Net Worth Week 61 – PRIDE Edition

Gentle Readers,
I have not yet been able to coordinate with my roommate about removing the box spring, so my new bed is still gigantic. My back feels like it is slowly getting better, maybe. I’m monitoring it.
The gig continues to go back and forth on what we should expect. At this moment, according to one set of instructions, we have one more week on this gig, but according to another set of instructions, we probably have a few more months. How’s that for planning your life?  I’m just going to keep showing up and trying to get hours in until they take them away from us.
My trip to my love was short, but good. It was my first venture on Spirit and I was very pleased. I don’t need much when I’m visiting her and am able to be down to one personal item – at least when it is not winter.  I’ve also looked up the cost of rental cars for the first time, and I learned that the cost for renting a small car for 3 days is less than the cost of a cab from the airport to her place. I must sign up for driver’s ed and become comfortable driving. We could explore so much more if I could drive us.
June is Pride month. I don’t know if it is Pulse haunting me, or the general scary world news, or the fact that my girlfriend is over one thousand miles away from me, but I’m not really interested in going to any of the events around PRIDE this year. Pride did not used to be such a corporate, white-washed event. It used to be queer joy, queer anger, and queer liberation. I’m trying to make space in my time and mind to attend a potluck or something with other queer folk. My heart is not there, but perhaps being in a queer space would do me enormous good…

This week’s net worth numbers

6/2/2017 6/9/2017
 Joy 1107 1107
 Travel 1  1
 Down Payment 19 19
 Retirement 21 21
 Health 45 45
 Moving 285 285
 EF 11 11
Business 1004 1004
Life 1809  455
 IRA  13166  13191
 Brokerage 703  703
 Rewards Card 2 -3215 -2873
 CC (largest) 0  0
 CC (longest) 0  0
 Rewards Card 0  (106) CR
SL 1 -104924 -104780
 SL 2 -46226 -46161
 Earnest -4893 -4427
 Net Worth -141086 -141292
 Percentage Change -.26% -.15%

Are you doing anything to learn more about PRIDE or attending any events in your area?

Author: ZJ Thorne

Lesbian on the path to Financial Freedom

  • femmefrugality

    There’s a big thing about the corporate nature of PRIDE here in Pittsburgh, too. It’s not just that, but things seem to be planned around gay white men exclusively. We actually have a counter corporate PRIDE march later in the day to represent more intersectionality.

    • Same for us. Cis, non-disabled, rich gay dudes are super centered. Sigh.

  • Mr. Groovy

    Hey, ZJ. I’m surprised to learn that you don’t drive. You and Mrs. Groovy have a lot to talk about. She doesn’t drive either, and it’s one of her biggest regrets. But hopefully in the next 5 or 10 years, driverless cars will make this handicap moot. Not into PRIDE. And it’s not because I don’t believe in gay rights. I was for gay marriage back in the 90s when the issue wasn’t even on the national radar. I just don’t like the Balkanization of America. I want us to all be Americans. Not hyphenated Americans. So I can’t get into events that celebrate race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation. Anyway, I’m glad you had a nice visit with your love. It sucks that you live so far apart. Good luck with the work gig. It’s not fun when the completion date is up in the air.

    • I have a license. I just never got to do driver’s ed and hate driving enough that I don’t do it. There’s finally a reason to learn properly and I finally can afford it as well.

      I’m happy to be hyphenated. Melting pots are more delicious with many distinct ingredients. Can’t make gumbo without okra.