The Monday Mission A Day Late

1. When you take a vacation, do you ever suffer from Internet withdrawal? Or maybe the nagging urge to blog or read blogs? Or are you glad to be away?
I always suffer Internet withdrawal, and especially blog-withdrawal. I often keep notes, although I find myself frustrated when I return and have to type them all up.

2. Have you ever been "furloughed" (told to take time off work without pay) or laid off? How did that impact your family dynamics? Your finances? If not to you, have you seen it happen to anyone you know? How did they handle it?
No. And I don't think it would make much of a difference, except that I would get yelled at for sitting on my butt all day.

3. If you fell on hard times, what is are some non-essential reoccurring luxury expenses (cable TV, TiVo subscription, cigarettes, high-speed net connection, newspaper, daily Starbucks coffee, etc.) you would give up to save money?
I could get rid of my one magazine subscription, but I'm not even sure I paid for that.

4. On the same thought, what is the one non-essential expense you would NOT give up?
DSL! I have tasted heaven and refuse to return to Earth.

5. Would you ever ask your family (parents, in-laws, relatives) for financial assistance? What would be some of your concerns about asking for help? Have you ever asked for it before? Did it go well?
Soitenly. When I was in France, I didn't like to ask for help. Now I live at home, so that's financial assistance right there.

6. Has a friend or relative ever borrowed money from you? Who were they and how much did they want? Did you ever get paid back, or did it matter? Did you feel compelled to keep an eye on them to see if they spent it wisely?
Not significant amounts. This is actually a good thing for me, because I tend to forget that people owe me money, and am quite surprised when they pay me back.

7. Imagine you won a tax-free gift of $7,000. The only stipulation on the gift is that it must not be invested or saved, and must be spent before 2004. How would you use the money?
I would either go on a great big trip at Christmas Break or chuck grad school plans out the window and run away to France to live in my cheap cheap apartment again and write my novel. I'm not sure how far $7,000 would get me, though, so I might have to get a job. That sucks. Mucho travelo, and staying in nice hotels and eating nice meals.

srah - Tuesday, 5 August 2003 - 11:21 PM
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Comments (4)

gravatar alfie - August 5, 2003 - 11:44 PM -

If you went back to your cheap, cheap apartment, wouldn't you have to worry about Dave again?

gravatar srah - August 5, 2003 - 11:49 PM -

Hmmm, hadn't thought of that one. Maybe I can find something even cheaper somewhere in the middle of nowhere. But a middle of nowhere with public transportation.

gravatar Jez - August 6, 2003 - 4:16 AM -

Dave? You're not talking about the Dutch-born singer/television "personality" who plagues French TV screens with nauseating frequency, are you?

gravatar srah - August 6, 2003 - 7:34 AM -

Dave my Mahorian-Vichyssois stalker from next door.

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