As most of you know I have no money right now. Somehow I have to come up with money for a plane ticket to Louisiana in March to see my brother and my baby nephew. Apparently I am trying to buy a plane ticket to the moon because plane tickets to Louisiana are running about $400 right now. Are you kidding me? I could fly to Florida for half of that amount! This is pretty much how much is costs year round to fly from Boston to Shreveport or vice versa.
I did the unthinkable. I applied for another credit card and guess what? I was rejected. My credit is really not that bad. My problem is that my other cards are maxed out so I was rejected. At first I was pissed, but then I took it as a sign that I need to get a grip and not use a credit card for this plane ticket. I also tore up that rejection letter and threw it in the recycling (I still save the planet even when I'm pissed off).
Once they send me a credit card offer in the mail at some point in the future (I know they will). I will happily return to sender with a big REJECTION written across the envelope. I reject yoooooooouuuu!
I feel pathetic right now. I don't have a bad job and I make ok money. Not great money but I can't complain that I'm poor because I don't make enough to support myself. I'm poor because I used credit cards a lot when I was in college (for tuition, books, car repairs and personal stuff that I really didn't need) and now I have high minimum monthly payments and I refuse to be late or pay below the minimum balance.
Bosco's teeth pulling and cleaning really screwed up my finances and now I'm going to have to pretty much drain my savings. This means my car will crap out on me. It's good like that.
"Oh, you have no money? Well I need a new alternator."
"Oh you have some money? Well here's a blown gasket for you. Enjoy not having a savings anymore."
I need a vacation.
I need more money.
I need a vet that doesn't charge me a fortune.
I need a margarita or 5.