Day 003: Money, Money, Money

097day003 With the recession in full swing, you'd think I'd be going out to eat less. So untrue. I find that in many of my circles of friends, the activities of choice are either eating out or going out. Both can be expensive, even if you do it my way. Ordering the cheapest meal and not drinking respectively. But then there are hidden fees like paying for the birthday person's meal, tax/tip, paying extra for people who don't pay their whole share so you're short and everyone else needs to pay more, cover...etc. Yikes. Then I think, "I'd rather not eat or go out if it means I can buy a new coat" =)

i love to shop. For now I'm satisfied to shop online, put things in my cart and never checkout. (it's a step up from window shopping, I think)

killing time...

I started working at the cusp of the recession. Ha Usually have lots of work... today was slow... So I drew a picture! I imagined putting a little garden / resting area in an alley between to high rise buildings in an urban setting... this is the result...

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This is in plan. The street/sidewalk is at top. The back of the space is at the bottom. You enter the space from the street and explore through the space and end up at the back where tables await in quiet, peaceful place. Trees line the different sub-spaces.