@Beaks it really works SO WELL. it is so gross. and amazing. and gross.
I guess what I learned from this is that I shouldn't be TOO too worried about my road bike I bought for $120 used. I am hauling it cross-country on a bike rack and feeling anxious about it getting stolen. I will however take any advice on decreasing chances of it getting stolen! ... I guess step 1 is buy a u-lock. BUT if you can just cut the straps of the bike rack and make off, what's the point of a u-lock. I'm thinking remove the front tire so that it can't just be biked off with easily.
On Cleaning Day
GOOD WORK LOGAN! Seriously any progress in downsizing and organizing is good progress! I've been doing the same thing lately in my attempt to downsize pre-westward-bound move. in some areas I've been able to be ruthless (because um I know I will want to shop when I get there) and in some areas I've had more difficulty. Like those boxes just filled with random crap. DAMN IT. I wish you would post before and after pictures too!!! those are my favourite thing on the planet.
I haven't checked in since May ... 05/29 Balance: 4625.04 08/30 Balance: 4108.38 In May I also had two savings goals: make it to the end of august without running out of unemployment money, and have enough money to move to whistler in september. With regard to the first one, I actually need to make it to the end of september and I'm on track! More than on track thanks to some work and birthday money and things. So I have 320 left in my unemployment account which is $80/week which should do me just fine. With regard to the second one, I originally budgeted $2000 including travel expenses but I don't think that will be enough. But luckily I have made enough money this summer that I could add to that. In fact I have about $3150 set aside. Which ... will ... hopefully be enough. Woo! After tomorrow I'll be under $4000 on my car payment!
@Lily Rowan My favourite worst line ever was "What do you do with a dollar a day?" me: I buy cookies because I am a terrible person. No but seriously I tried to say I wasn't interested and he was like "I'm not ASKING if you're interested, I'm ASKING what you do with a dollar a day." Repeat ad nauseum. Ugh dude leave me alone.
My one thing in reverse is to write a first draft of a cover letter. DONE. Look at me, accomplishing things!
GOOD JOB 0 CAVITIES LOGAN! I have had 0 cavities the last few times I've gone to the dentist too (and it's made me cocky, note to self: floss tonight). That is a serious improvement over the time my dentist was like "... you have cavities in every quadrant of your mouth. well we'll just tackle them one quadrant at a time." in case the phrasing is unclear, MULTIPLE cavities in each quadrant. I guess I like to brag about it now.
On Open Thread
@echolikebells I am also trying to convince everyone I know to watch it! I devoured it. I'm also excited to read this article about how it's pretty to the point because I was wondering about that and I'm glad they got it (mostly?) right.
Thanks for posting this.
I've been doing a so-so job of making my own iced coffee, and in light of the post below exemplifying Evil McDonald's Evilness, I feel bad saying this but SUMMER DOLLAR DAYS = $95 summer iced coffee habit ...