@Meaghano I use StayFocusd which is an extension for Chrome, if anyone is interested!
Whoa, Logan!! I think I did a double take.
I keep trying to convince myself not to buy drinks at dinner, because it is literally half the check!!! Such a waste, but then it's always so tempting. And then I wonder how my eating out costs are in the triple digits every month. My biggest issue with the "$20 a day" idea is that I usually group errands together, right? So, hit Target, hit the dry cleaners (in theory but really I never go to the dry cleaners because I'm lazy), but you get the idea. I guess the $20 are supposed to carry over from day to day in this scenario though? So I could accumulate my dollars for weekend spending? Because I'm usually pretty good on weekdays, having no life as I do.
Still on a plan with my dad (almost 26), not even ashamed. It's cheaper that way. I used to pay the full bill for a while, now he pays it and wouldn't even think about accepting $$ from me for it (you need that! you need a car! and a house! pay off your loans first!) ... so, I'll continue to stay on for some time until the guilt sets in.
@HelloTheFuture Every now and then my bf is struck with nostalgia and makes Tater Tot casserole - ground beef, cream of mushroom soup, tater tots, a can of condensed cheese (???!!!) and maybe something across the top, not even sure. It's so clearly a nostalgia thing because it does not. taste. good. I try to be game, but it's tough.
@andnowlights well I would definitely love to go back, so I'll have to remember this (or ask next time!). Now that you mention it though, I was very late on the planning this time around, so that may have been why I chose Etch (and even that was like a 9pm reservation - a bit late for us, we had to have several snacks beforehand)
@andnowlights So this is where I should have gone instead, huh? I wish I had thought to ask someone instead of just relying on internet reviews. (see my comment down below)
I don’t remember exactly, but I *think* my most expensive meal was a few months ago when I was visiting Nashville. We were on vacation so we thought it’d be nice to go somewhere we wouldn’t usually. We went to a place called Etch, and I just looked up my credit card bill – turns out it was only $112 for the 2 of us. So hmph, not as expensive as I remembered. I was rather disappointed with the meal, actually. It wasn’t bad, just not as special as I was hoping. Another time I went on a 2nd date with a guy to one of the more expensive restaurants in my city (Pazo, Baltimore), and he paid for the whole thing and it had to be a good amount. And then we only went on 2 more dates. Even at the time I thought he was crazy for taking me there on a 2nd date. ETA: Like, he was trying to impress me, but instead of being impressed I just thought he was nuts. Backfire.
@OllyOlly whoa whoa whoa you cannot just say "But then my neighbor was murdered in his car coming home late one night so I guess you get what you pay for?" without further explanation. Murdered in what fashion?! for what motive?!! That is so awful. Did you move after that?
I loved this! It is making me especially grateful to realize that I have never worked somewhere that was slow on paychecks. That one principal, while that could be a bit condescending, is actually very sweet.