Friday, April 03, 2009

Status Report

I'm feeling guilty about slacking on the blog front this week -- alas, my week involved a trip across the country to spend less than 24 hours in Perth, hence being busy and disoriented. You know you've just gone on a pointless trip when you don't see any purpose in bringing along a charger for your phone or iPod, and don't actually set your clocks back because you'll be back in your original time zone so soon anyway.

While in Perth I had a few hours of meeting and attended a trivia night with the client. Clearly you're held in high regard in the office when you tell your boss about the trivia night beforehand, and she pleads with you not to get too drunk and act like an asshole.

In other news, I have tried to set myself a $400 cash limit each week to cover drinking, eating out, and taxis. It's Friday morning and I have about $100 left, despite the fact that we haven't reached the most expensive two days of the week. I'd consider this a total budget fail, but the Australian government has just approved stimulus payments so I think I'm covered, and will try again next week.

In the meantime, there are farewell drinks tonight and possibly drunken lawn bowls tomorrow, check Facebook for embarrassing photos that I don't manage to untag quickly enough, which is my new favorite pasttime.

4 comments:

Jax said...

Your blog rocks. And not in a I am a I am cyber scary stalker way!

Rock on, the budget cinches it for me.

Drew said...

$400 a WEEK? Holy shit. That's what I (try to) spend in a month on drinks and going out!

Vicki said...

Yeah but in Australian dollars who even knows what that means. To me anything other than US dollars is just Monopoly money. Which probably explains why my bank account is so low ...

zanderman said...

In my defense...

1) $400 Australian is only worth about $300 American.

2) Until the end of last year I was spending about $600/week on booze, eating out, and taxis -- in the three months or so since I cut back, I've saved over $3000. Sad, but true.