I’m looking to get tickets to the reunion of one of my favorite shows… MTV’s The State at San Francisco’s Sketchfest. This is the first reunion in 12 years for the comedy group. The bad news is that I found out about it after the tickets were already sold out. I’ve been keeping an eye on Craigslist (very popular in San Francisco) as well as Twitter for possible tickets. I’m starting to use their Facebook, but I think everyone is going to be there.
Some other thoughts that I have this week:
- Adopting a Dog is Difficult – My wife and I are looking into adopting a dog. We thought we’d go to the animal shelter for an hour on Saturday and learn how it works. It turned out to be a 5 hour round trip, including a two-hour wait to see a counselor. I understand that they want to match up dogs with the right people, but the process is more invasive than applying for a job. Considering that there are about 20 animal shelters around me, I’m not sure we are going to have the energy to work with more than one of them.
- Fage Greek Yogurt – We picked up some of this yogurt at Costco at a price of $7 for 32 ounces. At that price, you’d expect it to be good. It’s better than good, it’s tremendous. It’s almost like sour cream, but with no fat and 20 grams of protein per 8oz. The problem that I have is that at a $1.75 a serving it’s fairly expensive. We’ve looked at how to make our own Greek yogurt, but it’s not as good nor does it have 20 grams of protein per serving. If anyone has a place to pick up Fage (or similar brand) Greek Yogurt cheaply, let me know. We are going to give Trader Joe’s a shot to see if they have a good price.
- Let’s Make a Deal – One of my guilty pleasures is catching the old-school Let’s Make a Deal on weekends on Game Show Network. I’m probably just weird, but seeing people win Oldsmobiles and kitchen appliances that would be considered extremely ugly today is entertaining. The costumes are nice touch as well.
Onto the Links…
- Brip Blap talks about how to judge compensation for new job seeking grads.
- My Dollar Plan writes Donating Bodily Fluids for Cash.
- Frugal Dad asks would you sell all material possessions for debt freedom?
- Wonder how to keep your job while unemployment is on the rise? Generation X Finance gives some pointers.
- Million Dollar Journey looks into how Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIF) work.
- Digerati Life posts on family life in America: report on lifestyle, economic trends from the trenches.
- Money Smart Life writes best hybrid cars.
- The Sun’s Financial Diary publishes lazy portfolios built with ETFs.
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