Monthly Archives: February 2014

Three things I want this February 2014!

My goal this year is to be credit card debt FREE!  Which means that this gal has sworn off all unnecessary retail therapy for 2014…but that doesn’t mean a girl can’t daydream about a couple of lovely items she would like to have someday.  Here are three things I am daydreaming about this month.

1.  A candle with some charm.

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This is such a clever idea!  Everyone loves a candle, but these candles have a special surprise in the wax:  a piece of jewelry!  Once the candle starts burning, your special surprise is revealed with a retail value anywhere from $10.00 to $450.00.  Maybe my valentine will get me one for 2015.

http://www.bellaj.com/products/lotsa-love

2. Girls.

http://www.amazon.com/Girls-The-Complete-First-Season/dp/B008CFZQQS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393207484&sr=8-1&keywords=girls+dvd

I am HBO-less but have heard nothing but great things about this show from friends and family.

3.  Another funny AND true shirt.

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This shirt says it all!

http://awesomecooltees.com/

Thanks for stopping by and indulging in my window shopping,

Ang

Valentine’s Day Deciphered

Valentine’s Day is here, and if you are in a relationship that means you will be receiving a gift or two from your honey.  The gift is great and all, but what is your sweetie really telling you this Valentine’s Day with the gift they give you?  Read on for some clarity.

Cards: 

  • Cards With Just Your Valentine’s Signature:  You are awesome as a friend but I don’t want to see you naked OR I’m just too lazy to write anything besides my name so now I definitely won’t see you naked.
  • Card With A Personalized Love Note: You are so very special to me.

Balloons:  You are just swell so let’s get silly and inhale this helium.

Chocolate:

  • Cheap Chocolate:  I hate you.
  • Expensive Chocolate:  love you.

Dinner:

  • Homemade:  I love you and let’s run the risk of food poisoning so we can have an intimate night at home.
  • Restaurant:  love you and I love food, so why not make this a really delicious threesome in public?!

Movie:

  • If You Get To Pick:  I would love to pick the movie, but I love you more.
  • If Your Valentine Picks:  I would love to pick the movie, so I will because I love me more.

Wine:  Drink up and let’s get naked before you pass out.

A stuffed animal holding a heart:  I forgot about Valentines Day until 10 minutes ago, so I picked this up at the gas station along with my 6-pack of beer AND I would really love to be single again and move back in with my Mom.

Lingerie:  I find you to be the most attractive person on this planet, now put this on so I can take it off.

Jewelry:  I am wooing the Fruit of the Looms off of you as we speak.

Flowers:

  • At Work:  I love you so much I want the whole world to know.
  • At Home:  I don’t have to tell the whole world how much I love because you already know.

Anything Not On This List:  Our love is not traditional, so why should my gift be?

Hope this gift guide helps and wishing everyone a very “love”ly Valentine’s Day!

Ang

Special thanks to Trish and Ally for helping me with ideas for this blog!  Thanks ladies!

AutoMO’BILLS

I watch a woman on a regular basis.  Okay, that sounds creepier than it actually is.  Let me start over: I look longingly at a woman every morning with unabashed envy…crap.  Is it just me or am I sounding very reminiscent of Hedy in “Single White Female”?  Please allow me to explain before you judge me (and turn me in to the proper authorities).

I work in a very lovely office with LOTS of windows.  It lets in the natural light, but it provides quite the temptation for distraction.  A few months back I noticed an attractive woman in an even more attractive red pea coat walking through the parking lot.  It was obvious that she was walking to work.

Then I saw her and her fabulous coat the next day.

Then the next day.

Then it was Saturday and Sunday so I didn’t see her.

Then on Monday I saw her again.

Then again.

Then again.  By the way, I am fully aware that you got the point three lines ago, but I am procrastinating on where to begin my next paragraph, so bare with me.

Then again.

Then again. Okay, I’m done now.

So watching the gorgeous red coat with a girl in it got me thinking on how lovely it would be to walk to work.  How much money could I save if my feet, instead of my car, were my transportation?  Being credit card debt free by the end of the year could easily be within my reach.  However, living so far outside of town does not make that a viable option.  Boo.

So I watch the woman who walks to work with envy.  Why?  The answer is simple:  Cars are a LOT of maintenance, and by “maintenance” I mean “money”.  I do love my car, who I affectionately refer to as Napoleon.  Napoleon gets decent gas mileage and is fairly reliable for the most part.  The only thing about Napoleon is he constantly has his “check engine” light on.  It is a tad bit annoying to say the least.  I assume it is nothing, just one of his “quirks”.  I have had him for nearly a decade and his “check engine” light has been on for most of that time on and off.  Before I go into the check engine light saga any further, let me back “pedal” a little bit (pun very much intended).

So January started off promising for Operation:  Get out of Credit Card Debt in 2014 (side note:  I realize the operation name has zero pizazz, so if you come up with anything more pizazzy let me know).  All of the bills got paid AND there was even some extra money left over that I was planning on using for an extra credit card payment.  Success, right?  Not so fast because P took both cars in for an oil change (which we had budgeted for), but Napoleon’s “quirk” was discovered.

Back to that “check engine” light.  Turns out Napoleon couldn’t control his “temper”ature and his thermostat was out (part of me wants to give myself a pat on the back while simultaneously punching myself in the face for that joke). Bad jokes aside, it’s winter and it had to be fixed.  The cost:  Well with the part plus labor it totaled almost exactly the “extra” amount of money that I had planned to pay for the credit card.

So woman with the red jacket, you walk girl.  You walk.

Thanks for listening,

Ang