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Archive for July, 2009

Stuff and Junk

This is my post about stuff and junk.

– Frugal July? Um…..well. I haven’t bought ANY yarn all month! Mind you, that’s totally negated by the flight I took, which wasn’t free (pshaw). Also, giving up expensive overpriced coffee is harder than one might think. On the other hand, I didn’t buy any alcohol! Well….except for that time, and that other time, but one of the times, I was away visiting the fiance! So I HAD to.

– After two and some years of dealing with beligerent, demanding, arsehole clients who constantly toe the line and shorten my lifespan, one of them took a flying leap over said line and got themselves a nice nasty email today informing them to kindly stop abusing me and my staff, lest they let the door hit their ass on the way out. Thanks guys! It felt powerful and vindicating.

Go ahead, try me. Push the button. See what happens. I dare ya.

Go ahead, try me. Push the button. See what happens. I dare ya.

– Toronto had a garbage strike all month. Nobody noticed. Nobody cared. Take that, garbage union. Oh, and fuck you. Luv, Talea.

– I’ve changed the location of my wedding from Saskatchewan to Ontario. You have no idea the amount of fretting that went into that decision. Though surprisingly, there was very little fallout to that announcement.

– I bought a product today. An expensive product. A splurge product. I opened it and was happily surprised to find a $5 off coupon inside for the next time I purchase said product. Oh, the glee! Then I looked at it. It expired on 12/31/2007. Please note that I bought said product on 7/28/2009. Anybody else see the issue there?? Luckily, this isn’t a perishable. But really??

– I’m going home in two weeks. I will lay eyes on my parents for the first time since Dec 26, 2007. Huh. The coupon was still good at that point….

– I continue to knit far more than is healthy. I have incurred a knitting related elbow injury. Stop laughing, it hurts. I had a moment of joy this morning when I realized the person across the aisle from me on the subway was ALSO KNITTING A SOCK! We saw each other and acknowledged the respective footwear. It was special. And geeky.

– Oh yeah, and here’s a random pic I LOVE. I got permission from May to post her on teh interwebz, so it’s all cool. This is from a few months back, mere hours after her third wee baby was baptized. Yay God, then we got hammered. Yes, it’s me on the left, May on the right and if you look close, Em is in the back!

Drunk? Me?? You're insane.

Drunk? Me?? You're insane.

Yup. That’s all I’ve got.

July = Frugal Talea

I spent a lot of money in May and June. I am about to spend a lot of money in August. Turns out, I’m not made of money. I know, I too was shocked.

This July is also one of those fabulous months where I manage to get 3 pay days, instead of the normal 2. I love when that happens.

So I’m officially turning July into my Month of Frugality. No excessive spending. This will mean:

– No new yarn. Even though I am OUT of sock yarn (May, did you hear that?) and I desperately want more. I will not buy it. Sigh. I’m…okay….with that. Yes.
– I will not continue to support Starbucks in their quest for world domination and title of Universal Superpower. In the name of frugality, I shall make every effort to avoid ordering a 5 dollar grande soy non-fat toffee nut latte. I will drink the shitty free coffee at work.
– No takeout. No delivery. I will make my own food and take lunch to work. Thank goodness for Grocery Gateway. No way would I do that if I had to haul groceries back from the store on my own, like a sucker.
– No buying booze.
– No really. I mean it. I can survive without alcohol. I think. I mean….probably. If I have to.
– No using my Visa. I had it all but down to $0 owing and then I went and racked up the damn thing again.

What did I buy??


You know.

A wedding dress.

For reals. I did.

In true Talea style, I went to the one store where the manager swore as much as me and told them I wanted to try on one particular dress I’d seen in the window. I didn’t ask them their opinion or look around. No, no.

I put that baby on, decided I looked ABSOLUTELY FUCKING FANTASTIC and that was that. One dress. Done deal. No fuss, no muss.

Apparently I’m getting married. It’s expensive. Please send me money, so I can drink and knit in the meantime. Thanks.

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