SO glad this week was over. I resorted to a half glass of wine on Friday. Yeah, you know that shiz is serious when I’m dipping into the vino (luckily there was chard available, which I can almost stomach).
On the bright side, I managed to get Foo Fighters tickets (YEAH! Now I just need the Chilis to come back and I’ll die happy), made my first designer purchase (an everything under $150 sale – was a little intimidating in there, but I got in and got out and spent $60 on a dress instead of the original $149), and yep, we splashed out and bought Guitar Hero. One pack was $149, the other a mere $29. STEAL. Not that I really need another reason to procrastinate from picking up my actual guitar, or the mostly-for-decoration ukulele we bought in Raro. (I cannot figure out the tuning; it sounds basically like the EADG guitar tuning rather than the standard uke tuning most sites throw up. What gives?)
Speaking of work-appropriate clothing, is there any such attire that DOES NOT require handwashing – or worse, drycleaning? GAH.
“One of my biggest struggles has always been reconciling who I am with who I want to be.” Always love Clare at Never Niche.
“Here’s to resilience, to the power of choice, and to making the most of every precious moment we’re given.” Ditto Emily Jane.
Ambition is a double-edged sword, says Krystal.
Manda gets stuck into the patriarchal aspect of Chinese culture.
Give yourself permission to relax, via Nicole is Better.
And a few tips for flathunting, at Totally Money.
Great title! When the overdraft is overrated, at Minting Nickels.
Walking in Heels says sometimes it pays to focus on the big picture to enjoy small pleasures.
Financial Samurai reviews his midyear goals.
A Lotta Lettuce shares the story of how she landed her first job.
There are costs involved with almost any job – quite a lot if you’re a teacher, as Ninja’s wife writes.
Some thoughts by Nicole and Maggie on being a woman in the workforce.
Marian explains everything you’d ever need to know about using Help a Reporter Out.
Kyla Roma whips up leeks, blue cheese and bruschetta on toast.
Hungry and Frozen tackles a chocolate fudge pie.
Lastly, a raspberry coffee cake courtesy of The Joy of Caking.