July 7th, 2009

evil toys

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I've been bitten by the "be a better writer" bug, as well as the "let it all out" bug, so hello, LJ. I seem to be under the impression that if I write about the boring stuff that's happening in my life I'll be more inspired to write better, more intellectual, and wittier blogs on The Real Blog. With Alex out of the local picture and my mope-meter set to "high", I think I might actually be able to accomplish boring-blogs on a more regular basis.

I put together a care package for The Boy that involved a cute 4-picture frame. Except the frame was the biggest piece of junk I've ever spent money on, and after wrestling with one, breaking 3 panes of glass, cracking the junky plastic frame in two places, buying another (identical) one, breaking 2 more panes of glass, hunting down additional glass from other frames in the house, actually breaking off pieces from the second frame, reverting to the first frame, forcing in glass, employing gorilla glue, and glaring daggers at the whole thing, I think I'm too exhausted to attempt to get my money back for at least one frame.

House Hunt '09 is in its final phase, assuming the realator/landlord guy from the house we picked out doesn't flake out, or give the house to someone else. I learned my lesson in Apartment Search '06 not to get my hopes up too high or to start imagining myself moving into any given place before the papers are signed, but I have to admit, I'm pretty excited about this particular house.

A girl at work was fired a few days ago, and witnessing the fallout made me realize how lucky I am to have been taught the skills required not to be irresponsible. I was raised to be frugal with my money, to make rational decisions about monetary value vs. life experience value, and to take at least a glimpse of The Big Picture when I do things, and it's served me well. I'm grateful that I was taught those values, so that I will, hopefully, never have to have a nervous breakdown in an ex-employers bathroom about how I'm going to feed my kid without a job since I never saved up any money.

Guitar Hero: World Tour will be the death/rebirth of my social life. I'm not sure which, yet.