Archive for May, 2004

Thursday, May 27th, 2004

I’m not as good of a friend as I should be. Sometimes it seems that I just can’t keep up. Sometime’s it feels like my thoughts/words won’t really make a difference anyway, so I don’t speak up. But please know that I think about so many of you (my friends) far more than I let on.

Monday, May 10th, 2004

I need to be fantastically wealthy in order to complement and satisfy my eccentricity. All things considered, I do pretty well, but I could do so much better if I had money to burn.

A Morgantown Morning Odyssey

Friday, May 7th, 2004

I have posted a new moment of quietism. (quietist)

It is a visual account of my wanderings this past morning.

A Morgantown Morning Odyssey

Bank Notes

Tuesday, May 4th, 2004

As a financial and business institution that regulates and perhaps runs this country, you would expect banks to have better hours. My local bank is open 9am to 4pm weekdays (though it is open to 5pm on friday) and closed on weekends. Despite the fact that many businesses are open for much longer hours and so they have staggered shifts, if/when people work a standard 9 to 5 work day, they will not be able to go to the bank unless they go during work.

Additional Note:

It is a good thing that I don’t trust my bank. I was holding off on posting this because I was giving Huntington Banks the benefit of the doubt, but they have dropped the ball. I deposited a check (from me to myself–my credit union account to my Huntington Banks account) on monday. On the receipt that I was given for the deposit, it stated that the posting date would be today (Tuesday). I assumed that the transaction would be posted at opening hours, but decided to check on it via my internet access to the account to be sure. It was not posted this morning, this afternoon, or this evening. They did not, in fact, run the transaction today. Now ordinarily, this might not bother me, except that they gave me a posting date for when it would be posted. Had I relied on their word, I might have made an electronic purchase/transfer (i.e. debit or Visa checkcard) and there would not have been sufficient money in my account. And who would they hold responsible? Who would be charged ~$30 for trying to overdraw an account (which would not even be overdrawn if the bank had actually done what it had said that it would do)? I would have.

I find it reprehensible that banks would fail to meet their own deadlines and not have to be held responsible. If I fail to provide money once I have committed to providing it, the bank charges me ~$30. It seems to me, that it should only be fair that the bank pay me ~$30 for their failure to provide the money when they committed to providing it.

Got my fix…

Monday, May 3rd, 2004

I finally got some groceries today, including the much needed soda. It had been a little over 4 days since I had drank any soda, and every drink I take now makes me feel like a fucking superhero. I love soda.

Beauty School Graduate Equivalency Degrees

Monday, May 3rd, 2004

I suppose that it is one of the reasons that I let my hair grow out; whenever I get a haircut, there is always something about it that isn’t quite right and that I have to fix myself when I get home.

Today’s haircut was worse than usual. Usually, they just leave one side slightly longer than the other on top or they get my sideburns uneven, but today it was slightly longer on the left, too long in the back part of the top of my head, and the trim across the neckline was lopsided AND had a chunk that was way shorter than the rest. I suppose that it is a good thing that I have plenty of practice cutting my own hair, or I would never have been able to fix this one by myself. It is weird having short hair again after having it long and shaggy for about 9 months.

Saturday, May 1st, 2004

Every time I look in the mirror, or at pictures of myself, I see an adolescent. I don’t feel tall enough to be an adult, and I wonder if I ever will.