Friday, September 28, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Lately, I am really enjoying going to bed at 10 oclock. I might wake up at 5:30 a.m. but then I still have 2 hours before I really have to get up to go to work. It's kind of relaxing knowing that I have time to spare in the morning and not having to listen to my alarm clock go off. This might be a sign of getting old but I wish I had done it sooner. The days of staying up until 2 a.m. are definately in the past.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
I got a call from the Marquette University Alumni Association. Appearantly they have students calling for donations.
Caller: Hi, I'm calling for the Marquette University Alumni Association. How are you today?
Me: I'm ok I guess.
[The only reason I answered the call was because they had called ten times before.]
Caller: Can I ask about your experience at Marquette?
Me: Well, I didn't really like it that much.
[The cheery voice on the other end became hesitent.]
Caller: What about it didn't you like?
Me: I didn't really like the students, a lot seemed like stuck up rich kids. Oh, and Calculus 3, God did that suck.
Caller: I'm sorry to hear that. What was your major?
Me: Electrical Engineering.
Caller: Well, we've made a lot of changes recently including a new engineering building. The reason I'm calling is to ask you for a donation to help students pay for their tuition. Tuition is currently $32,000 and room and board can run up to $10,000.
Me: No wonder why student loans are becoming such a big problem. Maybe you should stop building new buildings.
Caller: Would you be willing to donate $100 to our tuition fund?
Me: Have you listened to anything I've said?
Caller: Or maybe a lessor donation of $25?
Me: Sorry, I only attended your school for two years, I'm a UW-Milwaukee graduate.
Caller: Ok, sir, can we at least update your contact information?
Me: It's bad enough that you have my phone number.
Caller: Uh, ok, thank you.
$160,000 to attend fours years of college? Heaven forbid if you change majors and it takes you five years. That is just insane. Your best bet would be to pay $1,500 a month for 15 years and live in your parents' basement. That sounds really appealing.
Monday, September 17, 2012
I know Mr. Romney is from the east coast and Mr. Obama is from Chicago, but I don't know anyone who's considered middle class who's making $200,000 a year. That's a shit load of cash. Anyone agree with me?
If I was making that I'd be retired after ten years, but I live well below my income as it is.
No student loans.
But you shouldn't have to live your life this way, I just choose to.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Nothing like coming home from work and having a 7lb puppy with shit shmeared all over her ass beacause we gave her some steak on Tuesday steak night. I felt bad. Imagine sitting in your bed, not able to get out, and pooping where you sleep.
Poor girl. No more human food for her.
Sunday, September 09, 2012
So I put the Renter's plastic cup with a straw in it in the dishwasher. I guess the heat bent the plastic straw so I was going to buy her a new one. Found one at Target and bought it.
On the way out the door I noticed it was $11. I'm not paying $11 for a plastic cup.
I went back in the store and stood in the return line. An older woman walked in front of me and leaned on the wall.
Me: Are you in line for a return?
Old Broad: Yes.
Me: Do you know the line is behind me?
Old Broad: Yes.
Me: Do you have a problem with standing in line? I'm sure they taught you that in kindergarten.
She scowled at me.
The Renter left the store.
I can't wait till I get older, I'll be such an angry old man.