Wednesday, August 23, 2006

notes, observations and updates ...

• Spent $100 today on three pieces of clothing. This is one of the things that sucks most about being a guy who is both fat AND tall — clothes cost a LOT of money. Being on small island, even with the obesity rate here, means options are limited. There are no specific big-and-tall stores. Catalog ordering, even online, takes a long time in terms of delivery. There are no big outlet malls with cheap stuff. For the benjamin, I got: black slacks; a white, long-sleeve dress shirt; and a Big Daddy T-shirt, which was 20 percent off, or the bill would have been higher.

• Reason for needing new clothes, at least the slacks and dress shirt: I'm going to be on live TV for about two hours on Friday. I'm co-emcee'ing a political debate. Oops ... just realized I will also need to get a bunch of handkerchiefs ... us big guys sweat a lot under the lights!

• Still no word. I think I'm too antsy about this, especially because I REALLY am hopeful. Oh well, will keep ya'll updated as things progress ... IF they progress.

• Did four loads of laundry yesterday. Today, I finally got around to getting it all sorted, folded and/or ironed. All that's left to do is match up socks and put away the jeans and T-shirts. Unfortunately, I still have another four loads to do, and I probably should try to get that done before the weekend too. Fucking Bleah™. Laundry sucks ass, especially when you have to drive somewhere to do it and then lug it all back home.

• I skipped three poker games last week, including two of my regular games. Yesterday (Tuesday night, just several hours ago LOL), I skipped the main regular game again. Later today, there's another game and, again, it's likely that I won't go. It's not that I can't, from a financial standpoint -- I'm actually fairly flush right now. But I think I'm going to pay off my 2005 taxes (I filed an extension), so that's about $330 I will have to shell out. Add in the rent and utilities, which I have to pay this week. Even with all of that, I'm still in good fiscal position until payday and beyond, but I think I'm also going to put some more into my savings account, aka THE FUND.

• I also rolled more coins. I need to get some labels -- my bank doesn't have one of those auto sorters, so I have to include my name and account number on each roll of coins. Oh well ... more money into THE FUND; that’s the important thing.

Oh ... and be sure to check out the various names of DZER in the post below, if you haven't already ;)

10 comments:

TequilaGirl said...

I filed an extension too for my taxes. I'll trade the amount due with you. :) Please...

Knight said...

Dz: I'll trade you what I still owe on my 2001 taxes...

Alex said...

I have it on good authority that the IRS will actually waive your outstanding tax bill altogether if you send them a nice letter explaining that finances are a bit tight at the moment ... was that a monkey flying out of my butt?

You could always invite them round for a game of poker :D

SignGurl said...

You are going to be a tv star too! We can all say we knew you when...

Oº°‘¨t®ãg‘°ºO said...

I just got over a flu. Your diatribe tired me. Man what I'd give for your energy right now! I love this layout too by the way :)

*sending snuggles from Eastern Canada*

kathi said...

Hi honey. I know I've been absent, I'm not sure where I've been actually...a little scary. :) Wonder if you can get us some of that debate with you on it on the site here, that would be cool, seeing you in your new duds and all.

I do like the new look, kinda miss the old one too. Yeah, I'm a flake lately. Sorry.

And still no word about what?

ell said...

congrats on the tv gig, d! that's awesome. maybe YOU'LL get discovered and you can give me my big break...

this new template is bright and cheery, but i miss the old one too.

DZER said...

tequilagirl: it's not my fault that your tequila expenses aren't tax deductible!

knight: pay your taxes, you scofflaw!!

alex: tax agents are the worst, aren't they? And I think they're too rigid to play poker LOL

signgurl: not a tv star ... just on tv LOL

tragic: too much stuff for a phlegmatic lazeabout to be doing, isn't it? how the hell did I do it?

kathi: hmm ... they MIGHT be webcasting it ... LOL ... and I miss the old one too, but needed a change. and I'll keep you updated about the still no word ... ;)

ell: eh, I'd actually rather not do it ... but I'm just too in demand! LOL ... and are you saying you miss the black and moody? ;)

Snow White said...

Sounds as if you're having a pretty good week! *sigh* I'm a sucker for a man in a long sleeve white dress shirt... xox

DZER said...

snow white: not bad so far ... and I'll see what I can do about getting some pics taken of me all gussied up ;)