I love the beach in any form I can get it. Lake Michigan does in a pinch but the waves are garbage. As someone who grew up in northern california only about 50% of my trips to the beach involved sunny weather (class trips don't care about the forecast) and they never involved warm water. But I love the feel of undertow, the sound of waves and seagulls and how impossible it is to walk on sand and smushing a body crevice for yourself in the sand through the towel.
@beastlyburden oh Costco. So cheap, yet so expensive.
@Allison and oh! I joined a wine club, but that didn't cost me any money yet. It's a quarterly thing so I'll get charged in September, plus the $5 to reroute it to a UPS store so someone over 21 can sign for it.
@Cathedral I didn't get a cart! and was carrying: a laundry basket, two pillows, a bucket and other things. I literally could not carry anything else. (But when I got home I thought of about 8 other things I should have purchased)
Sometimes I feel this way even just saying "Oh put that shared appetizer on my portion of the split bill." I like doing nice things for people I love! I do think there is an inverse ratio between that sparkly feeling and the sense of obligation to do the spending. I love love getting people presents, but it's a different kind of fun than surprising someone by saying "No, I'll get this."
@PicNic It's good to talk about money etc, but you get to decide who you do it with (as with all things!). It was a dick move of her to push it like that. Also yes, it's a little weird that she had that many people helping her move into a room. Weirder that they never talked with you.
I forgot to estimate for lunch on Friday $12 but it was tasty, so. After work I hit up target, got necessary cleaning supplies, a couple new pillows and cookie dough. ($58) Then I had way too many things to carry and no bus was coming for over twenty minutes, so I took a cab ($6.50) Saturday I scrubbed the hell out of my balcony. Which was gross but satisfying! Then I flopped around and eventually went to the store to get a couple of things (mostly mac and cheese from the hot bar). $11 Sunday I did fuck all. I had things I needed to do, but I just wasn't feeling it in such a massive way. I didn't even cook the meal I'd planned. But at least it was free! Total: $88
@Ester Bloom and she really gets the last laugh because 100 years later, we are on her side. Adult me doesn't necessarily wish Jo/Laurie had been the end game, but I still hate Amy/Laurie.
@charmcity if you're my brother in college....you don't. He just slept on the couch for months. (It was a 3BR house they were sharing with friends but still, he was miserable).
Sweet Newsies reference. I love browsing real estate, it's probably for the best that such sites are blocked at work.