Friday, May 25, 2012

date night

remember my highschool friend, the girl who is a veterinarian now? well we went out to dinner again followed by a walk around the outlet mall here in OKC, still fairly new, I forget it's there most the time. Dinner was great, she got pancakes and I had cashew chicken. we started out at the mall going in and out of stores mainly shoe stores for her and then a few others for both of us or me. I got some great deals on shorts $19 at Banana Republic. I'll try to post pics. also at J. Crew I got a pair of khaki shorts and basic navy polo shirt, both about $25 and then a basic button up short sleeve for summer shirt at Bass since it was half off and cost about $22. ahh yeah, and then the DKNY store, and I'm no major name brand shopper, I mean I stick the brands I actually like and want to be loyal to, but, at the DKNY store they had a pretty cool dark army green/grey winter jacket marked way down, i couldn't resist it. You know if you're going to sale shop, then out of season is the best way to do it! well, I admit to meeting a few eyes and checking out a few hot dads and dudes walking around while we shopped the stores. I turned on the charm only once striking up a conversation with a guy working at the J Crew store. cute guy that is. ha okay well I'm all set to drive up to AR Sunday morning, wear some new summer clothes, and hang with my college buddy and his wife a bit. :) also hang with my former roomates, another married couple I stay with, and the wife and I will sing some to songs on the piano or her husband on guitar. fun fun right after I got home tonight I searched ebay for Austin City Limit Music Festival 3 day passes and found 2 and purchased them!!! woot woot, heck yeah I'm going in OCTOBER!!! I had a seriously awful experience this week trying to buy some passes via the official ACL email they send out that you can use to sign online with a password code and purchase tickets etc... so sad!!!! I was in my plan period ready at 10 am sharp, clicked on the link..... was in cue online for buying passes... waited forever.... finally cued up and clicked on purchase a pass.... and then the stupid school security shut me out by not allowing the password box appear!!!! UGH!!!! I was so close, so now for an extra $100 I went ahead and bought them via EBAY.... ah well still worth it to me, what sealed the deal were the following 3 bands performing: Florence and the Machines, Freelance Whales, and Andrew Bird!!! and between now and then I'm sure there'll be some wonderfully obscure band added to the line-up or other bands I know I like... who knows? but it is ON!!! I'm leaning more and more toward working in Norman next year in OCTOBER if the govt contract comes through.... thing is it's just a LOT more money and although I won't have summers off, I can use the more money part to actually travel when I DO have time off... more on that as things happen. I'm ready for the three day weekend, hope everyone has some plans to find a bit of time to enjoy it. ! :)


rugbysex said...

well, well...i actually like the new threads...a LOT! and now you have something to wear the grey topsiders with. very cool.

Mike said...

Nice clothing finds.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget about the pension years you will miss out on as a teacher. Teacher retirements in general are lucrative if you put enough years in service.

If you put the time in and collect $3k per month from pension, would require around a million dollars in personal savings to generate the same amount of income in low to moderate risk investments.

If you are going to be single, then you have to make a lot of correct decisions in your financial life, meaning if you give up participation in a pension plan, then you have to save more than a million dollars to give yourself a shot at a decent retirement. You may not be able to afford travel as much as you think, if you really work out the financial plan.

Also, job change becomes much more difficult later in life, aka after age 40.

d said...

florence is great in concert. if you get a chance to see mumford and sons, do it. their live sounds is crystal clear.