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February 01, 2006

Wednesday Meme Blogging

What is your reaction to waking up and seeing snow?
I must be still asleep. I live in Southern California.

What’s your favorite dessert to order out? to make at home?
Chocolate Mousse when I'm out to dinner, apple pie ala mode at the crib.

Do you file your taxes early or late?
Early. Mr. Bowen doesn't f*k with the Feds.

Do you usually get a big refund? If so, what do you do with it?
I usually use my refund to pay back taxes. Not that it ever gets to my own hands.

How do you handle your bills? Are you really organized, really laid back or somewhat in between. Describe.
Whenever I get paid, I handle all the big bills right away. I get zero interest on money laying around in the bank. I'm pretty lazy when it comes to my expenses though. Twice a quarter I get anal, and do them to the penny. In the meantime I have a shoebox full of reciepts.

How important is money in terms of your happiness?
Money and computers are the only logical things in my life. Everything else is stochastic. Money is indeed how I keep score. However I think like Boyd. Reducing my needs to zero is just as fun as being rich.

What did your parents teach you about money?
Not much. But my dad gave me a dollar a day for doing my chores. I saved up enough to buy a mini-bike. I still remember that it cost $136.

What do you wish your parents had taught you about money?
I find it difficult to imagine that they knew much more than I did. So, basically everything. Their idea of investing went no further than buying savings bonds.

What are your plans for the weekend?
I'm going shopping for a bicycle or a new pair of eyeglasses. I haven't decided which yet.

Posted by mbowen at February 1, 2006 07:37 AM

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new bike? what kinda riding do you do? i might try to get in some miles this year. i haven't fully decided yet. if i do, i'm probably gonna get a good road bike, though.

i'm lyin. i'm too cheap for a road bike. i'ma get a hybrid and act like i like it.

Posted by: avery [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 2, 2006 05:01 PM

I'll end up with a hybrid, I'm sure. Even though the streets are tame enough for a pure road bike, I just don't want to spend the money. I'm not trying to cover any great distance, just get the exercise.

So I'm looking for a cheap Trek..

Posted by: Cobb [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 2, 2006 06:05 PM

yeah, i got a trek now. i got a mountain bike and tried to do a century ride on it. not good.

truthfully, i'ma prolly try to come up on a used some'nother and let it go from there.

Posted by: avery [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 3, 2006 12:12 PM