Friday, March 25, 2011

Free food tastes better

I don't make a lot of money at my new job. It's no secret. But my company sure does help me save money on food. I rushed out the door this morning without grabbing my breakfast or packed lunch (or even coffee!!) so it worked out perfectly to snag a bagel and coffee for breakfast and some free pizza and salad for lunch instead of going out to eat. Plus, I was starting to get sick of eating tortellini after 4 days straight.

I'm staying out of the city this weekend but I am taking my God Mother's daughter aka the girl I used to nanny (what does that make me to her? anything?) to get her nails done for her b-day present. I also have a trip to Yale on Sunday for a Jodi Picoult book signing. Her most recent book, "Sing You Home", is awesome! Just finished it this morning, so I'm really looking forward to meeting her. I need to start thinking about a meal to pack for next week too and shop for it. Sandwiches maybe?

One unfortunate aspect of this weekend will be tearing my room apart trying to find my weekly train pass for next week. It came in a separate envelope than the past two weeks and now it's missing. Please hope and pray I find that bad boy!

I'm doing alright financially, at least as far as keeping up with my bills goes. I bought my April train pass yesterday (which turned out to be $268 instead of $318-awesome!) and I've paid off Sallie Mae and both credit cards for April already. X set up an excel spreadsheet with this really nifty budget so I need to start using it. I need to come up with a specific game plan for each paycheck now that I have a more regular schedule.

Today is payday for my part-time job, so I've set that aside for a little trip to Philly that's coming up in two weeks! One of my MN BFFs is meeting us there and I am SO excited to see her! The awesome thing about Philly is that so many of the sites are free to see. Game Piece Park, the Rocky Steps, the LOVE Fountain etc.

Anyway, that's my quick update for the week. Hopefully I have more exciting or even regular posts coming soon. Have a great weekend!


  1. Bill and NYC are NO fun. A great place to live, but so freakin' expensive!

    Southern Hospitality is ok. Not great. Brother's Jimmy's had better Pulled Pork, but Dinosaur BBQ up in Harlem and Hill Country in Flatiron are amazing.

  2. It is SO expensive! I'm getting an apartment this summer and it's crazy expensive even thinking about it! Thanks for the restaurant tips though! I'm always looking for new places to try and on a limited budget I don't want to waste money on mediocre places!