February 22nd, 2002

bundled up, walkabout, snow


My Mormon name is Deba Hildred!

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<p>My Mormon name is <b>Deba Hildred</b>!<br \><a
href="http://rumandmonkey.com/widgets/toys/mormon/">What's yours?</a></p>

Taking a cue from <lj user=Sydb42>, I decided to enter my maiden name after entering my married name.

<p>My Mormon name is <b>Deba DeFonda Virtue</b>!<br \><a
href="http://rumandmonkey.com/widgets/toys/mormon/">What's yours?</a></p>

That still wasn't as nifty keen as hers, so I tried entering my full name (putting first, middle & maiden in the first name field, and married surname in the last name field).

<p>My Mormon name is <b>Heavenly Melanie Hildred</b>!<br \><a
href="http://rumandmonkey.com/widgets/toys/mormon/">What's yours?</a></p>

Does Louisville count as a big city?

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bundled up, walkabout, snow

This is part rant, part rationalized self-justification.

Tuesday I was livid. I went to Sam's to pick up another flat of water, and they've stopped carrying the product I've been buying for over a year now. And don't have anything comparable, for my purposes.

I've been buying spring water in 25 ounce bottles with sports tops. I've gotten used to the flavor, but can still drink tap water, so that's not insurmountable. But I've also gotten used to the size of the bottle, and the convenience of the sports top. Sam's is now only carrying spring water in .5 liter bottles, which are about 19 ounces. Not nearly as much water per bottle as I prefer, and the bottles are not as squeezable, and they have screw tops. The sort of water I compromise with, when travelling.

So I kind of briefly mentioned this, a sort of mini-rant to demariana, and she asked me why not just fill some sports bottles and stick 'em in the fridge?

The short answer is, cause I'm too lazy, and I'll end up not drinking enough water, but this is Collapse )
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Idle speculation

So, I'm one of the largish percentage of the US population who carries a rather high amount of credit card debt. Flar makes a healthy income as a consultant, we tend to pay our bills *practically* on time (never more than a week or two late), and like to spend money. Credit card companies love us. Me, I'm unemployed -- lovingly referred to as a homemaker.


I got this invitation for a credit in the mail. The terms were attractive for transferring the balance from a card whose policies I particularly dislike, and seemed a reasonable way to slightly reduce the time to pay off that particular chunk of our debt. Invitation was in my name.

So I call to find out if they've got a constant-amount direct-debit payment plan, to avoid those nasty late fees helped build this particular balance. No help there, the number takes me to an automated applications number, with no code for getting a human.

So I figure what-the-heck, I'll apply and get the rest of the information later.

Instead I get the dreaded "need more information" letter. Did I mention that Flar is self-employed? Seems they want proof of the income that I stated. I called today, to verify that what they really want is proof of Flar's income, which would have to be a schedule C from our 2001 1040, which we haven't generated yet.

But somehow, in the midst of the conversation, the guy figure out that if he corrects my employment code (I probably chose unemployed, or something) to "Homemaker" and then lists our home number as the business number, then it won't call for any proof of income.

So I'm now wondering how much "Other household income" a Homemaker can claim without proof of said income, and what kind of ratio they apply to that income to determine a level of credit for the card. I guess I'll find out the latter in a week or two.
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