Link love (Powered by noodle houses and driving fails)

Today is one of those days where curses are being slung around the house and love is on the backburner. Tired, cranky and hungry = cocktail for conflict.

But I can think of three good things to write about, so let’s focus on those instead:

– My decision to take a full scholarship and graduate as a journalist is validated every time I hear stories of non-journalism majors not even being able to get an editorial assistant position. Even fellow Communications degree-holders who didn’t do journalism have barely a hope in hell – and it’s just as tough for BA grads, even if they took media studies.

– We went over budget this week by $10 for the first time in more than a month, and I couldn’t be happier. I happened to be lunching at a cafe in Ponsonby, and popped into the nearby Nosh on a whim. Talk about a pleasant surprise! Quality was, of course, far superior to other supermarkets – but thanks to a host of amazing specials, it wasn’t too bad on price either. We did most of our shopping there – $3 for eggplant, $2 a kg for potatoes, $1 a kg for kiwifruit, $6.50 for four litres of milk, and more, made the decision easy. We also picked up some pancetta, four kinds of cheese (more than $20 worth) and some amazing cuts of organic meat. Seriously, I’m thrilled, and resolve to visit the branch near our house more often (we’ve only been there once, though the sales then weren’t as impressive).

– Plans are afoot! New Year’s is booked (we’ll be staying at a house in the Coromandel which some of T’s friends are renting) and going to Coro Gold, and I want to fiiiiinally visit Hot Water Beach and Miranda Hot Springs on the way there. I’m not crazy enthused about either the concert or the company, but I am keen to get out of Auckland and actually do something special to celebrate for the first time in years. I also want to find time to visit my friend up north and the Kai Iwi Lakes.

WORK

How to grow some balls at your next networking event, on Brazen Careerist.

Jen at Bullish on the things she wishes she’d known at 18. Amazing.

Ms Career Girl reminds us to trust our instincts and shares a startup horror story.

I relate so much to every post at Her Every Cent Counts, including this one on not meshing well with other people.

Blonde on a Budget ponders the logistics of job hunting while in debt – something I’d never considered.

Totally Money on what to do when your dream job isn’t.

LIFE

“We can only ever realise a finite amount of possibilities in our lifetime” – Stacking Pennies on choices, experiences and the passage of time.

Love this. Lindy at Minting Nickels on “being a B”, or as the saying goes, doing your best and leaving the rest.

Baking n Books reminds us that blogs are not accurate reflections– and everybody has their own troubles.

Information. There’s just so much in the shower of data, via Seth Godin.

FOOD

Wandering Food Lover fires up her Chinese kitchen.

OMG. Salted caramel slice, via Hungry and Frozen.

Two from the $120 Food Challenge: Bacon and avocado salad, and apple/cheese crumble. Mmm.

5 thoughts on “Link love (Powered by noodle houses and driving fails)

  • Reply Harri @ TotallyMoney September 5, 2011 at 21:37

    Big thanks for the TotallyMoney mention! Loving the other links.

  • Reply bakebooks September 6, 2011 at 07:09

    Thank you for that link…I didn’t think anyone even read that post after my the weekend I had. You are too kind.

    And I always get such other great links here! Money for sure…eek! 🙂

  • Reply SP September 6, 2011 at 13:47

    Thanks for the link! and, as usual, checking out all the others and adding to my blog roll!

  • Reply Lindy Mint September 6, 2011 at 17:38

    Thank you so much for the link love! And for all the other great links in this list. I spent about 20 minutes this morning reading them before I even got out of bed.

  • Reply Serendipity September 12, 2011 at 16:29

    Your education is something you never forget. And even though the job market is hard, and your market sounds like it’s hard to do well in, it sounds like you are doing great!

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