Crabby Cake

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Taxman cometh, but not soon enough…

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SO.

I did my taxes. I’m getting some $$ back.

I’m buying a new netbook next week and boy am I stoked. My old lappy had some issues and then the wireless card died and that was that. I’m also hoping that a new lappy will have a slot for my memory card out of my camera. I’ll be able to upload pictures much faster. I’ll be able to blog like a person would have in 2009.

I’m also leaving T-Mobile in the dust to join on the Kevin’s AT&T plan, family time I guess? But, when jumping over to them, I can get an iPhone. I’m pretty stoked about this as well.

I doubt that I’ll be posting between now and then, I’m not using my own computer and it’s a pain. I’ll post something new the second I get my new lappy up and running.

Cheers.

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January 27, 2010 at 9:06 pm

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Oh money, when will you quit…

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Kevin is finally done working in Vancouver! Home last night! No leaving Sunday night. Thank god.

I got paid yesterday. I bought the new MAC scent Naked Honey. It smells of honeysuckle and jasmine. I’m in love! It makes me feel sexy and summery. I usually try to stay out of the MAC store.  Since I hadn’t popped in in a while, I figured what the hell. I’m glad I did because this is limited product and they only had 3 left. I’ll be sad when it is gone… but by then summer will probably be over and I’ll want something else.

Speaking of getting paid. I’m really baring down and trying so hard to get stuff paid off or down. I finally paid off the stuff I had put on my mom’s Nordstroms account. Man, I love my sunglasses, the 4 or so pairs of shoes I bought, the really expensive bra that no longer fits, the cords that make my butt look great, the makeup and makeup brushes and whatever other things that amounted to a lot of nothing, but what a waste of money. Not that I think it was all a waste, but the reality is if I don’t have the actual money to pay for it at that very moment I probably can live without it.

After I take the trip to Napa the plan is to save, save, save. I really would like to buy a new laptop. I also would really like to do the tattoo idea I have floating in my head. I’m look at $2k to do those 2 things. I want to have money in the bank. I have more money coming in than I ever have before, I think I’m spending it pretty wisely… finally.

I have started over my accounts with Microsoft Money. I was downloading the info from Bank of America because it was supposed to be faster and more helpful… yeah, it made a complete mess and made it look like I was over drawn by $5oo twice a month. Um, nope, actually not at all.

I love being an adult. I love not having children. I love getting out of debt. I love plans for the feature.

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June 27, 2009 at 1:58 pm

Balancing act.

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Balancing your checkbook while spending money is way easier than balancing your checkbook 2 months later. I think my eyes are almost crossed and my back and neck hurt from being hunched over my laptop for 3 hours last night.

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April 28, 2009 at 9:42 am

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Drip coffee would be free, if it were up to me.

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I love coffee. Working with coffee for about 7 years will do this to you.

So today I decided I needed a cup. I had already had tea but coffee sounded like a great idea. I took $1.60 out of my piggy bank. Who wants to whip out the debit card for coffee when I can pay for it in quarters.

I ordered a tall drip. It came to $1.75. “Um, just a tall.” Yup. Whoa! Since when did a tall (12oz.) cost $1.75? I ring up people for tall coffees all the time at work and it is $1.36! Jesus, did he bless my coffee first? Why so much?

Yeah, I think I’ll be making all of my drip coffee at home… except for the everlasting free flowing coffee at work.

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February 13, 2009 at 7:36 pm

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Peace, I love the word peace.

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I’m having one of those moments. The one that goes something like “aaahh, I’m at peace with myself.”

I had my annual review at work last week. All I can say is “hell yes!” Basically my boss said I’m a great staff member with the most cross training in our store. She also wants to see me be more confidant in what I know. Hey, I can totally do that! She also is really pushing me to learn more about beer and wine. Hey, I’m getting my pouring license today! Oh, and I got the whole talk less to distract other staff members less, again. Even thought I’m professionally trained as a massage therapist, I love that I’m working where I’m working. I think if anyone will help me get ahead in the company, it will be my current boss. I’m very happy that she is at my location and I hope she stays. I also feel pretty awesome that I can’t really think of anything bad to say about the company I work for, even after almost 7 years. I love what we do, stand for, and how much we are involved in the communities we are in.

I also feel like I have my money under control. Getting my tax return helped with this. I paid extra on my credit cards. I’m using Microsoft money to help me organize my bills. I finally have just one student loan to pay off, I’ve already paid off three.

My goal for the next few months is to stay on track with Weight Watchers and not lose and gain the same 5 pounds over and over. I’m so close to being under 200. I haven’t been under 200 since 2002 or late 2001. I’m finally back to where I can say, I gained a crap load of weight on Paxil but I’ve lost 50lb of it. I feel like my goal of 155 is so far off, but I’m very “eyes on the prize” right now. I’m going to Napa this summer and I want to wear little sun dresses!! I’m thinking about getting a tattoo of my highest weight on my ribcage as a reminder of how far I’m come and where I never want to go back to.

I also want to start looking more polished. I feel that being fatter has always given me an excuse to not look good, things never fit right! (as I say this I’m lounging in sweats and a Hanes tee) I actually know a thing or two about style, I just have been larger and poorer than I am at the moment. I’ve already invested in a beautiful pair of boots. (boots first because I’ll always be a size 9, no matter how big my ass is) I’m ready to invest in staples, and staples are where its at! Invest in the classic pieces that will look great in 5 years. And with the way the economy is going, why would you want to invest in trendy anything?

And lastly, I can’t wait for Kevin and I to be able to buy a house. I love the little house we are in now. We both have offices. We don’t have to commute to work. We have a yard with lots of potential. I really hope we can buy this house.

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February 9, 2009 at 11:33 am

Credit cards are a joke, most times.

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Against my better judgment I got a credit card a few years back with Orchard Bank, issued by HSBC.

Dealing with these people is like dealing with a small child. I rushed a payment and payed extra for it, they charged me a late fee. I called to dispute it and they got rude even though I said I had an email saying it would be reversed. I argued with them and demanded to speak to a supervisor and the second I said I wanted to make a $150 payment they could easily reverse my late fee and be my new bestfriend. We are setting it all up and the guy said something about a $15 phone fee for the payment. What? Forget it, I’ll hang up this very minute and pay it online. Wait, my new best friend chimes in that he’ll wave this fee for me as a courtesy this one time.

If you have the magic to wave fees magically, why by a dick and argue with me that you can’t do them in the first place? Oh wait, if I offer to do something then you’ll be very nice and do what I need/want you to do.

Basically, stick to well known financial institutions when getting a credit card.

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February 4, 2009 at 10:21 am

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Refund, hot damn!

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Because I am super awesome and don’t go out on Friday night because I wake up way to early on Saturday morning, I thought I’d do some fun stuff like my taxes.
I am still waiting on one form from State Farm for my mutual funds. But if I did everything perfectly, I’d be getting back a fucking sweet ass return. Like $1k plusssss. Wow, the possibilities.
I’ve been having anxiety lately and some/most of it has to do with my finances. This is the year I am supposed to get ahead, but my hours at the moment haven’t been at 40. If I get this huge return I can do some things and still have a little cushion in the bank.
Heck yes!

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January 23, 2009 at 11:29 pm

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