Monday, January 17, 2011

Oh, Jesus (Bitch fest, read if you want to hear me rant.)

I may have said this already, but my friend has moved in with me. As exciting as it was at first, I am getting so tired of having him around all the time. I am tired of watching him and our mutual friend play CoD. I am tired of his annoying ex-girlfriend who is still trying to sleep with. I am tired of the friends we share, because they are lazy and don't do anything. I am in a irritated mood, as you can probably tell. I need space, I need new friends, I need to move. I may be running away from my problems, but moving to a new city and going to a new school could make a big improvement in my life. I just wouldn't want to leave my girlfriend. She is the only thing that doesn't annoy the hell out of me these days. Christ, this school stuff is a bitch. I can hold out though, deal with my lazy and unhealthy friends, deal with my always around roommate. I know I can, I have to. For my education and my relationship with the greatest girl in the world.

Wish me luck. Ay.

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Power of Social Influence

The title may or may not be a correct application of what I am about to say, but this isn't Academia, this is for my leisure. Anyways, I was reading on CNN about this girl who went on a spending freeze for the entire year of 2010 and managed to save $18,000. Granted, she works full-time, and I only work part-time and am a student, but I think I will try to do that as well. Starting next month though. I have plans for this month that I can't back out of right now, and I will not be as strict. Being only 20 years old means I need to enjoy some things. Such as dates with my girlfriend, and  the occasional leisure activity, which is mostly covered up by my subscription to World of Warcraft.

Being a student today means that you have loads of student loan debt, and I am dealing with $15,000 right now, I think. I think, that shows how bad this is. And the worst part of it is, I will keep accruing this debt for many more years to come. I am going for a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, and I am not even a Junior in my Undergraduate degree. I have a long ways to go.

Luckily though, I have been using a budgeting system for several months now called Mint. This thing is amazing. I set up how much I want to spend on certain categories, such as fast food dining, and regular dining, clothing, and entertainment, and then it tracks my progress by reading my bank accounts for whenever I spend money. Because of this I have managed to put a lot more money into my savings account, and am able to watch what I spend and on what I spend it on.

This spending freeze is going to suck, but I think if I keep up with it, with very few slip-ups I'll be in a great position to keep my debt low. At least I hope anyways.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

I finally did it.

For a year now I have been wary about Facebook and it's privacy settings, and the things it can, and sometimes does do with the information posted. I have wanted to delete my Facebook account for a while but have always held back. Mainly because that was the only way to really communicate with my closest friend. He has now moved in however, so I was able to commit and rid myself of Facebook; something I am hoping was a wise decision that I won't jump back on, like I did so many times back when Myspace was the dominant social network. My only concern now is, what do I do on the internet? I check my email, bank accounts, and, read a comic or two, but what else is there to do online that kills time as well as Facebook? I'm not sure, but I am sure that I will end up finding it.

Monday, January 3, 2011

So sorry.

As I told you all last post I got back into WoW; and well, that is where I have been all this time. I also had my friend move in with me, so the distractions keep coming and my writing down ideas cease. However, school has started, so I will be forced to focus more, and this writing down on my blog helps get my creative juices flowing. So for the very few of you who probably actually read this, I will increase my posts. For those of you who don't care, well you probably won't be reading this anyways.

Goodnight everyone, I have class at 8am so my sleep is very necessary.