Budget Diaries: Shopping Isn’t Fun Anymore

One day a couple months ago, I forgot to wear a suit on a day I had a big meeting. Therefore, I had the very fun occasion of forced shopping.

I got a new suit and a shirt and maybe something extra – who can remember? So, maybe I spent a couple hundred dollars. So what? I got a great suit and I hadn’t been shopping in a month or two. I’m a working woman – I can treat myself!

treat yo self

Flash forward to today: I’m six weeks-ish into my penny pinching budget and I had another occasion for forced shopping. Guess what? It’s not fun anymore.
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Full Disclosure: Why My Hair Smells Like Vinegar

Full Disclosure is a series in which I admit to things that I shouldn’t be ashamed of, but am anyway.

Full disclosure: I have a dry scalp. This is really the embarrassing part of this post. I shouldn’t be ashamed but there’s something about even mentioning the scalp that’s gross. Anyway, that’s not really what the story is about.

For years I have lived in secret shame until one fateful internet search led me to some hippie message board, which recommended an ACV rinse.

ACV? Ok… Google… Either a hot water boiler company or apple cider vinegar. Probably the latter. How does one rinse her hair with a food product?

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Project Optimism: The Time of My Life

Hello, dear lovers and friends. First of all, thank you for coming back after my long weekend away. I missed you!

Suffice it to say, the last three days were awesome.

Saturday, we filmed the Italian parents in Amanda’s in-laws’ place in Staten Island.

Sunday, we filmed the bocce archive footage and character interviews (did I mention it’s a mockumentary?) in Brooklyn.

Yesterday, we filmed the bocce action scenes, culminating in an intense makeout scene (bocce is a game of passion).

photo from Tom #BocceBallers

photo from Tom #BocceBallers

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Project Optimism: Shit Is Awesome Right Now

The most exciting days of my life thus far have been:

1. The month leading up to my freshman year of college.

2. The four years following that.

3. The first semester of grad school.

4. The weeks leading up to my wedding.

5. Right fucking now.

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Full Disclosure: I’m Bad at Pregnancy Tests

Full Disclosure is a series in which I admit to things that I shouldn’t be ashamed of, but am anyway.

First, it was Friends:

Monica: Are you sure you peed on the stick right?
Rachel: How many ways are there to do that?


side note: I know Jen's body is just like that, but it seems like they could have done something for Phoebe to make her seem less blah in comparison

side note: I know Jen’s just got it like that, but it seems like they could have fitted Phoebe’s dress better

I was in high school and wouldn’t need a pregnancy test for years, so I laughed along with the rest of America. Of course there’s no wrong way to pee on a stick!

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Not Everything Happens For A Reason

Yesterday I wrote about blessings in disguise. Sometimes, something that seems bad can turn out to be a good thing. Note, I do not believe this is the case for everything.

I ended yesterday’s post by asking, “Do you buy into the theory that there’s a reason for everything?”

Spoiler alert: I don’t buy into this theory.

Boston marathon bombing not everything happens for a reason

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Shoes And The City

I can’t really wear heels. Have I mentioned that?

Today’s the first day of the year above 70 degrees (22? celsius? it’s impossible to know for sure) in New York and that means everyone’s walking around in their Carrie Bradshaw heels, all…

carrie bradshaw peacock purse shoes satc SATC_Carrie_Bradshaw Carrie-Bradshaw newspaper dress shoes Carrie-Bradshaw24

And I’m over here like…

cute sneakers though, right?

cute sneakers though, right?

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Why I Hate Twitter (But Will Continue to Use It)

I was a relatively early adopter of twitter. It was probably 2007 when I joined, because I heard Elvis Duran and the Morning Show talking about celebrity tweets, and I thought “I can know what John Mayer is up to at all times? Cool.”

apparently this is called the hipster barista meme *the more you know*

apparently this is called the hipster barista meme
*the more you know*

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You’re Invited: Equality Theme Party

I love a good theme party. Proof:

theme party addiction

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NYC: Where’s The Pizza And Bagels?

What foods to you think of when you think of New York? Survey says!…


screenshot of Family Feud Game from this website for cheaters

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