I Literally Only Spend My Money on Coffee and Food

Where’d your last hundo go, Brendan O’Connor?


$2 — Coffee.

$10 — I literally have only been spending money on coffee and food lately. Which I feel is pretty much fine? Like if I am going to spend money on something it might as well be food. Food is great. There is perhaps no better way to invest in oneself. (Sure, Brendan, why not.) Anyway, yesterday I spent $10 on lunch. I had a quinoa salad—grilled chicken, tomato, chickpeas, feta cheese, extra avocado please and thank you. Also I got a bag of Stacey’s pita chips, because they are bomb.

$2 — Coffee.

$18 — I went to Umami for a fancy burger with a friend. We both had fancy burgers and split an order of fries. Some people think that fancy burgers are not worth the extra money. Those people are entitled to that opinion, but also they are wrong and depriving themselves of a very important and meaningful experience.

$70 — Groceries. My weekly grocery budget is somewhere in the range of $75, so this is pretty on point. However, I just moved to a new neighborhood and I am still trying to figure out where the best value is. I am sort of close to the 1, so maybe I will start taking the train up to the 72nd Street Trader Joe’s? The idea of getting on the subway with groceries is still a little bizarre to me, but why not? Where I am shopping now is approximately as expensive as Whole Foods and the quality is way lower. It’s a disgrace, honestly.


Brendan O’Connor lives in New York. // photo by normanack



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