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Monday, May 31, 2004
Fry's Electronics today, hoping to snag some stuff on sale. No luck there. Either they were out of all their sale items on purpose, or a lot of other people had been out shopping before us. Probably saved me some money....which is good, because I lost it later in the day.
Got home with my buddy, and we were hanging out, watching the WB's Superstar USA (truly a great show - I have to respect something that makes my friend spend the entire show hiding his face because he's embarrassed for the show...it's amazing!), and MTV's Pimp My Ride, and the Missus decides that she wants to finally go to one of our local Indian casinos. I lose $40 at the blackjack tables, she loses a similar amount at the slot machines. My friend (who decided to come with) only lost $1. Not sure what made the Missus want to do this when I just got a new job, and we just laid out a budget that will enable us to save $8K or more towards a house....but she had fun, learned her lesson, and probably won't want to go back any time soon.
Oh yeah, forgot to mention, but I got two job offers last month (don't really want to go into too much detail, both are political, and I'd rather keep myself as anonymous as possible for the foreseeable future). How often does that happen in this economy? I have to say, it felt really nice after all this uncertainty I've been dealing with for the past year (of course it is only a campaign job, and my contract runs out the day of the election...but I'm not complaining!). For the first time in over a year I'm making more than the Missus! She loves that situation (as she eventually wants me to pull in the bacon and let her stay home with the (yet unborn) kids.
Not nearly as boring in person as on TV. That's not saying too much though....but he did have some great thoughts on moving the US away from our oil-dependent ways, which I think is fantastic (wouldn't life just be easier if we didn't have to worry about oil when dealing with the Middle East problem?).
And I know that you care what's playing in iTunes right now: "Whoever You Are" by Geggy Tah.
Tuesday, May 25, 2004
sort of thing celebrated? This isn't a good thing. This is the ultimate sign of egotism by a couple in the South (telling sign, the father's name is Jim Bob).
Oddly enough, it doesn't sound like they're Catholic.
For those of you who think that this isn't being 'celebrated', I point you here, where the mother is getting an award (Young Mother of the Year) from the Governor of Arkansas.
I have nothing against kids, plan on having a couple myself in a year or two, but this type of blatant, self-centered, over-population just pisses me off.
Remind me of the octuplets born a while back. Formula and diaper companies were falling all over themselves to give them free stuff.
Thursday, May 13, 2004
Had a great vacation - got a lot of time with The Missus, which was great. We had a lot of fun (although, I must say it is nice to walk outside and not feel the immediate need to shower). Let me just say, Maui is an amazing island (rainforest on one side, and almost desert like conditions on the other). I had forgotten how much fun it is just to wade in the ocean and bob with the waves. The Missus and I are semi-seriously looking into the feasibility of us moving (although with the possibility of kids in the next 2-3 years, and the knowledge of how unbearable our parents will be if we were to take their first grandkids across the Pacific, this might just be a pipe-dream...)
The Missus' cat had to go to the vet while we were gone. They said he had sores, and was either allergic to fleas or his new Rx food. We have both of the cats on flea medication, and he seems less irritated. I also had to take in his sister today (her eye has been "blinky", and it was time for her annual check-up and shots). I just can't believe that we've spent well in excess of $1600 on the cats in the last month. And the timing is horrendous also - I'm in the middle of a three week hiatus between temp jobs (of course, I am looking for more stable work, but in the meantime...), we just got back from vacation (which never is cheap), and to top it off - last month was the first time we've ever gone over our cell-minutes in our family plan (and it wasn't just a little, but over $60 worth of extra minutes - mostly my fault I should add), so this next month is going to be very tight. I'm just hoping that we can keep the stress level nice and low for the time being. I'm trying to do lots of work while I'm stuck at home (makes the Missus much happier when she gets off work if she sees that I've been doing more around the house than just sitting around watching ESPN).
Anyways, I'm off to bed. It is late.
Right now iTunes is playing "At Least I Rocked" by Laymans Terms. Went to high school with the lead singer.
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