Thursday, August 18, 2011


Yay! I got confirmation that I have achieved the rebate for making my first 12 student loan payments on time! This amounts to a bit more than a monthly payment, so I'm very excited to have it applied to my account.

Boo. I don't know how it gets applied to my account - and I had to ask to get the review to make sure I qualified in the first place (even though every time I've logged in there's been a big 'YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE REVIEWED BY 8/14 TO MAKE SURE YOU QUALIFY FOR THE REBATE'. I had to ask for the review, and now I have to ask how it gets applied).

Yay! Peanut has maxed out his Roth IRA for the year (I did mine a few weeks ago) so we've now contributed more than 10% of our annual gross income to retirement, not including company plans.

Boo. The stock market is making me queasy. I'm trying not to watch, but every now and then a thing slips in.

Yay! I like my job and my apartment and the weather and everything else about Minneapolis. I have a very slight tan for the first time in EIGHT YEARS, because I'm spending so much time outside.

Boo. They just started construction at BOTH ENDS of my commute. Tomorrow, I find a different route.

Yay! I guessed the right number in an online contest, and I was the first person to guess that number.

Boo. Even though I guessed first, they awarded the prize to someone who guessed the same number two hours later. Other people have pointed this out to the contest organizers, but it looks like they're going to ignore it. I'm disappointed and not really sure how to handle it, but I'm not going to make a big stink about it. (I popped into the thread to thank the people who pointed out that I was first, but so far, the organizers haven't said a word about it.)

How's your Thursday going?


  1. YAY: I wore a cute outfit (size 8!) to work today, did my hair, and put on eye makeup.

    BOO: I've had painful hiccups and a runny nose all day, so I do NOT want to go to the gym tonight.

    YAY: My Women's Studies teacher seems really awesome, and the class dynamic was great, especially for a first day.

    BOO: Our classroom isn't on the building's central AC system, and our wall units can't be turned on without drowning out the professor. So we all get to sweat it out for an hour and 15 minutes.

    :) That's my Thursday!

  2. Yay to liking where you are right now. That's the most important one!!

  3. Glad you are liking MN!

    Winter is coming, but coming from new york (which is warmer, but at least still HAS winter) I'm sure you'll handle it. The joke is MN (or any cold place) has 3 seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter and Construction.

    Overall, I'd say your yays outweigh the boos!


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