exeunt october.

I absolutely cannot believe that it's November already. That being said, October wasn't such a terrible month. I got 3 paychecks instead of 2 which went a long way towards paying my debts. I absolutely love the few months where I get an extra paycheck. Unfortunately, being paid biweekly those months aren't as frequent as they are for many of those lucky ones who get paid weekly but I have no business complaining. I have a job that I don't hate. And it pays me.

Also! I finally made it out with my bestie magpie and her recently titled "Mr." We went to see Law Abiding Citizen which would have been fabulous even if Gerard Butler didn't go topless. But he did. So it was even better than fabulous. You understand...
It was a nice change because I don't generally go out to the movies, given my financial predicament I can't really justify 12.50$ for a movie ticket alone, plus gas and the food and beverages I never buy. So I must admit that a trip to the movies was very nice for a change. I think I'll have to do it again!

And that's about all I got out of October. I worked a lot. Saw one movie. Not much else. Maybe November will bring along a little more for me....What did October bring for you?


this and that.

If you're going to be in NYC this weekend and have 28$-30$ why not check out the Chocolate Show! Now I'm not a fan of chocolate but 3 days devoted ENTIRELY to everything chocolate kind of impresses me.

On another note...monkey and I have been together 5 years today. Well, I guess technically yesterday since it is almost 2am. For our anniversary I got him something from Etsy. My first Etsy purchase infact. Long time browser first time buyer. I'm pretty excited about it but because I had no idea what I was going to get I didn't order it in time for it to be created. Eh, he can wait but when I get it I'll be sure to show you what it is. VERY excited!!! It's cool, unique and was a great buy. I could only be happier if Etsy was on ebates. Oh, that would be glorious


shoe love.

Sorry I haven't been around, been picking up extra shifts at work and now I'm sick. Good times. But I do have something that will hopefully brighten your day! Since my love of shoes is no secret I have a coupon for DSW.com for you! And to top it off DSW is on ebates!! Happy Shoe Shopping!


crazy people can be so funny...

So, I've been working double shifts like a maniac and I'm tired and cranky and the government takes all of my money anyway because I'm unwed and without children so how can I handle constantly being at work blah blah blah.

It is a complete pain the my ass.

However. It is often also HIGHLY entertaining and thus easier to handle. I would like to tell you about a patient of mine, my current favorite patient in fact. Completely off his rocker. He is EASILY the craziest person I have ever met (and I meet A LOT of crazy people) but he makes me laugh. He has this thing where he thinks some people can turn into animals, usually "a wolf to the ceiling, 10 feet high, or 3 stories high maybe" or a lion. He himself is a zebra (under his skin he has his zebra stripes that's why you can't see them) and today I was sitting down chatting with him and learned so much about myself.

I am a bear. I used to be a bird (old news). Now I am a bear. "A small, baby bear not a big mean bear 4 or maybe 5 stories high, a baby bear maybe 7 or maybe 10 feet high." Not only am I a bear but I have prophecies and when I asked why he thinks I have prophecies he said "You have prophecies because you are a nice and pretty baby bear with green eyes of course!" (Mind you, they're definitely blue). And he went on and on. He simply makes me laugh and makes my miserable double shifts a little easier to deal with and so I figured I'd share in case you are maybe a small, baby bear with green eyes and felt a little alone right now. I'm here too.


time for a little autumn cleaning...

Have I got a surprise for you! Ok, well, it's not super cool like a unicorn or a gorilla but I expect you'll like it just the same. You see, my bestie, magpie, introduced me to a website I would like to share with you. Gazelle is the perfect solution to that plastic storage container hidden in the back of your closet with all those useless old cell phones in it. Or that 6 year old digital camera hiding under your bed. It is a website that pays you for your old electronics. You pop in to see them, enter what it is you're looking to get rid of and they tell you what they'll pay you for it. If it actually is worthless they offer to recycle it for you free of charge, you never even pay the shipping. In many cases they even send you a box to mail it to them in.

And so I went hunting for old electronics of mine. So far I've only sold them 3 things, but I do have a prehistoric laptop they've offered me 83$ for and an old graphing calculator they're offering me 35$ for (just need to find the damn power cord to the laptop and make sure my brother doesn't want the calculator-it is a mighty spiffy calculator).

Look, here's what I have to send them so far.....

Seriously, that was old junk I was expecting to throw away (very bad for the environment) but now I get money for it! They pay you through paypal, a donation to a charity, via check or with an amazon gift card. You choose! And to top it off I found a promo code online that got me extra cash. You really can't beat that!!

Wait! Ha! It gets better!! After I sold my junk to them I was cruising around their website and learned that they also have a referral program. You get 10$ for every person you refer after they sell their first 50$ worth of old gadgets to them. Not too shabby, eh? So clean out those closets and let Gazelle deal with your old crap for you! Hey, why not, it's better for the environment and your wallet!


so i got a makeover...

For my blog that is. The Sailor Girl is a shout out to my main squeeze (we'll call him "Monkey" because he rather reminds me of a monkey) who was in the navy for 5 years before we started dating and is still very much attached to it. And you'll notice my spiffy new debt meter (which I'll be certain to update monthly). Scary, right? Hopefully that bad boy will be completely blue before ya know it, damn student loans.

And to make things more exciting I'm on a secret mission tonight....I can't wait to tell you all about it but, alas, it will have to wait till tomorrow.

In the mean time, I'm going to go back to watching my wonderful October inspired movie the Corpse Bride.....How is it that Johnny Depp is even deliciously hot when he's made of clay?
Check it out...


i'm a very bad blogger.

Sorry! I have no excuse. I'm a bad blogger. But I'm here now!! And I have NO work this weekend so I'll be able to catch up with everyone! All what? Four of you? lol.

On the other hand, I've been researching more ways to make money online because hey, what else am I gonna do on my lunch breaks besides, ya know, EAT. And who really needs food anyway?? Ok, I don't mean that. I need food. But I don't need the full hour I'm mandated to take in order to eat it.

But anyhow, I pretty much can't wait to share my latest money making discoveries with you!! That being said, I'm gonna go get ready to clock into work where I can listen to my patients tell me I'm a demon or Jacqueline Kennedy or maybe even a Jewish angel (definitely not even Jewish, much less an angel).....ahhh, never a dull moment when you're working in a psych ward.