My Vow of Poverty

It’s been a long time since I’ve just flat out updated you all on my life, so here goes.

Tomorrow is my birthday. If you love me, you’ll send money or buy me beer, or something. Money is the best option πŸ™‚

I think my semester is off to a good start. So far, I’ve missed only three classes, two of which are optional and one of which I didn’t want to wake up because I had a rough night. I’ll find out how well things are going tomorrow after my first exam of the semester.

Things on the girlfriend front are good. I love her more and more each day. Things keep happening between us that make our relationship better and better.

Financially things could be better, and this is where the title comes into play. The last couple weeks, I fought with Fifth Third Bank over some overdraft fees; fees that should never have been debited from the account in the first place. Needless to say, the bank won, so now I have taken a vow of poverty in the mildest of senses. The main reason is that I want to get a good amount of money stored up so I can end up purchasing a 12″ PowerBook to compliment my 20″ iMac G5. There are a couple of reasons I want a PowerBook

  1. I want to have a smaller laptop than the one I currently have (15″)
  2. I’m ready to completely make the switch to the Macintosh, especially since I got Virtual PC working on my iMac
  3. The PowerBook is the sexiest laptop on the market right now, and I like sexy

So there it is, I’ve said it, I’m completely making the switch to the Mac. The switch should be complete about mid summer.

If I can live on $20 a week for the next two weeks, I’ll be well on my way with a $400 start toward the PowerBook — hence the vow of poverty “in the mildest sense”.

Ice climbing this last weekend was a lot of fun. Our group of guys worked together well and had a lot in common. I feel like I’ve known a couple of the guys on the trip for more than just a weekend. The actual climbing was just ok, but the group interaction was awesome. Don’t get me wrong, I had a lot of fun, but I think I built up my hopes just a little too much and expected ice climbing to be this amazing thing. To be honest with you, I like trad and sport climbing a lot better than ice.

I think that’s about it for now. I’ll update on more things later if I remember them.

The End-of-the-Blog Rundown

Song of the DayWasting My Time – Default

Hero of the Day – Kilroy’s Bar and Grille for $2 Cheeseburger and Chips day!

Quote of the Day – …I got nothin’…

Current Mood – Hard at work studying for an exam and doing other homework.

Until the next post…


8 thoughts on “My Vow of Poverty

  1. Wait until the G5 comes out and we could have matching computers πŸ™‚

    I’m also making the switch to Mac… starting with a mini Mac sometime before the summer.

    Yeah I know I hate Macs and their fickleness (yeah, yeah I do) but they are the sexy. And college will require it. Or something. (And my PC is four years old.) Time for a change!

    Happy birthday old man.

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