Ah the end of this wretched year is approaching and I’m ready to move on. I don’t feel that I’ve achieved much this year. Most of the projects that I started in the middle of the year stalled and that’s where they sit right now. The IndigoDragon site is still down. The ThinkWeasel print comics are still just an idea. ::sigh::
Like everyone else, we’ve spent much time stressing about finances this year. Being as “rich” as we are, we don’t qualify for one thin dime of government entitlements, so we’ve felt shit on by Omama (and the rest of you fuckers who think that entitlement is just fine as long as YOU don’t pay for it). And with the fucked up excuse for MORE entitlement, the “Health Care” bill passing (health care my ass, it’s government seizure of yet another industry), we’ll lose even MORE money and still have no access to care if we need it. The government will be stealing 2.5% of our money ($114.58/mo) to pay for all the assholes who already go to the Dr for hangnails and bad hair and we get absolutely nothing for it. Or we’ll be forced to pay the Insurance Companies for the privilege of having crap insurance that we’ll never use (but hey, someone’s got to pay for all the assholes who go to the Dr once a week, right?), taking even MORE of our money that we need to get out of debt. FUCKED UP.
This is relevant to us especially this year when we shelled out around $1500 for Nick’s heart diagnostics and stuff. Will any of that be covered with the money the gov’t steals? Hell no. Will we be able to use the clinics after this bullshit passes? Probably not. Nice. Thanks a lot House and Senate for fucking us all and handing your asshole buddies [the Insurance Companies] the US population on a fucking platter. Is ANYONE paying attention here? Hello? Bueller? Bueller?
I’d also like to offer Bank of America a hearty FUCK YOU for being dicks to me. They raise hell with my business account, threaten to close my accounts forcibly, so I close my cards to avoid that, then they start sending me offers for MORE cards! FUCK OFF BoA. You and your bitch ass “analysts” can eat a bag of dicks (Rhonda C I’m looking at YOU). I’ll never have another card with you EVAR. It’s Amex for me, suckas!
To the Chick who showed her ass and drove a wedge between me and my longtime friend: DIAFF. And to my mother the chick who refuses to acknowledge that attacking us and talking shit about Nick is not acceptable: I am really liking the lack of interaction and I LOVE not coming up there for the holidays, too. This arrangement is working great for me and I don’t plan to change it.
There has been some good stuff. Like getting an iPod Touch and really digging into Twitter. I’d hereby like to rescind my post from last year regarding Twitter! LOL This year it has come into its own and I use it (with 3 accts!) daily.
I managed to make a little money, which is great. We’ll beat back debt a bit more because of it, but we’re still in the soup.
We also made more connections with our West coast friends, which was lovely. Next year there will be no West coast cons, but we are holding on to Phoenix Comicon because we adore it!
So, here’s to the end of 2009 – which is appropriately ending with a Mercury retrograde. It’s been real, it’s been fun, but it ain’t been real fun. C ya.
As we toast in 2010, we are going to focus on the comic and paying off debt. We appreciate any and all support for this effort – it’s gonna be tough. Changing your lifestyle is always hard and with two people who are very much into routine, it’s even harder. Wish us luck!!
Happy New Year, everyone! À votre santé!