I really enjoyed my day off. I woke up around 3pm and headed to the mall! I had an online order to pick up hehe. I bought this mug on clearance that says “LIT” with a flame around it. I just want people to know how I feel after my morning coffee/tea hahaha. I’ve been doing so much online shopping recently. Actually online “looking” or “contemplating” would be more accurate…I haven’t actually bought very much because I’m a stingy motherfucker (ESPECIALLY while I’m saving up for my 3 months off from work), but man have I spent so much time looking at things I really would love to get.
WARNING: I’m about to have a huge rant about money so buckle up, boys. Basically, when I shop for anything, I will sit there for minutes/hours/days weighing how much I will use certain things, how much I actually want them, how much time I’d have to spend at work to actually make that amount of money, other options I could use that I already own, if I’m willing to wait until I find it for cheaper at a thrift store or as a hand-me-down, etc etc etc. For example, I have spent the last week going back and forth on whether or not I should buy a smart watch to replace my the FitBit Derek gave me. Derek gave it to me because he impulse bought this really nice $300 smart watch…but I just cant justify spending so much money when I already have this FitBit that does everything I want it to. So I’ve been searching cheaper alternatives, ‘used’ options, different bands for my current FitBit, 3-4 different online stores. So I’m basically spending at least $100 just because I want something that looks cooler. AND THAT’S A LOT OF MONEY. And today they have that stupid Prime Day thing so I started my research all over again lol. I shit you not, I have spent at LEAST 12 hours over the last week researching smart watches alone. I should’ve been a financial analyst hahahaha. I’m extremely good with my money – almost to a fault, I’d say. I budget/track every expense to the penny. I genuinely think that more people need to understand where their money goes how it relates to the value of their time. I’m proud that I have a great nest egg that allows me to easily do cool things like not work for three months and pay for a full time coding bootcamp without needing to take out a loan or move back in with my parents. However, the degree I care about saving money definitely stresses me out. I 100% get this from my dad – he is an accountant lol.
I’ve officially decided not to get a smart watch (once again lol) by the way.
After my mall visit, I went to help my good friends, Cece and Ryan, move into their new house :). It was really nice!! I was scrubbing so much that I got 16,000 steps on my FitBit today….oops lol. It made me so excited to get my own house with Derek one day :). They treated me to a really nice dinner. And Ryan said he might be able to fix my broken AC IN MY CAR!!!!!! Cece has almost the exact same car as me, and he fixed almost the exact same issue last year on hers. AHHH!!!! I’ve been driving around with no AC in this 90+ degree weather for the last couple months now. I knew it would cost SO MUCH MONEY (we’re talking up to $1,000) to diagnose and fix the parts, so I decided to just live with it until it got cooler again. Maybe I’d fix it next summer. BUT IF HE CAN FIX IT FOR JUST THE COST OF LABOR I WILL FUCKING SCREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After cleaning their house, I went back home and watched Star Trek non stop for the last 6 hours like a fucking bum. Schmee is hanging out with me currently too :). He likes being a bum as well. And my roommate is just now getting ready for work (its 5am actually) so I should probably head to sleep soon haha. I gotta work tomorrow (later today) so not especially psyched about that.