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FB in a Nutshellother blog: the everyday minimalist
talk to me: contact me here
works: business consultant
net worth: ~$155,000 as of Dec 2011
eats: sashimi, tartiflette, pho
drinks: earl grey cream tea
gadgets: macbook pro 17", ipod touch (pda)
beauty: fb's list of toiletries/makeup
wants: roland rd700-gx piano
reads: ayn rand, tom stanley, sophie kinsella
watches: bones, mentalist, castle, top chef
wears: wrap dresses & necklaces
loves: minimalism, $$ management, traveling
hates: wearing shorts & being late for anything
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Posted on August 9, 2010 | 33 CommentsNo no, I don’t mean prostitution or strip clubs. Not this time anyway. I just bought another pack of birth control pills (Yasmin if you are interested), and I paid $56.99 3 packs, which is 9 weeks of pills, not 12 weeks. I take the...
Posted on August 6, 2010 | 5 CommentsVia a tax re-assessment, I was supposed to get back a chunk of money from my taxes, around $1000. “Woo hoo!”, I thought. But reading the explanation sort of made my scratch my head, because it didn’t make sense. I had a feeling they made...
Posted on August 4, 2010 | 25 CommentsI just don’t. Unless it’s kitchen towels covered in grease, or really muddy, greasy clothes in the load, I don’t bother. It comes out smelling fresh and is perfectly clean without that horribly over-perfumed scent of fake flowers or fake mountain breezes. The agitation, and...
Posted on August 2, 2010 | 6 CommentsSo for an update on the bug bites, they have stopped itching like chickenpox for the most part, although some flare up from time to time on my knuckles, but I still have the nasty red spots ALL over my face and arms. I’m sticking...
Posted on July 30, 2010 | 9 CommentsWhat a wonderfully progressive country: For nearly four decades, [Swedish] governments of all political hues have legislated to give women equal rights at work — and men equal rights at home. Swedish mothers still take more time off with children — almost four times as...
Posted on July 28, 2010 | 13 CommentsHonestly, it’s amazing how much I use Google on a daily basis without thinking. “Where is that nearest bank?” Google it. “Where can I buy _____?” Google it. “What is the population of China?” Google it. (P.S. it’s ~1.3 billion) Whatever would we do without...
Posted on July 28, 2010 | 21 CommentsApparently this is itch mite season, originating from Western Europe. My FACE, chest, arms and neck are literally covered in little chickenpox-like red pimple-y bumps (it looks REALLY bad and diseased) and I am itching like nobody’s business. To give you an idea, my whole...
Posted on July 27, 2010 | 2 CommentsNote: This is clearly a quote taken with inspiration from Will Rogers, who said: “Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.”
Posted on July 27, 2010 | 15 CommentsDo not read this if you are easily offended. I am being honest, but not trying to be mean. No country and its citizens are perfect, and these are just MY observations, so you are TOTALLY allowed to disagree, but keep it civil please. 1....
Posted on July 26, 2010 | 17 CommentsIf you purchase things, and don’t pay them outright in cash, you don’t own them. Got that furniture on credit? Paying $50 a month? The furniture store that lent you that credit in the first place, owns that furniture. Bought a house? Paying $2500 a...