Today was a great! great! wonderful! day! First thing in the morning/noon I checked one of my bank accounts to discover that there were $200 more dollars in it than there should have been! The great state of NY gave me a $200 tax return which I had not at all anticipated. It’s like free money! Then I got back a chemistry test that I literally thought I failed, the class average was a 62, the lowest grade was a 30, and I got a 99. I still feel like it is some kind of joke because during the test all I could think was “FUCK THIS IS HARD.” I was not sure of any of my answers. Also, I got a Spicy Chicken Guacamole Club Sandwich from Wendys, (my second in 24 hours) (substitute spicy chicken for homestyle and take off the pepper jack cheese because of acid reflux) and I sprang for a small fry despite the fact that someone recently told me I’m getting a double chin. They gave me these awesome AWESOME life-changing HEINZ ketchup packets. You can either open them or squeeze them and did I mention they’re Heinz? McDonald’s doesn’t even give you Heinz, they use Fancy Ketchup (which, what the fuck?) I am still excited about this ketchup. I tried to think about how I could fenegle more ketchup packets out of Wendy’s without having to buy more food but alas, I moved on.
Anyway! What am I to do with this extra $200 I never even anticipated having?! That is the question. This is the first time since I quit my job that I have actually (through working my f-ing tail off on the weekends) been able to get a little bit ahead instead of just getting by. I’ve had to buy christmas/birthday/anniversary/shower/wedding presents for family and friends and shelled out about $7000 for tuition and books in the last four months. On top of that, I obviously buy food for myself and the more I feed myself (which is a lot) the bigger I get and the more clothes I have to buy! Not to mention I have three little furries to support, a microchip installation, a $300 doggy dental job, parking tickets, school application fees. But I’m finally getting back to where I was before all that, so I feel like I should use the $200 on something I enjoy, since I am way too poor for a vacation. These are my options as of right now:
A summer pool pass: This is the leading contender. I haven’t been able to go to a pool or the beach regularly during the summer in years. My town pool is like a mile away and I could get an individual pass for $250. My thoughts are that I could go after class and/or when I’m not working and just read and tan. And for those of you thinking: why the hell would you want to be around screaming kids- I could just go to the adult pool which has fun loungers. Also, swimming is one of the Rheumatologist recommended exercises for my body of defectiveness. The added benefit is that I will actually be tan without having to pay for it or turning orange from fake tanner.
A play! There is one in particular I’ve been wanting to see but you can’t get reduced priced tickets through TKTS. I may just do this anyway.
Blow it on clothes: I shouldn’t do this. I do this all the time.
Put it toward a macbook air. I don’t need one, but toting around my laptop honestly aggravates this bulging disc in my neck. It is the main culprit in whenever I have severe neck pain.
Buy 200 scratch off tickets. Or some permutation of that amount depending on the value of the tickets. Think of it as an investment.
Get another laser hair removal session. My last one was two years ago and honestly I think I would need horse tranquilizers if I ever went back. However, the thought of not having to shave is very, very tempting.
Get my teeth professionally whitened. I do whitestrips sometimes, but with the amount of coffee/tea/hot chocolate I drink my teeth always seem a little yellow. However, I guess that wouldn’t go over well if I pay so much to get them whitened and then ruin them again with beverages.
Get a deep tissue massage. For 50 minutes it’s $145, plus like a $30 tip. Would I rather sit at the pool all summer or get one 50 minute massage? I think I can hold off on another massage.
Buy a turtle and all the fixings! My friend in lab last night said she has a turtle and I almost died. Turtles are so cute! But then today in Micro we talked about salmonella and turtles as a major vector of salmonella. The germaphobe in me was pretty turned off. Tortoises? Do tortoises get salmonella? How bad does tortoise poop smell?
….oh shit, maybe not.
Get my nails wrapped and keep them up. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while. I think silk wraps are like $50, plus tips. I always wonder what the hell women do for a living when they have gorgeous nails. I’m obsessed with painting my nails but they always get ruined from doing normal things and especially working at a restaurant. I think silk wraps might last longer, but in the long run…. what does that really do for my life? I’d probably benefit more from sitting at the pool and being able to read. I really like reading. Plus I have 600 magazines waiting to be looked at and more on the way.