@calamity This is why I have a great dining room table, a foldout couch (too heavy to move), and a comfy but structurally unsound armchair.
My brother had someone living in a walk-in closet in the house he lived in in college, but this was in Pittsburgh and they charged them, like, a hundred bucks plus utilities.
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My mom's two life mottoes: "Any excuse for a party." "Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke." These have served me surprisingly well for almost every situation in life.
Going out for work lunch with my fabulous coworkers today, buying some presents for the kids of the friend I'm visiting in a couple of weeks, and a very small grocery run (my cheddar was covered in mold last night and I think I'm gonna buy myself a box of popsicles). Oh, and recharging the stupid laundry card so I can do stupid laundry. Hoping to keep it under $75 tops.
@Brian Yoder@facebook The fuck do you mean, "we taxpayers"? You think nobody who's taking or ever has taken out a student loan pays taxes?
Tonight I need to buy groceries and also booze, so probably $50 total. Tomorrow I'm going out for fancy brunch and then writing all day; let's say another $50. Sunday I want to go to a double feature of The Great Muppet Caper and Muppets Take Manhattan, which I think is $20. Plus incidentals... I'm gonna round to $150 and then cry softly into my keyboard.
@seaermine Yeah, I don't even have cable but would happily pay to add HBO Go to my internet package.
$16 on groceries, and that was it! Lots of housecleaning and laundry, lots of eating food I had in the house because I realized I was going out for meals with friends twice this coming week and I still have to pay my student loan bill. Good job, self.
I plan to spend the weekend spring cleaning and will probably run to the corner store for bread and milk... and possibly reward myself for cleaning the entire weekend with takeout. So let's say $50. This week was expensive with bills hitting so I need to keep costs down.