Wednesday, July 31, 2013

debt snowball, part 2

Now that I've made the last payment on my undergrad loans (WOO HOO!), it's time to look at the second portion of my debt snowball.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

so close

So, this happened this morning.

It'll post on Friday, and then I'll be DONE with Sallie Mae. WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!!!

Monday, July 29, 2013


A couple of weeks ago I started feeling a little nauseous. Not all the time, but at random times throughout the day. Then my period was late. I have an IUD so my odds of getting pregnant are REALLY low; I was confused by not really concerned. My period started, and I was still feeling kindof sick. Then I started to get really weirded out. Oh lord, I thought. I'm having an hysterical pregnancy. This is it. I've really gone 'round the bend now. They're going to have to commit me.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

four years

In another life, today would be my wedding anniversary. You see, I was supposed to get married on July 25, 4 years ago. I normally don't commemorate this day, or even remember it, but I've been thinking a lot about my dress lately.

paying for college (link)

I was reading through my Blogger feed this morning when I came across this gem from Jill at Baby Rabies. I thought it was an appropriate post to share on this blog, so enjoy!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

video killed the radio star

I used to love reading. Love it! I would spend hours sitting on the couch or in a chair reading one book after another. Not anymore. Why not, you ask?

Because of this:

Monday, July 22, 2013

surgery day

Grover had his neuter surgery today. From the moment we got him, getting him neutered was never an option for me (although C was a bit more reticent). All those admonishments from Bob Barker to get my pets spayed or neutered apparently had an effect.

Friday, July 19, 2013

t minus 2 weeks and counting

2 weeks from today, this:

friday funny

I heard this on my way to work this morning, and it KILLED me. I support her sentiment :)

Note: the audio is NSFW. Video is benign. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

survivor guilt

I recently got a new job, which meant I was able to quit my last job. Without giving too many details (and opening myself up to defamation charges), my last job was hell on earth. Oh sure, there were good points. There was a group of people in the office who I liked and am still friends with. It offered me a stepping stone to my current position. It gave me a (small) paycheck. I believed in the mission of the organization. The good points pretty much end there though.


Anyone who knows me in real life knows that patience is not my strong suit. I blame part of it on the fact that I'm an uber-planner. Once I get an idea in my head, I don't let it go. It takes over all my thoughts until I either get what I want or plan it to within an inch of its life. I'm not entirely unlike Veruca Salt...

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

knitting as a respite

So I'm a knitter. I started knitting shortly after I finished studying for the bar as a way to fill my newly-found free time. At first I started out simply-- I made a (really horrible) scarf for my sister. Bless her heart she actually wore it despite the HUGE mistakes.

happy hump day!

In celebration of making it halfway through the work week, here's a gratuitous picture of my puppy, Grover. Enjoy :)

how i do it

Most of my followers on twitter and friends in real life are attorneys (hi attorney friends!!). I know if I were them, I'd wonder how I'm pulling off this crazy stunt, especially without a BigLaw salary. [Spoiler alert: My salary isn't even CLOSE to a BigLaw salary. I bet I make less than the JANITOR at a BigLaw firm. Sigh.]

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

the green-eyed monster

One thing I've noticed lately is that people my age are starting to get really nostalgic about their childhoods. Perhaps it's that we're getting close to the age of procreation, or perhaps it's just that we're reaching the point in adulthood where we long for the simpler times that youth provides. Either way, I had to laugh the other day when a twitter friend posted the following tweet: "Do they still make learning games/tv shows for kids like Magic School bus or Carmen Sandiego? I feel like I was smarter w/them than I am now" (Note: Magic School Bus is available for instant streaming on Netflix. Watch it. It will make you happy.) I have thoughts like this often and lament the dearth of educational programming for today's children. I'm turning into one of those crotchety old women who starts stories with, "Back in my day..." :)

Monday, July 15, 2013

07.15.2013-- loan progress

Undergrad: $862.60
Law School: $50,230.89

the beginning.

I've been enamored with the idea of starting a blog for awhile now, which is surprising given my general unwillingness to have an online presence. There's something cathartic about writing, though, and doing it in a public forum has a way of making one reflect on one's feelings in a way that private writing doesn't. I've been told by multiple therapists that I have a penchant for catastrophizing, so perhaps this exercise will assist in maintaining some perspective.