Shit Happens

Friday, May 26, 2006

I couldn't keep these to myself

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Summer concert

I just noticed that Ben Harper tickets are still on sale for Chicago, August 27th.

Atmosphere was awesome earlier this month with Anna and Jeff, I wish I could have tracked down the friends I ran into after the show so they could have got tickets and went up with me.

So I'm making another Ben announcement. If you want to go, get some tickets and let us know. It's on a Sunday, at the Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island. I don't know what/where that is, but it's outside and it will be great.

It looks I'll be at an Editor's Summer Camp a few days before the show, as training for work. It looks good, but on the "to-bring" list sunscreen is listed next to a digital camera and a laptop.

I'm not really into the real life sun, or rather, the heat. Have you seen me in the heat? I melt. I hope it turns out well.

How tan is too tan?

Last week on HNT we were supposed to repost our first photo to celebrate HNT's first anniversary. And a new one.

I'm a week late and don't have a new one. For last week or this week.

Please forgive me.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


My Sallie Mae loan isn't eligible for federal consolidation. I assume I took that one out because my parents made "too much" for a federal loan. It looks like I am stuck with two loan payments, from two different companies (totally about $300/month).

HOWEVER, if I enroll in school half time, I can defer my Sallie Mae one, and I assume the Direct one too. I think I would keep paying the Direct one, since it's only about $100/month and defer the Sallie Mae one. But the bottom line is that sometime, I am going to need to step it up and pay an ass load of money if I ever want to pay it off.

Fuck private schools.

Money matters and I need help

I know I need to do something with my student loans before June (July?) first, but I have no idea what.

I have a Sallie Mae loan that's at 8% percent (which are actually two loans for $7,000 and $19,000) and a Direct Loan that is at about 3ish percent (one loan for $26,000).

I called the Direct Loan people and they said that by consolidating them, I get the average of the two loans. I have no idea if either of the rates are locked in, or how I do that, but I assume that if the Direct Loan is locked, I should leave it and consolidate the Sallie Mae one with something else.

Any suggestions? I'm lost. :(

Monday, May 22, 2006

oink oink YUM

I plan to real life post later today. But for now - my pig. I created him here . As you can see, there was no erase option, so he looks a little like he was sliced left to right and left for dead. I'm also unsure of the actual size of pig ears, so these may not be true to life.

I am most proud of his piggy nose, and his tail (which is partially obstructed by his right leg).