Thursday, July 29, 2010


i am so broke after going on vacation. this is OK, though, because it forces me to come up with interesting and free things to do/eat all day. since my job also forgot to put me on the schedule this week, i have a lot of free time on my hands. some interesting things i came up with:

1. get a spray bottle from the travel section of Target for about $.89. fill it with mineral water. lie on your bed with a fan blowing air over you wearing underwear only and spritz yourself with the water. you'll feel quite cool even if the air conditioning in your apartment is almost always broken.

2. running is quite free and has many benefits, not the least of which is losing all the pizza/booze fat you gained while on vacation. just grab your ipod, throw on some boys' basketball shorts (i hate girls running shorts, they are so slutty and uncomfortable) and run around! if you live in a bad neighborhood like me, run as far as possible from your home for safety reasons. i tie my housekey up in my sneakers so i don't have to carry it.

3. make an amigurumi octopus for your sister. or just about anything is really easy to make if you have a lot of free time. i also happen to have a lot of extra yarn sitting around as i am an avid knitter.

4. make a really cheap Frappuccino-type beverage. i took the rest of my morning coffee (i can never drink 6 cups, wtf) and froze it in an ice cube tray. then i put it in the blender with some soy milk, cocoa powder, and half a teaspoon of agave nectar (way better than sugar). mmm. i also used a pineapple straw to feel more festive.

5. reorganize your closet and/or school supply area. i have many, many types of glues and adhesives. it's nice to reorganize them and take stock once in a while.

6. cook vegan food from they have the best recipes. my favorites include best mac n cheese in the entire world...seriously and yummy lentils and spinach. vegan food is often cheap and i have a lot of ingredients on hand anyway.

7. watch stuff on Hulu- it's free!

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