October 7th, 2004

Cthulhu Joyce

Automatic Trapeze

Blackberry jam is the major win. I muchly like my lunch of PB&J on my tasty wheat bread I need a breadmaker, however I seem to be doing a good job of racking up bills.

lady_fox and I bought a living room set. A sofa (of God is it squishy) and love seat (oh GOD is it squishier!!!) and three wanna-be-wrought-iron tables. Total cost? $991.97. Hot deal for a hotter set. A-1 Furniture is the greatest. The salesman was helpful. THe acounting guys was better. He figured out the best way for us to pay. The Situation:

We go to store first time on Sunday. Find set we like apply for loan to finance.
Monday: Get rejected for loan, sort of... I have good credit, just not enough. Get Iris to cosign.
Tuesday: Approved for $2k. Take Cats to vet instead of getting furniture. THey have massive flea infestataion that popped up over the last week. Get them all checked, shots, checkup.. Cost - $635...sumfin' 'spensive - but we <3 our cats too much not to get eveyting done.

I drop a $200 check immediately for the Vet bill and lady_fox puts the rest on her card unbeknownst to me at the time. This is either really nice or really stupid - maybe both. I'll give her money next month to help.

Wednesday: Go to A-1 and ask how financing works. Intrest free loan for three months. With a down payment of $200 (this is my standard answer to most money problems "Have two hundred dollars"). So that's 770 or so that needs to get paid off by the end of three months. Doable much unsure. Random loan guy from A-1 says that we can switch things around. Essentially, Iris adn I buy the set a full price (set was originally on sale) plus a 2% added cost because the loan company charges this. instead of three months interest free, we get 6. Final price (see above) ends up being $20-30 more than previous sale price... damn... We do that.

I just needed that fourth month to pay things off in ful. THe loan company would charge me the entire interest if I didn't pay by the end of three months. Lame. So, the second options works plus I get to bolster my credit report and pay it off a little bit slower than expected. Thus, less squeaking by on budget.

This was the last few days of events. Things are good. In 6months I can have the living room set and the new computer paid off in full with minimal/no interest fees. Hottest.

Sorry to bore you with my finances. I couldn''t think of a funny parallel to analyze this against to produce my standard philosopharting entry. This is also a way to organize it in my head better.

Oh; btw. Learned that cats are, indeed, made out of rubber. Electra fell off the balcony. Landed in a bush and is perfectly fine. for the evening she was limping - only when being watched though. She'd run around and play just fine otherwise. This morning she was walking fine... all over my face cuz I slept in the living room (we bombed each room for fleas and last night I bed the bedroom to finish up). Iris bought a cat dancer, which the cats fucking love like it's going out of style. Insane amounts of fun.

Poe is no longer sick. She finally got the rest of wahtever ickyness was in her system out (probably hair ball due to fleas) and is eating fine now. Ginger doesn't like the new diet food - go figure. She she's hardly eating. But, she's on a diet so that'll be ok unless the weight loss gets too rapid. Keeping an eye on her.

All's good. Finally going to haev a place to read! The couch will be delivered on Monday. Monday?! Thant fast. Hotterest. God, this entry keeps getting more boring. I'm really bored at work. But watch me leave at 4:30 just the same >:) Getting lotsa work done today. Finished a realyl cool set of tests on a new function.. blah blah..

-ABM


PS: I'm a yuppie now, madolan if you still remember that thread. :)

Edit - I've decided that I'd be the best replacement Tom McBride ever. I can be conceited and, as can be seen above, fucking long winded! I love my thinkmeats.

EDit 2 - I think the weekend after couch aqcuisition I"m going to Celebrate by sitting on it as much as possible. And, as I haev realized today, I have still never watched Bubblegum Crisis 2xxx (what numbers?). Therefore, next weekend will be marathon Bubblegum Crisis on my new couch. All are welcome. I'll finally watch the damn thing. I've had the perfect collection for how long? 6 months?

Craving Neon Genesis now.. damn.
Cthulhu Joyce

New Life Tentacle

From On-High has fallen a gift upon us like golden rays of Zeus' special brand of fertility (mop up in aisle three). An Event so large that, in time, Antediluvian shall mean this turning point on the 15th for the drool and slovering shall destroy us all.

My immediate response is to reproduce the link you see clogging your bandwidth in some realistic manner. Were I a better artist, perchance this course of action would be viable. Fiction, on the other hand, is something I may be able to grasp but is painful. I have so much mental baggage when dealing with fiction that even 200 words seem daunting. I am no fiction writer; nor a poet-on-demand. Storytelling is best left to others, I say.

This, of course, does nothing to help solve the quagmire of "what shall I do for this Event?" Perhaps I should quote rules from the game system I wrote? Or an Ode to the Vault Dweller? That would most certainly become just another sexual anecdote in a laundry list of strange endeavors. However, that is the best option at the moment. What I really would like is a Digital Video Camera to play with. Perhaps create some Visual Apocalypse with friends/colleagues whom I'm sure would explode at the chance to create Nuclear Fallout (that was a pun).

Maybe this is where were all headed.

A snipet of something:

Rapture

They said the rapture would be glamourous, like the night sky dancing on sequens. "They" being the Neo-Christian Collective, who's sweeping blows absorbed most of the North American Commune shortly after Congress ate the constitution while molesting small children - that last bit is probably a lie (but we all know that Cheney must have had some interesting proclivities). Bush got a little crazy(er) when he was reelected. When Russia was pushed out of the Nuclear Arms talks between the US and Korea, Russia ran to Iran; then the missles came and Bush pushed through a few key laws - see above for results of this legislation.

From the remnants of Chicago (billions of tones of steel and bone dust), the NCC, lead by a remarkably fit Jerry Falwell, built the Rapture(TM). A giant city armed with NeoChrists bear depleted uranium crucifixes is not what the writers of the Bible wanted. Falwell, replete in body armor is not the Second Coming - though he would believe it. This is not glamorous....

The treads crush Pagans and the automatic fire from the NCC's holy water guns (filled with Greek Fire) convert the masses as the Rapture(TM) destroys the countryside. Fires burn what countryside is left, an idyllic nightmare created only in the wet dreams of the kings on industry. Non NCCers run from the fire or throw themselves under the Christ Machine as it spouts "My Father, who art in Heaven..." in a dirge bereft of emotion - mechanical glee is possible. When the options are convert, convert, or convert (probably spelled with K's) and listen to that day in and day out while living on the Rapture(TM), it would seem that being crushed under a billion tons of recycled steel ain't so bad.

Some of us survive hoping that one day C'thulhu exists and we can be eaten first. Maybe we'll found an anti NCC group - the New Life Tentacle. If you pray hard enough can you create a slovering demon to fight the Washington Machine?

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