Post # 1
Well, it’s still 4-5 days until payday, and I have exactly $2.64 left in the bank. Let’s start a betting pool on how skinny I’m going to get. 😀
Just kidding. (Cries in the corner.) And I always thought “starving graduate student” was a cliche.
Post # 3
It’s times like this that cup of soups and mac n cheese come in handy
Post # 4
Time to scour the lectures for free food.
Post # 5
Ramen noodles and mac n cheese baby. That’s how I got through grad school! 😉
Post # 6
Do you have a BJs or other wholesale store around? They are always giving out samples, esp. on weekends!
Post # 7
Awww….I ate peanut butter sandwiches constantly throughout law school. Now that those loans are starting to come up due, I may have to go back to that!
Post # 8
@menobride: I was going to suggest the same thing. Find a friend with a Costco card, and hit it up for sample lunch!
Post # 9
This post is making me hungry for ramen… Haven’t had it in years!
Post # 10
I hope you have some stuff in the freezer or pantry that you can cook for the next few days!
Post # 11
This is hilarious to me, especially the Costco and scouring lectures advice b/c I am a starving grad student and that’s exactly what we do.
We also paw through the department and library couches for change. Once in a while we come up with enough for a cup of soup. What’s sad is that’ll like, make your week.
Post # 12
BTW… If you live anywhere near NYC I will totally take you out to lunch. I remember only too well what it’s like to be a starving grad student!!!
Post # 13
I used to always go to Costco during lunch time while I was at college to have all the free samples! Its a good rounded meal!!!
Post # 14
I totally lived on ramen in grad school…it’s pretty much a rite of passage. my grocery store seemed to have frozen veggie burgers on sale a lot so I ate a lot of those too…sometimes with no bun, because those were too expensive. at the time I was living with a friend who had a good corporate job and she wouldn’t understand why I would flip out when she ate my food…she never bought groceries so it wasn’t like I could eat her food to make up with it, and I don’t think she really got the concept of being a broke grad student. I have a vivid memory of coming home to find a diet coke that I had splurged on and put in our fridge gone…and I cried.
Post # 15
Ugh, I had a roommate like that in University too. She was an exchange student from Turkey, and apparently somehow royal, but her parents wanted her to experience “real” life. She never cleaned, because she didn’t know how (the servants always did it growing up) and she never bought her own groceries.
Post # 16
Yep. That’s a lot of Ramen. I also went to TONS of boring presentations/meetings because my school would always put out free food.