1. I know Valentine's Day was a week and a half ago, but you have to read this story in the St. Louis Riverfront Times Gut Check column....the columnist basically pranked a bunch of fast food restaurants, asking ridiculous questions about making a reservation for her boss and his Valentine. The responses from the poor workers were hilarious!
2. I'm glad my odds & ends posts are totally random because I need to geek out on you for a second and share Mint with you. Ryan and I have a pretty good financial system in that I track the day to day, month to month expenses and he takes care of our long term finances, investments, etc. A few years ago I created my own spreadsheet to capture all of this, but it was kind of a pain to have to enter all of the transactions and add up different areas of the budget. A friend told me about Mint and I finally decided to give it a try....SO MUCH BETTER! You automatically link your various accounts to it so there's no manual entry involved. It manages your budget, emails you when you're over, and has a ton of other super helpful features. I also downloaded the app which I actually prefer to the online interface.