I think we all learned this lesson growing up - take whatever hand-outs you can get and make the most of them. The years of college are the years which teach a blossoming young adult how live off of ramen for a week and effectively substitute condiment-packets for proper meals. They may not be the healthiest of times, but they sure are the most cost-effective, if you do it right.
Man, I am floored by how much traffic this comic has been getting. After only a week, there were something like 600 first-time visitors with about 150 of them returning for more. I want to thank all of you, because there is no way that much traffic could have come in unless people were making recommendations to their friends! So congrats to all of you! You're helping me bring this webcomic to life.