I went to a game at Fenway with an economist from my program on Wednesday night (as well as a political scientist and his wife, but they weren't sitting with us). Over the course of the evening, I picked up several different tips about handling financial matters that means my scalped ticket easily paid for itself. (Minor example: you can use Coinstar here to cash in your coins and now have the money credited to Amazon so that there is no fee charged.)
I felt otherwise sorry for the economist, as those who know me know I basically have "awkward/boring" and "(thinks-he's)hilarious/fun" modes for social events, and I was in the former last night for whatever reason, probably connected to (1) spending much of the afternoon working on a programming problem that was both frustrating and a ridiculous way to spend almost half a work day and, well, (2) not having any alcohol.
By happenstance, I am going to another game at Fenway this Sunday afternoon with two friends of mine from undergrad. I bought four tickets, but don't have a fourth person to bring, so I don't know what I will do with the other one. Let me know if you have any ideas. I will be in my more enjoyable mode then.
Speaking of which, I am going to need to spend much of my next 36 hours cleaning for the arrival of said friends. Ugh, I'd rather be working on a frustrating programming problem. I should have found a way to outsource the cleaning (I know, I know).