Friday, April 25, 2008

dubya's check

I don't care what Dubya says, I'm not using my economic stimulus check to buy more stuff that I don't need. I've been giving some thought about what to do with that money plus my tax rebate I'll soon be receiving. Here are some possibilities:

  • Pay off my credit card bill.
  • Give to my church.
  • Give to my missionary friends.
  • Give to the local public radio station I listen to.
Maybe I'll do a little of each. Course, there's always the possibility that I won't receive the summer supplemental aid I applied for, and this money will just go towards tuition. Whatever the case, Dubya, thanks for the parting gift! What will you be doing with this extra bit of cash?

On a completely unrelated note, I think that every young single person should be friends with a fun 29 year-old childless married couple who stay up late and live in a cool house with a recording studio and pool. These cats will still be cool even when they have kids.


Anton said...

Yes, the perfect answer to the economic strain we'll all be feeling, take a meager sum of money and waste it on more junk. I liked the ideas that you proposed, especially giving it to missionaries.

I understand the Prez's reasoning. We're going into a recession, so if we all get together and buy things from each other it will counteract the effects. But there are a lot of major problems there, one being that many of the consumer products we buy have their manufacturing outsourced, so a large portion of the money you spend is actually going outside our borders. The other problem is of course the depreciating value of the dollar.

I would rejoice in the $300 rebate I'm getting back, except that I'll just be using it to pay off the $2,000 I put on my credit card to pay my taxes in the first place.

if walled in climb up said...

I wonder how many will put it toward a boob job like all the flight attendants do when they get a bonus...


Bet that wasn't what Dubya had in mind!

if walled in climb up said...

Aw, I'm so glad to hear my post brightened your day! That means so much to me--I really needed to hear that! You brightened my day. : )

I actually just changed my blog to that lighthouse theme. I really liked how peaceful it is. I love sea themes.

Good luck on the paper and wish me luck for my horrible hairy project due Wednesday! : p

I'd really love a nice, long catch up phone call with you when we're done with all the school craziness. : )

P.S. I'm reading this fantastic book that I keep thinking you'd love. It's called "The Van Gogh Blues: The Creative Person's Path Through Depression" by Eric Maisel, Ph.D. The author is a therapist who specializes in creativity coaching and why creative people tend to get depressed. It is a fascinating read. If you read it, I'd love to know your thoughts.