It turns out I’ll have to get a copier/printer/scanner after all. I spent the last week chasing all over town after documents, and a place to copy them, to make the deadline for an aid application. Who knew this would amount to so many hours dashing around?
Also, it seems I can’t find anyone who will hire me in my “as-is” condition, I’m going to give marketing myself another go. I’m thinking Kindle singles or short stories…along with *everyone* else on the ‘net. Just no stopping the fun!
Crazy as it sounds, there can be peace in having less. It narrows your focus, and gives you less to worry about. Keeping up with the Joneses? No problem, when you don’t even have the option of keeping up with their cat.
I spent part of my time yesterday closing a Money Market savings account, and converting to a “regular” savings account, to avoid having to pay $10/month for the privilege of getting exactly the same amount of interest paid on the balance. Win for me, no problem and efficiently done by my Credit Union.
One less of my few worries, sorted. Yay, me!
What’s your latest “lightening up” activity, and how did it make you feel?
Why is it that behaviour that pissed us off in high school is something we emulate as adults?
Case in point: those kids who were *so* not in the In-Crowd — nerds, geeks, freaks — are the quickest to imitate the “cliques” they were excluded from. Only the out crowd names get changed. From “geek”, “freak” and “nerd” to “mundane”, “suits” and “normals”.
Once an Ape, apparently we’re all still Apes. It’s that pecking order thing.
My oldest nephew and his wife just had a baby boy, named Jayden…this makes *three* Jaydens I know of now, among family and friends. Must be a very popular name, but I wonder what the nicknames will be. “Jay” is the only one that occurs to me, but I can’t see my new great nephew being called that, though, as his half-brother is named Jayce. Families — what a wonder.
I think of him as my internet nephew — I reconnected with my nephew Rob and met his wife Noelle on Facebook, after nagging my brother to get a Facebook account. Through that, I also got to see my niece’s daughter for the first time, for all she’s 18 now.
All I need to do now is get my WoW-obsessed sister to get on Facebook, so I can see *her* kids.
in a couple of months anyway. I’ve just gulped and plunked down the cash for a new computer. It’s a Toshiba Satellite (thanks, Shawn, for the reccy!) and fully capable of the tasks to be put to it. Now, after three days, I’m starting to look at what else the new beast will need…full MS Office, Photoshop…?
I already know what other hardware I’ll need, and I’m hoping to get most of it secondhand (to be replaced as I start to earn some dosh). Light table, at least one external hard drive and possibly two, a printer/copier, a scanner…lots of stuff for a biz I think will be useful and attractive to people — archiving family histories from photos and documents. More later as I hash it all out. Wish me luck!
This has been an interesting year: In his second year, The American People have declared that they don’t like Obama or his Democratic Party. And now the Republicans say that all they’ll do for the remaining two years is keep Obama from being re-elected. Oh, and to hell with the unemployed Americans, they’re just collateral damage. Those folks lost their jobs due to and in most cases, under the Republican President Bush.
We also found out some new things this past year. We learned that money can be dumped into political platforms, legislation and politicians in other states to further out of state agendas. Yes, Kohk brothers, I’m talking about you. We learned that a Corporation (pick one, any one…) can act as a private citizen, and throw millions behind any legislation or candidate which will support or can be coerced to do their bidding. Never mind that few voters have millions to do this. Way to go, SCOTUS!
The one question I don’t see anyone asking is how Big Business can do so very well (having completely recovered their previous stock market levels) and yet so few people have been rehired. I’m beginning to think that Bush’s parting shot was to eliminate “inconvenient” workers, who no longer fit the corporate vision, without a thought as to what those folks will do now. I suppose if the Corporations and Big Business wait long enough, those “surplus” workers will just fade away? A whole generation of lost potential, from workers and more importantly, their children, who will not see their potential as citizens, will be less educated, and less able to contribute to our Great Society. And that’s just the way the Corporations want it.