree. Conifers forever!

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 12:49 pm 0

On One Is the Loneliest Number, So Find a Cell Phone Family Plan

Yeah, I'm on the family plan and my mom occasionally makes noise about my brother and I moving off but it's just ridiculous price wise so I chip in. And yeah, I'm never giving up my phone number, especially since they're doing that THIS AREA CODE IS RUNNING OUT thing. Again.

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 10:38 am 0

On Failing At Shoplifting, Life With Kesha

Not intentionally! But I think about it a lot. Once I bought a robe at Nordstrom Rack and when I got home discovered it had a necklace in the pocket (not my style at all, sadly). And I once paid for stuff at Forever 21 while wearing one of their headbands and forgot to pay for it. Only realized blocks later when I tried to flip down my sunglasses that's not what was on my head.

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 9:06 am 0

On Open Thread: Parental Assistance

My folks kicked in around 50K towards my college education (and food, rent etc) (I got about that much in scholarships, had $16K in loans when I graduated). I'm 27 and only started chipping in on the family plan for my phone last year - my mom is still confused when I hand her a check for it. About $9,500 of my down payment came from an old investment account my folks had in my name for school expenses that I guess they never touched (possibly it was from my great-grandmother, I'm not sure). Also when I was a moron and thought I was going to be short on my closing costs they were ready to help cover it (I just misread something so it was unnecessary). I visit home a couple times a year and am completely spoiled with food/wine/activities when I'm there, and I think more assistance would be available to me if I needed it, which is a great comfort.

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 5:33 pm 0