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Posted on 2001.08.06 at 17:42
Music: dk's live detroit/hard tekno feed. 50+ hours. slurp it up, kids.
decent weekend.

as of this morning i have just over $1000 in my checking account. probably won't stay that way too long, as i don't know when the next day i'm working in SF is, and my next check from mercanti won't come til next wednesday, but the upsides are that my next car payment only has to be $600 on the same date.

found a ysr w/ no engine today for a little under $500, but it won't be available until *right* before my check comes. if the price doesn't go up too much, i'll be able to afford it and have it shipped out here...

further along those lines, the green gti will be up on auction soon; the guy from the credit union estimates he can get 10 grand for it, which will leave me with 15k left to deal with. christ, that's a lot of fucking money, but i have to tell myself that dealing with this responsibly and actually paying off the loan (instead of filing for bankruptcy) will be better for me in the long run, both financially and in terms of good karma.

i'm gonna take the next single-day check i get and have it pay off the ticket i've got here in san jose; should be about the right amount.

progress.

i feel like things are looking up, or at least horizontal.

saving money and prioritizing properly are a huge pain in the ass for me, but i think i'm getting better at it.

Comments:


weedlover at 2001-08-06 21:57 (UTC) (Link)
horizontal, eh? ;)
nicole
torilove at 2001-08-07 20:47 (UTC) (Link)
this is good. progress is good. ;)
girlunder
girlunder at 2001-08-08 09:04 (UTC) (Link)
You know what I think Jason -- pay off Los Banos, get your license back, don't waste money on *another* mode of transportation when you just got settled down to one (the rabbit).
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2001-08-08 14:06 (UTC) (Link)
i see where you're coming from on that, but there are three other things that need to be considered:

1. it's gonna take a while to pay off Los Banos. i'm most likely not gonna be able to do it all at once; i still have $600/mo residual payments on the VR6 to deal with. i won't get my license back until the ticket is paid off in full.

2. gas and insurance for the rabbit will cost a lot more per month than just gas for a minibike, which gets something ridiculous like 80mpg.

3. i live smack in the middle of downtown san jose; walking distance from bus, lightrail, caltrain, and amtrak. anywhere a bike won't get me, one of those will... i don't *need* a car right now, or the costs associated with operating one.
girlunder
girlunder at 2001-08-08 22:36 (UTC) (Link)
Like $900 wouldn't be a large portion of your Los Banos ticket. :P


I can't find the Aisle 10 record you were looking for, but I've got a Stuff magazine with J.Lo on the cover and like five incredible spreads of her inside (and a lame article! :P). That should tide you over until you can show me where to buy you the Scapegoat Wax album! :P
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