Monthly Archives: January 2012

And the winning numbers are….

A wise person or someone with a gambling problem once said – You can’t win, if you don’t play….

I don’t think Clark Howard would approve of using a lottery strategy to pay off my debts but what is a girl to do when the full-time job doesn’t pay ALL of the bills…A few co-workers and I decided we wanted to be like the group of school district employees who have won the lottery twice…Our strategy is simple – WIN…That isn’t fool-proof enough for you?  Well my friends – the lottery is a game of chance…we can come up with strategies…meditate…consult psychic advisers…or pull our numbers out of a hat…but the odds are one in millions…that’s right million with an S…We have our favorite numbers…and some even came from a fortune cookie…but they could be our lucky numbers – one day…

My lottery day dreams take me to a wonderful world where all of my debt – Sallie Mae included – is paid off.  So far we’ve only won  back $18.00 but we play on…

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Mika- Happy Ending – Unplugged

I was thinking of this song went to the MikaSounds website and this was the first video…how’s that for a smile maker!

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Debt – The Meaning

debt [det]

noun

1.      Something that is owed or that one is bound to pay to or perform for another: a debt of $50

2.      A liability or obligation to pay or render something: My debt to her for advice is not to be discharged easily.

3.      The condition of being under such an obligation: His gambling losses put him deeply in debt.

4.      Theology. An offense requiring reparation; a sin; a trespass.

In the past few years that word [debt] has taken on significant meaning in global and domestic economies…major companies have even had to be bailed out of their debt by the government…the mortgage industry has been hard hit because of individuals not being able to pay their debt.  Debt touches almost everyone’s lives in a monetary way – credit cards, private loans or school loans, etc…the weight of debt can begin to wear on the most mentally healthy people…and turn them into “desperate times call for desperate measures” kind of people…the comforting thing about monetary debt is that there is a finite amount attached to it…It may take years to pay but there is some satisfaction in watching that number begin to drop and eventually become $0.00…..BUT

There are some debts that could never possibly be paid…some because you are so grateful that no words, gifts, moentary sum or sacrifice to the gods would be enough to pay off that debt…it’s the kind of debt that changes you…like Jean Val Jean in Les Miserables when he vows his life to God after the Bishop tells a police officer that he gave JVJ the stolen silverware and candlesticks…JVJ goes on to live a life “paying it forward”…The Bishop didn’t expect anything in return but hoped that he had made a difference…and then there are those debts that can never be paid because the offeror, giver, benevolent soul (sarcasm intended) – can never be satisfied…In these situations, where friend, family or stranger reaches out a hand – repayment, a thank you and appreciation should be sufficient but for some reason they feel the need to remind you all the time how selfless they are…I was watching Grey’s Anatomy over the weekend and a situation arose between 2 sisters…one needing a liver transplant and the other donating…the donating sister just could not shut up about it…the sister receiving the piece of liver became so annoyed she didn’t even want it any more…who can blame her…receiving a liver, kidney or heart – well that’s priceless…all parties just have to come to that conclusion…give with a pure heart, receive with an open heart…

Sometimes it’s hard to know when the debt is paid…with a bank or a credit card company – after they get their pay off – reminders of your debt immediately cease…they look forward to working with you again (well most of the time)…As I’m working on paying my debts…I am trying to be mindful that I do not make anyone feel indebted to me…

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App Love: Instagram

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I finally downloaded Instagram and I kind of think I’m in love – I definitely enjoy photography but had given it up when I sold my SLR camera last year to pay rent one month…I have not been able to replace my camera but that doesn’t mean that my little creative spark fizzled out…My IPhone 4S plus Instagram makes for some fun and super cute spur of the moment photos!

 

  If you haven’t downloaded the app maybe you should…

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Dawes – A Little Bit of Everything…

Kept hearing this very poignant song on Sirius that manages to fit in lyrics about mash potatos and chicken wings…Take a listen.

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Adieu pajamas, adieu

This morning I was forced to bid my pajamas adieu…we had grown close over the holidays…I was so moved by our relationship I penned a poem…I am neither a poet nor a great writer…so you’ve been warned…

Pajama Pant Blues

Pajama pants so comfy and loose with a drawstring

When I wear you I accomplish not one thing

With you I could spend a lifetime of winter days

Whether green, blue, chartreuse or steely gray

Anyone can wear you but you are all for me

We never fight even when you crawl up to my knee

Whether it’s late at night or out to the recycling bin

It’s you that finds the cuddle bug hidden within

Today I leave you for my suit and loafers

But when night calls its you and me up on the sofer…I mean sofa

 

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year and New Blog!

Happy New Year and Welcome to 2012…If you’re here at this blog…you likely follow me on Twitter, we are friends or you’ve unwittingly stumbled upon this little blog of mine.  Without much explanation…I’ll say welcome…It’s the new year so why not “out with the old and in with the new”…It’s time I send some things out into the world or internet void…

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