On Going Without Health Insurance

@chevyvan This is exactly it. You never think it will happen to you. Right after I graduated from college I couldn't afford insurance, I was 22, one of those people who is "never sick", etc. but I was scared EVERY DAY. I worried about what would happen if I was hit by a car, if I got appendicitis, if I had an accident. It was exhausting. I will never go back to that ever again.

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 3:56 am 0

On Going Without Health Insurance

@Stina Also good: “I realize that I’m gambling,” he said, stopping at a coffee shop before a sales call. “But I don’t have a lot of patience, and I’m on a pretty tight budget anyway.” [...] Declaring himself impatient and not good with computers, Mr. Huber said he had become flummoxed when trying to explore Kynect, Kentucky’s insurance marketplace, including late last month, when the online application form would not accept his phone number. He did not know that he could have sought enrollment help, he said. “I tried four times and said, ‘Forget this,’ and logged off,” he said. Impatience > Insurance.

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 10:37 am 1

On Going Without Health Insurance

I'm sorry but being a 53 year old woman who justifies not having insurance by saying "I eat well." is one of the craziest things I've ever heard.

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 10:22 am 5

On Monday Check-in

@Stina @andnowlights It was a really great weekend. It makes Mondays that much harder!

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 10:42 am 0

On Monday Check-in

I had the SPENDIEST weekend in ages. Friday I babysat and made 50 euros, but I basically blew it all on Saturday night between dinner and drinks (and post-drinks pizza). Then Sunday was the Bratwurstmeisterschaft, where I magically spent another 25 euros on brawurst and beer, and then another 5 on beer and ice cream on the way home. But then Sunday night I translated a friend's resume and cover letter into German, earning myself another 30 euros, so basically I broke even this weekend, which is okay, but I was hoping not to spend all of the money I made :-/

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 10:16 am 0

On Friday Estimate

@Stina Happy birthdayyyyyy!!

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 9:31 am 0

On Friday Estimate

@Stina the best part is the cheesy middle-aged classic rock cover band, but free sausage is also awesome.

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 9:30 am 0

On Friday Estimate

@andnowlights I accidentally buy shampoo instead of conditioner ALL THE TIME. Pantene Pro V shampoo and conditioner bottles look WAY too similar.

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 9:17 am 1

On Friday Estimate

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 9:17 am 0

On Friday Estimate

Tonight I am babysitting - + 50-60€ Tomorrow we are stopping at the hardware store for some things and possibly also Ikea, -30 €, and then a friend is having birthday drinks -20€. Sunday we are going to the 12th Berlin Brandenburg Bratwurstmeisterschaft, basically the HIGHLIGHT OF MY YEAR, sooooooooooooooooo I am pumped. That will also probably cost about 30 euros with all the beer and wurst, etc. So the whole weekend should come to around 30 euros, give or take.

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 9:04 am 0