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    Our Five Obsessions

    by  • April 18, 2007 • Tagged:   • Comments

    English Major recently tagged us to participate in the current latest and greatest meme going around: 5 Things We’re Obsessed With. Without further ado…

    Three obsessions from Him:

    Andrew Bird. Do you know anyone who can play violin, glockenspiel, guitar, whistle, and sing ALL AT THE SAME TIME? His new album Armchair Apocrypha has been on repeat on my iPod, iTunes, and CD player since I bought it a few weeks ago. We’ve seen him live a half-dozen times and he never ceases to amaze. Instead of just telling you about it, see one of his live shows yourself here and prepared to be amazed. Seriously. Go. GO NOW.

    Civilization 3. Who needs newer, expensive games like World of Warcraft when you can nab a copy of Civilization 3 Complete on ebay for $15. Why bother trying to conquer the personal finance world when I can be the ruler of my own civilization? Sheesh.

    Running. I hate it. I hate it so much that I keep doing it to try and not hate it. I’m hate it so much that I decided to train for a half-marathon in the fall. I hate that it has resulted in me losing 30 pounds when everything else failed. I hate running but I still do it four times a week. HATE. OBSESSED.

    …and two from Her:

    I am obsessed with wedding planning! We have lots of time to plan which correlates into lots of fun and very little stress. I scan Craigslist obsessively for second-hand wedding bargains (my latest acquisition is a crinoline for under $10). I check the registry and the guest list daily. Unhealthy, I know, but super happy good fun time!

    I am also currently obsessed with my new contact lenses. I am a brand new contact lens wearer and am spending lots of time adjusting to them. I am still in “training” so I am working on getting them in and out daily without blinding myself. It takes me a long time to get them in, then I obsess over whether they are still correctly positioned, then I obsess over the fact that I will have to take them out again later. Rinse in saline and repeat. Hopefully this will all be second nature by next month, so I can move on to a more fun obsession.

    I guess we’re now supposed to tag five other people to join in on the fun. Here goes…
    Tired But Happy

    Mapgirl

    Jim @ Blueprint

    Golbguru at Money, Matter, and More Musings

    …last but not least, the other debt ridden couple at We’re in Debt.

    If Money Were No Object – Use Imaginations People!

    by  • April 18, 2006 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    I loathe memes. But, since I am doing absolutely nothing on the couch while the ol’ ACL heals up, I thought I’d participate in the If Money Were No Object meme started by the diva-taculous Single Ma.

    Now, this means that I have unlimited money. Or better yet, a debt/credit card with no limit and never has to be paid.

    I always thought that the point of these tasks were to let you imagination soar to reveal what you would really do without boundaries. That said, without further ado, here’s 10 things I would do If Money Were No Object:

    • Fill room with gold coins, dive in and take a swim, a la Scrooge McDuck in Ducktales
    • Toilet paper? Grab a Benjamin!
    • Gilded life-size statue of me and Her.
    • I would never be in the same city for more than a few days, staying at pimptacular hotels, renting limos to go to McDonald’s, and getting wasted everynight, then jetsetting off to whatever destination. Who needs a permanent dwelling if you’re the richest transient around?
    • Open a bar. If you can make me laugh, drinks are on the house. Assholes get thrown out immediately. Ladies night? How about ladies FOREVER (sorry Her, but this is fantasyland I can do whatever I want)
    • Dig a huge tunnel underground that a million bats will live in. I’ll install crime fighting computers and gizmos in the cave, not to mention have a kick ass bat-shaped car. I’ll learn martial arts and get a cool rubber costume that may or may not have nipples. At night I will become a vigilante and beat up robbers, and penguin-resembling crime bosses with specialized equipment that I have on my belt. TOTALLY ORIGINAL.
    • New clothes, everyday. The old ones can be auctioned off millions with the proceeds going to charities.
    • Drink every beer ever brewed.
    • Buy stock when it is HIGH and sell when it is LOW. DAREDEVIL!
    • Get out of debt, give billions to charities, philanthropy, blah blah blah

    Top this absurdity, bitches.