Saturday, November 22, 2008

Saturday, November 22

Today the only money I spent was at the Empire State Building--I had a mystery shop there!

Well, let me start from the morning. I made waffles from things we had at home while Peanut went on a drug store run from his roommate, who's come down with a bad cold. We went to Costco for a few things (granola bars, toilet paper, and of course I came home with their evil and oh-so-good spinach dip) but Peanut paid. Then we went to the Empire State Building to do my mystery shop which was pretty easy. But it was REALLY COLD up there and very windy, so we didn't stay long. That's ok with me--I've been up at least three times before and Peanut's not one to be super-impressed with tourist traps. Plus I like Top of the Rock better. Our tickets (which will be reimbursed) cost me $40.

For dinner, we went to our favorite sushi place. Peanut promised to take me there when he got his check from his France trip--it was a medical study that I found but didn't qualify for. I complained about it to him, then he signed up...and got sent to France! Dinner at JJ's was my finder's fee, and it was amazingly delicious. Now we're home and will probably play video games until bedtime. I know--it's hard to be this glamorous. :p

Daily tally: $40, to be reimbursed

This was supposed to be the last day of my spending tracking post, but I think I might try to keep it up. It's helped me remember to post every day, and I do need help remembering that sometimes.


  1. A medical study that involves a trip to France - WOW, that's a biggie! I've only ever attempted one of those once, and just got the $25 fee for the initial interview (didn't qualify). I feel like he owes you at least one more sushi dinner - that was one helluva hook-up!

  2. Hmm...that's a good point, Kate!

    But I'll actually benefit from what he's doing with the rest of the money, or I support its use. He's saving most of it in an emergency fund (yay!). And he's building a gaming computer so we'll have two good machines to play on instead of his good one and my old crappy laptop. He's getting a monitor that also functions as an HDTV so he can get rid of his clunky tube television, and eventually we'll have a very nice media center for our eventual joint apartment.


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