Boner!

I got a bonus today. I deposited it immediately. That felt good. And then I got back to work and sent all but $400.00 of it to my credit cards.

I have had the same Macintosh for six years this April. Toby calls it Terri Schiavo (you can all send hate mail to: ihatemihow at this domain dot com). When one picks it up, something actually rattles inside of it. It sounds like a maraca. Yet, it still works. Go figure. I refuse to buy a new one as long as this one is still working. Which is dumb, because if you were to define the word “working” it was gone a long, long time ago. I’d go into specifics, but who wants to hear about a geriatric computer?

Anyway, I vowed that I’d buy a new Mac with my bonus this year. Of course, as soon as I got the check, I started to think about my credit card bills and decided to do the adult thing. It didn’t help that on the same day I got my bonus (that would be today) I heard an interview with the guy who created this film. I took that as a sign.

I’m afraid the adult thing doesn’t include a new computer

Viva La Terri.

12 Comments

  1. You know that I’m like, 5 seconds away from just buying you one myself.

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  2. If you do that, I will seriously be upset with you. I need to save my allowance. I’ll buy one. I swear.

    Tax time is the next stop.

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  3. that’s funny, i call mine john wayne bobbit! (1998 350mhz G4) i had to yank the harddrive out to blow the dust off it put it back it worked again but wasn’t the same so i bought another hard drive. john wayne’s now got two Hard drives!!!9 one for OS9 one for OSX)

    credit cards…..hmmmmmmm…..like i always hear…..”It doesn’t help until it hurts!!!”

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  4. “credit cards…..hmmmmmmm…..like i always hear…..”It doesn’t help until it hurts!!!”

    What does that mean? I give up. :/

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  5. the only way to get them paid down is to “hurt yourself” monetarily. instead of paying 50 bucks , you hurt yourself by paying 500 bucks and living like a hermit for a month. i owed 18,000 bucks at one point….now i’m down to 3200! i was paing 1200 at a time! that hurts!!!!

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  6. I just typed the word “boner” in comments elsewhere (referring to The Replacements lyrics) and then came here and saw your boner Err, your post about your boner. Err, umm, you know what I meant.

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  7. While it was kinda painful to write the check, I know that I will feel a lot better my Capital One card is down $1k next month thanks to part of a bonus I also got. You’re doing a good thing.

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  8. I need a damn boner!

    Fuckin’ non-profits…

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  9. Oh, Nico, my boner is really, really small. I mean, really, really small.

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  10. a small boner is better than no boner at all.

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  11. I’ve never gotten a boner…ever.

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  12. Up until yesterday, I hadn’t ever gotten a boner either.

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