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August 28, 2004

Last Saturday before 2L

it's the last Saturday before school starts (for me), and I really wish it would last forever. I purchased books yesterday to the tune of $430 (that's 8 books). This was after picking up and depositing my "auto refund" check, which means I only had to use first order fake money to pay for the books instead of the second order fake money I've been existing on for a few weeks now.

Tangent: All borrowed money is fake money because it's not really yours; you have to find that money again someday to pay off the loan, so you're not really spending money, you're spending promissory notes. So both school loans and credit cards are fake money; however, school loans are first order fake money because you're getting cash directly from a lender. Credit cards are second order fake money because you don't even get cash, you get nothing except the debt, which, if you're like me, you can then pay off with the cash from your loans. It's all very ugly. Fake money is bad, no matter how you slice it.

But, and so, it's the last Saturday before school starts and I'm sure as hell not opening any of those gold-plated books I bought. instead, I want to try to finish reading The DaVinci Code, and we're also busily preparing for a BBQ we're hosting tonight. One benefit of our new apt. is the deck and grill out back—it would be a shame not to use it! So it'll be BBQ'd chicken, burgers, hot dogs, brats, portobellos, gardenburgers, and smart dogs (never say we don't have enough options), plus grilled corn on the cob, a nice fresh pasta salad, and a tangy BLT salad as well. For desert, L. has whipped up something with homemade pudding, cool whip, cappuccino, and oreos. I'm not sure what it is, but I know I'm going to wish there was more. The evening will end w/a no limit Hold 'Em Poker tournament, with a million dollar first prize. (Kidding about the prize part.)

See why I wish this day would last forever?

Posted August 28, 2004 05:05 PM | 2L life generally


I miss Poker Night...

Posted by: Famous P. at August 29, 2004 01:22 AM

oooh, that sounds like a wonderful day! I'd want it to last forever as well. If you could get L. to part with that pudding cookie dessert recipe, I'd be droolingly grateful!


Posted by: quasi in r.e.m. at August 29, 2004 04:46 PM

Famous P: I miss our poker nights past, as well. The invitation is an open one, you know, if you're ever in the area, we'd love to take your money. ;-)

qir: I will try to talk sweetly to L. and see if she will share her secret recipe (which isn't so secret, but I don't know where she got it).

That makes me think: I bet there are a bunch of recipe trading blogs out there. I've never looked. If there's not, there should be....

Posted by: ambimb at August 29, 2004 08:31 PM

I would fly to DC just have some of L's creation, but I'd have to rely on some of that fake money to do so. :)

Posted by: raquel at August 30, 2004 12:38 PM

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