Goals

Things I don’t like:

  • Too much credit card debt
  • Not enough savings
  • Not enough time to do what I want

Things I like:

  • Houses paid off
  • Decent income
  • Job I love

Things I want to do:

  • Travel
    • Sailing trip
    • Overseas trip
    • Yellowstone
    • Valley of the Gods
    • Nova Scotia
  • Improve Robert Smalls Station NC
    • Native habitat landscaping
    • Electrical access
    • Guests
    • Fostering
  • Improve Camp Mary Jane Richards MS
    • Move the house
    • Native habitat landscaping
    • Heating system
    • Porch/shed – sink, washer, shower
    • Guest shack
    • Fence
    • Electrical
    • Septic?
  • Improve Fort Abraham Galloway NM
    • Water collection
    • Earthbag house
  • Improve Fort Mary Fields UT
    • Water collection
    • Earthbag house
  • Fix/improve the truck
    • Transmission
  • Get a van
    • Set it up for camping

Things I Dream About

  • Having my own business
    • Copywriting
    • Native plant landscaping
  • More serious traveling
    • Vanlife
  • Activism
  • Volunteer work

Some Steps to Do

  1. Analyze spending.
  2. Set limits.
  3. Reorganize auto-pay.
    • All auto-pay from Primary Credit Union Credit Card, except one expense each from Big Ugly Credit Card and Big Patriotic Credit Card.
  4. Pay off Big Ugly Credit Card.
  5. Pay off Big Patriotic Credit Card.
  6. Use Primary Credit Union Credit Card for recurring expenses.
    • Include Big Credit Cards.
  7. Use Secondary Credit Union Credit Card for out of pocket expenses.
  8. Auto-deposit from Primary Credit Union Account to Secondary Credit Union Credit Card.
  9. Auto-deposit from Primary Credit Union Account to savings.
    • Save for travel.
    • Save for home improvement
    • Save for gifts
  10. Auto-Deposit from Primary Credit Union Account to investment.
  11. Big Credit Cards are paid off, apply for a credit card that earns points.
  12. Put money away for retirement – Brokerage Firm Rollover IRA (I already have 401k).

Song Ideas

Any Genre

“Tables and Shelves” about leaving room on horizontal surfaces so that cats can jump from one to another without knocking all your stuff onto the floor. Find a way to rhyme “shelves” with “behave themselves”.

“All the Free Sofas in the Classified Ads” .

  • So many sofas. So many.
  • Also something about all the roosters and rabbits, and whether they’ll be eaten by next week.
  • And why are all the cats named Fluffy?!?!
Jump down
Run all around
'Cuz we heard that sound

About what all the dogs and cats do when I open a pull-tab can. Include the actual sound so that listeners’ animals can go crazy too.

“All the Lost Dogs in My Facebook Feed.”

Song about the things to believe in, starting with pilot holes and star drive screws.

  • If going corny-sweet, use “the words of One who was a carpenter too”.
  • If going creepy, end with foil hats and the Illuminati.
  • If going occult, use the story in the neighbor’s rooster’s entrails.

I want your sane-sane. I want your sensible demeanor. I want your practical attitude. Cray-cray is for idiots.

Song about a kitten called “Everything’s a Toy”.

“Too Much Stuff” Rhyme Rubbermaid with KitchenAid.

Piggle to the wiggle
Little to the biggle

Song idea about Piggly Wiggly. Jingle material? I have since fallen out with PW.

“(There’s No Escaping) Candida, the Ubiquitous Yeast”

Nights are cold
Days are dusty
Getting old
Going rusty
Have and hold
Long and lusty?

Rhyme “stucco and vinyl siding” with “poseurs and muggles hiding”.

How different my current self is from my childhood self. Rhyme “compliant” with “defiant”.

“Will You Be My … Emergency Contact?”

Explicit track about trying to use WordPress called “What The F Is With All These GD DIVs?!?!” Include further outrage about <SPAN>.

Punk

Immensely catchy song about Thanksgiving.

Ska

“Dumps and Traces (A Software Story)”

“Snapshots Are Not Backups”

Pop

A song about all the diseases you can get from mosquitoes.

A pop song called “Snap a Chalk Line”. Also one called “This Is Why You Knot Your Cord”.

A song that rhymes sensor with soap dispenser, and is about how the soap lands on the counter while you’re moving your hand around trying to trigger it. (This needs to be done in the style of Eminem. Dunno how I do that in a pop song.)

Country

“Cat, You Need To Bury That (Because That’s What Cats Do, Dammit)”

Country song about someone stealing the ladder off my truck. Note: my ladder has not been stolen. It’s just a possibility whose emotional implications I am now realizing.  

  • Is it a two-step?
  • The song should be. Not the ladder. That would kind of suck.

Honky-tonk song about how a 4th husband and a 6th wife should have somehow made a 10. Needs a funny line about a dawg.

Mama’s cookie tin of buttons. Daddy’s coffee can of screws. Granny’s blood donations. Granddaddy’s evening news. Sister’s cooling the roof with a water hose!

Country song idea about how disappointing it is to only find bolts when you’re looking for a screw.

Country song idea: “It Was a Long Time Coming (And Now It’s Gone)” 

Once you were moving in, but now you're moving on.

Country song idea about being a middle-aged person on TikTok. Find clever ways to rhyme fit check and thirst trap.

Country western song that rhymes dog crate with baby gate.

Find a clever rhyme for Dollar Tree cutlery.

Song about white supremacy called “Mayonnaise and Raisins”.

Country song idea about how I want a hundred pit bulls because they’re just so gosh darn sweet and how I’m gonna get em all from KC Pet Project in Swope Park.

Country song idea “I Feel Guilty, But Not Enough To Stop”

At the end, the reveal is it's not about cheating. It's about eating meat.

“Give it to a Dog” Examples:

  • love
  • leftovers
  • anything you want to get the grease off of

“Grits. That is All.”

Country song idea and title track for album: “I’m a Nobody on TikTok”.

It don't matter, cuz nobody cares.
I hardly ever get Likes, Follows, and Shares.
Never been flagged. Never been banned. (Now rhyme that.)

Bluegrass

Gimme a lager, I don't want no ale. 
Why they only got IPAs for sale? 
They got enough Oberon to fill a small whale! 
Gimme a lager, I don't want no ale!

Take Your Crackers With You When You Go. By a band called “Don’t Blame the Goldenrods”.

OMG BoldGrid and WordPress

OMG so much frustrate. None of this is intuitive and I do NOT HAVE TIME TO DEEPLY RESEARCH DESIGN TOOLS every time I JUST WANT TO MAKE A DAMN EDIT ON MY SITE!

Seriously, all I want to do is add some images to my slider. Even after finding where the hell the slider controls are, “Add Slide” does absolutely nothing and I DO NOT HAVE TIME FOR THIS!

I’m going to wind up scrapping my entire design, aren’t I?

What Happened at Work

A new position opened up on my old team. I applied for it and got it. It’s been a couple of months and I am extraordinarily happy. It feels so good to do meaningful work again on a supportive and cooperative team where the leader listens, cares, and actively leads. You are so jealous you are not me.