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Wedding Registry Love

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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

Written by Paul

March 14, 2010 at 9:42 pm

Posted in books, comics, family, life, love, money

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Lunch Meat Frowns

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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

Written by Paul

March 17, 2009 at 9:41 pm

My Christmas Haul of 2008

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2008-12-25

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

Written by Paul

December 25, 2008 at 8:46 pm

Posted in books, comics, entertainment, money, movies

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Worrying About Every Single Thing in the World

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2008-12-09

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

Written by Paul

December 9, 2008 at 11:42 am

Xbox 360 Fund Started by a Great Future Father

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2008-11-15

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:

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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

Written by Paul

November 15, 2008 at 6:29 pm

Calling the Bank Proves Easy

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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

Written by Paul

October 8, 2008 at 7:37 pm

Posted in business, cell phone, comics, money, spending money

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The Gift Card Conundrum

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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

Written by Paul

September 25, 2008 at 7:11 pm

#357 – Recession Check

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Officially my second letter stating that my check was coming soon. Gee, thanks. How ’bout you just send me the check, IRS people? Hmm? Well, the letter said I should be getting it by today though I won’t be able to check my mail until I return to my apartment late Monday. So, really, it doesn’t matter. For now. I’m still not spending the money in my head until I have the actual check in my hands…but I’m toying with the idea of a laptop (cause it really is silly for me to think I’d ever buy a new videogame system when I barely have time to play anything nowadays as is)…

The weekend is here. Yay! I have Monday off from worky work, which means no new comic until Tuesday. As they’d say in that big British land across the pond, I’m taking a holiday. I’m also making the big drive down to South Jersey to enjoy the next three days with Momma Dukes, Dadster, and D. There will be wine and games and sleep and relaxing and DSing and just mmm doing a lot of nothing as well. Clearly, I’m excited.

But what about y’all? Any big plans for the Memorial Day weekend?

Over here the ladies all want sweet perfume
But there’s never a rose
And over the roses are frightened to bloom
So they never can grow

– “Lost in the Habour” by Tom Waits

Written by Paul

May 23, 2008 at 12:00 am

#340 – Best Buy Trip

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On purpose, I drove to Best Buy to purchase something. Anything. I wanted a new thing. Call it a spasm of materialisticism (not a word) or whatever, but I wanted something. So I first went and looked at the DVD for Sin City, which is on my list for next movies to buy before other movies (it’s an ongoing process). There were two versions, one with no bonus features and one with a ton yet a higher price. I studied them, studied them like a college goer crams for his/her biology final three hours prior to it; I squinted and stared at the cases, turned them over in my hand endlessly…and then I put them back on the shelf and walked away.

Then I went and looked at XBox 360. I picked up the box that held the lime green videogame thing. It was heavy. Someone once told me the heavier a thing is, the more you’ll pay for it. I didn’t take too much time deciding that, no, I’m not going to buy it. Not now.

I spent the rest of the time drifting, watching others pick out their prizes. All their eyes said the same thing: MINE, MINE, MINE.

So why did I go out there? To waste an hour of my day? It really isn’t that I’m dead broke, but that I’d rather not go into debt. Also, I can’t help but feel horrible when I buy things I don’t need…

I guess it was a compulsion of sorts, a wanting of being out and being a consumer. Yet I failed. I returned empty-handed and I still don’t understand why…

This public musing has been brought to you by Paul, who is just waiting for the weekend to arrive.

When you’re walking downtown
Do you wish I was there?
Do you wish it was me?
With the windows clear and the mannequins’ eyes
Do they all look like mine?

– “Come Pick Me Up” by Ryan Adams

Written by Paul

April 30, 2008 at 12:05 am

#318 – Marlton Trip

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Shut your mouths, you know you like to put on silly hats in stores just as much.

So I had, yet again, another disturbing dream last night. It has thrown me for a ride, to say the least. It’s not one of my recurring ones (those involve someone shooting me in the stomach), but it does feature the recurring giant-man in it that doesn’t like to speak and would rather spend his time staring me down until I am nothing more than a shriveled piece of pale flesh.

In the dream, the featureless figure is already in my apartment, standing in the corner by my bookshelf, watching me, slowly inching his way towards my bed. Me, in the dream, knows all of this. I also, somehow, know that I’m dreaming because I’m thinking these thoughts: Ai! Wake up! Wake wake wake wake wake uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup!

Alas, I do not wake up immediately. No, the figure shuffles closer, his hand outstretched as if to pluck my very heart from my heaving chest, and I begin with the sputtering. It feels as if my lips are made of lead, and I can barely get a word out. G-g-g-g-g-g, I go. Finally, when I do get the whole thing out, that’s the moment I wake up. I recall the word I was so desperately trying to force out as gwah. Whatever that is. Time on the clock? 5:46 A.M. Greeeeeeeeeat.

Feck a healthy breakfast this morning. I woke up later than usual, I’m feeling creeped out, and I’m going to enjoy the blazes out of a toasted bagel with buttah.

Gwah. Happy Monday.

Written by Paul

March 31, 2008 at 8:47 am