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Hurray! It's Sunday
So no more blank verse for me.
Except it's Monday.

As it's 1 a.m.
I guess it counts as Monday.
So this week: haiku!

Oh God no. Just kidding. My brain would melt and puddle out my ears.

In other news, on Thursday I hit the Game Stop (used game and dvd store) and scored, for about 50 bucks total:

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (we already had Bogus Journey, thank you Papa John's pizza)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the movie)
Wicker Park
Hush (a rather melodramatic but not bad thriller w/ Gwyneth Paltrow)
Starsky & Hutch
Can't Hardly Wait
The Cutting Edge (Toe pick!)

Mind you, Wicker Park, Hush, and S&H are probably going back for store credit; they were ok for watching once but not necessarily anything I want to keep. Still, I was happy with my entertainment haul.

Also, I'm thinking of joining a gym, but my admittedly cursory research into local ones isn't filling me with glee. Group exercise activity of any sort is somewhere below Republican National Convention on the list of things that I want to attend, so the criteria are: has weight/cardio room, has pool, will leave me alone to do what I want to do, is somewhere near either downtown or my home, and does not cost a gazillion dollars a year. So far the two best bets seem to be Bally's or the IUPUI natatorium, but Bally's has pissed me off by describing the types of membership on the website, but not the cost. Get to 'costs' and it's a form that you fill out asking them to call you about memberships. Uh. No. And the natatorium is nifty, close to work, and has attached parking, and a 10% discount for state employees, but it'd still be over 200$ for a 6 month membership with access to both pool and weight room. Meh.

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mpoetess

2005-04-25 06:53 am (UTC) (Link)

In California, I wouldn't doubt it. I'm not so sure about in Indiana though -- our pay rates are lower (Like, using what I do now, assuming I even made what the salaray analyzer thing thinks I should, which I don't, by about 6000$, I'd be making 16,000$ more a year doing it in Pasadena. (Our cost of living's lower, though.)

The IU pricing is on crack, though -- for comparison's sake, Bally's basic 3-year membership rate? Is cheaper than the IU natatorium, even with the discount at IU, and has a bazillion more features. (Bally's does give that price on the website; they just don't give any of the shorter-term plans, and they don't tell you the pricing of any of the features-based variation.) It's not downtown, however, which would be one of the nice things about IU.

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mpoetess

2005-04-25 03:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

*g* Actually I think that's NYC!

mpoetess

2005-04-25 06:58 am (UTC) (Link)

I'd be making 16,000$ more a year doing it in Pasadena *cough* Or actually only 8000 more per year if I use the entry-level job description that actually reflects what I'm making now, instead of my experience level, and don't let's even get me started on that. *kicks state government*