Sunday, October 5, 2008


This summer I spent so much time in Shopping Mode, and I had quite a wish list going. I'd been checking things constantly to see if they went on sale or clearance. I bought a new handbag and a new carryon, both on superclearancesale, and I'm really happy with the quality of both purchases. I also got a supercute pair of leopard print flats off the internets, but took one look at them when they arrived and knew they'd be ruined in their first rainshower and sent them back. This weekend I discovered that two big items on my wish list are gone for good- a fancy 3.1 Philip Lim sweater dress and a beautiful 1960's desk with tons of storage. Both were on sale but WAY outta my budget and both sold to other owners this weekend. I hope they appreciate them as much as I would have.

I do have champagne tastes, but I also have a beer budget. I'm counting down the days until the Target launch of the Anya Hindmarch bags and Sigerson Morrison shoes. They will be mine! See you October 12, waiting outside the doors in the early morning, saying "let me in..."!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Oh noes.

I tried not to, but I broke down and checked my retirement account. As you might guess, it was not good. How not good?

Personal Rate of Return from 01/01/2008 to 10/02/2008 is -26.8%

I cancelled my weekend plans and I'm trying to see how many hours I can get this weekend at the 2nd job. Irrationally panic-y? Probably. But how else will I sleep at night?

Monday, September 29, 2008

The sky? Falling?

Ugh, the economy. My goodness. It just keeps getting worse and worse. I wonder how old I'll be before they straighten this out. It's only just begun and I'm sick of it already. And sick of hearing the candidates try to BS how they'll fix it. They don't know.

I'm happy every day that I have my job in the humanities, and, more and more, happy I have a per diem job in health care.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Does bar soap go bad? I got 8 bars of Dial for $2.50, but I'm only one person. This could take awhile...

It might never end...

I started ignoring this blog because my summer spending was OUT OF CONTROL. I spent over $8,000 on travel and weddings. Probably over $9,000. It all just spiraled out of control, and although I tried to work more to keep up (I think I hit a peak of 98 hours one week), my total debt is currently $7,677, about $700 more than my April debt.

All I can think when I look at the numbers is how I could have not spent any money this summer and completely gotten rid of credit card debt. But I know that I'll cherish the memories and that life doesn't stop when you try to get yourself out of debt. I just feel so defeated. And I have plane tickets to Chicago next month and plans to visit friends in NYC and I hate to disappoint them but it's stressing me out to not be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

But I will try, and hopefully prevail.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

I know I shouldn't, but I would...

I'm a hardcore celtics fan, and I'm pretty psyched about our playoff chances against the Lakers. If any of you watched game 1, you probably saw Paul Pierce crumple with a knee "sprain" and get carried off only to emerge a few minutes later and hit 2 three pointers. A co-worker of mine just went on a rant about how it's terrible that he's playing again tonight and he'll probably limp for the rest of his life, and compared him to the horse that broke both front legs at the Kentucky Derby. I think that's going way too far, and honestly, when I think about it, I think I might not mind (the chance of) a limp for the glory of a championship and $15 million a year. Does that make me crazy?

Monday, May 19, 2008

Sorry for the lack of updates. Not much to report. I'm trying hard not to spend any money. (although I did try very hard to get tickets to the celtics/pistons game!) I get paid on Friday, so I'll be cracking at the debt then. The new interest rate is soooo delightful...

Also, this is amazing-