Do as the Gamecocks do? That's right ladies and gents, I'm becoming a Gamecocks fan for at least one night. It's the talk of the town down here in the Carolinas so I'm doing as the Carolinas do. The first game of the season is tonight and I'm pretty excited! I'm even the proud owner of a Gamecocks t-shirt (I couldn't find one that said "Go Cocks" but trust me, I looked!) after an hour of hunting at the mall. I don't have a ticket yet but supposedly they're about $30. I'm guessing I'll be spending a good chunk of my allowance for this game but I think it'll be a good time.
The rest of the weekend should be pretty low key but fun. I'm hopefully seeing my favorite almost 5-year-old on Friday for his birthday. I'm sure I'll go out with friends one or both nights and I still have Monday off (besides working at Express at night). I think I'll also dog sit for my boss too, which works out perfectly since I'll finally get the dog I've been wanting (however temporary) and I'll earn a few extra dollars. It looks like I may also be babysitting Sunday or Monday for my favorite boys so I'm excited :)
I finally got my oil changed yesterday. I had a nifty coupon for an $18.95 oil change and tire rotation, which is about half the normal price. I didn't need my tires rotated but good thing I had them include it anyway. They found a nail in my tire and were able to fix it (for another $20). Luckily for me, I'm a Discount Tires member and they will refund me for any tire issues I may have so that $20 is coming right back to me. They also mentioned some sort of axel was loose, which will ultimately ware out my tires and throw off my alignment. It would cost $150 to fix...which I don't have. I'm thinking it's better to start saving for a newer car since I'm still driving a '95. I love my car and it's reliable but it's getting pretty old and I need to prepare myself. I have a car fund already started with a whopping $40 in it! I put $20 from each paycheck into this fund, which covers stuff like oil changes etc. but also bigger things like repairs or even new car payments. When I say new car by the way, it definitely means used but new to me! Luckily a friend of mine down here sells used cars so I'm sure he could help me find something good when it gets to that point. Hopefully old Diane can hold out for a while longer because that's the last thing I need right now!