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I did it..!!

July 19th, 2007 at 03:22 pm

Update July 2012: well, the blog is still up, but I have not posted to it in ages. I will probably not delete it, but will not post to it either
My own Wordpress blog is up and running. You can check it out at:

Text is The Little Blog That Could and Link is http://thelittleblogthatcould.wordpress.com/
The Little Blog That Could

I will still post post here about my personal finances, but you'll be able to find more generic or non-PF related post over there.

Let me know how I am doing.

Flying out on my own - step 1

July 12th, 2007 at 12:26 pm

I have been thinking of creating my own blog for a little while now. My first step is figuring out what I need for a platform. The 2 big names out there are Blogger and Typepad.

Blogger is free, but Typepad charges a

Text is monthly or yearly fee and Link is http://www.sixapart.com/typepad/pricing
monthly or yearly fee.

I have found a bunch of blog entries comparing the two, but none recent. I have opened an account at
Text is Blogger Authority and Link is http://forum.authorityblogger.com/index.php
Blogger Authority, where I have started a thread asking just that.

What would I talk about you ask? I have compiled a list of topics that I want to talk about:
- Personal finance and money in general
- Energy efficiency and conservation / Living green
- House and home improvements
- Gardening
- Cooking and Baking
- Pets
- Pregnancy, Parenting and Babies
- Current events
- Work, Career and Job Search

It is as random as I could come up with Smile
One topic that I will not discuss: politics.

[UPDATE 09/2011: so, this little plan didn't pan out as well as I had hoped it would. It takes time and efforts that 'm simply not willing to spend to develop such thing. No worries though, SA is a much better place for my needs, and the people are way cooler Wink]

Rant about work!!

July 9th, 2007 at 11:57 am

I am very angry right now. Here's the deal, we have been in a office for the past year where we all share one room. I don't mind it so much, but we are all craving some kind of privacy. Well, there it is! We are moving tomorrow in permanent spaces. Problem? There are a limited number of "real" offices and the rest are cubicles.

When the announcement was made a few months ago that we would be moving by our director of something-something-very-important, I had asked him for one of the "real" office. Why did I think I deserved it? Well, I'm the employee with the most seniority. I have been working here for 4 years and the next most senior employee has been here for only 1 year. He told me would get it.

Today, he tells me that I am not getting one of the offices. No, I am getting a cubicle. Well, that's just BS! Especially when the people who are getting offices are:
- The CEO, alright, I guess she could get one
- The CFO, who is there part time
- One sales guy, who is NEVER here, always traveling left and right
- Our dear director of something-something-very-important. The guy has been here a few months and I know so much more than he does, but he has "Director" in his title, so he gets an office.

This is so unfair.

I realize that it's very trivial,but it's little things like that that make me feel so not appreciated and make me want to tell them where they can go.

Where does the picture of the rock fit in all of this? Well, it doesn't, but I like it Smile

Computer fund slowly growing

June 28th, 2007 at 02:18 pm

Update on

Text is My new computer and Link is http://lau.savingadvice.com/2007/03/18/my-new-computer_23710/
My new computer post.

The HSBC account I opened for it is slowly growing and has $ 121.01 in it. The configuration I want has gone down since last March. I've also had to change a few components as the initial ones were not available anymore.

Previous quote: $ 513.96
New quote: $ 436.96

Only $300 more to go

Today is volunteer day

June 16th, 2007 at 06:54 am

I'm getting ready to go and volunteer to clean the Esplanade, along the Charles River, in Boston.

I'm part of an association called

Text is Boston Cares and Link is http://www.bostoncares.org/
Boston Cares.

Boston Cares organizes and leads team oriented volunteer opportunities throughout Greater Boston that have a positive impact on individuals and communities

Check it out if you live in the area.