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Today is my lucky day. Well technically the lucky day was earlier this week, but today I get to reap the benefits of that good luck. My girlfriend happened to score some free Canucks tickets from her employer. Since they’re the company seats they use to schmooze with clients and partners, I’m sure they’ll be awesome seats. I’m not picky though. I’d be happy even if they were the worst seats in the arena…it is free after all. And yeah, I love me some hockey.
The shitty part about it is that I think my girlfriend is coming down with the flu again. Hopefully she’s feeling well enough to enjoy the game. I’ll have to rub it in that her obsessive hygiene wasn’t enough to protect her. I scoff at her offers of berry scented hand sanitizer. Maybe I’m just self conscious but I don’t think a guy should smell like that. I especially don’t want my hands smelling like that while eating. And yes I will put my hands all over that railing that hundreds of people have touched today.
*Correction…I’m going to the Canucks game on Saturday night. I guess I got the days switched around after publishing the poll on Friday instead of my blog update.
Early next week I have another session with my new personal trainer. As mentioned last week I’m doing a deal where I help him with some marketing and I get personal training. The first session went well, but boy was I so afterwards…and when I say afterwards I mean days after lol. I guess it’s been a while since I had a good workout. I was supposed to go again this past week, but I didn’t want to go while walking like an old man. Plus I had a sore throat that was affecting my breathing. So I figured that was enough excuse to put it off. I do intend to stick with it, but these first few sessions might be a little tough.
While I’m rambling, who out there reads fictional novels? I’m just finishing up Winter of the World by Ken Follett….awesome book. Well technically it’s historical fiction, but I highly recommend checking it out. It’s actually the sequel to Fall of Giants and the whole thing is a planned trilogy. So if you like that kind of thing, read the first one. It’s one of those big clunker 900+ pages books, but it goes by quite quickly. I went through a long period where I didn’t do any reading, but these days I find it’s a good escape.
Favorite Posts On Other Blogs
In case you’re not into reading fiction or you just need to quench your finance blog appetite, here’s this week’s feature posts from some of my favorite bloggers:
How To Avoid Getting Ripped Off on Car Repairs on Blue Collar Workman
Shopping Tips We Use To Save Money « Canadian Budget Binder on Canadian Budget Binder
Lifestyle Creep and You on Don’t Quit Your Day Job
Frugal Gifts for Girls Who Hate Valentine’s Day on Eyes On The Dollar
Credit Card Roulette: A Free Meal or a Monstrous Bill?Life And My Finances on Life And My Finances
Things to Watch Out For When Buying a Car On Finance on Money Bulldog
Expecting a Baby? Here are Some Money-Saving Tips — MoneySmartGuides.com on Money Smart Guides
Reuse leftovers on Reach Financial Independence
January Spending Plan Results on Vix Money
On Conquering Self Doubt (and some great weekend reads) on We Only Do This Once
Five Common Reasons Budgets Fail – WiseDollar on Wise Dollar
Making My Cash-Back Credit Card Work for Me on Girl Meets Debt
The First Step to Recovery is to Admit You Don’t Have a Budget on Debt RoundUp
Leave The Wallet At Home on Freedom Thirty Five
You Didn’t Save Any Money on iHeart Budgets
The 5 Commandments for Money and Marriage on One Smart Dollar
How to Build Kick-Ass Credit Score on Street Smart Finance
Time vs. Money: A Constant Issue – The Family Finances on The Family Finances
Five Ways to Fast-Forward Your Retirement Savings on Work Save Live
Using a windfall to pay off debt on The Outlier Model
Goodbye Canadian penny, goodbye great penny idioms on My Own Advisor
Take Control of Your Financial Future Seminar on Dividend Ninja