On Share, Don't Scroll: How to Do Internet on Vacation

This is tough! I'm a social media manager, so I'm always connected to social media for work in addition to using it myself. When I'm on vacation, it's hard to cut myself off from checking my work social media accounts even though someone else in the office is maintaining them while I'm gone. After a few vacations where I still did work, I took my work email and the Facebook Pages Manager app off my phone. I also instituted a policy that I could post to my personal Twitter and Instagram, but I wasn't allowed to scroll through my feeds. It worked, sort of. After a couple of days, I let myself check Twitter in the evenings before bed. I couldn't give it up entirely. I look at Instagram maybe once or twice a week, so that was way easier to stay away from.

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 1:12 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

Currently crossing my fingers that the bosses send out an email saying we can leave an hour early today. I don't have plans tonight -- I rarely do anything on Fridays because I'm too damn tired from the workweek -- but getting out early to relax would be nice. Tomorrow, I'm getting a haircut ($60 with tip) and probably heading somewhere to write later in the afternoon ($3 for coffee). Sunday, I'm possibly going to bar trivia. I haven't made up my mind yet. $10 for drinks, $4 for round-trip public transportation if I go. I'm having lunch with a friend on Monday, and I'll estimate $15 for that. Total: $92, but I'll round up my estimate to $100

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 10:35 am 0

On How (Some) Women Dress For Work

@potatopotato I feel the same! I have some navy and grey pants, too, but I prefer black. It means all I have to do is pick out a nice top to go with my pants, and I'm set.

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 6:38 pm 0

On How (Some) Women Dress For Work

I have a work uniform of black pants, a nice top (usually from Loft), and heels. It works well for me, it's easy, and I'm more comfortable in pants than in skirts or dresses. Technically my work is business dress, but our dress code isn't really enforced and most of the women dress like I do.

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 3:06 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

I never made it to the mall to go dress-shopping this weekend, so now I have to do that after work. :/ Friday, I stopped at the store after work for fruit, bread, and some AMAZING pico de gallo, $10. Then I painted my nails and watched some TV, and passed out around 9:30. On Saturday, I had lunch with a friend. I ended up paying for myself (she had mentioned possibly paying for me to thank me for doing her a favor), $14. Yesterday, I had no plans but I'd been meaning to work on some writing. I needed to get out of my apartment (my neighbors are driving me nuts to the point I might move, and now I have to figure out how to afford to move), so I went to Starbucks. I used a gift card, $0, and got a lot of work done. I think I was there for like four hours. I estimated $100, and I spent $24.

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 10:16 am 0

On Friday Estimate

@andnowlights Hmm, I might give the thrift store a try at some point, but since I'm pressed for time to get something I'll probably just go to the mall. I have the opposite problem with length -- I'm 5'3", so I'm used to getting things hemmed. (I rejoice when petite sizes are available.)

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 4:24 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

@PicNic Thanks for the rec. I have a bathing suit from Modcloth that I love, but I've never checked out the dresses because my fitting room-related traumas over the years led me to believe I didn't have the right kind of body to wear them. Now I've waited too long to buy something and whatever I order would never arrive by Tuesday, the day I need it. Maybe I'll look at Modcloth for future purchases.

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 11:18 am 0

On Friday Estimate

@andnowlights Yep, the band wants people to either dress in costume or wear formal attire. I thought about going to a thrift store, but then I remembered I'm a size 16 and probably won't find anything there that will fit me.

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 10:21 am 0

On Friday Estimate

@moreadventurous Thank you!

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 9:43 am 0

On Friday Estimate

@kentuckienne They're always sold out of my size or don't have the style I like in stock. :(

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 9:43 am 0