@RiffRandell haha, yes, yes it does. I think just the whole dating thing in general is anxiety producing; dating is the worst/occasionally the best.
My week seemed to take forever! Thank goodness for Friday! And, I get to sleep in an extra hour Monday morning, so that'll be nice. Today - I'm going kayaking after work. It will probably be around $10 for the kayak rental. I have thai food left over from dinner out with a friend last night, so that'll be dinner. Later on, an old friend of mine is having a house party. Another $10 for a six pack to bring along, I suppose. Here, I will declare my promise to myself of not driving at an inappropriate level of drunkenness. Saturday - Going to hit up yoga class in the morning, which is already paid for. I really need to study for the GRE, as I've kind of fallen off of my good study pattern I had for a while. Probably $5 for some sort of coffee shop purchase while I study. I may head down to my mom's house to help clean out her house / pack for the big move, but I've done that the last three weekends so I may duck out this time... If I do, I'll need to buy gas (again) for around $40. If I don't, I'd guess I'll spend that same $40 on some sort of social times. Sunday - It's a mystery! The evening will probably entail a grocery store trip and a short cooking session for next week's lunches, another $40. That puts me at $105.
@RiffRandell Ambiguous maybe dates are the worst. Try to have some fun, though!!
My one thing is to finally register for the GRE. It's just, you know, the commitment (!) and the money (!) but I got paid today, so the time is right.
I wonder how much that is skewed by the insane incomes of people who go into wall street/finance. I don't think majoring in Econ made me more selfish, but I have serious critiques of my department and their short-comings in teaching quantitative skills. I pretty much just feel more pragmatic than others; that's why I majored in Econ in the first place. But then I've done nothing with my degree so haaaaaaaaaha to me.
I currently work a 35 hour week! I definitely am less exhausted than people I know who work 40+, but I don't know that I'm really more productive. I am also at a job I'm really over-qualified for because life is freaking me out... or whatever. That's why this is working out well for me; I have time to pursue my actual long-term goals (grad school) after work. Anyway, I really enjoy the amount of time I work but I think your personal relationship with your job is a lot more important than the number of hours you're working in the long run.
@ceereelyo Congratulations on pushing through and finishing!!
I didn't estimate Friday, but I ended up about where I would expect. Friday night I went out for drinks with some friends. I think I spent around $20, but I'm not entirely sure. They were my bartender friends and they kept buying shots for everyone and forgetting that I cannot keep up with them anymore! Saturday morning I popped into the farmer's market for some hangover-battling kombucha, $3. I ended up getting a sandwich a few hours later, $10. I drove down to my mom's house to help her clean out her house so she can move (!!!) in a little over a month. Exciting, but stressful. She really doesn't want to throw things away... Sunday I bought gas ($30), activated my new debit card, took many many things to Goodwill, and bought us some tacos ($6). When I got back home in the evening, I ran to the store for some breakfast/lunchy foods for the next few days. I also bought two beers; it was $14 altogether. Rounded out the weekend in bed where I drank a beer, ate some popcorn, and started watching The Newsroom. Full disclosure: I almost put in an Amazon order last night for one of those bluetooth, wireless speakers and a couple of books. I'll probably do that today for $125. So, $83 or $208... A little more than I want but I like really need that speaker probably definitely.
@andnowlights They called it like a "birth letter"? But the list of things my "real" birth certificate should have were all included on what I sent in...
Ugh, mine is also passport related. I applied about a month ago, but got a letter yesterday saying the birth certificate I sent them was not official enough? I still don't understand why because it had the raised seal and everything... so I need to figure that out and hopefully not have to pay $22 (on top of the $110 fee and the $25 to my county for processing that I've already paid) for a new copy. This is the worst.