For lack of a better word...

For the first time in my adult life, I actually give a shit about what interest rates are. I care about the Fed meeting in hopes they're going to cut them. Unfortunately, they're not meeting and rates aren't going down. Can you tell I'm in home-buying mode? The only trouble is that I'm ready to sign my life away, but my better half is having a hard time taking the leap to being a grown up and spending the money to actually have a house of our own. I'm being patient, dammit.

It is a huge responsibility- I get it. So is the rest of my life. It's daily and you get used to it and I bet I'll only get nauseaus once a month when I have to pay the bank that ENORMOUS sum of money. If'n.

Last night, I spent the better part of an hour with the Rangers game on mute (since we LOST) buying songs off iTunes. Here's what I bought. It's ok to admit you dig my tunes. I'm also looking for more suggestions- please and thank you.
  • Sail On - The Commodores
  • Drinkin' My Baby (Off My Mind) - Eddie Rabbitt (off the album "Great Divorce Songs for Men)
  • Kentucky Rain - The King
  • Something in the Way She Moves - James Taylor (not the Beatles song)
  • Country Road - James Taylor
  • And So it Goes - Billy Joel
  • She's Got a Way - Billy Joel
  • Oh Girl - The Chi-Lites
  • Operator (That's Not the Way it Feels) - Jim Croce
  • With a Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker
Today I'm wearing a "maxi dress", which to me is pretty damn close to a mumu, but it's considered fashionable. I've gotten several compliments already, but it's probably just because they're glad I'm finally wearing something different.

For the third time this week, I've brought my lunch. Twice it's been in a cooler packed with a pb&j sandwich, carrot sticks (with ranch), apple slices and cheese cubes. It's better than fast food, which I'm very tired of. Go me!

I have a doctor's appointment in the morning, so chances are I'll only have to work half a day. Woo-woo! It's practically Friday, bitches. (And Kathy Griffin is on tonight! Speaking of, I made C watch Tori and Dean with me and I'm convinced he's hooked. I had to fill him on the backstory for everything. Next thing you know, he's going to be watching it at his house by himself. ha!)
She's got a way about her
I don't know what it is
But I know that I can't live without her
She's got a way of pleasin'
I don't know why it is
But there doesn't have to be a reason anyway


Woodrow said...

Home ownership is, for most people, the first step towards financial independence. Absolutely do it, just don't overdo it.

Unknown said...

hey, it's a buyers market... and with your awesome score, you know you'll be happy...

I have a wealth of knowledge surrounding me here, so let me know if you need any questions answered... I do sales for a mortgage bank ;)


V said...

*gasp* I'm so glad I read this...I'd completely forgotten about D-list.

Good luck house-hunting!

As for the songs...some Sam Cooke, maybe?

Anonymous said...

Kentucky Rain.

Best. Song. Ever.

Well that, and "He Stopped Lovin' Her Today"

Anonymous said...

Eh, you inspired me.

I just went and bought the Earth Wind and Fire Greatest Hits on iTunes.

Can you dig Boogie Wonderland?