Malls and McRibs

I made my annual trek to the mall today. I hate malls, which is why I generally only visit them as needed around Christmas the holidays December. But as malls go, Carolina Place isn’t a bad one. It’s more mid-market, not all pretentious and foofy like Southpark. And people aren’t getting shot there on a weekly basis like at Eastland

I got some of my shopping done, but the best find of the day was that the McDonald’s inside the mall has its McRib combo for about thirty cents less than any of the freestanding locations around town…

Body Mod

I’m sorry if it detracts from your “goth cred”, baby, but if it’s any consolation, that whole hardcore tattoo and piercing thing is rather a turn-off for me, so at least I’m happy about your decision, even if no one else is…

Not, mind you, that I could ever find you to be a turn-off…

7 December

A date which will live in infamy:

  • Twenty years ago this week, I was contemplating my first move to Charlotte, not realizing that it would be delayed by several months and would aldo involve a four month detour in Myrtle Beach…
  • Eighteen years ago today, I had a runaway skate rat living under my roof…
  • Six years ago today, I was excited about Cinderelmo…
  • Five years ago this week, Duncan and Rick were visiting, and I did naughty things with two boys I picked up at the Powerhouse…
  • Four years ago today, I was suffering through a prolonged absence from my boy, just like I am now, and I was expecting to see my mom over the weekend, just like I am now…
  • A year ago today, it became semi-official that we were moving to Charlotte soon. And some people didn’t believe it…

My Economic Future

I’ve been realy worried for the past couple of months about how I’m not finding a full-time job, about how I’ll manage to support myself, about what I want to be when I grow up, etc…

That all changed today…

Mark called me near the end of my lunch with “Roseanne” on the local WB affiliate. Since I was on the phone, I didn’t turn off the TV or change the channel as I usually would have. And what I saw because of that one little variation from my normal routine may change my entire life…

You see, after months (or even years) of agonizing over it, I now know that all I need to do to make thousands of dollars a month, part-time from home, is to spend Wednesday afternoon attending a real estate cashflow seminar hosted by these twin dwarves

Why couldn’t I have seen this infomercial back in July?

Randomly Sunday

Had a visit from Mom and Dad on Saturday. The whole unemployment thing sucks, but at least it gives me time to bond with the parents a little more than I might have otherwise. I may even go back up there next weekend to root through the giant box of Christmas decorations which are otherwise going to Goodwill. I think if I do, though, I’ll make it a day trip this time around…

There was actually a bit of thunder and lightning a while back. It sort of took me by surprise, but today’s storm is defintely a warmer one than yesterday’s storm was. But tomorrow’s storm is supposed to be another cold one. I like winter here. Remind me I said that the first time I have to drive to work in the ice, though, OK?

I’ve think I’ve officially hit the point where I have absolutely nothing of interest to write about. I should probably stop, huh?

Premature Smoker (1981)

Disturbing moments in hair, volume three. This is yer humble host at age 16. Notice the carefree way I managed to part it in the middle but still have bangs as well. And the cigarette is a nice touch too, no?

Here are volume one and volume two, in case you need a refresher. I’m scanning backwards in time, so we’ll hit the 1970s soon. No telling what interesting and unfortunate tonsorial experiments might yet surface…