Katy + Huffington Post Publishing Power = Star Trek Article
I went ahead and
spit shined edited my old Everything I Needed to Learn in Life I Learned From Star Trek blog piece and uploaded it to The Huffington Post. (I know the fine folks at HuffPo thought I would be penning helpful frugality pieces when they asked me to start blogging for them, but I just can’t resist writing and publishing goofy stuff like How to Remove Demonic Spirits From Your Thrift Store Clothing! So ha, joke’s on them!)
Ya’ll already know that I am a Star Trek geek, truly, deeply and not in an cool ironic-geek way. Just in a regular geeky way, as evidenced by the above photo from 2009’s Star Trek in The Park.
Click HERE to read my Huffington Post article. And please feel free like it, share it and spread the love.
Step Two — Save All We Can
I wrote the other day about how with the exception of our mortgage, my husband and I are now completely debt free. (We’re on track to easily pay off the mortgage by retirement.) But instead of loosening our purse strings, we’re going to continue with our uber-frugal lifestyle to support our financial goals. And to make sure that neither of us finds temptation in the flush checking account, I’ve set up an automated credit union transfer for each and every Friday (our paydays) that will quickly fatten up our savings account. Needless to say, I’m super excited to watch the money start to add up!
Because our older son is entering his senior year of high school, my husband and I have college expenses on the mind, and this method will easily accumulate enough money to pay for a school such as University of Oregon, or even put a big fat dent into paying for a private college such as Whitman.
How fantastic will it be to pay ourselves instead of someone else?!
By the way, the answer is “so fantastic!” Very much so.
Apartment Therapy Likes Itself
I really like the Apartment Therapy website. Although my decor style differs from most of what they feature, I still find inspiration from the creative home owners/renters whose spaces fill their pages.
However, sometimes it seems as though they’re parody-ing themselves. Take the example of a recent Apartment Tour that is described thusly:
“Manuel and Colt are masters of relaxed charm. Their parties are thoughtful arrangements of interesting people, their stories are full of curiosities and intrigue, and their home provides the perfect stage.”
Their parties are thoughtful arrangements of interesting people, their stories are full of curiosities and intrigue?!
How on earth can I not mock this?
My parties are thoughtful arrangements of:
- My neighbors.
- The people I happen to be related to by birth or marriage.
- The few people who had nothing better to do than to come to my house.
- A combination of the above.
Our stories are full of:
- Complaints about the neighborhood.
- Complaints about our children.
- Laughing at ourselves.
- A combination of the above.
Do the Apartment Therapy editors not see how ridiculous their descriptions have become?! Then again, it did make me laugh. Maybe I should just be thanking them.
So thank you Apartment Therapy, you put a smile on my face. 😀
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”