October 26th, 2004


Oh, Crap! When the hell did that happen?

Recent conversation paraphrased.

Me: "I think I found a way to deal with my assessment."

Him: "Assessment? What assessment?"

Me: "Didn't I tell you? I got a really painful assessment on my condo last week. It's going to make my mortgage payment really ugly. Ugly but doable. However, last night, I remembered I had a bunch of stock from Microsoft buying PlaceWare at a seriously reduced rate. I checked it out this morning and found that it finishes vesting in July of 2005. If I buy then sell it all at that time, minus the taxes, I think I can pay off almost all of the assessment in one go and save my bacon."

Him: "I'm glad you have a bacon-saving plan."

Me: *pause* thinking.o(Assessment, mortgage, stocks, vesting, taxes...) "Shit. I sound like a grown up."

Him: "Ok. Let's talk about cartoons, milkshakes, pop music and movies!"
Evocatively me

Shameless Desire to Hear Nice Things All Around

Taken from musae with love.

1. Tell me one thing you love about me.

2. Tell me two things you love about yourself. This one I'm particularly interested in, so make it good. I mean it. No self-deprecation allowed!

3. Look through the comments ~ when you see someone you know, tell them three things you love about them.

4. Do this in your journal so I can tell you what I love about YOU - and if you've already done it, tell me so, so that I can go back and give you some love.