There’s a fine line between being polite and being a pushover, and it’s a line that I’ve danced along for the majority of my life. Chaulk it up to a consequence of my incredible awkwardness, but speaking up for myself in person has always been more than just a little bit challenge. Like, a whole lot more.
It wasn’t until I watched the most recent episode of The Big Bang Theory that I realized this struggle between polite and awkward is very real. At the beginning of the episode, Sheldon recalls, “You know, once I ordered an Uber by accident. I just got in it and went somewhere.” Granted, I have yet to use the Uber app, but this snafu is striking similar to some too-recent moments when my politeness cost me. Thankfully, I’m finally learning how to do something about it. Continue reading “The Price of Politeness”
If you’re looking for a post about a way to devour a 57-ounce dry-aged bone-in rib eye and wash it down with seared Hudson Valley foie gras at Prime Steakhouse while the Bellagio Fountains dance for $10 a person, keep looking. While I won’t promise you big-name chefs and bank-breaking restaurants, I can promise you that there is such a thing as a free lunch in Las Vegas. Crab legs included. Continue reading “Lunching for Less in Las Vegas”
On most days, I have the perfect excuse for not going out for lunch: I do cafeteria supervision. That’s right. I eat walking around in the company of 400 preteens. Still, there are some occasions that find me out of the building for full-day meetings, in-service trainings, and whatnot. Sure enough, when the noon hour strikes and everyone files out to their cars, someone inevitably stops me and kindly asks, “Want to get lunch?”
Continue reading “Sorry (Not Sorry), I Brought My Lunch”
I know my fitness post was on the wasteful side of things, but when I’m not hesitating to kick my gym membership to the curb, I actually can be quite frugal at times. Not Extreme Cheapskates frugal, but frugal nonetheless.* I certainly have a long way to go in terms of optimizing my spending and saving habits, but everyone has to start somewhere, right? Read on for some saving habits that I have already mastered:
Continue reading “How Ditching Diet Coke Saved Me Over $300 This Year and Other Frugal Habits I Already Have”