Thursday, January 13, 2011

January 13, 2011

I have, thus far, escaped any financially taxing situation.  Sadly, I've also been unable to enter into any lucrative relationships.
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

January 12, 2010

Bought some fruit on the way to work for class.

Hit City Market to prepare some couscous for snack for class.  Also, bought some Modelo Especiales as well.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

January 11, 2011

I haven't spent or gained a damn thing today.
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Monday, January 10, 2011

January 10, 2011

Stopped for some fruit and pan dulce for the first day of class today.  Used Mom and Dad's Christmas present, which was some HEB money.  The cards were cleared out, and I owed a cool half dollar or so.

After the first day of class, which was lovely, I wanted to get out of the office and have a little pho.  The cold came today, and pho sounded better than any reheated leftovers at my desk.  The food was hot and good...

...and the service was nice, too.

After work, I went on a run for some more baskets for books.  In an effort to save time and gas, I stopped off at Dollar General, and was unable to find what I was looking for.  I did, however, find some thumb tacks and a pair of corduroy house shoes.

Went ahead and made the trip over to Dollar Tree, where I knew they had my buckets.  I bought some.  Fifteen of them.

I had to stop to print and laminate some game boards at Kinko's because our printers at work stink.

Finally, to finish the shopping trip, I stopped at City Market for some beans and tortillas, avocados and jalapenos.

I'm sick of spending money today.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

January 8, 2011

Uf.  I did it this morning.  Spent it, that is.

I started the day off at Bouldin Creek Coffee Shop (the new 1900 location), and had a coffee with a refill.  I read and waited for students, none of whom made it out (no surprise) and drank about 25 cups of water.  Full service Bouldin is very strange.  The coffee and the server were both nice...
-2.50 I tipped him a little.

Headed North up Burnet for some book baskets.  Found them at Dollar Tree, along with some border for bulletin boards.

Continued North and stopped off at Recycled Reads.  I've decided that each time I get paid, I'm allowed to go there and pick up ten dollars worth of books.  This was a miserable failure.
-27.00 (keep in mind this bought me about 65 books, so hush!)

Continued North on Burnet and hit MGM Indian market, for some dal, fenugreek, ginger, and some other sundries and spices.  Also grabbed a samosa to eat with my cauliflower at home.

From here, I swung over to Lamar and stopped off at Ace Mart Restaurant to get some baskets for fruit for the classrooms.  I saw 11,000 dollars worth of stuff that I would love to have someday, especially in a school...

...and because the lady was out of pennies, she gave me a little too much change.

Finally, and I hope this means finally, I stopped at Wheatsville coop for some bagels to eat in the morning.  Portland ruined me, because now I want bagels nearly constantly.  Rockstar bagels, buy 5 get 1 free.  Helluva deal.

So, I bought some beers on the way to Nick's place...

...and Nick reimbursed me for his beers.

Friday, January 7, 2011

January 7, 2011

Went to Savers for some buckets for classroom library.  Didn't find any.  Did find a sweater, two Mexico jerseys, a couple of books, and some plastic cups for class.  Too much money, but I got excited about the jerseys.  I bought one a couple of months ago which had a rubbery sort of logo which melted in the laundry.  These are stitched. 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

January 6, 2011

I deposited a paycheck, grabbed some cash, and went to City Market for a little produce (tomatoes, lettuce, serranos, cilantro, and 5 lbs of potatoes, which is .3571428 stones).  Straight cash, homie.

January 5, 2011

Today, at lunch, I went to Hai Kai and had a vegan bun noodle bowl.  I needed to get out of the classroom, and besides, had no lunch.  So there!

...and I tipped the guy.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January 4, 2011

Stopped at the Mrs. Bairds' Bakery Outlet on Tillery and got some bagels.  They're these little bagels called "Thin," which seemingly has come out of people's newfound fear of carbs.  They suck worse than anything in the world.  I know what happens, too, to the people trying to avoid carbs: they eat one of these, along with sandwich stuff (mayonnaise, ham, cheese, etc...bacon probably), their stomach doesn't feel full, so they eat two more of the same, thereby doubling the carb intake overall.  Take a normal bagel, sit on it, scrape all the herbs and seeds from it, leave it out for a week, and serve with a shit-eating grin.  I'm not a bagel connoisseur by any means, though that might be a nice time, but these are another animal.  A terrible animal.  Enough of that, they were cheap.


Monday, January 3, 2011

January 3, 2011

Grabbed a 100s chart for the publication date reading.

Stopped at Half Price Books for some 75 books to read this year (by publication date (see blog)).
Found one that I'm threatened by.  Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann, 1901.
-2.90 (with teacher's discount)