Friday, July 08, 2005

Friday Notes

Little nuggets from my noggin:

I just had wasabe/ginger ice cream. Much to the dismay of my coworkers, it actually wasn't bad. Who knew something cold could be spicy hot?

I have started heading back to the driving range. Once I get warmed up, I do well. My golfing partner has a penchant for reminding me I keep lifting my head up, but I insist that's a natural reaction. I hate bossy men. Okay, I don't really hate bossy men, just the way they make me feel sometimes. I guess it helps I find them so good looking.

Does anybody know anything about how people with previous medical conditions find medical insurance? If so, please email me. I'll fill you in on the details.

I just came into some money. Not anything huge, but three thousand bucks is pretty good to me. It will make a nice little down payment on a new-to-me car in the next few months (likely another Jetta or my old standby, a Saab 900). I was fully vested in a pension plan when I left my old station, and I've opted to cash it out instead of getting $130 a month when I'm old and off my rocker.

My tanlines are starting to fade, a reminder I'm not spending as much time outside as I'd like. That, or I'm avoiding my bathing suit.


Micah said...

No no no. You take that $3000 to Vegas and LET IT RIDE!

Anonymous said...

OMG, you're killing me! You CASHED out your retirement plan? You do realize that you lose a bunch with the early withdrawal? And who gets it? The government, of course. Easily 30% to the feds plus state. Dude, sometimes you just have to suck it up and cut back on spending. ok, rant finished. It is your money, after all.

Kate The Great said...

Well, I know the early out option isn't perhaps the most practical. But we're not talking 50k here. I might be wrong (admittedly, I am horrible with money) but feel I'm fairly certain I can recoup my losses fairly quickly in regards to this three grand. Besides, if you saw my wheels, you might understand my impetus for wanting a down payment for a new car.

That said, thanks for being my conscience/devil's advocate. Sometimes it pays to have someone remind you that the easy move isn't always the smart move. Cheers.

Oh and Micah, I know better than to take all that cash with me to Vegas next month. All that scenario says to me is Trouble with a capital T.