Monday, January 09, 2006


Yay! I have just set up my 401K at work, which was one of my New Year's Goals; contributing 6% at the moment. I will increase the percentage to 10 or 12% by mid-summer. They re-did the online access so it was really easy to get to; the whole thing took maybe 1/2 an hour inbetween customers. Living without the 50 bucks or so a pay-period will be harder, I guess. Ah well. It'll be nice to retire someday. I figured out something else at work, that's been bothering me subliminally. You know when something reminds you of something else but you can't think of what it is? I have a co-worker who I used to think looked like a monkey. Then I thought, maybe more like a pug. But today I realized that what she is is a walking Troll doll! It struck me with great force. Her hair is a little shorter than average troll-doll hair, but is colored an appropriate red-violet. Observe:

She's a nice lady but not much of a bank teller. Now when she screws something up I will just think quietly, "troll!". And laugh. Silently.


Benjamin said...

It could be worse. She could look like the troll from "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone".

Benjamin said...


Please update your blog... I need my Maraverse fix!


Mara said...

aww, I have fans!

Benjamin said...

Hey Mara,
I don't know if you're busy tonight, but Jordan and Amanda (and others) might come over for dinner and fun. If you and "D" want to come -- I'd be happy to have you.