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Sep 18, 2002 7:39:59 PM Archived Entry: "The money woes are hitting"I'm feeling mighty crimped by the money thing right now. I want to take Japanese at Seattle Central, we're supposed to be buying our tickets to visit the grandparents in Lansing for Christmas soon (or face astronomical prices and shitty flight times), and I'm thinking about taking this VB.NET class at BCC because I kind of feel like unless I get some dot net experience I ain't gonna be able to get a friggin' job. But it all costs money. Money money money. And I'm at the end of my benefits. Supposedly they're going to be extended (I think the letter I got today says I'm good for another 3 weeks after the 2 weeks I thought I had left), but we just can't afford to lay out $1300 for all of this stuff right now. What do we cut? The Japanese class is the cheapest thing, but I feel like we'll regret it if we don't do it this quarter. And I know we can just put it all on the zero percent credit card, but I can't bear the idea of the debt load growing so much faster than we're paying it off. Oh, yeah, and I just realized that we're going to be up shits alley with the Feds in April unless I start getting some extra dough off to the treasury (since I've received over $12K without paying any taxes on it this year). So that's some more money that we'd better start paying now. Man. "Money money money money ... "
Other than these thoughts it's been a nice day ... I had lunch with Worthy Opponent at the Indian buffet in Fremont (they finally had the lamb vindaloo, yay!) then drove to Everett to see the "Arlene's Legacy" Dahlia farm. Earlier in the day I picked up my first developed roll of film from the new camera ... not having the tripod really killed me, unfortunately.
Tonight I'm thinking of seeing a Japanese teenaged Yakuza flick at the Grand Illusion, but since it's already 7:30 I'm not sure if I'll wind up going or not.
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