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An update to those of you waiting with bated breath to hear the outcome of my big presentation and the attendant wardrobe crisis: 

Miraculously I found a pair of pants that fit me, already in my closet.  If I lose any of this post-holiday poundage they will not fit me.  Moral of the story is:  you must try things on in the store.  I did, however, get to use some of my Christmas gift card loot to snag some great sales and ended up looking pretty polished. 

And that is just about where it ends.  Our presentation was good, but in the long run we did not get the account.  Perhaps I looked too good. 

Oh well.  I’ve had four days to work through the emotions attached to it and am now over it.  Onward. 

I’m trying a little experiment this year.  In an attempt to shore up my savings account a bit I am saving every $5 bill that comes my way.  Sounds painless, right?  And it is, until you buy something for $6 and pay with a $20 and end up getting two $5s and four ones.  So far I have resisted the temptation to ask for a $10, I’m trying to let whatever I’m supposed to get just come my way.  It may be karma’s way of keeping me honest. 

So far I’ve deposited $35 into my savings account.  This is good, considering.  I’ve always been a saver, even as a kid, though as I’ve gotten older and my responsibilities and wants have grown, it’s become harder to do.  But I get a sense of satisfaction in watching my balance grow, knowing that if I need some money for an emergency, it’s there.  It’s a trait I’ve tried to instill into Spawn, with (very) limited success.  Mostly around here we are victims of the Walmart Toy Aisle Curse. 

How long will I be able to keep this experiment going?  That would depend, I guess, on having a regular influx of cash.  2010, like so many other years, started out with a hopeful feeling and the promise of good, meaty work to come.  I hope the year holds good on its’ promises. 

— Mox

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