@andnowlights haha EXACTLY!
I spent too much money on nonsense this weekend! Here goes: Friday, I stopped by Duane Reade after work ($6.30). Smorgasburg in Central Park was at capacity when we got there, so we went to a couple bars for burgers and drinks ($42). Saturday, I went on a little afternoon adventure to Red Hook. My friend and I went mainly to go to a bakery (where I spent $10), but ended up staying awhile, drinking and eating our way through the neighborhood ($30.50). It was fun! Although I did not get to any of the laundry/cleaning I intended to save for Saturday night. Sunday morning, I had to buy a coffee since I ran out at home ($2.50). I went for a long run, then headed to the 'burbs for a family friend's birthday party ($7.75 for railroad ticket). Later, I restocked on coffee ($11.95) and picked up a couple things from the grocery store ($6.76). TOTAL: $112.26, over my estimate of $85. Aaaaand I have roughly $20 left in my fun money budget for September.
@sariberry I hope to eventually join you in the leave NYC club! Good luck!!
Tonight, I'm going to Smorgasburg in Central Park and then probably out for a few drinks ($40). Tomorrow, I'll go running (free!) and probably buy iced coffee and a snack/lunch ($10). I also need to buy more fruits/veggies ($15). On Sunday, I'm going to a one-year-old's first birthday party with family ($10 for train ticket). I'm going to give myself some wiggle room and say $85. But if I end up buying new running shoes which I need, it'll be closer to $200.
My 1 Thing is to call Sleepy's! I bought a mattress and bed frame in the beginning of August. The bed frame was on back order for a month and they were going to call me once it was in store. It's been six weeks and I still haven't heard. Not that I HATE sleeping on a mattress on the floor, but the bed frame HAS been paid for so...
@ATF I went to Flour for the first time this past weekend while in Boston! I was sad they didn't have the homemade oreos out (maybe because it was morning?), but i DID get a brownie. It was amazing.
I had a lovely weekend up in Boston with my sister, mom, and sister's best friend! We went wedding dress shopping. She did not Say Yes, but it was a lot of fun nonetheless. My mom drove from NY, so transportation cost $free.99. I only spent money on meals and snacks and a Starbucks card reload. Total was $47.90, well under my estimate of $100. Hooray!
I have no idea how to estimate this weekend! I'm going up to Boston to go wedding dress shopping with my sister. Not sure what might come up, so I'm just going to estimate $100 and hope I stay under.
@LookUponMyWorks A few weeks ago, I discovered that Say Yes to the Dress is on Netflix and I CANNOT STOP. Your Friday night sounds like a dream.
Helloooo, Monday. We meet again. Friday, I did laundry ($5.75 worth of quarters) and went to bed just before 10. Glorious! Saturday, I ended up getting lunch with a friend, which I hadn't included in my estimate. We had amazing lobster rolls ($22.23) and ice cream ($4.50). I also had to use an ATM ($1.75 fee, boooo!). I stopped by the organic food store near me to pick up Clif shots for running ($3.36). That night, I went to the beer garden in Astoria for tasty beers and meats ($26). Sunday morning, I had a long training run which was actually lovely, thanks to the break in humidity. I bought a post-run chocolate milk from the bodega ($2.25). Later, I met up with friends in Prospect Park for continued weather-enjoying. On the way home, I picked up some produce for the coming days ($9.45) and Vietnamese takeout for dinner ($12). Estimated $85 and spent $87.29. I'll take it.