Friday takeout: $13 (dinner for me, lunch for me and boyfriend the next day. This was a deal and a half) Saturday: pre-class coffee and bagel $4, post-class groceries $22, boardgame night pizza ($10, not the largest pizza, but we got two toppings. I think this was a good deal). Sunday: $4 coffees, $20 beer store (beer + chocolate). Total: $73, not bad, but too much take-out.
Going to a friend's show in DC tonight, so $14 train and maybe $20 for food before or after. Saturday, work+ groceries, maybe $40, because I might go to Trader Joe's which always destroys my thriftiness. Sunday, brunch w friends planned (at their house) but lets say $10 to bring something. I'll probably need gas also, $15. OK! $100 weekend, but I'll probably do something frivolous and go beyond that.
Suuuuuper long weekend for me, with Thursday and Friday snow days, then President's day, then Tuesday is usually my day off ( I do teach a Sat. class, so I had a small break of being a contributing member of society) Fri: $22 my half of Ethiopian food for valentines day (bill splitting ROMANCE) Saturday: $20 groceries, $58 cat food, cat litter, dog treats, dog toy (he destroyed it w/in 1 hour, the cat supplies should last 3 months or more) $25 application fee. Sunday: $15 gas, $10 six pack. Monday: $10 grocery re-do ( we made the mistake of buying good cereal on sat, and had to replace it 2 days later, plus buy ice cream) Total: $160
Friday: picked boyfriend up from work and he talked me into going to a bar for dinner: $12 ( I bought the beers, he got the burgers). Walked the dog and picked up a six pack for the weekend : $11. Saturday: groceries after class: $25. Beers after a friends opening :free(thanks boyfriend!). Target run :$60 ( don't go to target after drinking a beer on no dinner. I bought an unplanned lipstick nail polish and dress. The dress was longer in back than in front so now I have to return it.) Sunday: food poisoning! $0 except for boyfriend usingy card to buy gas $15(it was my turn). Total: 125
I took it halfway this afternoon, and when I stopped the computer guessed me at 87,000. It was between 40,000 and 87,000 the entire time. I took it completely just now (re-started) and it fluctuated in the negatives most of the time. I guess I got all the above 0 questions at the end this second time.
Friday: got the car emissions tested ($29, because I was late. I have NO memory of getting my initial test notice),Coffee and snack for waitng in emissions test line ($4) $56 haircut, including cutter tip and hairwasher tip. Pre-haircut beer and fries ($0, because boyfriend bought since I did the car stuff)Gas ($12) Saturday: Trader Joe's run ($22), window scraper ($3) Co-op for meat and veggies ($15) beer store ($10) Thai food ($0, payback for helping boyfriend) Sunday: $0? Can't remember it at least. I probably forgot something, but for now: $150
Friday: Cooked dinner in and drank some of a box wine we had lying around. Saturday: Farmer's market: $12 and Food Coop: $25 Boyfriend bought dinner, so I got beers when we went out with friends later: $50, bc I got drunk and so bought extra beers, dummy. Sunday: Brunch w gals: $22 dog chewer: $5 (totally worth it for the 2 days of not bothering me that resulted) Monday: Art supplies: $60 Grocery store for still-life things for drawing class (and future dinner) and tea: $11 Beer store for snow day: $10 Total: $195....yikes. totally blew it on going out, and made some purchases that I had intended to wait on/not make. This weekend was kind of the boiling point after trying to put myself on a very strict budget, which obviously wasn't going to take. I picked up an extra class last week, which will allow me to BUY THINGS, so luckily I have a bit more wiggle room w spending.
Ok, going to get back on Monday Check-ins. Friday: Some frozen food +dog sitter snacks at Trader Joes: $50 Dog sitter beer at beer store: $10 Saturday: Went to New York for the weekend to do portfolio reviews, which meant most of my weekend was bankrolled by my school, but I still spent $6 bagel and coffees after getting off train, $20 metro card I didn't use up, $16 New Museum entry, $10 PS1 entry, $12 duane reade for forgotten toothbrush and spur of the moment snack and nail polish, dinner: FREE, Hotel: FREE. Sunday: Breakfast at Hotel: Free, Portfolio reviews: my soul Dinner after portfolio review: $14, Train home: FREE. Total spent: $122 Total earned: $200, $88 dollar profit (ok, $38 profit if I factor in the $50 paid to dog sitter, but still, free hotel and fancy meal!)
I was eating roasted fennel and beets for dinner as I read this, and just got up to squeeze a lemon on top of everything. It does taste good!
@bgprincipessa I think it is only bad if you live in a really bug-infested area or hike in the woods alot. Some people (hippies?) are concerned about giving their dogs those chemicals unnecessarily, if flea/tick diseases aren't rampant. Grain of salt, I am a deadbeat who loses all bank cards, see my post below.