Archive for July, 2008

$4 Gas Has Its Benefits

July 16, 2008

Am I nuts?!  Well, if anyone’s ever asked me, they know I’m not complaining about the cost of gas.  Although I do admit that not since high-school when I drove a Cadillac that sported six miles per gallon have I considered gas as a part of my decision-making process in going out on a Saturday night or just visiting friends.

But this high gas price has its benefits, I swear.  I’ve considered a few things like general conservation, less traffic, but Time magazine developed the idea much further.

Read the article, “10 Things You Can Like About $4 Gas.”  You might find that you can save some money on your auto insurance.  Or if you’re really lucky, you may qualify for a four-day workweek!

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Home Body

July 16, 2008

Hey World!

I’ve been spending a lot of time at home since I moved back home last February.  I’ve become a homebody without a doubt.  I’m pretty convinced that I’m happy about it, too.  =]

I keep strange hours… mostly because I’m naturally a night owl, methinks.  I think it’s also because I can work quietly into the night without distraction, and sleep away the morning (also without distraction) without worry about making it into a 9-5 or anything.  I am definitely fortunate in this regard.  Entrepreneurship has its advantages… along with its risks.

I like to eat at home… who doesn’t?!  Luckily, of course, I have my mother who is an outstanding cook.  She lets me work (or whatever) and I show up for meals.  What a deal!  But don’t take this to mean that I’m mooching off of moms.  That is far from the truth.  She is every bit as happy that I am home to keep her company.

I don’t miss going out… and while I do miss my friends, it is definitely a time commitment.  And so I choose to go it alone for the most part.

I don’t have money to burn… for the least of all things has become the most of all things.  And that thing is GAS.  Hell, I don’t even have my own jeep registered or insured right now.  Which brings me to my next point…

I’m working on my business!  And other ideas that keep me up at night.  All of my money and most of my time goes into my business or thinking about my business.  So I’m perfectly willing to spend a good year working from home as I get this thing going.  Then I’ll get back to the guy I used to be when I had a little money to spend, time to kill, and a few friends to do it all with.

All in a Day’s Work

July 12, 2008

After a long day of working on CSS code, I smiled at myself in the mirror, dreaming of what’s to come, but feeling like I really accomplished something today.  Then I brought myself down to earth, reminding myself that I spent the entire day making ScheduleWise almost a perfect copy of someone else’s design.  Ha!  Shameless, I know.  But I’m working on it…