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lend me some sugar, I AM your neighbor...

It's never more apparent that money makes the world go 'round than when you are flat broke. Ok, so maybe I'm not even close to flat, but I'm certainly broke. The problem with spending down to your last dime (as I manage to do about oh, say 6-8 times a year) is that 90% of the time it will work out fine. You find mad money stuffed in old jeans, you stretch your cash out by using your gas card ala Winona in Reality Bites, you over use your "emergency credit card"... and somehow - you make it to your next paycheck without having to sacrifice much (if any) in the way of your social schedule. And so you start to think that you're pretty safe... living without a cushion or a safety net or whatever you want to call it. And then you spend down to your last $5 and suddenly you find yourself with an actual emergency & no cash to fund it. Ah... I'm fairly sure I skipped any and all "Financial Responsibility" classes that may have been offered over the course of my lifetime. I live beyond my means CONSTANTLY. I never manage to save the way I'm supposed to - I'm far too much of an "instant gratification" nut for that. But I'm really thinking after this week that I need to get it together. For real. If I really do want to get the hell out of Dodge, I'm going to have to be a grown up about my money. And that bites, but it's completely true. But that doesn't mean I didn't find a way out of the hole I'm in now either... or that the smart spending starts now. Go ahead & hate me, but I just have that kind of luck. Always have. I can talk, work or kiss ass my way out of anything I get myself into - and half the time it's dumb fucking luck. Like the fact that my boss wants to give me a cash bonus for organizing a Re-Fi on his home mortgage. Yep, sometimes it's good to be me. So... assuming that I get a big fat wad of cash this afternoon, I will be at the following locales this weekend:

Friday: Surefire, 9 pm at Don Hill's to see the baby boys; followed by a trip to Molly's for the requisite catch up & drink with the girls.

Saturday: The GoStation, 9 pm at The Hook in Red Hook (the ONLY pre-paid part of my weekend thanks to advance ticket purchasing); followed by a housewarming / Sit&Spin Launch party at Bryan's new digs in Williamsburg; followed by Audrey & Dennis dj-ing at Misshapes.

Sunday: Off to New Jersey with the girls for Dyana's Wedding Shower. Oh joy. We all know how much I love talking about weddings... Also did I mention that I should probably work buying her a gift into my plans on Saturday afternoon? 'Cause I should. If I get back over the bridge & it's still early, I'll of course make time for The Day After.

...this just in... I will NOT be getting a large wad of cash this afternoon :( Damn!Damn!Damn! This is totally going to throw a MAJOR wrench in my plans. Hmph. Okay. So it's back to creative financing for the time being. Not to worry, not to worry - I'm fairly sure I'll still make everything I'm setting out to attend, but there may well be a flask involved... and possibly generic cigarettes. There may also be a pawnshop in my immediate future - it's hard to say. Ah. such is the life of a party girl living wildly beyond her means ;)

So, here's the deal - besides having a multitude of social functions to attend this weekend (and seriously folks, don't even get me GOING on the things I don't even stand a chance of getting too 'cause the city is heavily overbooked this weekend) I actually have a noble cause to attend to. I am seeking to set things right within my universe. This will involve symbolic gestures, some possible heart to hearts and some Oscar-worthy performances by yours truly. And no, the acting is more about sublimating my natural proclivity towards self-preservation than about being fake to people - so before you start questioning my motives, just stop. I honestly want everything to just go back to how it was and if swallowing my pride is the only way to get close, then that's the way it has to be. Soooooo, being as broke as I am, please feel free to buy me all the drinks you like. (I accept charity only in the form of alcohol) but please, for the love of all that is good and holy, do not feed them to me until after 10 pm on Saturday. The last thing I need is to be buzzing while I'm attempting to prostrate myself, as I'm sure I'll only end up shoving my foot in my mouth again, thus exaggerating my problems instead of shrinking them.

Right-O. Catch ya' on the flip side folks, I'm off like a prom dress.


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Mar. 28th, 2004 01:28 pm (UTC)
hey there... i'm Clara, and I run Surefire's street team. I found your journal and therefore found your pictures from the Hook, and was wondering if I could put them up on the website (http://www.surefiresolution.com). If yes, that would be awesome... you should probably email me (CLRtwo@yahoo.com) since I'm sure I'll forget to check this reply. I'd credit you for your photos. Oh, and you can always join the street team too ;)

Mar. 28th, 2004 01:54 pm (UTC)
of course you can use them! Anything for my baby boys :)
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