this week, capital one contacted me about how i haven't used their card in, oh, a decade. it was my first credit card, & i keep the account open only because it's a Bad Idea to close your oldest credit account. they asked what they could do to make me use their card. i said that state farm bank offers me 1% back on everything, & chase gives me 3% back on gas & grocery stores, so if they can offer me more, i'll use their card. i ended up putting in an application for a new card which gives 1% per year with an additional 25% end-of-year bonus, effectively giving me 1.25% back. of course i was approved, because everybody wants to finance me.
being sneaky & all, i called state farm to ask if they could give me yet more than cap1 is offering, but they can't. so i requested my reward dollars up to present, & the SF card will now become my emergency card. capital one gave me double the credit limit of the card i had with them previously, & half again what state farm gives me. i now hold more than my yearly base salary in credit power.
speaking of my yearly base salary, i was promoted at work this month. it seems i did not make this news nearly as wide-spread as i thought i did, so email me if you're interested in the details. i will probably not ignore your email maybe.
joe update: apparently joe eats ice cream while drunk. apparently joe eats MY ice cream while drunk, & denies the chocolate on his chin the next morning. well, if he ever gets fat, i'll know that all i have to do is lock the freezer at night. definition of "gall": after determining that evening that he'd eaten a bunch of my ice cream, he still asked for a bite.
tattoo update: as referenced, work by ben moss is in progress & he's doing an outstanding job of it. i am throwing a lot of money at this, but boy is it worth it.
ps: HAVE SOME PONY MILK. i'll pass on the ASS MILK, thanks.