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Free concert tonight

I just got back from the Nelly Furtado concert with my sister. Because we both work for a professional hockey team, my boss got us both free tickets to the show. They were great seats, but I was a little disappointed in the concert. This is her home town, afterall. If anything, this should be her most energetic show of the whole tour! (On a side note, Nelly graded from my high school, and her aunt used to be my hair dresser. Way back in the day before she became famous, whenever I was in the salon, Nelly used to come by with a basket of her independent CD, asking if anyone wanted to buy one for $20. I obviously said no every time, because who the heck did she think she was, anyway? Now that I look back on it, that $20 would have been a huge investment! She’s so famous now, and that CD would be a collector’s item). Anyway, it was a great way to spend an evening for free with my sister.

Although I guess the evening wasn’t exactly “free.” I wasn’t going to mention anything, but this blog is here for me to be open and honest about my spending. I spent $17.40 on food tonight with my sister. We went to a local sushi place, and paid $14 each for dinner (including tip), then I bought us both teas at Starbucks ($3.40 total) while we were walking to the concert. This outing puts me around $14 over my dining out budget for March of $30. My only saving grace is that each month I budget $10 for entertainment, and I haven’t used a single cent of that category this entire year.

Updated the sidebar totals

Well, it’s not a big change b/c I don’t have a lot of money left over from Friday’s paycheque (I already put $1,000 towards my student loans), but I managed to put an extra $50 into my condo down payment fund, and $200 towards my line of credit. That’ll stretch me thin until next Friday, but since I’m getting surgery done tomorrow, I’ll be stuck in the house for at least 4 days. I have $50 left in the chequing account, and I’m sure that’s more than enough to last me. In fact, I’m positive.

Last night, the BF and I went to watch Happy Feet at the IMAX. For Christmas, he bought us both an annual membership to IMAX for $45 each. To see a movie without a membership is about $15, so it’s a pretty good deal. Anyway, whoever’s seen Happy Feet before knows how ridiculously cute it is. Too bad the BF didn’t like it (his idea of a good movie involves lots of violence, helicopters, and guns), but what did he expect? I told him it was an animated movie about a dancing penguin, so he knew what he was getting himself into when he took me to see it!

Also, I hate how my sidebar looks in Internet Explorer. I use Firefox at home, and the status bars look perfect and nice, but when I get to work and look at it through IE, it looks like someone crapped all over it. And I know it’s due to my poor coding, but to be honest I’m just too lazy to fix it. So I guess it’ll stay ugly like that until I can get the % amount high enough in the bars to accomodate the actual number. Some website developer I am!

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