Arrg, I forgot to check in last month and it's a pain to look up where things were previously, sooo... I am paying down my student loans, I pay $200 every month (my minimum is $120) and I'm currently sitting at $8,305.
I haven't done online booze, but I do FreshDirect for food all winter. It's not as good for produce (though it's not bad), but meh, it's winter, the produce around is not that great, anyway. It's just always so dark and cold when I get out of work that I can't bring myself to shlepp to the grocery store, so until it warms up I get groceries delivered. :shrug:
@garli I dooooo ~ "I'm worried that I'm dumber than I was, not dumber than *you*."
I recently had this with my local Scruffy Starbucks Dude, who I adore. Him: Hey, Tall Blond is here! Me: Yep! But aaaactually I have a free drink today so I want something fancy. Him: [teasingly checks before ordering my tall blond for the next week] (That said, the first time I had a free drink and wanted something fancy I... went to a different Starbucks to avoid having to jump in and correct him. So this is some kind of progress!) (Also note: Tall Blond is my drink; I am a short brunette.)
@kbn22 My mom loved this too! We definitely watched it a lot when I was young enough that I don't remember anything except that it starred George Burns. Also that there was a sequel titled "Oh God, You Devil!" which I remember even less of. (And I conflate that/both of them, somehow, with the original Bad News Bears - like, my brain is convinced that they're the same movie, except one has Walter Matthau instead or George Burns, idk. Apparently my brain thinks all movies from the 70s are interchangeable, except Star Wars.)
My sister, who has only bought Apple computer products since about 1997, stood on line to get an iPhone when they first came out (switched carriers and everything), etc, just bought an Android -- she'd had a ton of problems with her iPhone since upgrading the OS a few months ago and whenever she tried to get them fixed, she found out they were known errors and had been for months, with no particular timeline for bug patches. Her mounting frustration plus access to that last bit of info prompted her to switch.
I think my dad was similar in terms of just finding the right place -he was an electronics engineer for a college for about 45 years. He finally retired at 73 because he just wasn't up to getting up early and doing the daily grind anymore, not because he didn't like the job. If he was physically up to it, he'd probably still be working there now.
For me, the only real fancy grown up thing I own is my winter coat. I got my first nice winter coat about five years ago, at Espirit (sob! I miss Espirit, I bought like 85% of my wardrobe there) for about $200 - I had to psych myself up to spend that much on it, but it was gorgeous, super warm, and I always felt awesome wearing it and got a ton of compliments. After four years it was finally a bit too tattered and stained so I retired it and went looking for another amazing coat. This one came from J. Crew this winter, and was $320 (marked down from $400, oy) but I love it and will hopefully also use it for four years. Other than that, I don't really have much of anything. A set of pearls that I inherited (from a great-aunt, who passed them to my mom, who left them to me) but I can't imagine ever wearing them. Clothes wise, my workplace is business casual leaning to casual casual, so nice jeans + cami + cardigan most days (and sometimes, eff it, sneakers, jeans, t-shirt, hoodie), so there hasn't been much need. My work wardrobe is also my outside of work wardrobe.
@grobel I probably check once a week or so, more if I'm waiting for a check to clear (my landlord takes FOREVER to deposit my rent). I also check more if I feel like I'm spending a lot that month, just to make sure I'm not in danger and see if I need to slow my roll a bit.
Not by this breach, but this did inspire me to check my account, and I discovered that the $80 birthday dinner I went to on Saturday was charged as just over $400. Apparently this happened to half the people in our group. So now I get to call and straighten this out, wheee. But at least I caught it!