Weekly Roundup: Happy Hour, How to Get High, and an Unexpected Intervention

by Shawanda Greene

This was me all over again.

Tuesday to Friday of this week, I did the unthinkable: I went back to work.

But only because I agreed to train my replacement before I left.

Well, he finally started, and I honored my word.

I gotta tell ya. It was rough.

Take a month off work and see how enthusiastically you spring out of bed on your first, or even your second, day back. Just the thought of going into the office caused my innards to tense up.

By Friday morning, I felt great. But that’s probably because I heard smoothies were arriving in the afternoon. Plus, Superbowl Sunday is coming up, and I can’t wait to master my eating-a-chicken-wing-with-one-hand technique.


On Tuesday, I attended an awesome happy hour sponsored by the good folks of TurboTax.

Although I didn’t win an iToy this time, I didn’t leave empty handed. Be on the look out for the TurboTax Premier 2012 giveaway.

I want to finish my taxes before holding the giveaway. I’d like to provide an honest assessment of the software. So, we can discuss this matter again around, say, April 15th. :)

In addition to consuming two glasses of Pinot Grigio and the best fried cheese I’ve ever had, I caught up with personal finance bloggers I haven’t seen in over a year:

Dumb Question of the Week

“Are you getting paid for being here?”

I must’ve heard this question at least three times. What money-grubbing, newly jobless, entrepreneur would leave her business to work for a highly profitable corporation during the warmest week in February on record and NOT get paid for her services? Who’d do that? Who?!

Carnival Love (sung to the tune of Computer Love)

You Have More Than You Think was featured in several blog carnivals this week. Check ‘em out.

Favorite Quotes

“A man’s got to believe in something. I believe I’ll have another drink.” – W. C. Fields

“Once during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.” – W.C. Fields

“Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.” – Ernest Hemingway

Intervention via Infographic

You might have a problem when a Twitterized version of yourself is holding a glass of wine. We can thank Visual.ly for the wake up call.

Interesting Search Phrases

“How to get a cheap high”


“bring a flask to restaurant”

Yes. Flasks aren’t just for convenience anymore. Financially conscious, think aheaders use them too.

“3 things motivated sellers want more than cash”

I don’t know what you’re hoping to find buddy, but you should probably talk to the guy from search phrase #1.

“10 ways to use box wine”

You’re asking too much of boxed wine. I’m guessing you mistakenly appended a “0″ to “1″ and an “s” to “way”, because there’s only 1 way I know to use boxed wine and that’s to drink it.

“broke a ikea piece during assembly”

Sorry, man. It happens to the best of us.

Recommended Reading

Have a great weekend and a Happy Super Bowl Sunday!!!

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