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October 12, 2008

Ok, so I'm through with writing down every penny I spend and posting it on the internet, but I think it was a good idea and am going to leave what I have posted up here. I still am careful about where I spend my money, who it's going to and in what neighborhood. For a really good 20-minute film on the impact of our spending, check out The Story of Stuff.

August 15, 2007

8/14	$7.68	Pepper Pharmacy				Lansdowne, PA

$4.78 Giant Lansdowne, PA

8/13 $3.45 USPS Lansdowne, PA

$19.26 Garland of Letters Philadelphia, PA

8/12 $3.94 Roy Rogers Somerset, PA

$20.00 Bike!Bike! Pittsburgh, PA

8/11 $10.00 Veracruz Pittsburgh, PA

8/10 $30.00 Morgan Philadelphia, PA

8/9 $10.16 Giant Lansdowne, PA

8/6 $22.73 Asian Supermarket Upper Darby, PA

8/5 $74.50 Greyhound/Peter Pan Keene, NH/Springfield, MA

8/4 $9.34 Maggie's Peterborough, NH

$2.00 Lake Sunapee Bank Peterborough, NH

8/3 $0.60 (gas station) Maine

$5.00 (dairy bar) NB, Canada

$20.00 Irving Station #15525 Norton, NB, Canada

$3.84 Irving Mainway #1797 Cap Pele, NB

$40.75 Confederation Bridge Borden-Carleton, PEI, Canada

8/2 $24.92 Meeko's Mediterranean Cafe Charlottetown, PEI

$7.35 The Butter Churn Cafe Green Gables, PEI

8/1 $7.70 Kenny's Restaurant and Dairy Bar Ellerslie, PEI

$2.00 Bernards Quik Mart Summerside, PEI

7/31 $21.00 Cedar Dunes Provincial Park West Point, PEI

$18.10 West Point Lighthouse West Point, PEI

7/28 $2.79 Stop and Shop Amesbury, MA

$3.00 Gifford's Ice Cream Freport, ME

$0.60 (toll) ?, ME

$1.00 (toll) ?, NH

7/27 $4.19 Roys Market Peterborough, NH

7/26 $5.67 Belletetes Hardware Peterborough, NH

$3.01 USPS Peterborough, NH

$4.50 Steele's Stationers Peterborough, NH

$13.37 Ocean State Job Lot #401 Peterborough, NH

7/21 $2.00 Lake Sunapee Bank Peterborough, NH

$3.99 Ocean State Job Lot #401 Peterborough, NH

$47.99 The Old Spokes Home Burlington, VT

(Thanks for the stand, folks!)

7/20 $20 Twin Maples Motel Arnprior, Ontario

7/19 $5.29 Tim Hortons Sturgeon Falls, Ontario

$2.00 (toll) Sault St. Marie, MI

$26.40 Topper Lounge Newberry, MI

$55.32 (gas station) Brimley, MI

7/12 $0.79 Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum Buffalo, WY

7/11 $2.64 Ace Hardware Watertown, SD

7/10 $35.27 General J's Surplus Stevens Square

$19.99 Hub Bike Co-op Longfellow

7/9 $?.?? Seward Cafe Seward

$1.92 Midwest Mountaineering Cedar-Riverside

$4.28 Hub Bike Co-op Cedar-Riverside

$18.68 Savers Phillips

7/8 $6.54 Cub Longfellow

7/6 $14.72 Consolidated Energy Co-op Hudson, WI

7/5 $1.00 The Polar Den North St. Paul

$2.89 The Scandia Store Scandia, MN

7/4 $9.49 Taqueria Los Ocampo Phillips

$10.00 Tom Powderhorn

7/3 $3.53 Parkway Hardware Regina

$4.00 The Weinery Cedar-Riverside

7/2 $4.98 Cup Foods Powderhorn Park

6/30 $8.00 Bedlam Cedar-Riverside

$2.75 Hard Times Cedar-Riverside

6/29 $4.58 Hard Times Cedar-Riverside

6/27 $6.99 Taqueria Los Ocampo Phillips

$1.00 Hard Times Cedar-Riverside

6/26 $4.00 Hard Times Cedar-Riverside

6/25 $4.45 Dairy Queen Cooper

$3.00 Hard Times Cedar-Riverside

$1.89 North Country Co-op Cedar-Riverside

6/24 $2.75 Spyhouse Coffee Whittier

6/23 $3.00 Sweet Scoops Breezy Point, MN

6/16 $11.10 USPS Powderhorn

$3.84 Welna Ace Hardware Seward

$28.59 South East BP Marcy-Holmes

$4.55 Seward Cafe Seward

$10.00 Hard Times/The Church Cedar-Riverside/Phillips

6/13 $10.00 The Grease Pit Cedar-Riverside

$2.00 Hard Times Cedar-Riverside

6/11 $3.00 Super Bad, Dianoga, etc. Phillips

$3.89 8th Street Market Marcy-Holmes

$2.00 Muddsuckers Coffee Southeast Como

6/10 $16.43 Kowalski's Markets Tangletown

6/9 $7.00 Tam Tam's Cedar-Riverside

$1.50 Metro Transit MSP

6/8 $3.00 Kitty Cat Klub Dinkytown

$5.00 Friendly, Dirtyard, The Agenda Seward

6/7 $?.?? Lunds Marcy-Holmes

6/6 $1.00 Eleni Whittier

$7.08 North Country Co-op Cedar-Riverside

6/4 $5.00 Minnesota Film Arts Stadium Village

6/3 $2.00 Hard Times Cedar-Riverside

6/1 $5.00 38th Street Flowers Howe

5/31 $2.00 Cars R Coffins Carag

$5.00 Taco Taxi Powderhorn

5/28 $8.47 Quang's Whittier

$2.00 Hard Times Cedar-Riverside

5/25 $2.20 Keefer Court Cedar-Riverside

$6.00 Town Hall Brewery Cedar-Riverside

5/24 $5.00 The Bell U of M

$2.00 Hard Times Cedar-Riverside

5/22 $2.00 Hard Times Cedar-Riverside

5/20 $10.00 Taste of Thailand Saint Paul

5/18 $5.56 Hard Times Cedar-Riverside

5/17 $3.55 Hard Times Cedar-Riverside

5/14 $10.00 Pizza Luce Downtown Mpls

5/13 $1.50 Metro Transit MSP

May 12, 2007

5/12	$5.00	Blackthorns, Chokecherry, sHuge				Powderhorn Park

$7.11 Acadia Cafe Stevens Square

$6.00 Carver Park Reserve Victoria, MN?

5/11 $2.00 Davin Bryant

$4.68 8th Street Market Marcy-Holmes

5/10 $8.46 Manning's Cafe and Bar Southeast Como

$2.00 Starlight Coffee Dinkytown

5/6 $3.00 The Baker's Wife South Mpls

5/5 $3.63 Boca Chica's Taco House del Sol, St. Paul West Side

(Location of first $1.99 burrito found in MN!)

$7.13 North Country Co-op Cedar-Riverside

$2.00 Hard Times Cafe Cedar-Riverside

5/4 $14.00 North Country Co-op Cedar-Riverside

$6.00 8th Street Market Marcy-Holmes

5/3 $3.00 Izzy's Ice Cream Merriam Park, St. Paul

5/2 $15.00 Eye Care Associates Downtown Mpls

5/1 $3.00 Cahoots Coffee St. Paul

5/30 $9.00 Quangs Whittier

4/29 $1.50 Metro Transit MSP

$2.00 Hard Times Cafe Cedar-Riverside

4/26 $2.41 E.P. Atelier Elliot Park

$4.82 Hub Bike Co-op Cedar-Riverside

$5.55 Coffee News Cafe Macalester-Groveland, St. Paul

4/25 $7.21 Target Downtown Mpls

4/23 $2.30 Galapagos Market Marcy-Holmes

$2.68 Lunds Marcy-Holmes

4/22 $7.40 Seward Co-op Seward

$2.60 Seward Cafe Seward

$1.88 Hard Times Cafe Cedar-Riverside

4/21 $10.00 Triple Rock Cedar-Riverside

4/20 $6.00 St. Constantine Church NE

4/19 $6.30 Coffee News Cafe Mac-Groveland, St. Paul

4/18 $14.80 North Country Co-op Cedar-Riverside

$2.00 Hard Times Cafe Cedar-Riverside

4/16 $11.49 El Norteno Market and Deli Phillips

$2.00 Minnehaha Liquors (ATM fee) Longfellow

$2.00 Affinity Plus Credit Union (ATM fee) MN

$4.68 The House of Hanson Dinkytown

4/14 $15.35 Hard Times Cafe Cedar-Riverside

4/13 $4.80 Ross West Bank Pharmacy Cedar-Riverside

$2.10 Keefer Court Bakery Cedar-Riverside

$3.09 Mapps Coffee Cedar-Riverside

$5.00 Taxman Cometh Alleycat (B.E.A.S.T.) St. Thomas, St. Paul

4/10 $2.87 Muddsuckers Coffee Southeast Como

$3.00 Mapps Coffee Cedar-Riverside

4/7 $9.27 8th Street Market Marcy-Holmes

$10.80 North Country Co-op Cedar-Riverside

$2.00 Hard Times Cafe Cedar-Riverside

4/6 $10.00 Big V's Midway, St. Paul

4/5 $20.00 Metro Transit MSP

4/3 $8.63 North Country Co-op Cedar-Riverside

$1.50 Hard Times Cafe Cedar-Riverside

4/1 $4.00 Seward Cafe Seward

$1.00 Hard Times Cafe Cedar-Riverside

3/31 $14.41 Acadia Cafe Stevens Square

$3.78 8th Street Market Marcy-Holmes

3/30 $5.00 MN Film Arts UMN

$7.37 Little Taj Mahal Dinkytown

$1.00 Hard Times Cafe Cedar-Riverside

3/29 $3.30 Mpls Public Library Downtown Mpls

$33.36 Lunds Marcy-Holmes

$1.50 Metro Transit MSP

1.75 Hard Times Cafe Cedar-Riverside

3/27 $2.53 Net Supermarket Stevens Square

3/26 $2.20 USPS Downtown Mpls

$2.00 The Dinkytowner Dinkytown

3/24 $11.06 8th Street Market Marcy-Holmes

3/20 $4.06 Davanni's Downtown Mpls

3/19 $18.89 North Country Co-op Cedar-Riverside

$1.49 8th Street Market Marcy-Holmes

3/18 $113.10 Greyhound Kansas City, MO

$3.87 Phillips El Dorado, KS

$3.57 Love's Pauls Valley, OK

$26.58 Love's Pauls Valley, OK

$3.78 Shell Alvarado, TX

$28.24 IHOP Round Rock, TX

$2.80 Shell Round Rock, TX

3/17 $1.62 Spiderhouse Coffee The Strip, Austin, TX

$3.78 RS Food Mart East Austin, TX

$4.87 Ruby's BBQ The Strip, Austin, TX

3/16 $4.00 Jim Jim's Water Ice Downtown Austin, TX

$4.71 RS Food Mart East Austin, TX

$7.78 Ponce's Patio East Austin, TX

$4.43 Eastside Pedal Pushers East Austin, TX

3/15 $1.08 Guero's Taco Bar South Austin, TX

$2.11 Ponce's Patio East Austin, TX

$1.00 Capitol Metro Austin, TX

$4.98 RS Food Mart East Austin, TX

3/14 $2.00 Yellow Bike (Old Airport) Austin, TX

$3.00 La Cocina de Consuelo North Austin, TX

3/13 $4.21 Taco Shack The Strip, Austin, TX

$2.00 Spiderhouse Coffee The Strip, Austin, TX

$2.61 Ponce's Patio East Austin, TX

$5.00 Yellow Bike (Treasure City) East Austin, TX

3/12 $0.75 South Austin Hospital South Austin, TX

(Thanks to Carmen for the lift!)

$29.59 H.E.B. North Austin, TX

3/11 $7.58 Treasure City Thrift East Austin, TX

$3.00 Cafe Mundi East Austin, TX

3/10 $79.50 Greyhound Oklahoma City, OK

$5.00 Greyhound Baggage Handler Oklahoma City, OK

$26.51 Love's Tonkawa, OK

3/9 $25.29 Holiday Lakeville, MN

3/8 $6.33 Chipotle Downtown Mpls

3/7 $2.14 Pop! Restaurant NE

$12.11 North Country Co-op Cedar-Riverside

3/6 $5.96 A.M. Tobacco Stevens Square

3/5 $7.75 Dusty's Dagos and Bar NE

$15.76 Santana Food Market Marcy-Holmes

3/4 $3.00 Hard Times Cafe Cedar-Riverside

3/3 $6.80 Mpls Public Library (while it lasts) Downtown Mpls

$4.75 Hard Times Cafe Cedar-Riverside

$5.00 Nomad World Pub Cedar-Riverside

3/2 $3.00 Hex, Dirtyard, Ganglion, etc. Seward

March 2, 2007

2/28	$2.87	Mudsucker's Coffee			Southeast Como

$10.00 Daybreak Collective Powderhorn Park

2/27 $14.95 Taqueria Los Ocampo Phillips

2/26 $21.50 Metro Transit MSP

2/25 $5.00 RNC Un-Welcoming Committee Powderhorn Park

$1.50 Metro Transit MSP

$4.48 8th Street Market Marcy-Holmes

2/24 $3.00 Hard Times Cedar-Riverside

$1.50 Metro Transit MSP

2/23 $5.20 USPS Downtown Mpls

2/23 $10.54 Hong Kong Noodles Stadium Village

2/22 $5.00 Oak Street Cinema Stadium Village

$3.00 Lotus Stadium Village

2/21 $4.28 Hub Bike Co-op Cedar-Riverside

2/21 $21.36 North Country Co-op Cedar-Riverside

2/19 $10.70 Electric Fetus Phillips

$1.00 Jack Pine Community Center Longfellow

2/17 $1.00 Hard Times Cedar-Riverside

2/16 $5.00 The Grease Pit/The Church Cedar-Riverside/Phillips

$17.94 Art Materials Uptown

$12.61 8th Street Market Marcy-Holmes

2/15 $5.33 Perkins Seward

$17.00 Aveda Marcy-Holmes

2/14 $12.00 Laura Richfield

$7.49 Target Downtown Mpls

2/12 $4.56 La Mexicana NE

$10.00 Pollo ???? Restaurant NE

2/11 $18.40 Lunds Marcy-Holmes

2/9 $2.50 Lunds Marcy-Holmes

2/8 $7.00? Hard Times Cedar-Riverside

2/7 $13.55 North Country Co-op Cedar-Riverside

2/5 $2.00 Hard Times Cedar-Riverside

2/4 $10.00 Oak Street Cinema Stadium Village

$6.38 8th Street Market Marcy-Holmes

2/3 $15.00 Stupor Bowl X MSP

$3.63 Cars-R-Coffins Carag (?)

$3.00 Foundation Downtown Mpls

2/2 $10.00 TamTam's Cedar-Riverside

1/31 10.81 Lunds Marcy-Holmes

1/29 $6.60 D'Amico & Sons Mpls Skyway

$8.00 St. Anthony Main Theater Marcy-Holmes

$15.00 Passage to India Uptown

1/28 $2.99 8th Street Market Marcy-Holmes

1/27 $2.00? Hard Times Cedar-Riverside

1/26 $10.95 Surdyk's NE

$6.00 Triple Rock Cedar-Riverside

1/25 $9.05 Acadia Cafe Stevens Square

$19.30 North Country Co-op Cedar-Riverside

1/24 $5.00? Spring Street Bar NE

$7.00 Triple Rock Cedar-Riverside

1/23 $5.00 Oak Street Cinema Stadium Village

$8.00 Lotus Stadium Village

$0.25 parking meter Stadium Village

$6.94 Santana Foods Marcy-Holmes

$6.57 15th Street Market Stevens Square

$42.81 Lunds Marcy-Holmes

1/21 $6.00 Riverview Theater Longfellow

1/20 $1.00 Hard Times Cedar-Riverside

1/19 $5.00 The Belfry Powderhorn Park

$2.41 Wilde Roast Cafe Marcy-Holmes

$20.00 Metro Transit MSP

1/16 $4.00 Hard Times Cedar-Riverside

$4.58 8th Street Market Marcy-Holmes

1/15 $5.50 Kitty Cat Klub Dinkytown

$5.75 Lagoon Cinema Uptown

1/14 $2.27 Cars-R-Coffins Carag(?)

$2.99 8th Street Market Marcy-Holmes

1/13 $5.00 Jack Pine Community Center Longfellow

1/12 $2.00 Hard Times Cedar-Riverside

1/11 $5.23 Welna II Hardware Seward

$3.00 Mapps Coffee Cedar-Riverside

$8.00 Varsity Theater Dinkytown

$13.95 USPS Downtown Mpls

1/9 $9.00 Pizza Nea Uptown

1/6 $4.05 USPS Downtown Mpls

$8.28 North Country Co-op Cedar-Riverside

$1.00 Hard Times Cedar-Riverside

$2.99 8th Street Market Marcy-Holmes

$8.25 Uptown Theater Uptown

1/5 $4.28 Opposable Thumbs Books NE

$2.00 Bombay Deli NE

$21.75 Unique Thrift Store Columbia Heights

$7.66 Lunds Marcy-Holmes

1/4 $5.00 400 Bar Cedar-Riverside

1/3 $4.29 Bookhouse Dinkytown

1/2 $3.75 Hard Times Cedar-Riverside

12/31 $2.99 8th Street Market Marcy-Holmes

12/29 $5.00 Big V's Midway

$8.00 Shoeshiners MSP

12/27 $11.90 Nomad Cedar-Riverside

$20.00 Metro Transit MSP

12/26 $5.03 Lunds Marcy-Holmes

December 23, 2006

12/23	$4.59	Northern Food King		Pequot Lakes, MN

12/21 $51.92 North Country Co-op Cedar-Riverside

12/20 $20.00 Nat'l Assoc of Railway Pasngrs Washington, D.C.

$10.00 Bedlam Theater Cedar-Riverside!

12/18 $131.52 Allina Clinic Downtown Mpls

$12.84 Allina Community Pharmacies Downtown Mpls

12/17 $1.00 Mayday Books Cedar-Riverside

12/15 $2.50 Erick NE

12/14 $12.00 Bar Abilene Uptown

$1.07 MacDonald's Uptown

12/12 $19.95 Bombay Food & Grocery NE

$2.00 Starlight Coffee Dinkytown

12/11 $5.00 Oak Street Cinema Stadium Village

$8.00 Lotus Stadium Village

12/10 $6.00 8th Street Market Marcy-Holmes

12/9 $7.00 Jack Pine Community Center Longfellow

$7.95 Resource Ctr of the Americas Longfellow

$2.13 Target Lake St.

12/6 $4.60 West Photo NE

$20.00 Metro Transit MSP

$10.00 K-Wok Cedar-Riverside

12/5 $10.00 Varsity Theater Dinkytown

11/30 $19.83 Cub Foods Edina

$4.58 8th Street Market Marcy-Holmes

11/29 $5.00 The Local Downtown Mpls

11/28 $4.58 Hard Times Cedar-Riverside

11/26 $1.01 Kowalski's South Mpls

$10.68 Walgreens South Mpls

11/25 $1.00 Hard Times Cedar-Riverside

November 25, 2006

11/24	$15.30	Surdyk's		NE Mpls

$6.31 Lunds NE Mpls

11/23 $8.25 Lagoon Cinema Uptown

11/22 $4.00 Hard Times Cafe Cedar-Riverside

11/21 $9.70 Psycho Suzi's NE Mpls

$12.48 Bradford Exchange Niles, IL

11/20 $5.00 Keefer Court Cedar-Riverside

11/19 $3.75 Hard Times Cafe Cedar-Riverside

$1.00 Mayday Books Cedar-Riverside

11/17 $12.99 Value Village Richfield, MN

$22.54 Whole Foods St. Paul

$34.90 St. Vincent de Paul W 7th, St. Paul

$9.25 Unique Thrift Store St. Paul

$58.70 Cub Foods St. Paul

11/16 $5.98 8th Street Market Marcy-Holmes

11/15 $10.94 Surdyk's NE Mpls

11/14 $21.50 Metro Transit MSP

$13.16 G-Too (i.e. Diggers) St. Paul

11/13 $3.50 Metro Transit MSP

11/12 $7.49 Bookhouse Dinkytown

$3.00 Starlight Coffee Dinkytown

11/11 $15.00 Grease Pit TBD

11/10 $1.50 Metro Transit MSP

11/9 $2.99 8th Street Market Marcy-Holmes

11/8 $6.42 Seward Cafe Seward

$3.00 Metro Transit MSP

$1.00 Starlight Coffee Dinkytown

$0.10 Mpls Public Libraries Dinkytown

11/6 $12.80 North Country Co-op Cedar-Riverside

11/5 $5.00 Godfather's Pizza Saint Peter, MN

11/4 $2.99 8th Street Market Marcy-Holmes

11/3 $6.00 Starlight Coffee Dinkytown

$10.00 KFAI Radio Cedar-Riverside

11/2 $1.50 Metro Transit MSP

11/1 $1.82 Taraccino Coffee NE Mpls

$2.55 Rileys Speed Mart Blaine, MN

10/31 $6.41 Leeann Chin Highland Park, St. Paul

$3.00 Metro Transit MSP

$5.00 Bedlam Theater Cedar-Riverside

10/30 $17.99 North Country Co-op Cedar-Riverside

$14.36 Cub Foods Longfellow

$1.50 Metro Transit MSP

$1.75 Resource Ctr Americas Longfellow

10/28 $6.39 Galapagos Market NE Mpls

$4.08 8th Street Market Marcy-Holmes

10/27 $6.90 8th Street Market Marcy-Holmes

10/25 $1.00 Autographics Dinkytown

10/23 $7.55 8th Street Market Marcy-Holmes

$3.00 Metro Transit MSP

10/21 $1.00 Starlight Coffee Dinkytown

10/20 $1.00 Starlight Coffee Dinkytown

$5.00 Big V's Midway, St. Paul

$10.00 Radio K U of M

10/19 $0.99 Kwik Trip Faribault, MN

10/18 $2.99 8th Street Market Marcy-Holmes

10/17 $1.49 Kwik Trip Albert Lea, MN

10/16 $6.00 Taco Taxi South Mpls

$4.20 Resource Ctr Americas Longfellow

$25.48 Cub Foods Longfellow

10/14 $6.30 K-Wok Cedar-Riverside

$12.00 Triple Rock Cedar-Riverside

$1.00 Hard Times Cafe Cedar-Riverside

10/13 $0.50 parking meter Dinkytown

10/12 $8.67 North Country Co-op Cedar-Riverside

$0.95 Shell Saint Cloud, MN

10/11 $0.89 Ray's Market Albert Lea, MN

10/10 $0.25 ??? North Mankato?

$9.87 8th Street Market Marcy-Holmes

10/9 $6.08 Seward Co-op Seward

10/8 $2.75 Hard Times Cafe Cedar-Riverside

10/7 $9.00 William O'B St. Park Stillwater?, MN

$3.00 Java J's North Loop

October 7, 2006

So this posting may not be quite accurate, I’ve gotten a job, so have been slacking on all things 
blog-related. I’ll try to keep better track from here on. Also apologize for not having time to 
format...

10/5 $4.50 Mac’s Industrial Sports Bar NE

10/4 $1.09 Casey’s General Store North Mankato, MN

$6.10 Galapagos Market NE

10/3 $0.99 Kwik Trip ~Exit 55, 35 W?

10/2 $1.00 Starlight Coffee Dinkytown

$49.00 Fast Eddie’s Shoe Repair Dinkytown

$7.80 USPS Dinkytown

$2.00 Resource Ctr. Americas Café Longfellow

10/1 $2.00 Starlight Coffee Dinkytown

$17.94 North Country Co-op Cedar-Riverside

9/29 $3.59 8th St. Market Marcy-Holmes

$2.00 Dunn Bros. Minnetonka

9/28 $1.39 Panera Bread NE

9/24 $8.87 Kowalski’s Markets South Mpls

$2.29 8th St. Market Marcy-Holmes

9/22 $2.00 Dunn Bros. Minnetonka

9/21 $6.04 Galapagos Market NE

9/20 $2.00 Starlight Coffee Dinkytown

9/18 $3.30 Wendy’s Longfellow

9/14 $12.00? Triple Rock Cedar-Riverside

9/13 $11.46 North Country Co-op Cedar-Riverside

9/11 $2.77 Wendy’s Longfellow

$2.00 Mapps Coffee Cedar-Riverside

9/9 $7.00 Mpls Farmer’s Market Downtown Mpls

$2.00 International Coffee(?) Steven’s Square

9/6 $3.59 North Country Co-op Cedar-Riverside

9/5 $4.78 Thurlow’s Hardware Pequot Lakes, MN

9/3 $2.39 Breezy Oasis Breezy Point, MN

9/2 $12.80 Guacamole’s Mexican Cuisine West St. Paul

8/30 $8.25 Lagoon Cinema Uptown

8/29 $20.00 General J’s Military Steven’s Square

$22.23 Art Materials Uptown

$8.66 UMN Bookstores U of M

8/28 $14.57 Red’s Auto & Bait Pierz, MN

8/26 $29.47 Holiday Monticello, MN

8/23 $110.18 Cub Foods Edina

$21.24 Value Village Richfield

8/22 $3.21 Harris Surplus Prospect Park

$23.00 Salvation Army Midway

$18.09 St. Vincent de Paul West 7th

$18.49 Office Max Midway

8/21 $8.82 Riverside Restaurant Cedar-Riverside

$10.00 Boynton Health Services U of M

8/20 $6.41 Walgreens South Mpls

8/18 $6.41 Varsity Bike Dinkytown

8/16 $8.16 North Country Co-op Cedar-Riverside

8/13 $54.48 Cub Foods South Mpls

8/9 $5.00 8th St. Market Marcy-Holmes

8/8 $8.75 Triple Rock Cedar-Riverside

$10.28 North Country Co-op Cedar-Riverside

8/6 $1.09 8th St. Market Marcy-Holmes

August 6, 2006


8/5 $4.78 West Bank Grocery Cedar-Riverside

$12.14 North Country Co-op Cedar-Riverside

$1.75 Hard Times Café Cedar-Riverside

8/4 $7.00 Heights Theater NE

8/3 $28.05 Crossroads Mobile Minnetonka

8/2 $3.99 Halal Mini Market Cedar-Riverside

8/1 $6.05 K-Wok Cedar-Riverside

7/31 $21.42 Cedars Restaurant Seattle, WA

$0.91 Highgrove Credit Union St. Paul, MN

7/30 $42.00? Amtrak Portland, OR

$1.30 McDonald’s The Dalles, OR

(This was the worst, busiest McDonald’s I’ve ever been to. I’m judging the whole city of “The Dalles? by it.)


7/29 $39.09 Mountain View (gas) Ketchum, ID

$2.79 Mountain Village Merc Stanley, ID

7/28 $10.74 Mountain Village Merc Stanley, ID

$5.00 Sawtooth Nat’l Rec Area Sawtooth Mtns.

7/27 $6.28 Blimpie Broadway Boise, ID

$2.63 Flying M Coffee Boise, ID

$2.00 Idaho Central Credit Union Boise, ID

$2.00 Affinity Plus Credit Union Stadium Village, Mpls

7/26 $3.00 Neurolux Boise, OR

$40.00 Shell Ontario, OR

7/25 $10.81 Ray’s Food Place Prineville, OR

$12.00 La-Siesta Lounge Terrebonne, OR

$2.60? Warm Springs Shell Warm Springs Reservation

7/24 $1.39 Culver Market Culver, OR

~$3.00? Beatle Baily Burgers Culver, OR

7/23 $34.00 Cove Palisades State Park Deschutes, OR

$14.14 Trader Joe’s Portland, OR

$2.48 Walgreens Portland, OR

(On receipt: ‘I’m STEPHANIE. Thank you for allowing me to serve you today.’)

$7.90 Cha Cha Cha Portland, OR

7/22 $1.75 Starbucks Coffee Portland, OR

(Wow, what an experience! I guess I am an escapist, as this aspect of consumer culture is totally new to me. Not only can I hear the barista “up-selling? (is that what it’s called?: “You know a ‘Venti’ (???) is only 50 cents more…?), but I just got offered a free sample of a tangerine frappuccino blended cream…. thing. It tastes like baby aspirin. Oh geez… now he’s outside wandering the sidewalk offering tangerine cream things from a tray… my god. And there was lots of Marley going on. He asked if the music was too loud and explained to me that they like to “jam out? every once in a while. Now we’re back to smooth jazz…)


7/21 $2.00 Starlight Coffee Shoppe Dinkytown

$3.00 City of Mpls Parking Mpls

7/20 $8.25 Uptown Theater Uptown

$14.00 University of Minnesota Mpls

$24.60 Amoco Oil Breezy Point, MN

7/17 $4.73 Beth’s Place Pine River, MN

$4.75 Pfeifer Drug Pine River, MN

$3.82 Thurlow Hardware Pequot Lakes, MN

7/15 $16.32 Northern Food King Pequot Lakes, MN

$6.00 Oasis Restaurant Pequot Lakes, MN

7/14 $3.99 Breezy Oasis Breezy Point, MN

$13.32 Thielen Meats Pierz, MN

$29.03 ExxonMobile Richfield, MN

$22.50 Northwest Airlines MN

7/13 $2.00 Starlight Coffee Shoppe Dinkytown

7/12 $3.00 Diamonds Coffee NE

July 11, 2006

I finally got my spending up for the past month, and decided to break it down to see how I'm doing. Over the last month I spent $144.89 on food and drink. However, an unusually high amount ($23.95) was spent on beer, due to the World Cup. Coffeeshop spending was low, as I haven't been studying much, only $13.99 on coffee and tea.

Then I'm a bit disturbed at the $34.32 spent on milk. True, getting my protein from milk means I don't have to buy other stuff, like meat, but it would probably be healthier to diversify. At least I need to think about whether I want to keep spending this money at the 8th Street Market, or start saving 50 cents a gallon by shopping a bit farther from my house. Eggs, maybe?

So taking out those amount above, I spent $72.63 on non-liquid sustenance last month, which comes out to $2.42/day. Not bad, but this was due to my eating all the stuff that's been sitting in my cupboards for a year or so. The cupboards are inching towards bare, which means I'm going to have to start buying food again soon. This is leading to all sorts of dilemmas about where to buy said food, but I don't think they're worth boring the world with... at least not right now.

7/10	$10.00		Boynton Health Services	        U of M

7/9	$10.96		Afrik Grocery			Cedar-Riverside

7/8	$7.25		8th Street Market		Marcy-Holmes

	$3.00		Nomad World Pub		        Cedar-Riverside

	$10.00		(???, Alleycat bike race)	Downtown Mpls

(Found $5.00 in Hennepin Ave, probably put there by another biker to slow me down.)

7/7	$2.63		Bridgeman’s Ice Cream	        Minnehaha

	$16.34		Bicycle Film Festival		??? Bell, U of M

7/6	$1.87		Riverview Café		        Howe? (S. Mpls)

	$2.00		Hard Times Café		        Cedar-Riverside

	$6.42		Shabelle Grocery		Seward

7/5	$2.10		Keefer Court Bakery		Cedar-Riverside

	$3.58		Santana Foods			Marcy-Holmes

7/4	$7.00		Triple Rock 			Cedar-Riverside

	$7.08		8th Street Market		Marcy-Holmes

7/3	$3.80		Dunn Bros.			Marcy-Holmes

7/2	$3.79		Value Village			Richfield

7/1	$8.95		Nomad World Pub		        Cedar-Riverside

	$10.00		Triple Rock			Cedar-Riverside

	$2.00		The Grease Pit			Cedar-Riverside

6/30	$2.20		Keefer Court Bakery		Cedar-Riverside

6/29	$7.58		North Country Co-op		Cedar-Riverside

6/28	$10.00		Boynton Health Services	        U of M

	$6.03		Boynton Pharmacy		U of M

	$6.30		Little Taj Mahal		Dinkytown

	$4.29		8th Street Market		Marcy-Holmes

	$1.88		Santana Foods			Marcy-Holmes

	$2.00		Other Santana Foods		Marcy-Holmes

6/27	$2.75		Hard Times Café		        Cedar-Riverside

6/26	$1.75		Second Moon Coffee		Seward

6/24	$15.00		Bedlam Theater		        Cedar-Riverside

	$5.00		Nomad World Pub		        Cedar-Riverside

6/23	$6.58		8th Street Market		Marcy-Holmes

	$0.80		North Country Co-op		Cedar-Riverside

6/22	$7.00		Nicollet Farmer’s Market	Downtown Mpls

6/20	$4.29		8th Street Market		Marcy-Holmes

6/18	$5.00		Nomad World Pub		        Cedar-Riverside

	$1.00		Starlight Coffee Shoppe	        Dinkytown

6/17	$4.06		Davanni’s			Downtown Mpls

	$6.00		7th Street Entry		Downtown Mpls

6/16	$6.00		Bedlam Theater		        Cedar-Riverside

6/14	$4.29		8th Street Market		Marcy-Holmes

	$2.00		Starlight Coffee Shoppe	        Dinkytown

6/13	$4.27		Hub Bike Co-op		        Cedar-Riverside

6/12	$10.23		North Country Co-op		Cedar-Riverside

	$1.87		Mapps Coffee			Cedar-Riverside

6/11	$3.88		Lunds				Richfield

	$2.50		Diamonds			NE

	$5.00		Nomad World Pub		        Cedar-Riverside

6/9	$4.29		8th Street Market		Marcy-Holmes

	$1.20		Minneapolis Public Library	Dinkytown


June 10, 2006

So I’ve decided to try to seriously reduce my spending for a while. Being me, the biggest luxury I spend on is food, so that’s where the cut is going to have to be. No more $6.00 coffee shop sandwiches! K-Wok only in absolute emergencies! I surveyed my kitchen cabinets, and these are the major food groups I’ve got to build on:

About two weeks worth of black beans. Tortillas. Lots of lentils. Raisins. Black and kalamata olives. Evaporated milk. Oats. Tomato sauce. Spices galore. Misc other.

Any recipe suggestions would be appreciated.

There are also a couple pounds of venison in the freezer, but it’s from the hunting season before last (fall 2004), so I’m not sure about that. I’m not going to avoid buying food altogether, but I think spending will be limited to ingredients to go with what I already have (such as ginger, cilantro, onions, maybe veggies, yogurt), ice cream, and milk of course.

June 9, 2006

Spending Dilemma

So the "Economic Impact" section of this blog finally actually did something for me. I was in the Mall of America with Ghislaine, shopping. Yes, shopping at the Mall of America. We had planned to shop somewhere for tank tops, and she'd had a really bad day and preferred the Mall. I hadn't been there since I was about 11 years old, so I thought I'd check it out... new experience and all.

It wasn't until we'd been there and had some ice cream that the thought finally hit me... if I bought something there, I'd have to post on the internet that I'd been shopping at the Mall of America!!! I was completely horrified by the thought. I racked my brains for ways to get out of posting it. Could I just ignore any purchases made there? Could I get Ghis to buy everything for me, and buy something for her elsewhere? When I realized that would be cheating, I began to think about whether I really needed items from the Mall of America. All this time, I was so upset, that I didn't realize that the process I was going through was exactly the intended function of posting my spending to the internet. (I'm a bit slow that way, I guess.)

I ended up buying a new tank top at Forever 21 for $5.80 and seven used tank tops at Ragstock for $3 apiece... plus the Dairy Queen Blizzard, of course. I'm feeling embarrassed for the Forever 21 one (which I found before I knew about Ragstock), but I guess that serves me right and serves its purpose. I feel ok about the Ragstock stuff because they were used, it was a pretty good price, and saved me many hours of thriftshopping.

Posting my latest spending, I notice that I managed to spend $23.45 at Anodyne on just three visits. Most of this was due to being desperate for dinner while studying. But it would take me weeks to spend that much at the Onion. I need to go back to being more careful with this coffee shop spending. Food, it'll get you every time. It always feels like such a necessity. Silly.

Now that I'm out of school and living on loans while job-hunting, I think it's time to go back to my old spending habits. Which is NOT. I just got a car insurance bill, and am considering whether I could possibly forgo the car until winter. But what about road trips?!?

6/9	$2.30		Keefer Court Bakery		Cedar-Riverside

6/6 $60.00 University of MN Mpls

$10.60 K-Wok Cedar-Riverside

$4.56 North-Country Co-op Cedar-Riverside

6/5 $4.23 Wendy’s Atlanta airport

6/4 $16.45 Rite Aid Ardmore, PA

6.3 $27.20 Budget Host Inn Staunton, VA

6/2 $2.77 Daily Queen Calhoun, GA

6/1 $21.09 Grayton Beach State Park Santa Rosa Beach, FL

5/31 $18.91 Brasas Latin Grill Freeport, FL

$8.07 Grayton General Store Santa Rosa Beach, FL

5/30 $17.65 Café Beignet New Orleans, LA

$20.16 Arcadian Books New Orleans, LA

$2.00 Capital One ATM New Orleans, LA

$7.61 Sav-A-Center New Orleans, LA

$6.20 Whole Foods New Orleans, LA

5/29 $3.21 Dairy Queen Waksom, TX
(Note, this Dairy Queen is NOT recommended. They have Reese’s, but no
chocolate soft serve.)

5/28 $27.29 Travel Mart #5 Salado, TX

$1.00 Capital Metro Austin, TX

5/27 $5.17 Shop 24 Austin, TX

5/26 $19.09 Fiesta Mart #25 Austin, TX
(Black cardamom pods and herringsfillets in senf eier crema found!)

$4.74 First Call Auto Parts Austin, TX

$1.06 Half Price Books Austin, TX

$12.98 Antones Record Store Austin, TX

$3.69 Ruby’s BBQ Austin, TX

$4.33 The Peddler Bicycle Shop Austin, TX

~$4.00 something Beach Sno-Cone Austin, TX

$1.00 Capital Metro Austin, TX

$10.00 The Hole in the Wall Austin, TX

5/25 $18.25 H.E.B. Austin, TX

5/24 $38.42 JC Penny Plano, TX

$29.26 Dash-Inn Mobil Richardson, TX

5/23 $4.50 Old 56 Family Restaurant Ottawa, KS

$0.26 Country Mart Ottawa, KS

$8.84 Sooner’s Corner Restaurant Perry, OK

$4.00 Braum’s Ardmore, OK

5/22 $24.86 Travelodge Ottawa, KS

5/21 $129.60 AirTran Airways Atlanta, GA

$7.60 Chipotle Seven Corners

5/20 $13.44 Surdyks NE

5/18 $7.37 Anodyne South Mpls

$28.40 Amoco Mpls

5/17 $2.00 Espresso 22 Dinkytown

$6.30 Little Taj Mahal Dinkytown

$10.00 Onesuite.com CA

5/16 $5.00 Mediterranean Deli Cedar-Riverside

$1.37 Taco Bell Mall of America

$2.51 Liberty Frozen Custard South Mpls

$67.13 Cub Foods South Mpls

5/15 $24.13 North Country Co-op Cedar-Riverside

$2.66 Video Update South Mpls

5/13 $2.00 Diamond’s Coffee NE

$25.93 Target Mpls

$10.00 Karma Downtown Mpls

$3.00 Drink Downtown Mpls

5/12 $3.35 Hard Times Café Cedar-Riverside

$8.39 Anodyne South Mpls

5/11 $4.08 Eight Street Market Marcy-Holmes

$2.00 Espresso 22 Dinkytown

$6.30 Little Taj Mahal Dinkytown
(Most Indian food I’ve ever gotten for $6.30!)

5/10 $3.72 USPS Dinkytown

$5.80 Forever 21 Mall of America

$3.70 Dairy Queen Mall of America

$26.00 RagStock Mall of America

$1.00 MacDonald’s South Mpls

$5.00 ....... ……

5/9 $0.80 Mapp’s Coffee Cedar-Riverside

$2.00 Espresso 22 Dinkytown

5/8 $10.00 K-Wok Cedar-Riverside

5/7 $4.29 8th Street Market Marcy-Holmes

5/6 $7.65 Surdyk’s NE

$5.00 Jasmine Deli Mpls

5/5 $31.54 St. Vincent de Paul’s W. 7th, St. Paul

$7.23 Cravings Café W. 7th, St. Paul

$7.00 MN Film Arts Dinkytown

5/4 $23.43 Holiday Mpls

5/3 $7.69 Anodyne South Mpls

5/2 $2.00 Espresso 22 Dinkytown

5/1 $8.25 Lagoon Cinema Uptown

$1.82 Uncommon Grounds Uptown

4/30 $46.45 Cub Foods Mpls

4/29 $1.59 USPS Downtown Mpls

$1.75 Java J’s Coffee Warehouse Dist.

$3.00 Hexagon Bar South Mpls

April 29, 2006

4/28	$8.45		The Dinkytowner		        Dinkytown

        $5.89		Purple Onion			Dinkytown
        (Last night of the Onion, folks. See you around the corner in July?)

4/27	$6.00		UMN Film Arts		        U of M

	$6.98		8th St. Market			Marcy-Holmes

4/25	$2.00		Purple Onion			Dinkytown

        $8.91		USPS				U of M

	$3.39		North Country Co-op		Cedar-Riverside

4/24	$3.41		8th St. Market			Marcy-Holmes

4/23	$7.98		8th St. Market			Marcy-Holmes

	$2.00		Purple Onion			Dinkytown

4/22	$14.29		St. Vincent DePaul		West 7th, St. Paul

	$3.89		(some coffee shop)		West 7th, St. Paul

4/21	$7.01		UMN Bookstore		        U of M

	$4.00		Jasmine Deli			Eat Street, Mpls

	$5.00		Turf Club			Midway, St. Paul

4/20	$8.45		K-Wok				Cedar-Riverside

	$2.87		Purple Onion			Dinkytown

April 19, 2006

4/19	$2.50		Purple Onion			Dinkytown

4/18 $2.00 Purple Onion Dinkytown

4/17 $4.29 8th St. Market Marcy-Holmes

4/16 $2.00 Purple Onion Dinkytown

4/15 $26.32 BP Marcy-Holmes

$10.00 Terminal Bar NE

4/14 $3.18 Subway Inver Grove Heights, MN

$3.18 Dairy Queen Zumbrota, MN

$12.50 Triple Rock Cedar-Riverside

4/12 $3.99 8th St. Market Marcy-Holmes


(8th St. Market is under new ownership! They are thinking of putting in a deli and coffee. I’m advocating for a sit-down coffee place. They’re open to suggestions, so stop by!)

April 11, 2006

4/11	$2.87		Purple Onion			Dinkytown

$10.00 U of M Physicians U of M

4/10 $7.50 Little Taj Mahal Dinkytown

4/9 $2.00 Purple Onion Dinkytown

4/8 $3.99 Santana Market Marcy-Holmes

$2.00 Purple Onion Dinkytown

$6.37 The Steak Knife Dinkytown

4/7 $6.00 Lori’s Coffee House St. Paul

April 6, 2006

4/6	$2.00		Purple Onion			Dinkytown

$1.07 McDonald’s Dinkytown

$10.00 Grease Pit Cedar-Riverside

$1.00 Keefer Court Cedar-Riverside

4/5 $1.87 Purple Onion Dinkytown

$5.00 Oak St. Cinema Stadium Village

4/4 $3.99 Santana Market Marcy-Holmes

$7.00 Hard Times Café Cedar-Riverside

4/2 $1.50 Purple Onion Dinkytown

4/1 $5.00 Nomad World Pub Cedar-Riverside

$10.00 Ela folks St. Paul?

3/31 $2.00 Purple Onion Dinkytown

3/30 $13.00 First Avenue Downtown Mpls

$2.00 Purple Onion Dinkytown

March 30, 2006

3/29	$5.00		The Cabooze			Seward

3/28 $75.75 Cub Foods (=food!!) Midway

$27.50 Wet Paint Mac-Groveland

3/27 $1.50 Purple Onion Dinkytown

3/26 $7.07 The House of Hanson Dinkytown

$2.00 Purple Onion Dinkytown

$10.69 Varsity Bike Dinkytown

$23.49 Holiday Station Windom

3/24 $10.00 Chai’s Cedar-Riverside

$1.00 parking meter Cedar-Riverside

$2.00 Purple Onion Dinkytown

3/23 $3.99 Santana Grocery Marcy-Holmes

$8.00 Lagoon Cinema Uptown

March 22, 2006

3/21	$3.80		K-Wok				Cedar-Riverside

$2.00 Purple Onion Dinkytown

3/20 $5.30 Little Taj Mahal Dinkytown

$5.00 Purple Onion Dinkytown

$7.00 Mobile Richfield

3/19 $3.41 Dairy Queen Iowa

$8.50 Kountry Kettle El Dorado, KS

$2.00 Kansas Turnpike Kansas Turnpike

$27.26 Shell Lebo, KS

$2.17 Whataburger Austin, TX

3/18 $6.38 Magnolia Café West Austin, TX

$1.00 Capital Metro Austin, TX

$2.00 Spiderhouse Coffee Austin, TX

$3.00 Ruby’s BBQ Austin, TX

$20.00 Antone’s Austin, TX

3/17 $28.49 HLD Food Mart Austin, TX

$8.00 Jovita’s Austin, TX

3/16 $8.00 Kerbey Lane Café Austin, TX

$5.00 Bouldin Creek Café Austin, TX

$5.00 Rio Colorado Austin, TX

3/15 $1.00 Capital Metro Austin, TX

$10.00 Elysium Austin, TX

$3.00 Hot Dog King Austin, TX

$3.00 Waffle House Denton, TX

$38.42 Clayton House Motel Denton, TX

3/14 $25.64 Quiktrip Des Moines, IA

$1.04 Phillips Kansas Turnpike

$3.00 Kansas Turnpike Kansas Turnpike

$23.39 Love’s Oklahoma City, OK

$1.08 McDonald’s Edmond, OK

3/13 $7.28 Eighth Street Market Marcy-Holmes

3/12 $5.00 Purple Onion Dinkytown

3/10 $5.85 Betsy’s Back Porch Coffee South Mpls

$2.12 Sports Authority Richfield

$5.18 Super America Uptown

3/9 $3.99 Santana Grocery Marcy-Holmes

$5.00 The Whole U of M

3/8 $5.30 Little Taj Mahal Dinkytown

$8.00 Walker Art Center Uptown

March 7, 2006

3/7	$18.59		Proex Photo		Downtown Mpls

3/6 $2.00 Purple Onion Dinkytown

3/5 $1.50 Purple Onion Dinkytown

3/4 $2.22 Davanni’s Richfield

3/3 $2.90 Santana Grocery Marcy-Holmes
$20.52 Kmart Uptown
$4.01 Tea Garden Uptown
$11.50 Triple Rock Cedar-Riverside

March 3, 2006

3/2	$2.00		Keefer Court		Cedar-Riverside
	$8.00		Ubah Café		Cedar-Riverside
	$12.00		Grease Pit		Cedar-Riverside

3/1 $2.00 Purple Onion Dinkytown
$1.07 MacDonald’s Dinkytown

2/28 $3.41 Dairy Queen Stadium Village
$1.00, wheel Grease Pit Cedar-Riverside

2/27 $5.48 Purple Onion Dinkytown
$8.00 Shuang Chen Dinkytown
$3.25 Kitty Cat Klub Dinkytown