Pollen + TeacHer = Big Problems

It has been absolutely lovely here for the past few days if you enjoy hot weather (which I don't) and you have no sensitivity to pollen (which I do). So while everyone else in northern Virginia has been sunbathing I have been rubbing my swollen, watery, itchy eyes. I know, nice ... Read more...

Me and Carrie Bradshaw

Sex and the City is undoubtedly one of the most significant and influential TV shows of my generation. Carrie and her 3 best friends made living the single life well into one's thirties exciting, glamorous, and most importantly acceptable. Although it's a controversial opinion, I ... Read more...

Reflecting on Work

First: great news! My sister got a job! I'm so, so excited for her! I would be anyway, but especially in this economy - I think it's a real accomplishment. It's technically temporary - she is a conditional employee for the first 3 months, and at that point they decide whether or ... Read more...

Weekend Plans

Right now I'm drinking red wine and watching zillions of episodes of House Hunters on Hulu. That's right, the volume problem on my TV is so bad I'm back to Internet television. But it works just fine :)I'm having a very low-key weekend. Tonight I'm catching up on sleep and ... Read more...

Gifts

I've been crunching some numbers, and my personal loan payoff probably won't happen until my June 5 paycheck because May is going to be an expensive month for me. I have to buy 3 gifts, all for people who are important to me so I really don't want to scrimp. All the gifts are for ... Read more...

Credit Score Surprise

A good surprise, actually. I got my credit report and score from Experian and it's quite higher than I thought. I won't post exact numbers (I kind of feel like that's like posting my weight or college GPA - there are some numbers only I should know) but Experian gives your ... Read more...

Blasted TV

So this TV problem is really aggravating me. The volume problem is becoming less and less bearable. I have the volume up at 100%, but if I go further than 2 feet away from the TV it can't be heard. I just got cable back because I got a deal from Comcast - and I can't even really ... Read more...

Things I’ve Been Thinking About

I hope everyone has had a restful few days with family and friends over the Easter break! My spring break is coming to an end tomorrow :( but I had a very relaxing break that involved plenty of catching up with family and eating. It's a pretty long drive to my parents' house ... Read more...

Total Damage:

Inspection, repairs + tax, titling fees + emissions inspection + registration fee = $557.75Yikes. But not as bad as it could have been.  ... Read more...

Ok, So I May Have Overreacted a Bit Yesterday

After writing about my car woes yesterday, I called my dad to see if he thought $340 sounded right, just for parts. He didn't, and when I told him the whole story he insisted on calling the car place himself (it's actually a Toyota dealer). My dad operates under the perpetual ... Read more...