February 16th, 2004

Me, Smile

Some mathematics

64.462% : life of car spent.

Apparently now, Meefer has 'Worn out tie rod ends', which will need to be replaced in another 3-4K miles. Of course, I have no idea what those are, but I imagine Buran and/or others will?

2270: Debt, Familial
4970: Debt, Credit cards/loan
1500: Debt, collegiate
-15: Credit, what Gary owes me from IHOP

These numbers have been trending nicely downwards the past few months, especially after the yearly bonus in november. Not as fast as I'd like them to drop overall, but they're getting there.. if I can get to $2000 and $4000 by Anthrocon, I'll be in good shape, I think.

"Mr Fantastic's Official Power Grid" Intellegence: 9

One of my Christmas gifts was a Marvel page-a-day calendar. Did need a calendar of some sort for my room, and this one isn't bad at all.. but I have to take issure with this one 'power grid' entry. There's ratings from 1 to 10 for a fairly standard RPG set of stats: Intellegence, Strength, Speed, Durability, Agility, Reflexes and Fighting Skills. Pretty keen.
But I think whoever wrote these is underestimating Mr. Fantastic. Fighting:2? Admittedly, the Thing is the whalloper of the FF, but Reed Richards is no slouch. He's been doing this for years upon years.. ghe's better than a 2. Worst of all is the 9. He's REED FRICKIN' RICHARDS, if he's a NINE who the FRICK is a TEN? *breathe* I mean.. really?

--Mongoose