Archive for May, 2008

I haven’t done the dishes since Sunday.

Thank you MUNI for making my normal 30 minute commute home an astounding hour and a half commute home that required me to exit through the emergency door to get off, climb a wall to get away from the tracks and walk some 40 odd blocks home. It was truly a pleasure. I will now counter all of that exercise by having a beer (or two, or three, or…) and eating “milk chocolate crunchy peanut butter clusters”. Thank goodness I was not on my way to work or I would be in quite a foul mood…

Seen in the City.

I’ve decided to do a series on things I find unusual, funny, entertaining, etc. (basically anything that strikes my fancy) that I see while out and about in the city. Here are the first 2 for the week:

Last Friday: A man getting off of a bus with a service dog. Now when I write “service dog”, most think Lab, Golden Retriever or German Shepard, something of that nature in a vest, usually with two pouches of some kind on the sides of the vest. This was none of those dogs, this was a Chihuahua. Yes, a hyper, jumping, tiny Chihuahua with a service vest on with two little pouches on it. What could this dog possibly be servicing?! One pouch held his MUNI pass and the other…? My only guess would be keys or cigarettes, what more could he hold?

Seen today: Woman in work out attire walking out of 24 Hour Fitness, presumably after having completed her work out, lights up a cigarette and starts to smoke while making her way to her vehicle. I don’t even know what to say about this. What’s the point?

I have good news!

I apologize for not writing as much as I originally claimed I would. As you know, finals are approaching and things tend to get a bit hectic around that time. Plus, I got a job! I know, I know, it’s no excuse, but I figured I would try.

Where did the time go?

I pissed away my entire tax return. I don’t even know what I spent it on. And I most certainly didn’t plan on wasting the whole damn thing; so when I checked my bank account this morning it was quite a shock. I’m incredibly upset with myself. Seriously! What was I thinking? Where did this money go?

When I sit down and really think about it, I know exactly where it went: parking tickets, credit cards, shopping and socializing. The shopping part wasn’t a complete waste, and not necessarily impractical. There are many different kinds of shopping–grocery shopping, clothes shopping, household items shopping, and I mostly did the useful kinds of shopping. I need food to live (and I swear I stuck to the basics when I went grocery shopping). And I simultaneously ran out of paper towel, kleenex and TP–all much needed things when you have a cold and aren’t a fan of the “drip dry”.

So, I’ll admit that I did make a trip to American Apparel and I did add to my jean collection, but I just can’t help myself! I’m not addicted to drugs, I don’t smoke and I rarely go out. Shopping is really my only vice. But I don’t even blame the shopping for the money being wasted away, I blame the socializing! Who knew it was so expensive?! What happened to the days of laying around and listening to records? Or just being lazy and silly with your friends? That was free! Going out to dinner several nights a week, (Does no one my age know how to cook anymore? Is this some kind of generational thing?), going out drinking all the time–that costs a pretty penny! Don’t get me wrong, it is fun; there are no dishes to do, you enjoy a good meal with some friends and hopefully some good laughs, but this is not something I can afford to do on a very regular basis. Plus I always have to drive and that’s no fun when you want to drink!

I guess my point is, I would rather add to my wardrobe or library than be social and hang out with you! No offense. Hahahaha! Just kidding…kind of…we can meet up for coffee sometime if you really want to.

P.S. I love that I’m more upset about wasting money being social than I am about wasting money on parking tickets. Haha. Did anyone else catch that?