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What’s next?

by @ Saturday, March 28th, 2009. Filed under boys, confessional, employment, finance

I ran into a friend last night and she asked me what was next. Right now I have no fucking clue what is next in the big scheme of things. I hope she didn’t think that I had become enlightened along my journey last year. I would say that I am about 60% enlightened and 40% disenchanted. Maybe it was a trick question.

Honestly, right now I would like mind blowing sex from a guy who won’t give me a disease or cause further emotional/mental damage. That would be a nice next. But that is not my number one priority (it hasn’t been THAT long). In a time of economic decline I know that I should stay put at my current job. Do I want to? Not really. But I also don’t like leaping from one branch until I know exactly where I am going to grab on to. For me, it is much easier to leave a man behind than a job.

If you know me, or have been reading for a bit, you know that I have job hopped quite a bit over the years. The good news is that there is hope. I have been in my current job for almost 4 years. That is longest I have held a full time job. That beats out full time man at 2.5 years. I would say that I am about 70% happy with it. I know that isn’t good enough but I am just going to have to deal with it for a bit until I find something better.

Jobs provide me with a sense of security and they keep the lights on. That has never been the reason for keeping a man around. I don’t know that I could ever reach that level of trust. It’s rare that I let a man pay for dinner. How could I let them chip in on my mortgage? It makes me ill to borrow money from family.

For now what’s next is putting one foot in front of the other one day at a time.


Why are simple things so expensive?

by @ Sunday, December 28th, 2008. Filed under finance, rants

I was thinking sex toys but after a discussion with Meg, wedding dresses are the same way.

I wanted something simple and stainless steel (or maybe glass).  Something without a face or woodland creature.  How much does it cost?  Almost $200.  Meanwhile, if you wanted to go the woodland creature with a face route, it could be as low as $20.  WTF.

I remember several friends’ dilemmas when it came to wedding dress shopping. Something with scads of lace and frills, something that looks like the craft store threw up on it (minus the glitter), is super cheap.  For some strange reason simple dresses only come from fancy designers like Vera Wang and will cost you your first born child.

…and while I am on my soapbox,  I will add organic food, natural fiber clothing, light/plumbing fixtures, and sleek/sexy electronics.


Financial independence Day

by @ Tuesday, July 5th, 2005. Filed under finance

So today is the Fourth of July. A day when we celebrate America’s birthday.
Today in celebration of independence I am filling out a grant application to start my business.
Its amazing, a little over two years ago I was swimming in debt and now I am in the black and looking to get a loan to start a business.
My partner and I sat down with a friend of ours and reworked his finances. We mapped out everything and figured out why even though he’s got a good job (and has for almost 5 years) he can’t afford anything and hasn’t’ made a dent in his college debt. Truth is he needed to assert his independence from the record store.
I think its important for everyone to become financially independent. When I finally paid that last credit card bill it was amazing. I urged you to stop putting it off and get your finances in order.

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