On Here Is Your Open Thread

@VelourFog SAME.

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 3:00 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

It's MARATHON WEEKEND!!!! I'm going to lay super low tonight and tomorrow. I need to buy some groceries, including pasta and bread for tomorrow's carbo-loading feast. I also want to buy some tape or maybe iron-on letters to put my name on my race day shirt? Idk! I haven't really thought that out yet. Total estimate: $50. Of course, the race itself cost $260(!!), but I paid that months ago. Also, if I decide to buy some fancy NYC Marathon branded apparel at the race expo today, that'll totally blow my estimate.

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 9:23 am 1

On Is There a Class Component to Catcalls

@annev17 Ugh, re: the comments on her clothing. I hate that the video even needs to begin with the words "...wearing jeans and a crewneck t-shirt." You know, because had she been wearing a short skirt, she would've been "asking for it." :(

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 12:04 pm 0

On Lunch Spots and Budgets

I buy lunch once a week. I usually go to Whole Foods or sometimes Sweet Green for their Guacamole Greens salad. Considering it's a once-a-week treat, I should probably branch out more, huh?

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 10:49 am 0

On Monday Check-In

Good morning, all! I went upstate NY this weekend for a college friend's wedding. It was a lovely time. However, I totally underestimated the amount I would spend specifically on cabs to and from the airport once up there, so I ended up spending a lot more that anticipated. The gift, cabs, additional drinks, airport breakfast, plus a quick grocery run on Sunday night all added up to $255.65, over my estimate of $200. Worth it! Also, this is the final week leading up to the NYC Marathon!!!AAAHHH!!

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 9:22 am 0

On Friday Estimate

I've been in meetings all morning so I'm late to estimate! I'm going out of town for a wedding this weekend. That'll be $100 for the gift. Then there's the money I'll be spending on cabs, my share of the hotel, lots of airport coffees, etc. I'm going to say $200. Let's hope it's less.

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 1:41 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

My estimate was wayyyy off, both in dollar amount and modes of spending. Here goes: Friday, my friend canceled dinner on me, so I stayed in and made pasta. Great unexpected money-saving evening, right? WRONG. Because I also decided to use a 20% code I had for Sephora and ordered a bunch of stuff online. Total damage was $102.34. Makeup is an embarrassingly expensive hobby. Saturday, I went for a long run in the morning and treated myself to iced coffee and a muffin ($6). I picked up a dress from the dry cleaners, to be worn to a wedding next weekend ($10), and also some groceries ($16.42). The rest of the day was pretty low key. Sunday, I had my first day of training at my new part time bakery job which consisted of A LOT of product sampling! After all that free eating, I went to Smorgesburg with friends and spent $11 on more food. TOTAL: $145.76, over my estimate of $86.

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:29 am 0

On Friday Estimate

@crenb Happy birthday!!

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 9:38 am 0

On Friday Estimate

Happy almost weekend, all! I'm going to dinner with a friend tonight ($25). Afterwards, I'm sure I'll continue my Netflix binge of a terrible show I've been weirdly into (ok, it's Revenge). Tomorrow morning, I'll run and maybe grab breakfast ($7), Then I'm going home to the 'burbs for the afternoon ($9 for railroad). I have an out-of-town wedding next weekend and I'm pretty sure the dress I want to wear is somewhere in my parents' house. Saturday is also a close friend's birthday so I'm going to estimate $20 in case we do something that night (although she doesn't seem into it this year). Sunday, I have my first day of training at a part time job I'm starting. I'm excited because it's at a BAKERY but also nervous about the two job thing. After that, I'm meeting up with friends at Smorgesburg ($15). I'm going to tack on another $10 in case I pick up random grocery things. TOTAL: $86

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 9:37 am 0

On 1 Things in The Stream, That is What We Are

@garli No, I work in publishing. I meant to say direct manager. I work for a British company and I feel like the term "line manager" may be a UK thing? I never hear my other friends say it, now that I think of it!

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 4:07 pm 0