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July 26th, 2004 · 14 Comments · Potpourri

Well, I did it. I made it through the first car payment. I have just about enough in the bank to cover rent for August and I have paycheck forthcoming. I still have plenty more room to tighten the belt. I need to reduce my cell phone plan again. I might also kill off the Netflix account after another month or two.

The next big purchase will have to be a new bass. For now, however, I need to open up the Ibanez and see if I can fix the hum. After the bass, I need a new car stereo. Screw the car PC for now. I just want a decent head that will play mp3s and read my burned CD-Rs/RWs.

I’m also fairly certain again that I’m going to sell my laptop. I have a lot of shit I need to sell. And actually, for the right price, I could probably part with my arcade cabinet. But I doubt anyone would want to pay “the right price,” which is good. I’d be sad to see it go.

Ok, now I’m rambling. What I’m getting at is this: WHAT THE HELL WAS I THINKING BUYING THIS CAR? I mean, I love it, I really do. But $475 a month? Yes, I budgeted it. Yes, I determined that I could afford an even higher car note. But damn.

I’ll be OK. It is very much worth it. Logically, the car payment will stay the same (or possibly go down after a few years if I refinance it) while my income will go up. We’ll see how well the real world confronts such logic.

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