Lemur Journal!

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Post by Lemur » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:10 pm

Hobbes wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:36 pm
You earlier mentioned you were having issues with controlling food costs: have you considered going to ethnic markets? There's an Indian store nearish me, and I've found that their prices for spices, rice, dried beans, and whatnot is just stupidly low in comparison to more mainstream stores.
Because of this I've more or less adopted an Indian diet :lol: , but it's reduced my personal food expenditures significantly.
We go to a Philippine store sometimes but have actually found that the food there is more expensive. I think this is due to them passing off the importing cost to the customer...my wife is Filipina so the food that is bought is more for nostalgic reasons than strategic reasons.

Just today, for instance, we had to take care of some errands in the morning. We strapped our kid, hit our errands, and then we saw this Chinese place that just opened up. Not even thinking about it we went to go check it out. $25.34 some later.

Most of my issues especially are impulsive. Also energy drinks...Bad! Need to get back on coffee. Just got some bad habits I guess. The good news is I have no energy drinks in my fridge so going forward its going to be home-brewed coffee only. I also bought some whey protein which is pretty economical as I am trying to increase protein intake (on a cutting diet at the moment...down to 177lb from 182lbs but have been eating much lately due to job stress).

I will look into indian based foods. I do like beans which I've not eaten in quite a while. I also used to make an indian style cabbage that was pretty good. In any case, if someone asked me how much I spend on food I really could not give a straight answer. I just know its "too much." By too much...by ERE standards for sure. By average american family standards, we're probably spending slightly less than average.

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Post by Lemur » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:14 pm

Recent Purchases

- Gold Standard Whey Protein

- ANCEL AD310 Classic Enhanced Universal OBD II Scanner Car Engine Fault Code Reader CAN Diagnostic Scan Tool - Black

Would rather just buy a $35.00 tool and diagnose my own car engine codes than pay a mechanic a $99 fee to check it for me...

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Post by Lemur » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:52 pm

Sold my Civic today for $1k. Cancelled the insurance. Finished all paperwork required for Prius.

Back to normal budgeting very soon after I get myself a spare tire for the Prius.

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Post by Lemur » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:00 am

Spent the entire week on "bench with pay."

It pays to be a consultant. I got a taste of retirement all week. It was nice...I got a lot done. Things I've wanted to do for a long time. On the flip side, I also found myself bored a few times.

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Post by Lemur » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:15 am

Bench with Pay is over. My company now has me burning through my PTO. 7 days of PTO starts today. I take it if I am not given a contract after these 7 days, I will probably be let go. If I am let go, than its unemployment insurance + job hunting for me.

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Post by Lemur » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:31 pm

Good news - I was not let go. I started back work yesterday and my golden handcuffs are secure.
Bad news - I was not let go. I started back work yesterday and my golden handcuffs are secure.

Very conflicting views haha. New management let go all of the contractors from the previous contract (about 20) except me and one other guy and brought in all their own people....not sure if I was kept because my labor is cheap or if we're just needed for transition related purposes to which we will be eventually let go. In any case, a 2 week break was nice and I certainly needed that time to reflect.

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Post by Augustus » Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:55 pm

Lemur wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:10 pm
I also bought some whey protein which is pretty economical as I am trying to increase protein intake (on a cutting diet at the moment...down to 177lb from 182lbs but have been eating much lately due to job stress).
Myprotein.com has good deals on high quality protein. I buy 22lbs at a time for $120, lasts me a year at 30g per day. They score high on independent lab tests.

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Post by Lemur » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:57 am

Augustus wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:55 pm
Myprotein.com has good deals on high quality protein. I buy 22lbs at a time for $120, lasts me a year at 30g per day. They score high on independent lab tests.
Oh wow that really is a good deal. I'll remember this reference when I run out of my current 5lb bucket of whey. Thanks!

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Post by Kriegsspiel » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:50 pm

I've tried a ton of different protein powders over the past couple decades, and I always go back to Optimum Nutrition. It mixes by stirring really well, tastes good, and is priced ok.

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Post by Lemur » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:30 am

Kriegsspiel wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:50 pm
I've tried a ton of different protein powders over the past couple decades, and I always go back to Optimum Nutrition. It mixes by stirring really well, tastes good, and is priced ok.
This is what I have as well. I've surely adapted to the taste over the years; tastes like I'm drinking water.

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