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Budget and the Beach
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
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The idea for this post comes from a conversation I had with some friends while out for a drink Friday night. The idea was to just go to happy hour (something that was planned as part of my $50 entertainment budget for the rest of the month), then go home and eat dinner. But happy […] ...
Posted: Nov 17 2019 @ 10:29 PM
OMG, I swear it was JUST summer! Ca-razy right? I know this is the time of year where most people start getting a little frantic about the holidays, but November and December have always been kind of mellow for me. I don’t have a lot of traditions, traveling, crazy gift buying or party attending I […] ...
Posted: Nov 10 2019 @ 10:03 PM
Today I have a guest post on VolleyCamp Hermosa! Hope you’ll check it out and share! Injuries are never fun. But it’s really challenging when it keeps you from doing the things you love to do, like sports or any other kind of physical activity. My injury occurred at the end of August in an […] ...
Posted: Oct 28 2019 @ 9:40 AM
“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”-Maya Angelou This is a quote from the great Maya Angelou. It’s often misquoted as, “when you know better, you do better.” The latter misquote insinuates that once you learn something, you never go back to making a mistake […] ...
Posted: Oct 23 2019 @ 12:33 AM
I thought for quite a long time what I wanted to post as I turn 49. I started not one but two posts that I didn’t like the direction they were going because they started to focus on some negatives in my life. Then I remembered a post I created in 2015, where I enlisted […] ...
Posted: Oct 13 2019 @ 11:28 PM
Seems like a fitting title to last month! Ha ha! I’m hoping this doesn’t turn into a 2,000 word post, but there is a LOT to talk about regarding the month of September. What Went Down? In case you’ve been wondering why I’ve been posting gnarly pics/videos of my left pinky this past month, back […] ...
Posted: Oct 06 2019 @ 11:48 PM
Happy…almost fall? I’m not ready to see summer go, even in LA!! Finances Let’s get to it, shall we? My net worth dropped $6,675 this month. This month I’m NOT counting the money I have earmarked in a separate account for taxes. It doesn’t seem right. Either way, it still would have dropped over last month. (Bleep) is […] ...
Posted: Sep 01 2019 @ 10:10 PM
I’ll bet you’re wondering what I’m meaning by that title. It’s actually a line from the 80s film, Risky Business with Tom Cruise, but in my case, it applies to what I did this past weekend. Here is what I wrote while I was there… I’m typing this on a Sunday morning in Big Bear […] ...
Posted: Aug 14 2019 @ 1:27 AM
I would be remiss if I first didn’t bring up the multiple mass shootings in a week, but I don’t want to get too deep into it, otherwise I might go on an angry rant, and anger…at least not channeled in the right way, does nothing. I’m focusing a lot of my attention on which […] ...
Posted: Aug 04 2019 @ 9:21 PM
This post contains f-bombs…several of them. 🙂 I think in most areas of our lives, there isn’t a real finish line (well, until you die). Sorry for being morbid. If you just lost 20 pounds, you can’t simply go back to your old ways of eating or not exercising unless you want to gain the […] ...
Posted: Jul 29 2019 @ 12:01 AM


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