Wiseacress has a terrific little S/X essay up here, which made me happy:
And I so don't want to be at work today, but on Friday most of my outgoing e-mails said, "Will follow up with you on Monday." So I'm kind of locked into that. One of the first things I did today was call my bank and finally look into a personal loan to consolidate debt. I immediately discovered the reason why my procrastination makes no difference: they calculate average loan allotments based on the diamond-engagement-ring rule, i.e., a limit based on double your monthly salary. So instead of the $25,000 I need, I can get...$6,000. Strangely enough, that doesn't help me. Also? I could get more if my credit is good. Yeahhhhh. Well, the reason I want to consolidate debt is because paying my bills is currently a challenge. So again, that doesn't help me. Fucking financial fuckheads.
Despite this, I'm kind of middling cheery. Yay for neurochemical mood enhancers. Now I must go work, in order to keep earning a salary which will never eradicate my debt, but which will at least keep me swimming in oatmeal.