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what do you treat yourself to on payday?
A good miser I will be.
have you thewarn?
Myself? I'm reading Bryan Appleyard.
I'm reading Appleyard.
this could be the new 'Something Stupid'
i don't want this thread anymore
Paying my rent and loan repayments (for a historic business which went bust and for which I will be applying my income for about another three years SOB.)
I do have enough left over for treats though, but I try to save it until later in the month because I'd rather do that from a genuine surplus rather than spend it all at once and be tight at teh end of the month. I'm no fun.
The Saturday after I do tend as a rule to get absolutely battered and spend the entire month's wages though. Which is nice.
It's payday today.
I just finished eating a blue donut.
sometimes, on payday, my posts appear
I'm not really into shopping of owning stuff but there's some staple clothing and electronics I'd really really like and have had my eye on for months and then that's my shopping done for the year.
I AM OF COURSE ASSUMING MY FIRST PAY WILL BE FOR MEGA MEGA BUCKS.
1. New camera
2. This dress http://tinyurl.com/2ug5pd4
3. This coat http://tinyurl.com/38u98jz
4. These shorts http://tinyurl.com/2vlsacn
5. Either these trousers http://tinyurl.com/22wqxcl or these ones http://tinyurl.com/29tnjnm
And I guess I've wanted a Postcard Records tshirt since forever but never found a nice one, Edwyn Collins now has some lovely ones on his site
I really need to get myself a pair of shorts but just haven't found any I really like. I want black high waisted ones.
I hate my legs. I wear jeans all summer and dresses and shorts when it's cold. There's another pair I really like that are a bit more like a favourite pair I wear all the time but I need to see them in the flesh. I say all of this like I'll ever buy any of it!
and they actually look really nice.
I was a temp, so they'd all be "oh noes, January, I go 5 weeks without pay" or some such, and I'd be "Ha, I get paid weekly", and then we'd all be "yeah, very bloody weakly" and then they'd all howl with laughter and I'd curse my very existence. Try it sometime.
I don't spend enough to need to know when my next cash comes in I guess...
hilarious joke = fucked up.
Probably buy some chips or something.
How dare I quit my job and not look for a new one?!
I just pretend to shop online these days and then after I've added everything to my basket I cancel instead of paying. It's almost the same thing. I've also taken to looking up nice recipes online before I have a bowl of cereal and pretend i've just cooked something. It's quite nice in a way :)
I have so much stuff in my Amazon basket "saved for later"
Oh hai Denmark Street!
*waits for someone to link to the 'Denmark Street is shit' thread*
'salright. Yer money'd probably go further on Amazon marketplace, but hey.
(Haven't actually read that other Denmark St. thread, so ignore me if that was some kind of in-joke or something...)
No, it wasn't. I don't live near London. Berwick street! Is that it? I just assumed anything to do with London and music would've been slagged off by DiSers as overrated.
there's only about three left now though
today is not my day.
I seem to be upsetting people left, right and centre.
i hope the HMRC think i'm elf employed again. that way i'll get another £100 fine for not completing my tax return.
Christmas work, eh meths?
that I'll never listen to because I don't have time anymore because we were banned from listening to music at work.
Currently looking at the first four Kanye West albums for less than £8
(which is fixed at £1.24 per CD which is kindof annoying but less so when loads are £0.01)
and a drink to world peace
But then I'm a very, very dull person. Should have put this in Darcy's thread really.
then gig tix.
fill my bathtub with it, and indulge my inner Scrooge McDuck.
But to be fair I've been saving for them since I moved here, and I am going to be flat broke for the rest of the month when I buy them, but I simply can't wait any longer. Guess I can survive on a diet of toast and Pabst Blue Ribbon for one more month at least.
and my mortage etc going out at the beginning of the following month, when I have actual positive money.
On these occasions I just like to open up my online bank details and stare, slack jawed, at the balance onscreen. Occasionally I have friends round to look too.
and nice clothes.
But this year I am planning to save a lot soooo :(
"BUT IF I BUY THAT DVD I MIGHT REGRET IT LATER BRAIN, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY THEN!?" etc.
I like to treat myself to singapore fried rice noodles and a bottle of wine, which I consume at my boyfriend's flat whilst watching Smackdown.
Sometimes I also make use of my M&S discount.
do you still work there? Or are you nominated? The best thing is waste where you can get a turkey for £3. I'm a vegetarian but I can't knock a good deal like that. I got a bottle of gin for a fiver, a coat for less than a penny.
not the 1970s.
Just get it from the bin afterwards. I know lots of people who scavenge the M&S dumpsters and get great stuff.
I get a student loan and a grant if that counts? When I get that, I'll use it to pay off the excess baggage fine I got from easyjet yesterday (if I said £100 I would be lying to make myself look less stupid for not reading the guidelines and assuming easyjet would be any more lenient than ryanair about extra kgs). Also, the 25 euros I spent today trying to get from Vantaa to Helsinki and back on a public holiday. And also the 180euros I've had to spend on a hotel because of said public holiday. Epiphany.
as am trying to pay off my overdraft but maybe some books or a nice lunch.
Nowdays, due to a drastic reduction in rent and bills and a strict budgeting regime, I don't go all spulrgy on payday, as I have money month round.
This isn't to sound snobby by the way. More I used to be a boom and bust kind of guy, and now I'm more a Third Way not rolling in it but not destitue either