Well, to save you all some time, I'll answer the question right now, I'm NOT having too much fun. I am having fun, which I think is just fine. However, I may want to budget a little better for the fun I try to have. :-)
This weekend was wonderful. I spent it with my guy not doing anything terribly special, just things that we enjoy. I treated him to the movie Up and some movie snacks. Up was great! Those Pixar people know how to tell a story, which I commend them deeply for. It seems to be a lost art in Hollywood (note to anyone who may go see Up, aside from being very funny, there are a few moments that had me on the verge of crying... it was that touching. Good flick.).
We went to a matinee which saved a whopping $4 over seeing the movie later in the day. It worked out because we were finally able to get into Matchbox, a cool upscale pizza joint in Chinatown that we haven't been able to get into since I moved here (It's not exclusive or anything. It's just that every time we went together, the wait was in excess of two hours).
When we got home, my guy helped me install the air conditioner I finally bought using the money I got back from converting my leftover Japanese yen to dollars.
Then I made oatmeal raisin cookies at home (to wit there are three left since my guy ate most them of them in the middle of the night while I was sleeping, but he denies it... so I guess the cookie monster living under the fridge did it).
Two tickets, drinks and popcorn: $35.75
Air conditioner: $157.57
Sunday I made buttermilk biscuits, turkey sausage and pepper jack cheese grits for breakfast (yeah, I got skillz!). And then we pretty much lazed around watching DVDs. My guy made a dinner of baked red snapper with garlic and herb butter, sauted asparagus and pineapple salsa. It was good!
Then we went out to a lounge on U Street to see Julie Dexter and the Jaspects. Ok, so... it was my idea and my treat, so it cost me $40 for the two of us. Then, why did Ms. Dexter only sing 5 songs when it was her that we came to see? So, we stood there looking perplexed when she left the stage and all I could think was "I just dropped $20 each for that?" Then the Jaspects went on and we were pleasantly surprised. A band of 6 dudes who blended jazz, hip hop and electonica. They were reallyt good, but they need to work on their singing, or get a front man to do all the singing, while they do the rapping and the instrument playing. So, it turned out to be a nice night.
Two tickets to the show: $40
ATM fee because the club was cash only: $2.50
Tiny plastic cup of Coca-Cola because I was thirsty: $4
Weekend Grand Total: $239.82
Counting the air conditioner, that's all my discretionary money for the rest of the month gone. But, since I used leftover vacation money for the air conditioner (as I had planned to do all along), I won't count it, that's $82.25 on the weekend -- leaving me about $113 in discretionary funds for the rest of the month... I can do it.
And here I am, at my desk, on Monday morning, wishing it was still Sunday night.
Hope yall had a good one!