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By gzt (Wed May 27, 2009 at 04:27:26 PM EST) gzt, discount future utility, snatch, clean and jerk, budget, mare nostrum (all tags)
The Dunkin' Donuts is having 99 cent lattes. I typically don't drink coffee, but I've been tired lately (went to church at 0630h this morning) and I thought some milk would be helpful, too.

I ordered a small latte and the cashier asked if I wanted hot or iced. I said hot. She asked skim or whole. I said whole. She gave me an iced latte. I didn't really care that much. I wonder whether she got the milk right. I would certainly care about that.

Milk needs to have all of its fat. Seriously.

I will be in church at 1830h tonight and at 0630h tomorrow morning. I was at church at 1830h yesterday, too. We played Mare Nostrum after church last night. I don't know whether we will do anything tonight after church. On the one hand, I like being sociable (especially with, uh, certain people). On the other, I want to pick up heavy things and put them over my head this evening. Failing to do so may make me less of a man. Certain people like it when I'm more of a man. Possible solution: pick up certain people and put them over my head? Mustn't make any snatch (or clean and jerk) jokes...

Just heard from former boss that's she's retiring at the end of June. Wow. She was a pretty good boss and got me in the door here at this company. It hasn't been announced to the general public yet. I wasn't sure what the appropriate thing to say was. Congratulations? I'll write her a very nice note and give a nice gift when she retires, but I wasn't quite sure what to say right at that moment. Especially since she hadn't yet announced it to my coworkers who were a few feet away and she was talking quietly so as not to be heard (or so I assumed). Well, let's hope none have discovered this site.

Everything is still all fireflies and moon pixies here. I'm the good kind of crazy. It will all work out. I'm only in it for the money. Family fortune, here I come.

I probably have to make some changes to my car in order to pass inspection in August. Bleh. I hope it won't be too much. I have terribly expensive stuff to pay for in the near future, after all.

On that note, I'm tightening my budget in the next couple months. I'm going to have to think of some good behavioral incentives to do this, because humans aren't programmed to do this very well on their own because of how we internally discount future utility.

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You wonder if she got the milk right? by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed May 27, 2009 at 05:14:56 PM EST
Can't you tell the difference.

it's all icy and coffeed up. by gzt (2.00 / 0) #2 Wed May 27, 2009 at 05:27:15 PM EST
Plus, I'm not really sure what skim milk tastes like. I've never had it. I just know it's from Satan.

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Yeah, it's pretty poor. by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu May 28, 2009 at 05:02:01 AM EST
I only drink God's own (Wednesday & Friday) milk, soya, but I seem to get one of the other types relatively often. We have semi and skimmed in our office fridge, and occasionally whole.

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budget by LilFlightTest (2.00 / 0) #3 Wed May 27, 2009 at 08:31:53 PM EST
i'm having good luck with "don't spend it unless you have to". i got in that mode in college, kept it after college when planning a wedding, and continued on while saving for a house. now that i'm not bleeding money, it's an amazingly nice feeling to realize that i'm able to buy the little things i want, rather than only the things i need.
if de-virgination results in me being able to birth hammerhead sharks, SIGN ME UP!!! --misslake
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