Monday, August 08, 2005

Quick blog — adding it all up

June— One 5-day trip with the family to Des Moines: $1,400.00

July— One 5-day trip with the family to Arizona to visit daughter: $1,500.00

August— One Galveston to Cozumel cruise with the wife; one plane ticket for Mz. Gig to babysit the son; at least one excursion while on cruise; two months advance tuition for the son's private school; school clothes (uniforms): $2,400.00

Equals— One overdrawn bank account on tax free weekend. That means:

• No titanium white acrylic paint (I hope the folks at August House won't mind my painting brown cows).

• No problem re-establishing my six-pack for the cruise on my greenbeans for breakfast, lunch and dinner budget

• No easy reader online picture book course with Anastasia

• No Fall SCBWI conference

*sigh* such is the life of an artist

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Unrelated thought for the day: I'm not much of a TV watcher, but Geena Davis as Commander in Chief is a carnally tantalizing oxymoron. No?

24 comments:

Meka said...

Time spent with family... priceless.

As long as you enjoyed yourself it's all good:)

The Gig said...

Besides, just think of all the money you could save for my grandson's college expenses if you would stop drinking the beer. *ornery grin*

Don Tate II said...

Beer? Where in todays post is there any mention of beer?

Jdid said...

so less blogging more work right? lol

Kim said...

Now, I would be the last person to advise a guy to use a credit card for living expenses... but Anastasia's class rocks! Did you see that the publisher she talked about on the blog today is Lee and Low? Study up and submit! I think you have an in! :-)

Christopher M. Beatrice said...

Hey ya thought you where gonna take a break from blogging said you had to get some work done haha. You just can't stay away from us strange blogger type people. Well anyway good luck with the whole six pack you aren't getting any younger and they say you just get rounder with age lol.

mrs.tj said...

You know you would spend a million on the fam!!! The time and money you are spending now, will be repaid in the future.
Holla!

The Archivist said...

Ouchies. That's rather... expensive.

Don't worry; it'll be worth it. :-)

The Gig said...

That comment you made about a six pack; was that a six pack of pop? I think not.

WIP said...

"Starving" artist don't take THAT many trips.

Sidenote: It's apparent that "The Gig" has been reading too much "Ori" with her little *ornery grins*. Ha ha. I "heart" you both *winks profusely*.

Don't mention TV. I told Cheryl (via comment, of course) that we've finally went under the surgical knife. Sucking the fat right out of our budget. Bye-bye premium cable channels. Adios TiVo/DVR. Sorry-Nawry frequent fare trips.

Sucks.

Don't mention green-bean-budget either. My girlfriend whom I used to work and run with stayed hella fit on a green-bean-eating- regime. That was her carbs (energy) and she doused Ranch dressing for good measure. Hmm. Maybe I can be a starving artist for these last ubiquitous ten lbs?

NjDivaGirl said...

I love traveling and spare no expense. I am sure it was all worth it!

Don Tate II said...

@ Kim: yes, yes, I am submitting to the contest. I just wont be taking that Anastasia course. Maybe in the spring.

@ Tiff: ubiquitous, let me rush over to m-w.com

captain_howdy_girl said...

The true starving artist.

captain_howdy_girl said...

LOL I think the gig thought you were talking about a 6-pack of beer not a 6-pack of abs. :)

Brea said...

Being the poor starving student that I am, I can sooo relate.

Nikki said...

Expenses add up, but take the vacation to get your mind off of them.

Jez Chill said...

I agree w/ Meka: "Time spent with family... PRICELESS"

Sounds like it's time to kick your hustle into high gear!

The Gig said...

Yeah, veggiebabe4 -- you're right, I thought Devas was talking about a six-pack of beer. Ha, ha -- that just goes to show how behind the times I am. BUT -- where do you think he got that six-pack he was talking about? Certainly not on a Weight Watcher's diet. ha, ha

trish said...

This is like one of those Mastercard ads gone bad

Anonymous said...

LOL you're a riot The Gig :)

captain_howdy_girl said...

LOL you're a riot The Gig :)

Luke Cage said...

Ahhh my brother. When this happens, I have one simple motto I follow: Ya only live once! Do it up man!!!!

princessdominique said...

Ouch!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'd be in shoe heaven.

Rinda M. Byers said...

No, nott fair at all not being able to have the titanium white...that's when I feel REALLY starving artsy type, when I can't afford little things like micro-pointy, sharp, black, permanent ink markers...not fair, just not fair AT ALL....Decided to leave my response to your last comment on my site, Don, so you won't be at any risk of getting splashed on yours by motion from my hot tub....hmmmmm, maybe, I did get the water temperature a bit high this time...oh, well. We cannot be perfect all the time...