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This past weekend plans went off without a hitch, at least on saturday. We enjoyed the Big Flea (noting that people who rip apart old books and matte the pictures in them make a killing!!), made it to Sunflower where much fake meat was consumed, and then arrived in the nick of time to see Der Golem. For those who attended and enjoyed the music, I think John is going to upload the tracks or sell CDs on cafepress, FYI. Sunday was less on target as my classmates bailed on me and I spent 2 hours at the library studying alone.

I've gone ahead and made a LJ feed from my Twitter account so you can be privy to the 140-characters-or-less witticisms or complaints or what have you that I generally send from my phone when I'm trapped. I doubt any of you will add it to your friends list, but there it is!

And now something you guys can help me with: I have an overabundance of furniture (and other things) (but for now, chairs). I am ready to part with two of my kitschier finds which take up a little too much space in our small house. So, if you are interested, please consider taking one or both of these chairs into your home:

1. The Barrel Chair Yes, a chair made from a barrel. Only downside is that it's heavy.

2. The Faux Eames Chair Pretty Self-Explanatory. Lacks footrest. Has a few scratches.

Please, someone, give them a new home.

In band news: Our bassist, my friend from rock camp Olya, is leaving. She is moving to San Fran, and her house sold within a few days of being on the market, so that's not going to delay her. As of December the Jelly Sharks will be looking for a new bassist. Any bassists out there want to be in a band? Anyone want to learn the bass really quick? I am worried I will soon be the only girl in the band.

I am trying to figure out a way to make it so that I will pay bills on time. I need a system that promotes timeliness - I have the online thing going on making it easier, but I seem to get around to it every other month, instead of every month. I am still loath to set up automatic payments for fear of a spiralling miserable overdraft situation, unless someone convinces me otherwise. Maybe I'll try putting a monthly thing on my google calendar? If only I could access that from work. *dark looks* If any of you have bothered to read to this point, how do you ensure that you pay your bills on time?

Finally, I now have 2 401ks I need to roll over into my new 401k and I am discombobulated about how to do this. I should be worried that the Qwest one is going to asplode soon and make me pay taxes... I wonder why it hasn't yet? Has anyone successfully rolled over a 401k? What should I expect in the way of obstacles?



Nov. 8th, 2007 04:13 pm (UTC)
Even if google calendar is blocked at work, you can make it send you a daily agenda email. I've got an item that occurs at the end of every month called "end-of-month billpay check" and when I see it, I log into my bank's website (which isn't blocked at work) where I pay all the bills online. I usually pay bills as they come but they've been known to get lost between the mailbox and my desk, so I just do a quick glance down the line to make sure that everything has a "last-paid" date of sometime within the past month.

That's just what works for me. But it does help to have an automated reminder sent straight to my inbox, and one location where I pay all the bills.

As for 401k's, it wasn't be too hard to roll one into the other; I don't remember many details, but it went smoothly and the dude on the other end of the customer service line was very helpful. Just remember it come tax time (they should send you helpful forms). Why would a 401k go asplode? They're generally supposed to just sit there forever until you're old (unless they're invested in bad things).
Nov. 9th, 2007 02:37 am (UTC)
do you know how i can get google cal to send the email to an email address that is NOT gmail? since i can't really check that at work.
Nov. 9th, 2007 01:52 pm (UTC)
ah! Hadn't thought of that. What I would do is go into gmail and set up a filter (go to the "create a filter" link near the top) to forward anything from "calendar-notification@google.com" to the email address of your choice.

Good luck with the money stuff.