Happy Friday everyone!
This week has been all about catching up after my week in Portland/Seattle, and starting to prepare for Fincon13. Sadly I’ve been able to do that since my video freelance work has been non-existent this month. If it goes much longer, drastic living measures will have to be taken.
1. Well the 99 Cents store opened up yesterday. Of course it was packed, although I did find a lot of stuff that will be useful for future purchases, particularly cleaning supplies and other household items. One huge gripe I have is that they don’t hire bilingual workers. I mean I totally understand the need for spanish speaking employees, but they need to hire people who can speak both. I asked one lady where something was and she just stared at me blankly and smiled. Pretty annoying. My other big concern is parking. I noticed some spillover from the complex’s parking garage, so if that affects my parking I won’t be a happy camper.
2. Fall TV started this week. I have to admit I probably watch too much TV (but usually only at night after 7pm), but I love it! Some new shows I caught were The Blacklist with James Spader, Joss Whedon’s new series Agents of the S.H.I.E.L.D, and Sleepy Hollow. As a long time Buffy fan, I’ll pretty much give any JW show a chance, and so far it hasn’t disappointed. I love the snarky dialog. I’m also watching the sophomore seasons of Chicago Fire and Nashville. Sometimes the old “sophomore slump” hits TV shows (I’m looking at you Once Upon a Time) so we’ll see how they do this year.
I’m also watching Game of Thrones right now on Netflix, which so far I really like. I especially LOVE the production design and set design of the show. I keep thinking it must be fun for those actors to work on those sets.
3. For my Fincon13 preparation, I designed and ordered my business cards (see pic). I also planned my schedule, and finally bit the bullet and purchased a Roland 05 digital audio recorder, per some podcast expert’s advice. So now I will be able to record interviews at the conference. I hope some of you will be willing to talk to me. They won’t be full on interviews, but mostly soundbites edited together about your thoughts on Fincon and other random items. Pretty please?
4. In the stupid purchase of the week category, I went into Dick’s Sporting Goods to buy a hat for running. I picked up this cozy, cute hoodie without even looking at the price. It was a Hurley hoodie that cost $64 dollars! What was I thinking?!?! Yes, I returned it. I have my moments of weakness.
5. I’m back on track with exercise after last week’s eating out frenzy. I have to admit the first beach run back nearly killed me. How is it SO easy to feel out of shape so fast? Anyway, it feels good to be back in my routine of my favorite foods, exercise, sleeping in my own bed, etc. And I’ll be requesting Ambien from my doctor before I go to Fincon. I’m just not doing another trip with no sleep.
That’s it from me. I’m so excited because tonight two of my friends and I are going to see the movie Don Jon with Joseph Gordon-Levitt (JGL). He just so happens to be scheduled to do a Q&A after the movie which my friends and I are so giddy about. We all love him and think he’s a great versatile actor, and funny with some great dance moves too if you saw this clip on Jimmy Fallon.
What are you up to this weekend?
I wrote three articles on other sites this week: Tiny Obstacles at Debt & the Girl, Wherever You Go, There You Are at It Started With Lip Gloss, and How to Make Money as a TV/Movies Extra on Make Money Your Way.
Michelle from The Shop My Closet Project is mapping out some great goals for herself in Part II of Let’s Be honest! I don’t want to work for someone else. I want to work for myself.
Hayley from A Disease Called Debt explains: Why I’m swapping wine for green tea. I do like me a glass of wine with dinner, but there is that expense to think about.
Laurie at The Frugal Farmer talks honestly about what you can expect when you’re finally ready to pay off your debt: Paying off Debt: Preparing Yourself for the Journey
M from Dear Debt talks about Side-Hustling: Not just a hobby, but a lifestyle. It’s becoming more and more of a lifestyle for me that’s for sure!
Kim from Eyes on the Dollar asks: Does A Million Dollars Make You Rich? My answer was not necessarily.
E.M. from Journey to Saving lives in a high cost area it seems like me, which is why she explains: Why We Want To Move
Shannon from The Heavy Purse has great practical advice for any family with: How To Build a Strong Financial Foundation for Your Family