I kept up my intense work schedule all this week but I am taking this weekend almost completely off! I’m just going in to take some quick timepoints and feed my cells. I’m going to scale back to a much more normal schedule for a while because I really ran my body down by not resting and sleeping enough.
Other than that, not much is going on! Kyle went to a bachelor party on Saturday so that was his big plan for the weekend. The bachelor party included golfing, so on Friday we went to the driving range adjacent to our university’s campus to hit some balls. I had never hit a golf ball for real before – turns out it’s not at all easy!
We are entering a really weekend-busy month – going out of town, camping out for basketball tickets, friends visiting from out of town, a wedding – so I’m trying to get ahead of posts a bit. I’ve fallen into a pattern of writing mostly on weekends, so I’ll be without that time for a few weeks. I’m finishing up a short series on TV/cable, of all things, that will start running on Monday, so look forward to that. :)
Posts I Liked
Money Smart Guides points out a truth that no one wants to hear – federally subsidized student loans are driving up tuition and not everyone needs a college education.
Bridget from Money After Graduation emphasizes that when you don’t need money is the time to earn more.
Erin made a great argument for roommates and specifically a roommate with a furnished place on my post on how to survive the first month of grad school: “My best tip would be that, if you’re planning on having a roommate… try to find someone who already has a semi-furnished place. That can be courtesy of living with an older student at your university, someone who had to come early for a summer program, or some other arrangement… Roommates also make utilities much more affordable — we enjoyed DVR, high-speed internet, and not worrying too much about the heat/AC settings because we were splitting everything.”
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