Monday, July 23, 2007

A belt and 3 undies for $2.42

I rock. NY&Co sends out coupons practically everyday. For those who do not know what is NY&Co, it is a clothing store for women. It used to be my favorite clothing store until I stopped liking the clothing styles. However, I still have the credit card for that store only which gives me a lot of discounts.

Especially this $15 off coupon. The catch? Nothing! Gotta love coupons like those. Basically if you buy $15 worth of clothing, you get $15 off. So I could not pass that up. Though, I had a hard time browsing in that store last weekend to see anything I liked...nothing :(. Then I thought of one thing - I needed a brown belt. So I got that. Then I picked out three undies that I liked. I do not need any more undies but I admit I like NY&Co's undies as they are comfortable. So the total was around $18 but sans the $15 coupon, it went down to $2.42.

So there you go. A nice belt and three new pairs of underwear for less than $3. You can't beat that.

Monday, July 16, 2007

The best chocolate...ever

I was in a serious chocolate attack mood. It all started with my birthday when a friend of mine flew in from Germany to visit his girlfriend (who is my former teammate at work). He gave me this very nice box of german chocolate. Here and lo, I am forever addicted to it.

And I just had the very last piece... and I want more.

I tried to google it up to see if I could buy more online. Sure does not look like it. Kudos to anyone who knows how I can get more here in America.

I got the mix of Noumea, Java, Madagascar and Puerto Cabello. Puerto Cabello is my favorite with Noumea in 2nd. Madagascar comes in third with Java running in last. I am a huge fan of milk chocolate. My mom is crazy over dark chocolate which requires a much more mature taste.

I was researching chocolate a bit recently and found out that dark chocolate is more rich in antioxidants than milk chocolate. "The darker it is, the better it is for your health". A 40 grams of dark chocolate is equivalent of a cup of black tea (800 milligrams) whilst it is 400 milligrams for same serving of milk chocolate (same as a glass of red wine).

Chocolate, FTW.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Budget Issues

It's been a long time since I last posted. Definitely overdue. But I do not really know what to say. So much has happened it has been a whirlwind. I ended my reign as Miss Deaf Kansas, and ran for KAD secretary and won. I also applied to RIT for graduate school. I drove to MN to visit my family. My uncle's family came to Kansas City. I got elected as Vice President of Education for my Toastmasters club in District 22.

That makes me wonder, am I doing too much. Probably. But I'm definitely only doing the Vice President for a year. And I still wonder if I am going to RIT. I still have not heard anything from IBM funding, and the registration started yesterday.

Ok, budget wise - June and July are the hardest months for me to budget, because there are so many things going on - especially going out to eat and socialize and that costs money. Also there are clothes I wanted to buy. Splurges, splurges, ... I think it should settle down by August or September, except for paying for that car insurance, house insurance, and car tag/registration which will take a quite of a chunk out of my funds. Also I am doing that yearly carpet cleaning, because there are ugly stains all over (I know, I see them, you do not have to act like you do not see them).

Well, you can still check out photos at Flickr photos for my latest doings.

Also, there are pictures during KAD conference where I relinquished my crown - KAD Conference in Hutchinson

Trip to Crossroad district
Art Crawl