It’s funny how things happen sometimes. I’ve had Chicago mentioned to me multiple times in recent weeks in conjunction with our upcoming trip. Is this a sign?
I didn’t think we’d have time to visit the midwest, but I’ve been thinking…
Maybe we could take a couple of days out from our week in NYC to do an overnighter in DC. That would free us up to skip DC on the way back down – we could head to Chicago after Canada, then straight down to New Orleans, which would be the next major stop.
This would probably mean skipping Philadelphia, but is cheese steak really all that great? (The answer to your question: yes, i would visit somewhere purely for its food.)
Blast from the past
A year ago I survived a week without a smartphone, recounted all the crazy places I’ve lived, asked whether you find meaning in your work, and applied a few journalism lessons to life in general.
Two years ago I broke down my Myers-Briggs personality type and ran my first 10k.
Three years ago I got to experience living alone, very briefly, and asked what you cheap out on at the supermarket (ha, bread is so much more expensive now!)
And now, to the links! A fairly short roundup this week:
Fascinating: how women are invoking Sheryl Sandberg when asking for more money. I can totally see myself doing this in an attempt to negate any awkwardness I felt, though I imagine in certain situations it might not be appropriate?
Financial Samurai recounts three craptastic jobs that changed his life
Nicole and Maggie’s post in praise of their respective partners is rather lovely
A guide to cooking with vinegar, from Stonesoup
Save, Spend, Splurge explains how she’s made cold hard cash from virtual goods
Makeup and Mirtazapine shares some excellent dating advice for the diffident
And last but not least, I enjoyed Frugal Rules’ down to earth post on taking the plunge into self-employment
Happy weekends, all!