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NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!

December 11th, 2006 at 11:45 pm

At work, we sit in cubicals, so it's really easy to overhear your neighbor's conversations. That can be both a good thing and a bad thing, and usually we try to ignore what we hear, obviously. Well, today, I heard my supervisor speaking with the company who handles our 401k, asking what the procedure and penalty is for withdrawing funds from her 401k. I wanted to jump up and shake her for even thinking about doing that. She's two years younger than me, and not in as settled a life-mode. She was talking to someone later about how she wants to pay off some credit cards and wants to buy a home next year so she can stop throwing money away on rent. I'm sure she does not realize how bad of a decision it is to use her retirement money to do these things. I just want to shake her until she comes to her senses!

El Nino in full effect

December 8th, 2006 at 12:56 am

El Nino brings the East Coast mild weather. This is certainly evident this year. After several years of snowstorms in early December bringing us noticeable accumulation (at least 2 inches - enough to stay more than a day or two), we are a week into December and not a flake has been seen. While this is nice for driving, it does not bode well for our reservoirs come spring and summer. Plus, it's nice to see the snow, at least a little bit of it.

The little things

December 8th, 2006 at 12:51 am

I love the little things in life.
- Picking my sister up at the train station at 11:15 at night so she could suprise our parents for Thanksgiving.
-My grandfather knew who I was on the phone today without having to be reminded that I was his granddaughter (he has Alzheimers).
-When one of my cats lays on my pillow and purrs so loudly it wakes me up.
-Watching the first big fat flakes of a snow storm.
So many things in life cost money, and I do not have a problem spending it when it is justified and reasonable, but it is nice to remember the things that bring a smile to my face without costing me a dime.

Shallowness

December 5th, 2006 at 12:09 am

I have a parttime job, to save for the wedding and bulk up some other savings categories. Most of the time I like it fine. Lately though, the college girls have just been grating on me. They need to talk amongst themselves, and they have those breathy silly voices, and some of them wear clothes that are just way too tight for their bodies, and show us parts we just don't need to see. I know this seems like jealousy, but it's not. I just listen to them and think, what purpose is _X_ behavior serving for you? I hope I never sounded like them.

In other news, I think I just made $100 - I bought two pairs of sunglasses at my old job, and never used them; one of my coworkers is into fashion, so she said she'd buy them, sight unseen. Score! I just have to decide if I want to give her the case for both, or keep one for myself. Decisions, decisions. I paid a little more for them than that, but I'm glad to recoup any money. Sweet!

Marianne