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I want, I want, I want.....

August 14th, 2007 at 02:52 am

I'm tempted to splurge and buy an iPod Shuffle for running. (I'm tired of hauling around a brick on my hip in the form of my regular iPod while running.)

I can afford it, but it's not exactly in this month's spending plan. Thus, I'm hoping for a windfall to show up. Nothing big. $85 should about cover it. ...

Rats.....

August 13th, 2007 at 12:51 am

No, we don't have any. But we did just go see the animated rat movie, Ratatouille, at our local dollar theater and I have to say it was a very enjoyable experience made even better by the fact that we didn't have to take out a second mortgage to do so.

I often forget about the dollar theater, but I think it's going to be the first place I look for what's showing the next time I'm up for a movie outing.

The total cost for three of us was $16.50, which included admission, a big bag of popcorn, three drinks and a bag of Skittles for the sugar fiend.

If we had seen the movie at the regular movie theater, I'm guessing it would have cost the three of us $50.

I probably could have gotten by with spending even less by either eating before we went or sneaking food in, but there's no beating movie theater popcorn in my book. Since we rarely go to the movies, I figured it wouldn't hurt to pay for the real thing.

As for the movie, it's very cute, but it did leave me starving for something other than popcorn, so dinner is calling now....

I'm back and not feeling guilty this time....

August 12th, 2007 at 04:27 am

After failing to post for more than a month, I have returned to the blogging world. Rather than offer up a bunch of lame excuses, I'll just say I've been busy and leave it at that.

My husband started his new job, but doesn't get paid until the end of the month so we are making due with his vacation pay from the old job for the next two weeks. Fortunately, it was the equivalent of a two-and-a-half week paycheck at the former place, so we're doing OK.

I've also got money flowing in from the crazy freelance empire I've somehow built up. Plus there's that office job I sometimes clock in for.

On that note, it's time for me to get back to work. Until next time...