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I’m always terrified I’ll be t…

October 31st, 2008 No comments

I’m always terrified I’ll be the only person walking around in costume.

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The hits just keep on comin’….

October 29th, 2008 No comments

I broke a tooth Saturday. While at Red5’s housewarming event, I was happily munching on a slice of baguette with some hummus or something on it when crack! Actually, it didn’t make a cracking noise and wasn’t painful. But I broke half of a molar on BREAD!

Bad teeth run in my family. Fun.

So, whatever. Not like it hasn’t happened before. I have little poky bits of enamel that I have to be careful with, but they’ll wear down. And I’m out of dental insurance benefits (that’s foreshadowing), so it’s not like I can do anything about it anyway (Other famous last words of note include: Don’t worry, those bastards couldn’t hit an elephant from here! and I can’t find the gas leak, give me that candle.).

Of course I’m fascinated by this now oddly shaped tooth. About half of the visible tooth is gone and I can see little bits of internal bad looking tooth and, whoa. Wait a tick. This tooth is broken (dramatic music) below the gumline. Well, that’s probably bad. So I email the dentist and get a call saying “Yes, you should definitely come in so we can look at that”.

The estimate. SIXTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS.

Well. Fuck.

So what do I do? Well, first I’m going to take a moment to indulge in some self pity.

Now this is the kind of shitty luck I’d come to expect. I’d wonder where it had gone, and look, there it is. Go me. Fuck.

Okay, that’s done. Now in purely practical matters, Christmas is officially cancelled, that money is going to the dentist. Mom, you’re buying your own AAA membership this year, you can thank Dad’s shitty genes for it. I’ve already arranged to work Sunday (remember that job I’m supposed to be losing? Yeah, wtf? But hurrah for inexplicable delays.) for the OT and the nice tooth fixing folks will allow me to make payments. 3 of them. But since I’m plunking down the first third on the last day of the month (dental work on HALLOWEEN, YAY! (sorry, a little self pity snuck out there, I apologize)) they’ll let me skip November. Which gives me time to build up the December payment and then January. Well, shit, I’ll worry about January in January.

This will probably exhaust my savings. Which, yes, is shitty, but this situation had also better keep me out of the bars. It’s been a long time since bill collecting scum have called me and I’d like to keep it that way. So, less with the expensive drinky drink out, more bringing six packs over to friends’ houses. Good thing I never got back into the microbrews.

If I do actually ever get laid off, they’ll cash out my vacation, which is up to two weeks. I’ve heard I’ll get some kind of severance, so that will also be good, hopefully replenishing said savings account. And I’m due a bonus, so hopefully they’ll give me that. That all will help. If the hemming and hawing keeps going on and on, I’ll get a bonus while still collecting actual paychecks. Which will be good. Then I have only to hold on until tax time. If tax time works out on what I’ve been making here (student loan interest, SAVE ME!). Fuck, whatever. I’m not even going to worry about that.

And now, I’m going to the gym. Then I’m going to write. Well, revise. Have I mentioned revising sucks ass?

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Someone fetch me a never empty…

October 29th, 2008 No comments

Someone fetch me a never emptying bottle of Mountain Dew!

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What’s not to fucking hate abo…

October 29th, 2008 No comments

What’s not to fucking hate about Colin Meloy? The voice? The songs? His stupid face?

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Quick question: which sucks mo…

October 26th, 2008 No comments

Quick question: which sucks more: pirates or zombies? I can’t decide.

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Who can’t figure out Taco Bell…

October 26th, 2008 No comments

Who can’t figure out Taco Bell?!?!?!

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Why are people so into Jenny L…

October 25th, 2008 No comments

Why are people so into Jenny Lewis? She’s a so-so singer with boring songs.

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Making it to krav for the firs…

October 22nd, 2008 No comments

Making it to krav for the first time in a few weeks. Woo hoo!

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Make America stronger: punch a…

October 22nd, 2008 No comments

Make America stronger: punch a whiner!

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Blood blister on my right thum…

October 20th, 2008 No comments

Blood blister on my right thumb. Suboptimal.

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