Tuesday, February 2, 2010

On money, and wine


Ok, I did it. I took the plunge. I bought the gear. There were a few used options off of Craigslist, but I ultimately decided against it. It's perfectly fine to pick up a used Tokina lens and a used Nikon Speedlight, but......it's like I'm allergic to second-hand anything. Just can't do it. It makes financial sense, but I just can't look at something the same way if someone else has already broken it in.

Anyways. I guess this means that wine spending will have to be severely curtailed. Some Chablis coming up in the next release that I'd like to taste, but I guess that's not gonna happen now. But I don't have wine in the house! I'm a bit curious as to how people budget money for wine. I can't speak for others, but it's a very awkward situation for me right now. I've been steadily building my cellar, but none of the wines are anywhere near ready to be drunk. So unlike people with deep cellars, I still have to drink bottle to bottle. Not the ideal situation, as it's particularly taxing on the wallet to have to juggle both - accumulating, and drinking.

I'm suffering here, trying to keep to this 2 bottle a week routine. Help!



  1. I do about 2 bottles a week, Budgeting...mmm I look at my account and hopfully there is money in it, I spend I gues avg 350$ a month on a maybe below avg wage? tho I get a lot of free meals with work so that helps, tho Downtown Vancouver rent doesn't help argh, plus 400$ a year in storage for wine argh!

  2. It's tough - I started putting all my purchases in an excel sheet, my spending towards the end of last year was ridiculous. So I'm really cutting down, trying to spend no more than $100 a month. I store wine at a friend's place, so don't have to pay for that.

    At least you've got a beautiful view downtown!