I scraped together $6.35 yesterday to use a coupon to get Burger King for lunch because I was too tired to make the stir fry vegetables I got from Walmart Sunday.

I wouldn’t trade this summer for anything. Playa Del Carmen had such a lasting impact on me. Angel was able to take Aaliyah to Europe. We made out annual trip to Ocean City, Maryland.

But sometimes these gaps in-between my last check and the 15th and last day of the month are brutal.

I have a dentist appointment today. Just my 3-month checkup. I have some bigger work that needs done but as long as I can hold off, I will hold off. Hopefully, this doesn’t mean a bunch of pain in my future.

I got to check out Mutant Mayhem with Angel and Anthony Sunday and of course I loved it. I’m going to put my review on Letterboxd soon. And while I’m thinking about it, let it be known that I still need to put reviews up for Clerks III, Creed II, and Barbie. I don’t think there’s any others I missed. I spend too much time thinking about what I’m going to write when it’s usually a few sentences.

I made a strong attempt at chicken tacos this weekend and they weren’t bad. I used the instant pot because my chicken was frozen (surprise) but I was pleasantly surprised. I promise next time I’ll be patient and defrost my chicken first. I do have some hamburger that I did defrost that I’ll make some beef tacos with later tonight.

If everything goes to plan, which it has not been lately.

I’ve been limiting myself to one cup a coffee in the morning before week lately and I haven’t seen any ill effects. Considering I used to drink coffee all day until I left work, cutting down to one cup hasn’t been bad. On the weekends, I’ve been drinking this coffee Angel brought back from South America, so I let myself have as much as I want then.

I’m also trying to get back in the regular habit of drinking at least a gallon of water a day. I was doing great until Mexico and I don’t think I’ve accomplished this once since I’ve been back. I’ve even started drinking hot water on those unmotivated mornings at work just to replicate the heat and feel of holding a coffee cup. But so far, so good.

If you see me using LinkedIn more, blame Gary Vee. It’s fine so far, but it’s weird when you’re not posting content geared towards your field? We’ll see how long I stick with it.

I was looking at pre-owned shoes on Sunday evening after my sister-in-law gave Aaliyah’s friend these black and pink Jordan 1s and ordered Aaliyah her own pair. You don’t know how much that hurt my soul (no pun intended). I’ve went from the guy who blew $300 of his refund check money in 2007 on Foamposite 1s to being too cheap to want to buy new Nikes at Shoe Carnival ($60-$80).

And no, I’m not going to buy pre-owned shoes. I was just jealous. I haven’t had new Jordans in years.

Someone bring me a pumpkin spice latte, stat. Please.


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