Lifestyles of the Terribly Influential
So, I just came from an awards banquet for my fabulous city. I know some cool and important people! Makes me feel cool and important! A philanthropic family was honored tonight. They've given MANY millions of dollars to many organizations, projects, and people. Pretty crazy. I hope I can be like that one day. Right now, it's a challenge for me to give a hundred dollars, much less 15 mill! I got to sit at the table with a bunch of partners from my firm. I was the lowest man on the totem pole by a landslide. Intimidating? A little. But a great opportunity nonetheless. I almost bailed because I am frickin exhausted, but I didn't, and I'm glad. Very neat experience.
My Cat is Allergic to Me
The itchy kitty went to his "Mimi's" (grandmother's) house for about 3 weeks while I worked and went on excursions with Deac. While there, his itching stopped. The SECOND he got home, he's chewing himself to bits again. Unfortunately, I think he's allergic to the carpet. Or, more precisely, the GALLONS of cleaning agents that were dumped in the carpet to remove the former owner's pet stains. So, now I have to come up with $3K to replace the carpet. God, the things I do for this animal.
I'm not sure if I've ever told you guys about my favorite pastime of calling the cable company and threatening to close my account unless they give me a fat discount. It's something I do periodically to exercise my negotiating muscles, save some cash, and release my inner bitch. Well, I've decided to change targets for a little while and hound car dealers. I have a 2002 Camry and I love my car. But, I'd like a new one. I was going to wait until next year, but with the recent safety recall debacle, it's a Toyota buyer's market. Always one to capitalize on a great opportunity, I decided to look around to see what's out there. However, I refuse to pay more than $300/month for a car. Think I can do it with no down payment except my trade in? (Which has 113K miles.) I'm gonna bet I can. It's my new game. I test drive a couple tomorrow. I'll let you know how it goes...
I'm Stopping Now
Because this is by far the worst Random Thoughts Thursday I've ever written. I'm tired. My brain hurts. It has no original thoughts left. Bed. More tomorrow. And I promise to be witty and entertaining.
In the meantime, watch someone who actually is witty and entertaining: