Archive for the ‘money’ Category
Seriously, people. I mean, look at this thing and just fall in love:
It’s screaming at me, “FILL ME WITH BOOKS! PUH-LEASE! I’M SO EMPTY, SO LONELY…SO COLD INSIDE!”
Also, registering for gifts is an odd beast. Maybe I’ll say more on that later. The above is our biggest item (size- and dollar-wise) and we fully expect no one to get it, which is fine and all. But booklovers can dream though, right?
I want you to want me
I need you to need me
I’d love you to love me
I’m begging you to beg me
– “I Want You To Want Me” by Cheap Trick
Still on hiatus here, still enjoying my time off from comics on the brain 24/7, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to post a “hey, still alive!” sort of thing. So, um…still alive! I’ve been doing some doodling and other artsy stuff lately, with most of it posted over at my deviantART account for those interested.
Anyways, enjoy the lunch meat comic. No joke, my grocery shopping lately for two weeks’ worth has totaled something like $12.00. Impressed?
I’ve been jumping from the tops of buildings
For the thrill of the fall, ignoring sound advice
And any thought of consequence
My bones have shattered
My pride is shattered
And in the midst of this self-inflicted pain
I can see my beautiful rescue
– “My Beautiful Rescue” by This Providence
I hid myself from failure and fear
Oh my dear you’re a threat to the bad in us all
They tell themselves that each word from your lips
Or the grace in your eyes overcomes any fall
– “Kite” by Copeland
Of all the months in 2008, none got to me more than December. The laundry list of worries seemed to go on for miles, and no matter how hard I tried not to think about them they still kept me up at night. Still, I got through, I survived like those people on Survivor: by eating rats and forming unethical alliances. Er, not really. But I made it, and that’s actually saying a lot. I just hope I never see another December 2008 again…
Did you see the sky
I think it means that we’ve been lost
Maybe one less time is all we need
I can’t really help it if my tongue’s all tied in knots
– “Follow You Down” by Gin Blossoms
Actually, as of today’s real day of posting (12/15/08), I have a total of $32.00 saved now. Yes, trying to save money during the holiday season is just as easy as floating a hippopotamus down a river in a badly inflated tube. But what do you keep your loose change in? A real piggy bank?
Oh, and look. Today, y’all get a bonus MyLifeComic:
The funny thing is I don’t even like football. But by the power of the Lords of Kobol, my children will have beards.
Calm me with your lies, your simple tragedy
It’s all I wish to hear tonight
and you’re all I wish to be
And this is how we all fall
– “Glass to the Arson” by Anberlin
It turns out that if you create a savings account to keep all the money you got from your college graduation party and then, after three to four years, never make a deposit or withdrawal, the bank people will send you a letter threatening to turn the money over to the state unless, ya know, you prove you are alive.
::waves hands:: Hello, alive person here! ::keeps on waving::
Ninety-nine dreams I have had
And every one a red balloon
It’s all over, and I’m standing pretty
In the dust that was a city
I could find a souvenir
Just to prove the world was here
Here it is, a red balloon
I think of you and let it go
– “99 Red Balloons” as sung by Goldfinger
I immediately went home and threw it in the trashcan. Either way, I still can’t get the Target kid’s look of abstract horror out of my mind. I mean, really, who in their right mind gets a card with $0.01 on it? Only a madman, that’s who! All right, I’m going to go work on my evil robot then…
REMINDER: I’m posting TWO comics a day until the week is over. Check below for an earlier comic!
They tell me to be discreet for all intended purposes
They tell me revenge is sweet and from where they stand, I’m sure it is
But I feel nothing for their game where beauty goes unrecognized
All I feel is heat and flame and all I see are dark eyes
– “Dark Eyes” by Bob Dylan