2009
01.30

Okay, I work in retail. I work on commission…. I took over this store in June, saved it from closing and despite last ditch efforts- I don’t think it’s gonna stay open that much longer. Last December was the bleakest December I have ever ever seen.

I had to like throw things at myself to keep me awake. I sat here the other day and counted 11 people coming in and out of my store, and that’s including the mail carrier and people asking for directions. Sad.

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2008
12.08

So we’re saving for our wedding and desperately trying to pinch pennies so we both agreed to exchange one gift… an iPod touch. I thought this was of course a frivolous waste of $250 but it saves me from shopping and both of us from trying to outspend each other.

I got mine engraved and it says: “Always overcoming the bridge home to you. I love you.” He got mine in the Apple store, and they don’t engrave. Oh well.

We exchanged them early and I am so in love. This is like that Lexis commercial where the little girl wants a pony and then it flashes to her getting a Lexis – the bitch.  But this is the best gift ever.

Moral of my story: when in a gift giving competition, agree to one gift and make it as good as you can afford. Now I return to knitting the rest of my gifts… And to those of you who think that’s being cheap go price some non-synthetic fiber. Mmmm alpaca.

Happy Festivus to all and beware of stray Long Islanders lest you wish to be stampeded for the last easy bake oven!


2008
10.27

So I have been planning when I have time for the last few months and talking to caterers and finding a photographer. And at first it drove me crazy that I couldn’t get a caterer.

Mostly due to my own frugality but also because the wedding location is two hours away and I don’t drive…. But my aunt was walking down the street smelled this awesome food turns out they cater.

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