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Thursday, December 14, 2006

NPW's Quality of Life Meter

So the fake cheer thing isn't working for me. In fact, I have a sneaking suspicion that it's making me feel worse. Next option to try: curling up under the covers watching TLC and crying into a balled up tissue periodically, in between eating handfuls of tortilla chips, microwave popcorn, and M&Ms. That might make things seem more bearable, at least.

For once I won't bore you all with every minute detail of the ludicrosity that is my life (did I just make ludicrosity up? I think I did... oh wait, it's in the urban dictionary - I am so gangsta I didn't even know it). Suffice it to say, I am A) an idiot of sorts, and B) very, very unlucky. That combination, paired with the holiday season and a few other familial factors makes me one unhappy camper. Since I've already told you about a few of the many, many problems that have arisen in the past few weeks I'll just supply you with a basic NPW Quality of Life meter check:

My couch is still leaning comfortable on it's side in my front hallway. I am grateful that I have had so many offers of help, for sure, but at this point I think my best option is to return the stupid thing to Ikea and search for an ugly sectional or fold-up, origami-style, fits-in-your-pocket type couch. (-10 NPWs QOL)

My stove does not work. Why? I do not know, nor does my landlord. Maybe the smell of gas pouring ineffectively out of the burners will numb my pain. (-5 NPWs QOL)

My landlord decided that rather than fix it he'll just buy us a new one. It's being delivered on Saturday. (+5 NPWs QOL)

My landlord also explained the heating system to Chris and I, making us feel like jerks for thinking he would steal our heat (and also making me feel bad for calling him a rat thief). I knew someone who married that smiley little roly-poly Greek lady couldn't be all bad! (+3 NPWs QOL)

My old landlord has still not sent my security deposit back to me, thus I have to drive there and actually confront them about it. I avoid confrontation like no one's business, but today will suck it up. (-7 NPWs QOL)

I have roughly $180 dollars in overdraft fees from one stupid check that I thought would be deposited in January that actually got deposited this week. I hate finances. A lot. (-20 NPWs QOL)

I have a family that loves me, a Christopher that loves me, and friends that love me. (+100 NPWs QOL)

Estimated Quality of Life: 66. A solid D. Not as bad as I suspected!

I know everything will turn out ok. I just wish it were sooner rather than later.


Anonymous kir rocks hardcore!

oh overdrafts. i estimate that i loose about $200 a year in fee's because i play the check clearing estimation game, poorly. ugh. and i lost my last security deposit because my landlord scammed me. i tried to take him to court, but long story short, he ended up keeping my $575. it sucked.

buck up little camper, its gonna get better soon! you know the saying, when it rains... i wish i could just meet ya at the pub for a tasty guinness!

4:23 PM

Anonymous megan rocks hardcore!

I say, if your landlord won't give you back the check, that you break into the old place and pee on the carpet. Then you will have gotten your money's worth!

5:30 PM

Blogger Aaron rocks hardcore!

Um, you know you're starting to sound like me, right? Seriously, leave the misery to a professional depressive; otherwise, I'm going to start calling you "Moaning Myrtle".

9:20 PM

Anonymous Anonymous rocks hardcore!

Boo. Sorry, lady. Recent events are making me Pantone 292 too.

9:41 PM

Blogger Noelle rocks hardcore!

Every time I want to complain about how bad I have it, someone points out to me that I live in a house with working heat, and I am surrounded by friends & family who love me. Stupid optimists, ruining my pity party (-30 NPW QOL.)

10:37 AM

Anonymous micah rocks hardcore!

You have a kick ass blog so that's worth at least +3819 NPW. Right?

To the second commentor 'megan' (if that's your real name)....I like your style!

11:05 AM

Blogger NancyPearlWannabe rocks hardcore!

Ok, ok. I know I've been a whiny face lately. It's just that feeling of never getting ahead that's weighing me down. I appreciate you all letting me complain for weeks on end here, though. Really.

11:14 AM


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