Happy birthday to BF!
Even though BF’s birthday is today, I gave him his present yesterday since it arrived in the mail. He has been wanting a solar charger – so he can keep his various electronic devices powered for longer hiking trips. So I got him one from MEC. I read a bunch of reviews online, and they all seemed to be positive. Plus, the charger is SUPER light and you can strap it to a backpack so that it can charge while you hike.
Tonight we’re going to dinner and a movie. :)
For dinner last night he made burgers. I decided to try something new and skipped the bun (180 calories just for a bun!). I just put some dijon mustard, ketchup and a little avocado on top of the burger patty and ate it with a fork. I’ve always thought about doing that, but didn’t think I could handle a bunless burger. Turns out I can, and I think I might even like it. Hmm.
In travel news, my business trip to Las Vegas is officially booked. I’ll be there for 5 days/4 nights in July and am super excited. Although, not excited for the weather. The other 2 times I’ve been to Vegas, it’s been in the winter. And even then, it was t-shirt weather. I don’t know how I’m going to survive in the heat of the summer. I’m not sure what my work schedule is like, but Serendipity and I are going to try to meet up for a cocktail or two. :)
Also, I’ve been trying really hard to book my f light to Toronto, but I simply cannot fathom paying $650 for round trip airfare – and that’s with a seat sale! I just won’t do it (I don’t think). I’ll keep my eye out on prices, and hope that they start to fall closer to the date that I want to travel (end of July). I might have to book everything last-minute to get a good deal. Which should be okay, since I won’t have to book any time off work to go – maybe skip out on the Friday a few hours early, but that’s it. I was originally hoping to do the entire trip for around $900 – flight, accommodation & spending money. And clearly that’s not going to happen. So if I can’t keep the entire trip to around $1200, I’ll really have to see if it’s a smart move to go or not.
Oh, and does anyone watch Deadliest Catch? BF and I are addicted to the show now.
Author: Krystal Yee
I’m a writer, personal finance blogger, and marketing professional based in Vancouver. I’m a former Toronto Star (Moneyville) columnist, author of The Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing, and co-founder of the Canadian Personal Finance Conference. When I’m not working, you can usually find me running, playing field hockey, or plotting my next adventure.