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Laziness and Responsibility

I've been connecting to home from work for a few days now - everything seems pretty stable which is good. I get kicked off the connection every now and zen but otherwise it's tolerable because I can just reconnect.

I have been getting very lazy concerning the screenplay I'm writing, and I've got to get that done and not let it just sit there. That has been bothering me for a few days now.

My Counter-Strike team is still looking for team players who will actually show up when they're supposed to. I am having (what I consider) a large problem getting people who apply to the team to actually BE there when tryouts are scheduled. This is what happens: They sign up, get their application approved, have a tryout scheduled and then ditch. They they contact me AFTER they ditch and explain "why" (which is a guaranteed lie). Sadly enough, most teenagers (the age group who plays Counter-Strike mostly) have absolutely no sense of responsibility when it comes to commitments of any type. Very, very frustrating - and annoying to boot. I guess that's what you get when you deal with teens. Most of them just expect to have everyone else take care of them and not suffer the consequences of their actions. But I don't play that. (grin)

It's also getting closer to the big day when I pay off the car. I look forward to it but at the same time fear it for obvious reasons. See my previous post on that for the reasons why. As the day gets nearer, I'm reminded "Wow, I've been making car payments for seven years!". Yeah, seven years. Making car payments for what seems like forever happens because most of us will "roll over" an old car's loan into a new one in order to get a new car. That's what I did several years ago. It's also the reason I'm still making payments today. But not for long. And man does it feel good to say that. The happiness outweighs the fear here. Yeah I'll take a big chunk out of my savings to pay off the car. But I will have a paid car. Paid, paid and paid. YES. (grin)

The fool strikes again

I, being the fool that I am, bought a new car several years ago and have been making payments on it a long time, something like 3 years now. I consider anyone who buys a car and cannot pay it off in 2 years a fool (including myself).

But anyway, I will be doing a foolish (depending on your point of view) move again. There is currently a few bucks left that I owe on the car. I have some money in the bank and am going to pay off the car entirely as soon as I get my next check next week (not this week).

This could be a foolish move or a very smart one. I will be severely depleting my savings to pay this damn thing off. On the bright side, there will be no more car payments, and all the money I would be sending to car payments I can now keep to myself. Correction: I can pay off my credit card, and then keep the cash to myself. (grin)


I'm starting to wonder if I'm lactose intolerant. I didn't used to be, but it seems that whenever I drink milk or eat ice cream, I get really nauseous, but not to the point of throwing up - just a bad stomachache.

Ah well, no big deal. I'm not going to miss drinking milk or eating ice cream anyway since that only happens rarely to begin with. And I only get nauseous when I drink straight milk or eat ice cream.

Such is life.