Watchin' Orcas, grillin' here and at Jenn&Shane's, watchin' autocross in Bremerton, Snoqualmie Falls, Ballard Locks, Fremont troll, The Matrix at the Magnolia Hifi demonstration center. Sometimes it's a lot of fun pretending you are on vacation from a job while friends are in town.
Thieves suck. I have had this debate many times and I realize that I am a hypocryte for saying it (because I am opposed to the death penalty), but I would kill anyone I caught trying to steal what's mine. The reason I would feel justified in doing so is not because they would be stealing my stuff, but they would be stealing my life. The way I explain this is that it takes time to earn money and build credit ratings and shop. That time is my life. If someone decides that they want to skip those steps and just take my stuff, they are taking a peice of my life. I have been told that I have insurance to deal with this, but the truth is that insurance is just a band-aid. When my GTI was stolen I had in the neighborhood of $6000 invested in it. I got $2200. Example : the insurance company would not give me anything for my $400 subwoofer. It was 5 years old, in perfect working condition, but because of it's age it had depriciated to the point of valuelessness as far as my insurance company was concerned. I'm sure that it has value to the meth-head who stole it. Bastards.
Well, I went down and looked at the new MINI.It is everything I had hoped and more. I want one so bad.
I wish I was as hip and smart as a Richard Linklater movie. Kristin and I watched this tonight and it is without a doubt one of the most thought-provoking experieces in recent memory. Are you awake? Are you dreaming? Are you alive? How do you know?
Yeah, It was premature. Kristin and I have been talking about moving back to TX for a while, and we are going to, but not this year. Probably this time next year, but who knows. The way we work, we could be moving next week. I have had a few interesting job prospects recently, but I will keep them to myself for now. My dad tells me I should in order to keep from "jinxing" myself. More later.
This might be premature, but Kristin and I may be moving to Austin. The company that she works for is opening a branch there, and transferring is apparently no big deal, so there you have it. Cost of living is lower there. $60,000 of income here equals $43,000 in Austin. That's a good thing. The soonest we would be leaving would be November though, so don't start planning a party just yet.
I committed my first act of junk mail revenge today. I got an offer for a Platinum card, opened it, pulled out the contents, threw out the part with my name on it and mailed everything else (including the outside envelope) and a few pizza coupons in the postage paid envelope. Power to the people!
This is cool. I have heard it before, but I really think I'm going to start doing it. When you get ads in your phone or utility bill, include them with the payment. Let them throw it away. Think globally, act locally. When you get those pre-approved letters in the mail for everything from credit cards to 2nd mortgages and junk like that, most of them come with postage paid return envelopes, right? Well, why not get rid of some of your other junk mail and put it in these cool little envelopes! Send an ad for your local chimney cleaner to American Express. Or a pizza coupon to Citibank. If you didn't get anything else that day, then send them their application back! Just make sure your name isn't on anything you send them. You can send it back empty if you want to just to keep'em guessing! Let's give the banks and credit card companies their junk back in the mail, and best of all, THEY'RE paying for it! Twice! Let's help keep our postal service busy since they say e-mail is cutting into their business, and that's why they need to increase postage again!