Archive for February, 2007

Keith the Finance Guy

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Our finance guy was named Keith and he was recommended to us by our realtor. He was a very charming guy and seemed eager to help us out. On top of that, he worked for the company where we had our auto loan. Keith said that since we had already established good credit with CompanyA, […]

When It Comes to Money, Don’t Play Nice

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Americans crack me up. When it comes to making small purchases, they have no problem searching for the best possible price. They compare tags in department stores, scour ebay for hours, and drill information from their friends and family. You can find them inflexibly haggling in a furniture store over the sticker price on a […]

Fleecing Old Ladies

Monday, February 26th, 2007

Late last summer, my husband and I were in the market to purchase another property. After a bit of searching, I happened across a cute little double. It overlooked a city park, but wasn’t too far from the express way. The exterior was freshly painted and featured two separate heated garages. Even better, the interior […]

I Don’t Like to Cuddle

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

I’m not a big fan of sleepy bedtime cuddling. I prefer cuddling when both parties are awake, fully alert, and properly engaged in an activity like movie watching or wine drinking. When it is time to finally drift off to sleep, however, I’d rather my partner back off and kindly let me have some space. […]

We Can Discuss My Maturity After I Kill This Video Game Boss

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

V: He called me immature! Husband: Why would he say that? V: I don’t know. I mean, just because I whine a lot and throw hissyfits and spend entire weekends playing video games with 12 year old boys…..God! Apparently, this makes me ‘immature’ now! Husband: Imagine that. V: That’s it! I’m eating ice cream for […]