Archive | March, 2010

Moving On Up

27 Mar

Well, I just got back from a two day trip to Minnesota. It was really nice to get away from Wisconsin for a bit, and enjoy some time with my cousin(s). EasyE and I stayed with some of my cousins that live near the twin cities. We did the Mall of America, and it was to be honest, disappointing. Really, its like they took every store that’s around and stuck it in one mall. But still, it was cool just to go.

I also sold my first car, a 1995 Geo Prizm  lsi, four different colors and beautiful. I now drive a 2007 Hyundai Accent. It’s everything I could want, and I can actually afford. I feel like I’m moving on up in the world.

People I Run Into At Walmart

15 Mar

I know, Walmart is evil. But I find myself there more often than I’d like to admit, usually because I can’t afford to spend the extra dollar or two elsewhere. Since I live in the kind of place where everyone goes to Walmart, I run into people there all the time. A few highlights:

  • A good friend from high school that I’d lost touch with. This was actually a good running-into.
  • That one guy from my art class that never really talked to me but somehow considered me a friend.
  • My friend’s sister and her boyfriend. Awkward, since I’m not speaking to that particular friend right now.
  • That girl that made my life a living hell in late elementary school. It’s okay though, because in high school she tore her anus during some rough up-the-butt action. She couldn’t walk right for a while after that and everyone knew why. Karma.

Things I Find In My Basement

14 Mar

Today my mom finally got around to forcing me to clean out the bins of stuff in the basement bearing my name. We went through 7 or 8 bins, came out with 7 bags to donate to Goodwill, and 3 bags of rubbish. I did find some interesting things though:

  • My N*SYNCH PopOdessey tour t-shirt. I thought this was lost to the sands of time. I actually screamed when I saw it. And yes, it still fits.
  • A rabbit pelt. I got it at a fair or something a few years back.
  • A Shalwar Kameez from Pakistan. My mom’s friend has a Pakistani friend that brought back some clothes for my brother and I, and I swear my dad threw this out when he cleaned my room once. But lo and behold, there it is. Beautiful. Missing the scarf though.
  • A piggy bank with money still in it. It’s the kind you have to smash, but still.
  • A piece of paper with phrases in English translated into Elvish from when my cousin taught herself Tolkein’s Elvish language.

Fantastic

6 Mar

I’m afraid today’s posts is going to be one of those posts. I just can’t help myself.

I’m having one of those days where I feel like my life is absolutely perfect.

I’m really enjoying my new job at the bank. I barely work at AE, and the fish fry place is only once a week. For once, I’m feeling like a regular member of society, and not “the help”. I like knowing that my day will almost never start before 8 am and almost never go past 6, barring having classes or working at AE on the rare occasion. I like being able to pick out my clothes for work and not have to wear a uniform. I like wearing professional looking clothing, not just jeans and a ¬†hoodie to work. I like wearing nice shoes.

I like that my social life has vastly improved in the last few months. I’m spending more and more time doing things I like with really great people. I’ve discovered a new favorite sport (hockey). I like having stories to tell on Monday mornings.

I like planning to travel. I’m thinking about maybe going to Ft. Lauderdale for spring break. I know I’m going to Washington D.C. I’m taking a train, which is exciting, because I love trains. I’d really like to be able to save up to go back to NYC in the summer, but we’ll see about where my finances stand. Maybe I’ll take a train to San Francisco. I’ve always wanted to do that.

I like that I finally got up the courage to get a tattoo. I’m thinking of getting my nose redone, depending on the attitude that the bank will have with a small, discreet gold ball. I’d change it out for a retainer at 6 weeks, but still.

I like that my finances are in a place that isn’t dark and scary. I’m making good money, and I’m spending it wisely. I’ve paid down a nice chunk of my debt, and I’m enjoying the feeling of slight financial freedom. Hopefully I’ll have enough saved up by the end of summer to move back out on my own. As much as I’m enjoying living with my parents (sarcasm) I really need to stretch my legs. Before that, I’d like to save enough to put a good down payment (I’m thinking two grand) on a new car. I’m looking for something 2000’s, but not really brand new. I’m not particular about make/model, as long as its not another Geo. Okay, I’m kidding, I’d even take another Geo. As long as it’s nicer looking than my current model and doesn’t sound like a flock of angry bumblebees when I push her over 55 mph.

So in short, life is pretty freaking fantastic for me as of late. I know, you just love reading while I just gush.