Money, money, money

Just like anyone, I have an ongoing list of things I’d like to buy. The problem I have is that at this point in my life, everything costs a fuckton of cash. I’ve got this really nice PC pieced together on, but I lack the funds to finalize the purchase for the core hardware. I’ve already got the case and heatsink fan ready to go. Problem with this is, I need another grand to finish it off. $800 if I leave off the monitor I want.

The other thing I want is a HDTV. I have a PS3, but I’m playing it with a normal TV. It still looks nice enough, but certain things are near impossible to read in GTA4.

The last thing I want is a USS Flagg. That’s right, a Flagg. If you don’t know what that is, lemme tell you about this marvel of GI Joe toys. It’s an aircraft carrier that measure around 7.5 feet long. This mammoth of plastic was the dream of every kid–well, those that knew about it. I wasn’t really in the loop as far as Joes went, and this came out when I was like… 2 or 3, so I didn’t know about it. Thing is, I want one to finish off my collection. I collect a lot of GI Joes just cause I never had them as a kid–which is a bit silly, but I don’t like to feel like I’ve missed something, so I’m getting them as I can now.

This is a little better than my comic collecting spree a few years back because of the fact that they don’t make GI Joes anymore (25th Anniversary doesn’t count!), so I’ll eventually be done with it. Not to mention, I don’t want all of them. I just want the vehicles I thought looked badass. There are quite a few that I thought were very boring. “It’s a jeep. Wow, great. What’s it do? 4 wheels and a gun, you say? …That’s kind of … normal. No thanks.” I was all about the massive tanks that split into multiple pieces and had escape pods, and formed bases. Stuff that wasn’t realistic in the least–but looked cool. That’s what GI Joe is to me.

So, what’s keeping me from just finishing off these purchases and being done and moving on to saving for a house of my own? Weeeeeell, I have normal bills, which takes about a third of my income. And the rest is taken by ninjas! God damn ninjas! Actually, it’s taken by large amounts of small purchases I make on stupid shit. I’ve never been in the negative, cause I do know how to manage my money extremely well. But I never seem to be able to just save money.

Which, this really cuts into my money now, cause I’m taking 4 classes this semester. Pretty sure I’m going to have to drop one just because I don’t have the time for 4 classes and a full time job. But either way, these classes I’m taking are freaking expensive! The books cost between $80 and $120 a piece. Bye-bye random spending money! I shall see you again next month!

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