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All entries for 2006
12/26/2006: My 3 day weekend.

12/23/2006: Gift giving.

12/22/2006: Mind of Mencia

12/19/2006

12/16/2006: Where have I been?

12/09/2006: Only the minimum.

12/08/2006: untitled

12/07/2006: untitled

12/05/2006: Public restroom experience.

12/04/2006: Closer to my goal!

12/02/2006: Baffled.

12/01/2006: Where has my week gone?

12/01/2006: Why me?

11/30/2006: Wash your hands.

11/28/2006: Something is very wrong...

11/25/2006: Do you dream in different languages?

11/22/2006: Sex, deception and Taiwanese vs. Japanese.

11/22/2006: Psychos, houses and mother-in-laws who can be considered psycho.

11/20/2006: Big trucks + me driving = 90% change of accident

11/17/2006: Blogmad.net

11/16/2006: WTF!

11/15/2006: Angel and Vic Zhou

11/15/2006: Vengeance is best served slow.

11/14/2006: There needs to be a time limit rule...

11/13/2006: Mars.

11/10/2006: Where is the rain!

11/09/2006: The cleaning ninja!

11/08/2006: Confession is good for the soul.

11/07/2006: Over priced movies and kids.

11/06/2006: Marie Antoinette.

11/03/2006: Uneasiness

11/02/2006: Dirty looks...

11/02/2006: Menopause Fairy where are you?

11/01/2006: WOOT!!

10/31/2006: All in a name...

10/31/2006: I feel the love!

10/30/2006: Personal space.

10/29/2006: Finally done!

10/29/2006: Password protected recipe.

10/28/2006: Almost there.

10/27/2006: Appropriate gifts.

10/27/2006: untitled

10/26/2006: Behold the power of QVC!

10/25/2006: Do you want fries with that?

10/24/2006: Random thoughts.

10/20/2006: Fickle and can’t seem to learn...

10/18/2006: I want...

10/13/2006: Finding happiness in hectic times.

10/11/2006: Being responsible SUCKS!!

10/04/2006: And then there was none...

09/30/2006: Only to be single...

09/22/2006: Free at last!

09/14/2006: My mom always did tell me not to stare at people...

09/12/2006: Manga, homeless, Jun <3 and lack of sleep.

09/10/2006: Karma.

09/07/2006: His ears must have been burning.

09/06/2006: Bangs head against wall...

08/31/2006: Hot water.

08/22/2006: No pain, no gain!

08/17/2006: Mixed feelings...

08/15/2006: Buyer beware and why I dislike UPS!

08/09/2006: Hobo Stew.

08/07/2006: Oh to be so close and yet so far away...

08/06/2006: "I long for you." It's a compound of love with zero impurities.

08/05/2006: In need of a maid...anyone willing to work for free?

08/04/2006: Say WHAT?!

08/03/2006: Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho…Back to work I go!

08/02/2006: Is there a doctor in the house?

04/13/2007 11:49 AM
Perceived savings.

So a couple of days ago I'm watching a Friend's episode, "The one about all the cheesecakes", and by the end I'm just craving a piece of cheesecake from Marie Callender's. I absolutely adore their New York style cheesecake. Sure Philly cream cheese now makes cheesecake filling, smart company...but it took them long enough, and I could have made my own, BUT it wouldn't be the same. So I call up the one on my way home and see if they have two pieces. They do so I make a plan to head over there after work. Well we needed milk. Ok not really we, it's mainly used for my boyfriend's cereal. We'd been out for a couple of days, but hell if he wanted it so badly he could go or he could just eat the cheese Danishes we bought at Costco.

Well when I got to the store I was very surprised at how expensive their piece of cheesecake is. Normally a slice of piece isn't more then a couple of dollars. To be told a piece of cheesecake is almost $6 I was stunned. I then asked how much a whole cake was. The person told me $27.99! To me I'm thinking it's a steal of a bargain. I ignored the over 20 dollar rule my boyfriend and I have and bought the cake. (If anything is over 20 dollars we talk about it. This is to help situations like this. It does not include normal grocery shopping though.)

When I got home I slipped the pie and the container of whipped cream, they gave it to me for free, into the frig. and didn't say a word to my boyfriend. Normally he wouldn't notice something like that. I should have put it in the veggy chiller since he never checks there. I then started dinner and went to my computer once it was in the oven.

He leaves and when he comes back he has the cake in his hand and asks, "What is this?"

I look up from my phone game and reply with a large grin, "It's a cheesecake."

He glares and says, "Did you forget the 20 dollar rule?"

"Well I was going to just buy a few pieces, but they were 6 dollars EACH! Instead I bought the whole cake since it's like getting 6 pieces for free! It was cheaper!" I said with the large grin on my face still.

"No that's what you would call a perceived bargain. You should have stuck to a couple of pieces and you would have saved a lot of money and been under the 20 dollars," he replied in a matter of fact and not so happy tone.

"No, it really was a bargain. I really wanted four pieces, so we could have it for a couple of days and that would have been the same cost of the cake! It's a bargain!" I argued.

With a sigh he put it back and tried to explain what a perceived bargain is to me. Who cares? It was cheaper and I got a whole cake! MUWAHAHAHA!

I went last night to get groceries since he didn't want to. Instead his job was to start dinner, but that didn't really happen like I knew it wouldn't. Not a big deal though. It's never good to send me grocery shopping. He knows this and knows it well, but when he's too tired or doesn't want to go he just trusts me not to spend too much.

Well I bought some flavored sparkling water the other day. It sucks. There's hardly any flavor at all so I was stuck with 3 other bottles of barely flavored water. I then saw some bottles juice on sale. I figured I'd add some of their mixed berry juice in with the crappy tasting water. This way I wouldn't waste the three bottles of water in the frig. Yeah when I got home I got another "lecture" on perceived bargains and how just tossing or giving away the crap water would have been cheaper then spending another $2.50 on some juice to be able to drink the water.

I still don't get "perceived bargains". If it's a bargain then it's a bargain. You're spending just a little more for a lot more. I mean isn't that why people shop at Costco anyways? Isn't that why we shop at Savemart instead of Food 4 Less or some not as nice grocery store? The food is more expensive, but the service and quality of a lot of items are a lot better. Oh well as long as I do the grocery shopping he has no right to complain. He knows this so he normally doesn't, but with us being on a tighter budget knowing I spent 30 dollars on a cheesecake did not make him very happy. Why 30? I gave a small tip of course. The girl was very nice, helpful and friendly to me. I guess it was really 31 since I also gave a dollar to some guy on a bench that asked if I had a dollar. He wasn't homeless or anything, just asked for it. I think it was so he and his girlfriend could take the bus or something. I wasn't really paying much attention.

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04/12/2007 8:52 PM
Running in circles.

I feel like I'm just going in circles. It's almost like I'm living the same day since not very much ever changes. My life has never been eventful or exciting. I thank God that it hasn't been since that normally means trouble. Ever since I moved it's been very weird though. I'm not sure what's different, but I feel in a slump. I don't feel like doing any of my hobbies, but I force myself since I know people are counting on me. I haven't been sleeping well and when I think I have when I wake up I feel tired and drugged. Basically I feel like when I take the sleeping aid, but without the freaky dream.

Maybe it's because I wasn't used to living in an apartment yet before I dived head first into my website project. Add in being the head of proofing (Although right now that doesn't mean much since I only occasionally check in on my proofers. I trust them to do their job and only spot check every once in a while.), picking out teaser pages for the about 10 more shounen-ai and yaoi series, etc. I think I've taken on too much. Maybe I'll take a small vaca from the site once I fix all of the page problems. Sayumi, she's part of my staff and helps me a lot with the site, offered to fix some of the problems so I think I'll take her up on her offer. I then can concentrate on updating the site, making new pages and uploading series. I actually started on Gokusen season 1, but the last vote was for the second season. Yeah I know...I have no idea why either since that season doesn't have the amazingly wonderful Jun in it. It's a good series, but having Jun just makes it 200 times better. hehehe On the bright side I've sent an e-mail to SR asking if we can host Tokyo Juliet. We host the manga and I really love the drama. I think they did a good job with it. Yeah I know, I'm giving myself more work.

There's been a question on if I'll be hosting the yaoi for online reading, but I'm not sure. Some of the series we host are pretty graphic and since we couldn't host it through Photobucket it would mean using a gallery program and taking up more bandwidth. It would release me the trouble of having to pick out teaser pages. I'm having the HARDEST time picking them out for Komatta. You never want to give too much away, but you want them to get interested into the story. I just adore the series and so it's just so much harder for me to find pages that make sense, are interesting and don't give too much away.

I think I mentioned before that my boyfriend's grandmother had breast cancer. Well she past away a while back. His mother somehow got her hands on my cell number. I told her my boyfriend's cell number since I really don't want her to call me. Well she gave it to his younger brother, who knows why it wasn't hers to give. The other night she called my cell because my boyfriend called her back, but she wasn't around to speak with. What the hell! So you call his cell again. I felt like telling her to just call his cell, but decided against it...ok I had taken a Vicodine and was pretty easy going at the time. She was not very happy that he wasn't more heart broken. They weren't a close family. She mentioned using part of the 1000 dollars she gave us at Christmas to fly out there. Ok who in their right mind would have saved the 1000 bucks when they were moving? Seriously is she just insane?? He ignored the question by telling her that he wouldn't be going. He's not one to spend money to visit someone who's passed away because of some twisted family obligation. He's never been close to his family and hell after dealing with them I can understand why. If I wasn't waiting for a call about a check that should be arriving by the end of this week I wouldn't have picked up since it said restricted. I have everyone's phone number that I know or who I want to call me. If it says restricted I rarely ever pick up unless I'm waiting for a call, like I am now.

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