Tuesday, March 4, 2014

No Money, No Problem

Just kidding.  It's a huge problem.  Luckily, I still have a place to live and stuff and I can get groceries so I can cook meals.  But, I have no disposable income right now.  My bank account would argue that I never had a disposable income but YOU CAN'T TALK, CAN YOU BANK ACCOUNT?  

This past weekend, one of my best friends from home came to visit.  At first I thought, "This will be great!  There are so many beautiful outdoor sites we can see without spending money!"  And then it rained.  All weekend.  From Thursday night to Sunday afternoon.  We're from Boston so we're used to rain... I mean, one recent June it rained EVERY SINGLE DAY.  But it seriously sucked.  And no, I didn't pack an umbrella!  I didn't even pack a coat with a hood!  I wasn't prepared... and I couldn't afford to get prepared.  So, needless to say, there wasn't a whole lot of site seeing.  Not even with the Oscars going on.  

We did, however, stay in on Saturday night and make homemade pineapple and sweet onion pizzas while drinking homemade raspberry mojitos (I even muddled the mint and raspberries with homemade simple syrup!) and watched the Kardashians.  So, I'd say that's pretty California of us.  

However, we did eat some Mexican food while a mariachi band played, did a little browsing at Melrose Trading Post, rode some rides at Santa Monica Pier and drove through Beverly Hills to make ourselves feel really poor.  So, basically, it was the perfect weekend that didn't require much money at all.  In all honesty, I like having friends that you can just do nothing with.  I didn't feel like I had to go crazy over the top to entertain her.  It was the perfect little slice of home and the rain was just the perfect touch.  

A disposable income would be fun right now... but if there's anything this year is teaching me, it's that spending as if you have a disposable income can get you into trouble.  And if I can have fun just WALKING around a giant outdoor flea market filled with cute things that would look awesome in my apartment, then I'll be fine saving instead of spending. 

Oh, who am I kidding? I need that card catalog from the 60's that someone found in the garbage and was selling for $300!!! 

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