@LookUponMyWorks A similar thing happened to me! I bought a bathing suit online and it never showed up. I contacted the company and they sent a replacement. A month or so later, a girl showed up at my door with a very busted package asking "is this yours?" she had just moved into 123 La--- street (I lived at 123 Lo--- street a few blocks away) and found the package which contained the original suit. I contacted the company to send it back and they thanked me for my honesty and gave me a 10% discount on a future purchase.
@juniorbizarre also, re: slaughtering your own chickens in an urban setting...they really do run around like, uh, a chicken with its head cut off and I can't imagine the mess that would create in a small space D:
I grew up in a rural chicken-owning family (just for us, not a farm, though I did have a very small neighborhood egg business as a young teen)so we were able to just keep the chickens around as pets once they stopped laying. we always had a few layers in the bunch so we always had eggs; i'm not sure if we even knew who was laying and who wasn't at any given time. chickens in the country can meet various ends. best, old age - neutral, get picked off by a fox or coyote and eaten - worst, get mangled by a raccoon trying to get the egg from inside the chicken while it is still alive, YES THIS HAPPENED IT WAS AWFUL. though once one of our roosters fought off a hawk and won. we tried eating some unruly roosters once but happy chickens (who run around and have lots of muscle) are tough and unpleasant to eat.
love this! I have: at work work: large Dell PC tower with two monitors bamboo Wacom tablet two huge Epson printers shared with the rest of the department one huge Epson scanner shared with my office at home work (studio/office): Apple desktop computer from 2008 (need to update, it is too old to support google hangouts!) Intuos Wacom tablet standard size Epson scanner crappy all-in-one scanner/printer/copier that doesn't work that well paper cutter light table large home screenprinting set up small home screenprinting kit lots of watercolors, pens, inks, markers, paper, glues, tape, frisket, charcoal, etc. Unless I'm doing work I rarely do "fun" internet things on my computer, and instead sit on the couch and use my boyfriend's work-issued MacBook. We also have a large PC set up connected to the TV to watch internet stuff on. I also have a $9.99 flip phone from virgin mobile that I hate with a passion, but the need for a smartphone has not yet become worth the cost of a smartphone. that line is getting a lot closer though. and this makes me realize how old my home studio equipment is. oh well, it works for what I need to do.
oh god, this has been my "do 1 thing" for months. but it's even more complicated--my checks ran out right around when I was setting up a new bank account (credit union through my job, yay!). but they never sent me my online pin number, AND I moved, so my main do 1 thing is call the CU (no branches nearer than about 30 miles from me, the fun part of credit unions!) and get my pin so I can move my money over, also they charge me if I have less than $300 in the CU account so who knows, since I haven't moved any money in yet, they may be charging me so I may already be indebted to them, but also I get no phone reception at work which is where I am during bank hours so in order to call I have to gather all the info I need and take part of my lunch hour to drive to a location where I do have reception, sit in my car and make the call. Because of all this I have been paying my rent with money orders. Which at least are cheap (>$2) at the post office and can be done with a debit card. But jeeze I need to get on this.
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Oh god, I did this recently when I was housesitting for a friend and locked myself in his backyard with his two dogs, on the hottest day of the year, without my phone. I tied the big dog up (luckily I had a leash) and climbed over a small fence with the small dog in my arms to get out to the street so I could go knock on his neighbor's door; luckily the neighbor was home, who kindly let me use his phone, thank god I have my boyfriend's number memorized, but he was several towns away, so I climbed back into the yard with the small dog and waited about an hour for my bf to show up with his phone and laptop so I could call the friends (who incidentally were out of town because they were GETTING MARRIED and I ended up calling them frantically mere minutes away from the biggest day of their lives, no big deal), but no, no one other than me had an extra key, but they told me that there was a chance that there was a window (about ten feet up the outside wall) open in a closed-up, currently under renovation back bathroom, so bf and I drug a lawn chair through a tiny alley way, propped it on a hill against a tree, I boosted bf up and he climbed through the window to let us in (but not after begging me to let him try to pick the lock with some wire he found--I said let's try the window first). So, we made it without a locksmith, but good lord. Glad you did too.
This is great. I really related to the part where your friends in equal financial situations are being dismissive about your thriftiness. I have had similar responses. I'm a little older than you, and I have a well paying job, but i'm in aggressive payoff mode of a lot of things right now (above living expenses, I am committed to about $1200 a month, plus about $400 left on a credit card that I'm eating away at slowly). As a result I've been scaling way back on my lifestyle and have gotten flack from friends about it--if I can't go out for dinner and drinks, or I can't take a last minute trip, or whatever I choose to not spend money on--but the thing is I know that my friends are way further in debt than I am. But they still go out and spend money, and act like I'm overreacting when I don't.
@Jaime Lutz@facebook well, considering he's anonymous he's not getting any publicity, but it's....just really weird! Why give an interview for something you just copypasted? Like I said above, I'm glad the issue's getting addressed in a larger sphere, but why lie?
@Jaime Lutz@facebook I was sure I'd seen this one before! Yeah what's up with that Mr Furley? I'm happy that this is bringing more attention to this shitty, shitty thing that creative workers deal with on the reg, but to not even mention that this didn't come from you directly? That's messed up. Do you plagiarize other designers' work too? Yikes.
I barely shopped around; I was lucky. I looked at a couple of craigslist cars and they had too much work needed after the pre-purchase mechanic inspection to be worth it. I also quickly realized that paying approx. $100 each time I even looked at a craiglist car, with no guarantee it would be good to buy, was going to add up. I looked into CarMax and immediately found a great deal on a 3 year old hatchback (hatchbacks ftw! tiny cars with huge storage!) with great mileage, stickshift, and it helped that it was my favorite color. It was only a county away so they shipped it to my local one free, and as I have zero credit history because I've never had debt, I could only finance through CarMax (all the banks I approached denied me. I have a good credit score number, but no history). I got an acceptable interest rate, and will be paid off just before 2016 at a bit under $250 a month. I am currently in aggressive payoff mode of a loan from family, and that'll be done at the end of the year, so I might step up my payments and be done faster. So far, I'm really happy with the car, and it still has 2 years of factory warranty on it.