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today was long!!!

i went home from work and like, packed up books and put my bookcases in the truck and carted them over to the new apartment. i was halfway through putting them all in the new room when examorata arrived with her books and bookcases and family, who are all really nice. i'm one of those people who has NO idea how to communicate with children, so the whole nephew thing was a little awkard. i think i managed to mask my sudden "AGH! tiny human!!" reaction and be nice. her brother bought us all lunch which was very sweet and then her dad helped me lug my heavy bookcase up, and all was well for the first phase of moving. now i have no idea where to even start for the second phase. i think it should be the "take the shit out to goodwill" phase.

so, in the middle of all this and not eating breakfast, the kia guy calls and is like, i found your perfect kia (i had given him my list of options and color) and i can run the financing right now no obligation!! i was like, i'm up to my arms in bookshelves!! it will have to wait!! so i called him back later, (like 3pm... getting close to being up 24 hours, which i am no good for) after consulting with dad and let him run the credit for the hell of it, at the very least to find out if i was EVER going to be able to get financing with my craptacular credit. after an utterly agonizing pants-wetting hour of waiting he called me back and said yes, some crazy bank would give me a loan! i will be so good about this! i will pay every payment right on time!!! it will be awesome!!!! now to decide if i want an echo. or a used acura. that's sort of how i've narrowed it down. rio, echo, used integra. we'll see. i wonder which is cheapest to insure? i know, i know, more car talk. now i am taking a break from agonizing over all of this (and then some) to go to devolutionary's birthday party.

oh and somehow today i fucked up my thumb, i can't bend it in without hurting. :(



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Oct. 19th, 2002 05:38 pm (UTC)
tiny humans
I'm no good with kids either, I refuse to use that cutesy-wootsy talk and say everything in a voice that is five octaves above my normal speaking range. So i try to talk to kids like they are just people, which usually works out with me saying something like, "hi kid, wassup" and just getting a blank stare and maybe some nose-picking in return. I guess the cutesy-wootsy talk works because you never pause for a reaction, you just keep talking and giggling and making noises and poking your face at the kid. I just refuse to do it.

Good luck with the car! How exciting! :)
Oct. 21st, 2002 07:05 am (UTC)
Re: tiny humans
exactly. i am at a double disadvantage because when i was growing up, i really spent most of my time NOT around kids at home, being an only child, so i was kind of used to acting like a little adult, or interacting with them. and nowadays kids are so cheeky they might actually talk back to you and i get all flustered when that happens.
Oct. 20th, 2002 01:03 am (UTC)
Yay moving! I love the feeling of starting to put my stuff into a new place and watching my new home take shape before my eyes. It's so full of promise and possibilities!

i will pay every payment right on time!!!
This is where I sing the praises of online automated banking and all that it has done for my credit rating. I hope this doesn't come off sounding like a mom thing but if you don't already bank with a place that offers online banking or haven't taken advantage of it you totally should. I was always late on my payments, most often because I simply wasn't paying attention to what day it was or because I ran out of stamps. I love online banking. We have it set up to make The Blue One's car payment automatically each month so we never have to think about it. Since my bank (Citibank) doesn't care how many transactions I make I used to have it make my minimum monthly credit card payment, or the amount I budgeted to pay the credit card no matter what on a certain day of the month, and then if I wanted to pay more, I just set up another transaction. It's so cool, I haven't been late on a payment in over 2 years. Ok, this is where I stop evangelizing. *grin*

Oct. 21st, 2002 07:06 am (UTC)
advice definately noted and taken... that should be on my to-do list as soon as this stupid move is over with!!

Oct. 20th, 2002 11:35 am (UTC)
If you ever run across my nephews again, they are just tiny humans, as you say. Meaning you can actually converse with them. Okay, Jeffrey (at age 6) is a little bit young for much serious conversing, but Jack (10) will just talk with you like a regular person. No cutesiness needed.

It's when they're tiny and not even in school yet and not really with the hang of the 'talking' thing that I don't know what to do with 'em!
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Oct. 21st, 2002 07:08 am (UTC)
Re: the integra
thanks :) it is for those reasons that it will not be my choice, alas. i am trying to keep myself in the world of the practical...
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