Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Week 5 - The Date That Broke the Bank

Veggie Pizza

Manhattan Pizza
 This week was John's turn to plan.  On Monday we met for lunch and he told me what his plan was.  I immediately started laughing because it was exactly what I had planned for my next turn.  When he asked why I was laughing and I told him, he decided to let me have it and plan something else.  I'll let you know what it was when we actually get to do it.  So that left him to come up with something else for us to do.  It was Valentine's weekend, so he decided that dinner would probably be a long wait or hassle and decided on a lunch/afternoon date. 

Our date started at the Apple Store.  John had been thinking about getting a Mac laptop for some time and wanted to go check them out.  He also thought I might enjoy having an iPad and wanted me to try one out for size.  I won't bore you with all of the gory details, but let's just say that a MacBook Air, an iPad and a few accessories later, Mr. Visa was moaning our names in ecstacy.

By then it was late afternoon and we were pretty hungry so we headed to Sam & Louie's Pizza in Gretna.  We had planned on using a Living Social $20 for $10 that I had purchased, but when we got there we found out they were having an anniversary special - 1/2 price on all pizza and draft beer - but you couldn't combine with the discount certificate.  We decided to take advantage of the special and save the certificate for another visit.  The pizza was delicious - I got a small veggie and John got the Manhantan with alfredo, meatballs and Canadian bacon.  The service, on the other hand, left a lot to be desired. 
After fueling up for more shopping we headed to the outlet stores.  I was in the market for some new jeans, which I found and got an amazing deal on at the Van Heusen store.  We also got a few items at Osh Kosh and Carter's for the little guy, including some swim trunks for his swimming lessons that start next month.  Then it was home for family nap time.  We are so wild and crazy!

Although this was another riff on our standard dinner/shopping date, it was, at least, different shopping. 

Date night fund: $84 + $50 weekly contribution - $30 for pizza = $104 current balance

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