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March 7th, 2008 at 05:53 am

Saving log - $0 tip box
Spending log - $1.19 coffee + $7 lunch + $14 groceries + $50 cash

For the new readers out there: saving log and spending log are quick snapshots of what I spent or saved that day. Nothing much more.

Since my Paypal interest rate is not any higher than my ING account, I consolidated by moving the Paypal money into ING.

Getting my folders ready for the tax advisor tomorrow night. I still have to find my SS card and my last year's form. If nothing else, I have files for both on my flash drive.

Lawyer friend's youngest brother was diagnosed with a serious form of leukemia; he's heading out tomorrow for the east coast.

Tomorrow is the last day for my temp guy. He can speak Mandarin Chinese; his new job depends on his ability to translate and he was tested on it. He squinted at a character and said, "Badger?". The company was very happy; no one else figured that character out.

Tonight I was milling around my bus stop at my usual time. Intermediate transit lesson for today is: Identify your markers. Markers are people who share your regular schedule and who you ride with. See them milling around the stop and be consoled that you didn't miss the bus. If you get sick of watching the road for your bus, watch their movements instead. If they're heading for the edge of the sidewalk, so should you. Its considered a nice touch if you yourself have a memorable flair and you're regular; you too can become a shining beacon marker for someone else.

2 Responses to “the marker”

  1. PauletteGoddard Says:

    I was a marker for the bus drivers with my bright red coat. On foggy winter days they told me they were grateful for the coat -- they always saw me and the bus stop.

    In the late afternoon/early evening I'd bring a flashlight and turn it on to help the drivers as well.

  2. luxlivingfrugalis Says:

    I used to have an 'umbrella man' a bazillion years ago when I rode the bus to and from work. Rain or shine, he had that darned umbrella on his arm. Smile

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