keep it dark (snidegrrl) wrote,
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important things: tattoo and housing

I have been browsing tattoo sites. They are scaring me. In the sense of, Oh My God, people get some wack tattoos. Things I would be ashamed to have... which leads me to think, what if I feel that way ten years down the line? I have had this idea for like 6 years of what I want, but I'm scared about it too. Argh! Although I think I am going to go home and examine the album art for the Crowded House records really closely and see if there's anything tattoo-worthy. I have three suggestions for who to go to so far, but only one seems to have an actual website, the Baltimore Tattoo Museum.

Another major thing on my mind: rent. I'm thinking I should seriously consider moving at the end of this lease, into a place with a roommate. This scared me for several reasons: moving is expensive. I don't want to go the cheap route ever again, if I can help it. I can hardly save any extra money between paychecks, so the idea of coming up with another $500 to move and a deposit come October is seriously intimidating. But I'd save, say, $2400 bucks in rent next year if I tried to make it happen. Right now I'm sort of thinking about it in a "if something good comes up" way, but I have to realize that if I lost my job, it would not be just "if something good comes up". It would be "I have to move out of this expensive one bedroom apartment or be out on the street, because my new paycheck does not cover rent". And that's assuming I *had* a new paycheck. I'm just going on the idea that if I lose this job, I will be taking a 40 percent paycut. Period. Whatever I find next will not be near what I get now. I have to be realistic; I can't afford to live alone without this job. Further realism: The company I work for is under investigation by the SEC and just got a new CEO. You do the math. If I end up still in this job, and in this FABULOUS APARTMENT THAT I LOVE, all the better. But I have to think about it... wow, now I have worked myself up into a full angst. I'm going to go back to not worrying so much now, at least about the job thing. Usually I kind of try to be oblivious, because if I thought about it too hard I'd be constantly freaking out.

The good news about tonight, my boss ended up giving me things to do that weren't stupid. And there are only about 2 more hours left in my week. AND bizarrojack logged on and kept me company and made me feel better. Although, I don't think I will be able to convince him to make a web page that allows people to submit their Desert Island Discs and find out who matches up with them the closest. He made it sound like it would be alot of work. :)
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