Building my Luck

While many people would consider playing the lottery as folly, I see it a bit differently. Yes, the chance of winning the big prize is next to nil. However, until you buy that ticket, your chance is none. I like to live my life by this difference.
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Sin City Victory

Late as usual, but you know how I roll.
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Fording the River

This past Monday, we had a angry thunderstorm here in the Champaign area. It was around 5:00, quitting time at the office. I was going to head out, but I decided to loiter a bit so I could check on some things. I had just received my work laptop, and I was making sure I was ready to take it home for the night.

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I got me browns.

brownshoesI bought myself some shoes. They’ll be here in a couple of days. They’re called the Graduate. How fitting, no?

Made by Rocket Dog, sold by, purchased through Amazon. I managed to nab the shoes for 62 dollars shipped – the most I’ve paid for shoes yet. Amazon has a 20 dollar off coupon for purchases over 80 dollars. If you go directly to, they are currently running a promotion where you get 10% off on shoes, but 20% off on shoes already marked down. ‘Tis a good time for shoe buying, methinks.

Hopefully they’ll be keepers. More fotos as I get em.

Edit 7/25: Shoes too big. Apparently they follow the Converse scale for their shoes. Luckily, offers free returns!! <3

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Things to spend my money on.

So, now that I’ve successfully graduated and leveled up, I think it’s time to start buyin’ some stuff. There’s been a lot of things I’ve been pushing off, but I figure there’s no point in dilly-dallying any longer.

    A Messenger Bag – My current one has served me well for the past 6+ years, but I think it’s time to bury the thing. I’m thinking dark brown canvas, with clasps. No buttons, no velcro. Single pouch on the inside, with a spot for pencils. Sexy enough?
    Wallet – My red nylon velcro wallet. How I loved it so. It’s been with me close to 15 years, I think. I think I’ll get another one of the same kind. Leather? Pfft. And I prefer bifold over trifold.
    Fitted Shirts – I’ve decided to try and wear shirt and tie to work, to distinguish myself from the other youngsters. Don’t know if I’ll follow through with it, but at least I’ll have a sexier wardrobe. Heh. Buying regular dress shirts tend to be nicer on my wallet, but they tend to have too much fabric at the bottom and sleeve. I’d prefer a sleek look so that I can wear it casually if I chose to do so. And this way, I’ll have something to wear when I prey on young college kids. (Because, I’m like so old.)
    Ties – For the above reason. And it helps you vary your outfit to a greater degree. Nice ties don’t have to be expensive!
    Pants – Well, I don’t have any. I love shorts too much.
    Work Laptop – Not my money, but… Apparently I get to buy equipment for myself! Yay employment!
    Furniture – Planning to rent from my bosses? new house. Cheap rent, but unfurnished. Wish there was an IKEA nearby.
    A nice wife – One that likes eating yummy things hopefully.

And maybe even…

    A scooter – Always wanted one, so why not?

Things bought already:

    Camera – Now I can stalk the young college populace like a true voyeur. 🙂
    Vegas Tix – Time to spend all my money away!

So yeah, I’m feeling pretty good, and hopefully my money will be around too. I’ll see how it goes.

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