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....and catching up, period

June 8th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

Its been a week. Apologies! So let's see...

Film. Sister enjoyed my tale of the film and said, "hey, submit it to the Milwaukee Film Fest in the fall". So we did - at least screenwriter friend applied, slipped the DVD in, and I paid the submission fee. $50. We also applied to Chicago, which is happening a couple weeks later. Since the film was made by a student, student fee was also $50. Chicago, though, suggested an additional $2.50 as "protection". I used to live in Chicago; "protection" made me laugh. Oh well, if dead men can vote in Chicago, they probably can make movies too.

Beef. We are going to "visit" the beef that we bought. Since our little consortium put a down payment on a whole cow, we can pick the animal. I plan on pictures, although I'd rather pick the steer that looks like it might be involved in a tractor jacking, if you know what I mean.

Work. Performance evaluations are done! Now its the final push for the end of fiscal year pledges. Instead of a bus pass, we are going to get work Orca cards. A bit more pricey a month, but much more flexible - it will work with 4 different transit systems. And because it does that, the card stores when and where it was used. And it because it does that, a co worker asked the basic question of HR - Are you going to monitor our trips? We got a confused answer.

Printer. I have been printing all the Paris photos out on the $20 HP printer I bought at the Greenwood yard sale. I got medium-end (not highest, not lowest) HP paper. Works great! But so far its $15 for 100 sheets, and I ran out of ink - $45 cartridge which should last for 500 pictures. Yikes! I have to console myself by breaking it down.

(15$/100) + (45$/500) = 15 cents for paper + 9 cents for ink. 24 cents per picture. That makes me feel better.

Oh yes, I nearly forgot. I had some good luck finding money over the last week.
$45.93: 1,018 pennies, 41 nickels, 163 dimes, 41 quarters, 2 $1 bills, 1 $5 bill, 1 10 pence coin worth 15 cents.

7 Responses to “....and catching up, period”

  1. Apprentice Bliss Hunter Says:

    You've been busy ! Hope the film makes into those festivals :-)

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Hey, good luck on those entries. Smile

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Are the bus card supposed to only be used for going from work to home and vice versa? If so, maybe some people have abused it ...

  4. baselle Says:

    laura -
    Yep, some workplaces limit use to commuting. My DH works at one of those (the IRS). Not too big a leap to figure out that a company can use the monitoring "feature" to check for weekend use.

    Our soon-to-be-old passes can be used at anytime. I think that the expectation has been set for that. Then again, expectation isn't policy.

  5. My English Castle Says:

    We'd be pleased to have you in Milwaukee. And I guarantee you that although Milwaukeeans are known for their thriftiness, there's change on the street just waiting for you. The Film fest is great!

  6. baselle Says:

    My English Castle - somehow I missed that you were from Milwaukee. No kidding about those Milwaukee sidewalks. My sister's partner finds more than just change. Totally jealous. If we get the movie in, look forward to meeting you.

  7. My English Castle Says:

    Wow, baselle, that's an amazing story! When we moved into our house, we found a velvet bag at the back of the bathroom vanity stuffed full of coins, mostly silver dollars. My ethical self returned them to the former owner, despite my bad self arguing that they should pay for the horrible wiring job that we needed to redo!

    I did find a $20 at a bus stop once when I was young and very broke. My grandma used to say they were pennies from heaven, but most bills that float around are, I suspect, from a completely different source!

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