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Summer's really really here

June 30th, 2005 at 09:45 am

It's been super hot here lately and no rain. So the A/C has been on non stop pretty much. Oh well, atleast I planned for the bill.

I just became a member of the Museum of Science and Industry. Awesome museum. Well I figured out that I would just have to visit 2 times and go to a few Imaxes to to justify the cost. So far so good. We went last weekend and saw the Bodyworlds exhibit. That was amazing. it's a med students dream. We caught an Imax too. Omnimax actually. That was fun. We ended up spending the entire day there. It was so nice to use other peoples cold airconditioning. I was thinking about going back this weekend, but I think I'll wait a bit. My BF is heading out to Vegas in 2 weekends so I think I'll grab my parents and head over there. I have 6 guest passes, free parking, and I-max to cover us all. A bonus too, is that I can write off half my membership dues to a charitable donation.

Busy Busy Busy

June 17th, 2005 at 08:42 am

It's been a crazy week. I've just been running all over the place. I figured that I've spent 15 hours in my house since Sunday afternoon, including sleeping. Granted, I've slept at the bf's house, but still. Tonight will be at my place. One thing nice though. The weather has been much cooler. Smile Yay! I've had the windows open this entire week. I did get my electric bill and only $23. I don't think that included the AC last week.

Yesterday I drove down to Springfield, IL for work. I ended up renting a car. I've figured that I make out better renting a car and buying gas than if I were to take my own car down. My mom went down with me too, and we went to the new Lincoln Museum. That was really neat. It was well worth the $7.50 a person. It was nice to have company for the 6 hours of driving.

Greek classes are going good. I'm learning tons. I ended up taking 2 for about 5 weeks and then 1 for 5 more weeks. Speaking of which, I need to register.

Oh and I did some shopping too. I bought a new blender, 3 work shirts, and a pair of shoes. I got some really good deals on them too. That's been the extents of my shopping. Oh I take that back. I'm heading up to Milwaukee tomorrow. My friend wanted me to go with for a hair cut. So that total price tag will include, lunch, haircut, and maybe a festival. I'm not totally sure on the details yet. Overall it's been an expensive week, since I don't do that much shopping anymore.

I did get reimbursed from my last trip to Springfield though. A nice $160 check. I will be getting another check in 2 weeks for about $180 (from the trip yesterday).

AC ON

June 8th, 2005 at 10:28 am

Well I broke down and turned on the AC this morning. It's suppose to be another hot 90 degree day. I figured since I"ll actually be home tonight, that I should turn it on this morning.

Not just getting ready for the high electric bills. Frown

40.5 cents/mile

June 3rd, 2005 at 01:50 pm

This is great. I just went on a business trip yesterday and drove about 400 miles. Well my company is still stuck in year 2001 and paying $.325/mile. Well since then it's gone up 3 times. 2002 = 36.5, 2003 = 37.5, 2005 = 40.5. Granted it's optional and recommended, but still. Yeah, so at 400 miles that's over $30 to be reimbursed. Well since we're in Chicago, most people take cabs or don't drive less than 10 miles (wahoo that's a whopping 80 cents) Sooooo, I brought up the question to account about 2 weeks ago, and I finally heard back today. The software won't handle it, but I can write in the extra miles +100. This will be so nice to get an extra $30-40.