I know most of you follow my work situation with your utmost attention, so here’s an update.
The guy I work with is old. He’s been whining talking about retiring for most of the last year. Part of the reason I was actually hired is because the company knew that he was going to retire sooner or later. So I work Friday-Monday and he works Monday to Friday. I enjoy 3 days a week off, but I know I want the extra money that comes with working more. Besides, I’m getting really sick of working weekends. Everybody else is off and I’m working. It blows.
Well, he finally bit the bullet and has given his notice for the 1st of October. It’s company policy to offer the route to everybody, and then they narrow it down depending on who’s interested. There’s been quite a few rural routes come available over the past year, and I don’t think anybody has offered to transfer from the city for any of them. I’m fairly confident I’ll get it.
I like the job. It’s like running my own business but without risking any capital. I talk to the boss once a week for about 10 minutes and I see her once every 3 months. I work until I’m done all my stores and then I go home. People leave me alone. So I’m pretty excited about this.
Random Thing I Enjoyed This Week
The Blue Jays acquisition of Colby Rasmus was pretty exciting. He’s gonna be some kind of good.
That’s all I got. Apparently I had a pretty crummy week.
Random Thing That Irritated Me This Week
I went out for lunch to with a guy this week. We went to Dairy Queen because we’re the epitome of class.
So I go ahead and order the Fajita Ranch Burger, since there were approximately 1.2 million posters promoting it in the restaurant. When the cashier dude asks my buddy what he wanted he says “I dunno. I’ll just have what he’s having.”
Who does that? Just make a damn choice. If you’re going to order the same thing as me, at least make it look like you’re thinking about other stuff.
And the burger? Kinda crappy. The peppers were a little slimy and the burger was dry.
Song I Like And Therefore You Should Too
Did you know that Justin Bieber’s song Baby has the most views ever on Youtube, with over 500 million views. Without further adieu…
I would never make you guys watch a Bieber video. No promises about a Taylor Swift video though.
This video is a tribute to the Montreal Expos. What separates it from every other tribute video is that this one is only a little cheesy. I wonder if the Big Cajun Man has ever seen this?
Simpsons Quote Of The Week
Flanders: Now throughout history when people get wood, they’ll think of trojans!
Homer: Hehehe! Trojans!
Lisa: What are you laughing at, dad?
Homer: If I’m laughing at what I think I am, it’s very funny
Me So Hungy
The particular potato chip company that I work for is coming out with two new flavors in the next couple weeks- dill pickle Doritos and spicy ketchup Ruffles. Those should be tasty and I definitely recommend you buy a bag or twelve.
Along the same lines, I had some nachos this week, and they were outstanding. I’m no fan of sour cream- in fact, I always request two salsas instead of a sour cream. One salsa immediately gets poured all over my nachos while the other waits for the chips that went salsa-less during the first pour. It’s a mess, but nachos are a mess anyway. You should definitely eat nachos like I do.
How come you can never get the nacho cheese dip at restaurants? Maybe I just eat at crappy places.
Entertain Yourself Dammit
I SAID entertain yourself, dammit.
Babe Loosely Related To Finance
I was gonna go with Amy Adams, but apparently I’ve already I’ve already thought inappropriate thoughts about her.
I’ve been watching a lot of Storage Wars lately. That show is pretty fun, I like seeing the cool stuff they end up finding in these lockers. I kind of want to go to garage sales to try to see if I can find treasures. Until then, we’ll just have to ogle this picture of Brandi, easily the best part of the show.
My token link to Control Your Cash this week explores the logic of working overtime to impress your bosses. You might impress them, but at what cost?
I picked the low hanging fruit over at Landlord Rescue, talking about buying U.S. property. Like I always do, I put a little twist on the post. Speaking of Landlord Rescue, Rachelle had a pretty funny exchange with a liar tenant. Go for the swear words, stay for the funny story.
Both me and Echo inspired a post over at Retire Happy. Jim asks what rate of return should you assume for your retirement investments. I assume 8%. Is that too high? You’ll have to click through, I won’t give it away.
Speaking of Echo, he wrote about refinancing your mortgage. Americans do this all the time, Canadians don’t. More people should, the savings can totally be worth the few hours of work.
I wrote about moving to a cheaper and warmer climate over at Canadian Finance Blog. It’s actually much easier than you think. Besides, you’ll look like a rich white guy when you show up, where you just look like some moron here.
Young and Thrifty tagged me to participate in something called the 7 Links Challenge. Here’s her 7 Links. Sandy from Yes I Am Cheap did one too. And so did Krystal from Give Me Back My Five Bucks. Look for mine on Monday, just in case you care.