Work

I’m nearing the end of my third week here in Germany so I thought I’d share with you today some of my experiences. Hopefully you find this somewhat entertaining. What I do with my time: I think the single biggest revelation I’ve had since leaving the states is this: I am lame. When I’m not […]

I hate my job

March 29, 2011 · 32 comments

I’m sick of being a federal employee. Yeah, that’s right. The boy that always talks about how much he enjoys his job is sick of working for Uncle Sam. Not because I hate the government, but because I hate you. Well maybe not you, but definitely the guy (or girl (or stuffed animal)) next to […]

For those of us that get paid every two weeks, we face an epic battle that others do not. For us, managing a budget is no easy task. Ten months of the year things are just fine, but when April and October come around, my whole world turns upside down…I get an extra paycheck. Although […]

Auf Wiedersehen

March 11, 2011 · 21 comments

Well kiddos, The time has come. I am on my way to the airport to embark on an epic 17 hour journey to Deutschland (Germany for those that are a little slow). For the next 42 days (6 weeks), I’ll be doing as the Germans do…wait…what do German do? Oh that’s right, drink a lot […]

I’m doing everything I can to ensure Girl Ninja and I are well taken care of, not just in retirement, but throughout our entire life. I know if I work hard, spend diligently, and save consistently, we can live a comfortable life. Heck, we might even end up being rich. Funny thing is, being rich […]

Quarter Life Crisis

March 1, 2011 · 35 comments

I’m hoping today’s post will be therapeutic, not so much for your benefit, but for mine (I know, I’m selfish). I went on a walk with Girl Ninja the other day, and we took a pit stop at Subway for some dinner. All three of the Subway employees appeared to be about my age. I […]

Yesterday I received some great news. Great news that kind of sucked. I got an email from my agency indicating that paperwork had been processed for me to receive a promotion. Booya for promotions. My annual salary jumps from $62,451 to $74,854. Booya for finally making more than my mom… I’ve been waiting to say […]