What is a spending limit?

So as I’ve imagined, I’m now bunkering down on two part time jobs… that pretty much pays part time but expects full time commitment. Day in and day out, if I’m not worrying about one job it’s time to worry about the other. Fast food lunch and dinner is the norm once again.

I’ve been clean on WoW for two weeks and counting, and the more I step away from it the more I don’t want to go back. Since every player was given a second chance to hit the top first when the expansion comes out, there’s no excuses to stay mediocre like two years ago… also I hate the new instance “grind”. In the name of being group friendly there’s no more solo grinding in odd hours of the night, and the instances are far too difficult to PUG at this point (and by the time it’s easy to PUG them, I’m already at the point of mediocrity). It’s just lose lose on all fronts. I thought about coming back to PvP but the good rewards come from the arena and that eats just about the same amount of time, if not more…

So binge shopping seems to be my new fad nowadays.

The Wii and all the accessories is obviously the biggest investment for me this month, but counting my fingers everything else put together is no slouch either, and I think I’ve already spent half of my income on my second job, and since that paycheck has no tax withheld, that pretty much means I’ve spent *all* of my net income for this month already, before I pick up the check…

Skiing, jobs, and WTB stuff

Not being a football person (and not knowing when supwerbowl is anyway), I took up the offer to go skiing with my brother for the superbowl weekend. Technically my second time, but it’s been so long since my first that I pretty much had to learn from scratch. Learning how to ski actually reminds me of learning how to play DDR:

– There’s something specific you’re suppose to learn for each difficulty level, once you learn it, you move on to the next
– Reflex based, to be competent you must move before you think
– Each course has a difficulty ranking
– Once a course begins you cannot stop until it ends

… obviously you don’t fall flat all the time trying to learn DDR, but if you miss your beat it can be just as embarassing.

So to describe my progress in DDR terms I just learned how to do Butterfly basic and I was frolicking over my accomplishment.

But the weekend marks the end of my fun times and now I’m going to be deep in two part-time jobs that require full-time commitments. And then I got an e-mail that pretty much says the other job that I thought isn’t going to pan out, is probably going to pan out afterall. I tried to be cautious about it but then he offered to take me to GDC, all expenses paid.

I’m sold.

So my life seems to be heading toward the “full time workaholic” direction without any progress made toward any of my new year resolutions. Joy and jubilation.