Do it yourself, with shredded
Ugly sleet... I don't want to go to work tomorrow. Even more so
after the almost hour-long drive home from work today in the freezing
rain. I haven't unpacked enough boxes to park my car in the garage
yet... I'm close, but I still need another day's worth of unpacking
before I get there.
Nevertheless, I do have to go to work tomorrow, so I guess it's
goes on in a couple of minutes, but it's not too late to play the
Of The Union Drinking Game.
The website was reviewed by The
Weblog Review today. I got a 3.5 out of 5, and so far readers
have rated me a 2.25 out of 5. I'm sad.
You can read the review here.
The items they knocked me for are problems that I know of already...
I've been saying I was going to go to a database driven system someday,
but I never seem to get around to doing it. Therefore, I end up
with a months worth of posts on each page, and it isn't too easy
Pictures are another problem... I used to not have access to a scanner
or digital camera, so I used to have an excuse. Now I carry a digital
camera around with me everywhere I go, and I have a scanner, so
I really ought to get more pics up here. I also need to revamp the
layout, but I really don't know what I'm doing there... I just don't
have an artistic eye...
Anyway, I'm tired from racquetball and doing home repair and moving
last weekend. I'm going to eat some dinner before Dave... Then it's
sleepy time for me.
is on Letterman tonight. Check your local listings...
Observations so far about the house:
- Since the computers are now right underneath the living room,
the reception is much, much better on my little wireless audio
connection to the living room stereo.
- My internet connection is about three times faster than it was
in that apartment complex.
- Damn, I own this bitch.
- Shit to fix your house is expensive. I think I spent around
$650 this weekend on stuff to fix up the house. Granted, I bought
a lot of tools that I probably should have had by now, but I don't
even have blinds on all the windows yet. As a matter of fact,
when I was buying blinds for my bedroom ($35/window x 2 windows)
the salesperson found it necessary to point out that the same
blinds were on sale for two dollars ($2.00) each last week. Why,
thank you for pointing that out to me.
- You should measure spaces before purchasing appliances. They
came to deliver my fridge, and the cabinet above the nook hangs
down about 1/2" too low for the refrigerator. I'm going to
remedy the situation this weekend. I don't know if the solution
will be to try to make the cabinets 1/2" shorter, or to just
remove them entirely. I guess that depends on how I feel this
weekend. I bought a nice power saw solely for the purpose of fixing
those cabinets. It should be fun.
- Cable is rather low tech. There is a cable coming out of the
ground which runs into a splitter. This splitter is the same one
you would buy at Radio Shack. Out of the splitter, cables are
run around the house and punched into all the rooms. The wiring
is horrible. In spots, it's just hanging loose around portions
of the house. They could have at least stapled them into place.
- Home maintenance is key. This place has not been taken care
of. I was cheap buying a place, so this is certainly a fixer-upper.
But I think I got a great deal. I think that what happened is
this is a nice place that the previous owners just let go to shit.
For example, about an hour ago I noticed some cobwebs above a
window. I reached up and pulled them down. They seemed stiffer
than normal cobwebs. On close inspection, I noticed that the stiffness
was due to paint caught in the web. Apparently, they got up there
to paint the walls, and didn't bother to pull down the visible
webs while painting. That's only one example of repairs made in
a half-ass fashion. As we start to get stuff fixed and updated,
I think this is going to turn into a nice place in a decent part
- You know how you say you want to do stuff like put a beer tap
in the wall? Well, I've actually figured out where I can run the
lines, located a power source for the cooler, and priced the hardware
I'd need to do it. And I don't have to ask anyone if I can do
it or not.
- All that cool shit you want to do costs money. There's plenty
of shit that needs to be done to this place before I can
do any sort of that cool stuff that I want to do. Blinds downstairs
are a priority, and the hot water heater needs to be replaced
as well. Guess I should get to sleep now so I can get in to work
tomorrow and pay for all this stuff.
Anyway, exciting times. I'll see you all at Mardi Gras in a couple
of weeks, and at the Gimpysoft.com President's Day Bacchanalia a
week after that. I'll post directions sometime this week... Look
on the left for those. It'll probably be labeled GPDB Directions
or something equally silly.
Time for me to go to sleep now... I've had a full weekend of moving
and repairs... Night all...
am now moved in, and this page is in fact being served from Gimpysoft.com's
new corporate headquarters in Shawnee, KS. There's a problem with
the cable in the room I was planning on keeping the computers in,
so I had to move the computers down to the downstairs family room.
That's cool, anyway. I hadn't decided what I wanted to do with this
room anyway, and it's where I'm planning on putting the Shiner Bock
But the status so far is I'm moved in, and the place is pretty well
cleaned up. The computers are hooked up, and I'm back on the internet.
I haven't hooked up everything in the family room yet, and I don't
think I'll get to that tonight. I've ordered ten X10 switches, so
the home control section of this site should start to work again soon
and be greatly expanded. I'll have to see what I can do about getting
some cameras in here, but that's going to have to wait for a bit.
I still need to pay off appliances and after those are paid off, I
think I'm going to need to buy myself a bedroom set. I badly need
But enough of this... I have company.
And just like that, I own a house. I enjoy looking at my Quicken
Net Worth Graph. I'd post that on here if I wasn't so damned embarrassed.
Basically, I thought I had a lot of debt before, but now the graph
kind of makes it look like my entire financial life before today
is insignificant. I now have debts totaling $140,359.89. That's
a nice number to see.
As a matter of fact, when I finally did get a number out of the
title people, it turned out to be about $900 less than I had been
told previously. So that's kind of cool. I'm debating paying off
my appliances, but since I bought those with a one year same as
cash type of deal, I think it makes more sense to hang on to that
cash and make payments on the appliances. Hell, maybe I'll start
investing. I would think that now would be the time to be buying
It did feel kind of cool to drive over to the place... I actually
have my very own garage door opener to clip onto my visor. I already
have a list of stuff I need to buy for the new place, and I'll probably
start making some of these purchases soon. The list includes:
- X10 Switches and Outlets
- New wall plates to replace the antique brass floral type ones
that are on there now.
- New guts for the downstairs toilet. It leaks a bit, and that
needs to be fixed pronto.
- Lamps. There just isn't enough overhead lighting in the place.
- New bedroom furniture. I've been shopping a bit, and I think
I'll probably break down and buy myself a new bedroom set very
- A Ladder, very tall.
- Paint. There is some horrible wallpaper in a room or two, and
it's going to have to come down.
I am looking forward to getting moved in. It should be fun...
close on my house in six hours. I haven't yet been told how much money
I'm supposed to bring to closing, but from talking to my few homeowner
friends, I guess that isn't too rare. I should have the keys to the
place this evening, and I'll probably start moving over a couple boxes
More fun upcoming programs at MIT.
Economic Theory of Clutter with Application to Internet Pornography"
(Unfortunately, that one is canceled...)
With Euclidean Geometry"
I wish I had gone to MIT. I couldn't even get them to send me an
application when I was in high school... I'm actually serious about
that. I called and requested applications twice and mailed a request
for an application once, and they never sent it. Bastards.
the academic establishment has finally caved to intense pressure by
the proponents of Time
Cube debate. January 30, 2002 MIT is hosting the first ever Time
Cube Lecture / Debate. No, I'm not
I've already contacted the organizer about getting video.
Indy IV is indeed going
we go... This could get real, real ugly. We'll see how this plays
OK, one more quick, funny
one from InstaPundit before I go to bed...
Who's the white ex-president who's a sex machine with all the chicks?
Well, the little Weblog Land furor over Tim
Cavanaugh's Online Journalism Review article on war bloggers
seems to have died down. I guess all the big guys got their shots
in, and I was starting to feel somewhat bad about all the bad vibes
circulating over that story...
I was glad to see Ken Layne's recent
post about Suck.com.
There is bad blood there, but I guess it's directed mostly at the
folks at Online Journalism Review. Bah... I just need to shut up
about all this... Fanboy, Fanboy, look at the old Suck.com fanboy...
Speaking of old fanboy stuff, let me just go down the list... Heather
Blog has had some rather poignant stuff lately. She's back from
Christmas Vacation, still unemployed, but has gone through a recent
breakup. As a result, she's been posting more lately, and it's been
OK, I've hit Suck, and the Rabbit Blog spinoff... Space Ghost! For
some reason, Space Ghost's website
has all but gone away. It used to have more content, including Brak,
Zorak, Moltar and the Legion of Doom's web pages, and Prancing Ponies.
Now all it has is the episode guides, and even that is now out of
date. It's missing the five or so new episodes at the end of last
year. I can rarely find information about that show, so I don't
know if this means that they are now officially done, or if it means
that they're going to be making new episodes for this year, and
the website is currently being redesigned. Oh well, maybe it's time
for that show to die too.
I really hate to say it, but I'm starting to jump on the Kill The
Simpsons bandwagon myself. New episodes have been up against repeats
of The Sopranos, and I've been opting for The Sopranos lately. When
I do catch the new episodes of Simpsons, I often find myself not
laughing much. All the ones I've seen lately seem to be weird Lisa
episodes with too much preachy vegetarianism and environmentalism.
But maybe those are just the episodes I've seen...
Hmm... What else have I been obsessed with lately... I was looking
forward to the launch of the DavidLynch.com
website, but its launch date came, and the store still isn't open.
Doesn't look like it's going to be all that great anyway... That's
Well, let me take that back. Poking around the site, it looks like
the membership form is indeed there. Maybe I should drop the $10
just to see what's there and write a review...
Nah, I think I'll just go to bed. Good night all...
Well, as I approach my Major Life Change, this site will go through
a bit of a change as well. It's finally time that I need to get
myself some real DNS service, and perhaps actually pay for a static
IP address from my ISP. I'm going to have to make some phone calls
to get those things set up, but I assume that the domain transfer
and the static IP are going to take some time to take care of. As
a result, there will more than likely be an extended period of downtime
for this site starting when I move on Saturday.
The sheer volume of mindless text that I've posted to this silly
little site has allowed traffic to this site to steadily increase
over the last year and a half or so. I still don't think I have
any regular visitors that don't know me personally, but I do get
around 400-500 people stumbling in here every month. Folks are actually
watching the Young
Pups episodes, occasionally. I expect to buy a new video card
for this machine sometime in the next month or so. With the new
video editing software that comes with Windows XP, I hope to try
to re-capture the shows and actually burn them to some Video CDs
that you'll actually be able to play in a normal DVD player. Then,
at least the tapes won't degrade any further.
Now, for lack of anything better to talk about, I will proceed to
list some of my favorite search engine strings that have been used
to locate Gimpysoft.com:
Minnesota Vikings Haters
Sketch Comedy Houston
my hair and (grow or growing) and long and longer and before and
shredded foam companies
falcor luck dragon
if you walk without rhythm you won't attract the worm
car stuck in a ditch
fat guy with no shirt
altered beast power up
velma naked scooby
my fake job
gay porn for palm os
new braunfels girls naked
should i visit my friend again when he lied to me and also he lost
his temper sometimes?
go pack go mp3
steve kimock guitars
space ghost fire ant download
mardi gras stories
little ninja download
duke of house atreides
If those phrases don't more or less sum up my life for the last
year and a half or so, I don't know which ones do.
Happy Birthday, Hakeem.
I bought myself a copy of Johnny
Cash At Folsom Prison yesterday. Damn, now that is a good album.
I was also listening to one of those cable music channels that I'm
going to miss when I move, and I heard a song off of Gillian Welch's
latest album, Time
(The Revelator). That's a pretty good one too...
I think I'll be listening to those albums for the next several hours
until football starts. Go Pack! Bring on those St. Louis Bastards...
the olympics are being held in
Where I'm from, the birds sing a pretty song, and there's always
music in the air.
had never looked too closely, but apparently, Paul Atreides was Kyle
film role. Who knew?
I'm about over being sick. I took to opportunity of being sick
as a fucking dog to go ahead and quit smoking. I've had moderate
success with this technique in the past. First of all, when sick
with any sort of respiratory distress, smoking just hurts. So you
really have to be a dedicated smoker to get through this period
with your habit intact. Secondly, having a nice flu overpowers any
nicotine withdrawal symptoms, and you generally just sleep through
Lastly, you get around that quitting smoking weight gain thing.
Hell, I've even lost
weight over the last couple of days.
I had grand plans to have two dates this weekend. I was going to
ask the girl I went out with last weekend out again, and ask one
of the girls I play trivia with as well. This flu gives me a good
excuse to back out of those. I still may give Big Smith girl a call,
but it's a bit late for that for this weekend, and I'm moving next
weekend. I was sick on my normal trivia night, so I didn't get to
ask out the cool, smart trivia chick.
You see, the thing is... My roommate's girlfriend is going to be
coming to town this weekend. When she's come in the past, it's been
at a convenient time. I've usually been out of town at a Big Smith
show, or in Chicago for some reason, or just visiting Fayetteville.
But this weekend, I've got nothing. I feel I should give them some
space, but can think of little to do. I'm still getting over this
sick thing, so I don't really feel like going out... I think I'll
just go to the club that I went to see Big Smith at last weekend.
It seems like a cool place that has plenty of good music. Either
that, or I'll go see The Grand Fiasco tomorrow night. That could
Tim Cavanaugh, former editor of Suck, wrote a
column about the warbloggers
today. Matt Welch seems to think that this is part of "the
backlash". Lighten up, Matt... I don't think he was overly
harsh. You've read enough Suck to know that he can be snarky without
being insulting... God knows you guys can take yourselves a bit
too seriously now and then. Nevertheless, I'd have to disagree with
Tim's parting comment, "But as long as courage lives and liberty
endures, every American will be proud to have you out there, blogging
for an audience of none." Hell, I'm reading, and I'm certainly
a good omen for this coming Sunday's game.
Well, by noon yesterday it became clear to me that I had caught
whatever plague has been going around the office for the last couple
of weeks. I left work at around 1:30, came home and went to sleep.
I didn't wake up until 7:30 this morning. Impressive.
I still don't feel quite right... My nose and ears are stuffed up,
and my throat is still a bit sore. I think I'm going to stay home
another day, maybe get another couple of boxes packed up. I do move
Ugh... Back to sleep for now, though...
Yesterday, I picked up my
poster, which after over a year I finally got around to getting
framed. The girl who worked at the framing shop was one of those cool
pierced alternative types that I always dig... She told me that when
I first dropped off the poster, she said to herself, "Oh god,
not another one of these..." She said that when they read it,
they got a good laugh out of it and asked where I got the poster.
I felt cool for a moment, then I went home. I no longer feel cool.
Time to head to work!
As much as I may not like to admit it, I guess I only update the
weight chart when there's been some progress. Well, there's been
some progress. I really need to finalize the design on the tattoo,
or I'm going to hit that barrier before I have it done, and I'll
end up having to leave it to the tattoo artist.
It is now official. I don't
know jack about football...
Well, I'm now 1-2 on my playoff picks. Miami is currently down,
but it's early.
I bought all my major appliances. I shopped at Best Buy, Sears,
and Home Depot. Home Depot only carried GE and I think Maytag, and
only had higher-end stuff. I'm cheap. Sears and Best Buy had comparable
selections, but Best Buy had Sears beat for price by $200 on the
refrigerator, and about $100 each on the washer and dryer. Plus,
I got a one year same as cash deal, so it should come out OK. Hooray
for more monthly payments.
I spent a bit more on the refrigerator
than on the washer
I went somewhat low-end on the washer and dryer, but I got a decent
side-by-side fridge with and icemaker, and crushed ice at the door.
All the better to help me increase my scotch
I'm about to shower and get ready for a show tonight at the Grand
Emporium. I'm going to see a rockabilly act that I haven't heard
of. A girl I met at the Big Smith show last weekend says they're
pretty good, so I'm escorting her out there for the show.
But I guess I ought to take a short nap now. I was out too late
last night, and I had to wake up in time to see The Packers beat
San Francisco. Hey you losers, send
me your football picks...
Big Smith last night. Playoff games don't start until 3:30 today so
I'm about to head out to do some appliance shopping. I was talking
to some girls in my apartment complex, and they only have to give
thirty days notice rather than the sixty that I have to give. I'm
really curious as to why that is, but I guess the owners can do pretty
much whatever they want... When you have a dispute with another party,
don't take the law into your own hands. You take 'em to court.
Well, I finished up reading that copy of Reason
last night. I subscribe to a lot of magazines, but that issue of Reason
is probably the first in a long time that I've actually read cover
to cover. Admittedly, it is somewhat short, only fifty pages or so.
Since Reason got me on an "old Suck writers" kick, I went
out to a comic shop yesterday and grabbed a copy of Peter
Annual #2. A couple of stories in the comic were direct reprints
of stories and art that had run previously in Suck, but several were
new. Peter Bagge is cool.
If there's anything I've learned from Dr.
Thompson, it's the danger of betting with your heart rather than
your head. Nevertheless, I've made my NFL
It's Friday, I've got a job, and I've got shit to do... Fuck...
sit-up/push-up workout seems to be getting me on a downward
track again. Actually, it's not really a downward track. Two days
after I started it, I dropped five pounds below where I had been,
and I've been exactly there for about a week now. Maybe I can drop
a bit more this weekend. We're running out of food in the apartment
and I'm determined not to go grocery shopping until after I move.
While forlornly searching for information about what has happenned
to all the old Sucksters, I found this
old article praising Suck
by warblogger Matt
Welch. I guess he'll be back and posting again tomorrow...
always wondered what would happen if you filled little baggies with
powdered sugar and sold them to an undercover cop claiming they were
Well, via Virginia
Postrel, I finally know.
(Unfortunately, you have to jump through some silly registration hoops
to read the story... Just read Virginia's comments.
Well crap... I went out to my weekly trivia night. It's wednesdays
now, since my roommate introduced me to a girl at his work and all
her friends... My roommate doesn't go any more for some reason,
but I actually keep in touch with several of the girls...
Big Smith is playing in town this weekend. I had planned on asking
the crowd if anybody wanted to go to the show. I did so, and nobody
bit. The cool, smart single girl with the literature degree showed
up late, so I asked her separately from the crowd... It actually
looked like she was considering it when her friend said, "I
said no because I don't like bluegrass." Maybe just my imagination...
Anyway, the insult to injury came when the cool, smart single girl
with the literature degree spent most of the next hour or so bitching
about how she never gets dates, and the dates she has never go well.
I'm going to bed now, but I get to see Big Smith this Friday. Also,
god willing, I move into my house the Saturday after next, and Mardi
Gras is two weeks after that...
I'm going to bed now.
weight loss... My boss just showed up with the Girl Scout Cookies.
And I missed even one more... I remember when Ambrose
the Army back in 1999. Well, he's published in Reason this month
as well, with an article on how the media misunderstands the military.
Is this just Suck
month in Reason,
or can I look forward to this every month?
Now if only they'd get Terry
to team up for some more Filler...
How bout it Nick?
And what is this? I do some more poking around in the old Suck archives
and find out that Reason Editor in Cheif Nick Gillespie also wrote
for Suck as Mr.
Mxyzptlk? I swear, I will never let your subscription lapse
used to subscribe to Reason
magazine. I let the subscription lapse when I was on a money saving
kick a couple of years ago. I've been reading all the kick ass warbloggers
like Steven Den Beste's USS
and the first one I found, Matt
Well, about a month ago, Mr. Welch mentioned on his page that he had
an article published in Reason, and that inspired me to renew my subscription.
I just got my first issue a couple of weeks ago, and am impressed.
There's a nice cartoon by Peter
Bagge about attending a Christian Youth Talent Contest. I guess
he's known for a comic called Hate that I never read, but I do remember
There's also an article by Suck contributor
I think I'll keep the subscription to Reason this time...
At least I'll have something good to read now that I'm having my Digital
Cable disconnected when I move into the house...
Wow, maybe I should go to this... Apparently they've almost picked
a date and a hotel for BlogCon
2002. It would probably be more interesting if my blog had a
following... But maybe this will be a good excuse to go to Vegas.
know that this
is going to happen to me.
Wow. I was on the Republican National Committee's website
just now, and I noticed their logo. That's one angry
all the games are done except for the meaningless Tampa Bay/Philadelphia
matchup. Why can't I find an NFL playoff bracket anywhere?
I need to see who The Packers will be playing the week after next
once they get done with San Francisco next week...
While cleaning my room this weekend, I needed to find some music
to listen to. Since I have a nice quick internet connection these
days, I tend to listen to a lot of Shoutcast
music. Generally when I pick a Shoutcast stream, I end up listening
to some sort of Techno or Acid-Jazz stream, but this Saturday I
decided to check out Radio
Paradise. It is by far the best radio station I've heard, ever.
They play music by many bands I like including Dave Matthews Band,
Radiohead, REM, and lots of older stuff by Paul Simon, Led Zeppelin
and The Beatles. Plus they play a bunch of stuff by bands I've never
heard of, and it's all good.
Check out their recent playlist
and give them a
In the meantime, I've been downloading some mp3s and ripping some
of my CDs, trying to come up with a good party mix. Does anybody
have any suggestions
for good party music? I'm always bad in that I assume that everybody
has the same taste in music as me...
Lord. I just went running with my roommate. Just a quick lap around
the apartment complex. I've decided that I don't like running. I've
been back for almost fifteen minutes, and I still haven't caught my
Maybe I should quit smoking. Nah...
Well, The Pack looked good from what I saw. Once the game got out
of hand, I switched to watching the Bears. Unfortunately, I Jacksonville
couldn't hook us up. My mom got her request for Packers playoff
tickets in a day too late, so my mom and dad won't be going to the
game next week. She's kind of upset about that...
But I'll get to watch Green Bay vs. San Francisco at Lambeau next
Sunday. It should be on TV here, but I'll probably head out to a
bar anyway. Ugh... I guess it's time to finish up cleaning the apartment.
Appliance shopping happens sometime this week.
spent all day today packing and cleaning my apartment. Damn, my room
can actually look very nice when it's clean. I threw away about four
boxes of crap that I've been carrying around with me for the last
several years. I still can't quite bring myself to throw away my old
notes from college. God only knows why I'm keeping them.
I finished my room at around eight this evening. I decided that I
deserved a beer, so I hopped in the car and started to drive out.
It was snowing when I woke up this morning, but it turned to rain
later in the day. Well, now it's night and the rain on the ground
has turned to ice. I had a hard enough time just getting my car turned
around and back in its parking spot. I'm not sure if all the roads
are that icy, but I decided not to take any chances. I'll be heading
out tomorrow to watch football anyway.
Does anybody know what exactly our local Fox affiliate is thinking
not carrying a football game about half the time? I mean, I could
understand if they decided to carry the St. Louis game instead of
The Packers, but no game at all? They carry the pre-game show, then
when the game is supposed to come on, infomercials or that god-awful
I know it's not blackout rules, because Kansas City's football games
always sell out, and CBS carrys those games anyway. I don't know,
it just doesn't make any sense to me. So off I am to a bar again to
watch the game. I'm not complaining, I'm just saying...
My roommate has me on his new exercise program. In addition to the
semiweekly racquetball, we are now doing 300 sit-ups a day and 100
push-ups. I am week, and can't do the 100 pushups. I'm lucky if I
can get in a good forty in a day. The sit-ups I'm starting to catch
up on, though. I managed to put in 250 yesterday. Unfortunately, I'm
so sore I've only been able to do 100 today. Maybe this will finally
help me break through that 240 pound barrier that's been plaguing
me since October.
Maybe I should start drinking less beer, too. Nah...
The more I hear about Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones,
the less interested I am in going to see it. I think what's going
to end up happening is that I'm going to very reluctantly go to
see it, but when it sucks as bad as I expect it will, I'll skip
Anyway, for the less geekified readers of this site, I'll mention
the latest fiasco. Apparently, N*Sync is going to appear
in Episode II. At least it's cameos in a large battle, and we can
always hope they're chopped into bits, but I nevertheless am disappointed.
Maybe Sam Jackson can personally dispatch them.
And you will know my power comes from THE FORCE... When I lay my
vengance upon you...
played some racquetball tonight... That's the first time since I twisted
my ankle. I came out of it unscathed, but all three of us are out
of shape after the holidays. It was somewhat ugly.
I still feel like an idiot about the sixty day notice thing, but not
quite as much... I talked to a couple of girls in the exercise room,
and they were unaware of that clause in the lease as well. As a matter
of fact they're planning on moving out in March, so they thanked me
for the heads up...
Fuck The Trails apartment complex in Lenexa. (Maybe, just maybe, somebody
will do a google search on this apartment complex and decide not to
live here. I can only hope.)
I had very vivid dreams last night. In one, I was out stargazing
and saw an amazing meteor shower. I was in Arkansas when that last
cool meteor shower hit, but there was complete cloud cover so I
The other dream involved me and my two female roommates. One was
interested in me, but I was interested in the other. The one I was
interested in was about six inches taller than me. She was taking
a shower in the shower in my room, and asked me to join her. Luckily
(?) my alarm clock went off at that point, so it didn't become one
of those "special" dreams.
Ugh... Too much information. I apologize for that.
Multiple credit problems mounting here just as I'm attempting to
close my loan. A credit card I paid off and closed two months ago
just sent me a bill saying I'm delinquent, and owe them a lot of
money. In November, I sent them a check for $200 and balance transfered
a bit off the card. It left me with a credit balance of $192 or
so. So after the check cleared, I called the company and told them
that I'd like to close the account. I asked them if any further
finance charges would be applied to the account and they said no,
if I closed it then. I did so, and they sent me a check for the
amount of $192. Yesterday, I got a bill for $62, for interest for
December, and a late fee for not paying December's bill. I never
received a bill in December, so I called them up. They said that
it didn't look like a statement had been sent, and that my account
After finally getting in touch with a supervisor, she said that
it was their mistake in issuing the check for too much, so she zeroed
out the balance in the account, submitted it to the credit bureau,
and sent me a letter explaining the situation in case it comes up
while I'm closing the mortgage.
Then there's the situation with the rent on this apartment. Long
story short (too late), they wanted sixty days notice before I left
instead of the 30 that I gave them. I may end up owing this apartment
complex $1090 (good god!) for a month that I won't be living here.
I think I might fight it in court, but I might lose. A question
for anybody... When you apply for loans and such, one of the questions
that they ask you is if you have any judgements against you. If
I were to fight this in court and lose, owing the money, is that
considered a judgement against me and will it fuck up my credit?
I don't know. I guess that's something I'll have to ask a lawyer.
Hell, I'd pay a lawyer the full amount that I owe this apartment
complex if they could just keep any more of my money from going
I guess it is my fault for not reading the lease closely enough
to see that I had to give the 60 day notice, but that seems a bit
excessive to me. I certainly have never had to give that long to
any other place I've lived. But I'll quit my bitching... For now...
and sit-ups are hard. I'm tired, so I won't write much. The Big Smith
show was great, as always. I'm recovered now.
Heather Havrielsky's Rabbit
Blog had one of it's funniest posts recently. At least, I found
it funny. Read the Rabbit
Blog FAQ. OK, I'm going to sleep now... Happy new year.