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  • Budget Successes and Woes
    on Feb 12, 2011 in My Inner Kindlings
    My expenses so far this month have been as follows Rent & Utilities: – $735 Food & Dining: $127 Gas: $0 Entertainment: $0 Everything Else: $176 For a grand total of $1038/1200 I still have the ski trip to take into account.  And I stil...
  • Of Race and Men
    on Feb 11, 2011 in My Inner Kindlings
    Apologies in advance to anyone I offend.  I don’t really talk about racial stuff on my blog but this has been irking me; there aren’t enough black people in this city. Actually, I take that back.  According to the demographics of the 20...
  • All Too Real
    on Feb 7, 2011 in My Inner Kindlings
    When something makes the national headlines, I normally look at it with a sense of detachment.  Sure the story may strike a strong emotion, but usually it’s fleeting.  It doesn’t really seem all that real. However the two children who w...
  • So far so good :)
    on Feb 4, 2011 in My Inner Kindlings
    So far I’m doing well budget wise.  I have only spent $20.50 this week in addition to the $100 I had spent earlier (mostly on food).  Note for any additional unplanned income I earn, I see it as a negative expense. I still think I am on target to...
  • Get to know the “real me”
    on Jan 30, 2011 in My Inner Kindlings
    I said I was going to make this blog unanonymous  but I decided  to start a new  blog that’s separate from this one and more professional. I haven’t posted much yet, but if you are a regular reader here and are interested in getting to...
  • $1200/month let’s try this again
    on Jan 29, 2011 in My Inner Kindlings
    So last month I didn’t meet my budget goals mainly due to car insurance needing to be paid, and having to buy books, and by books I mean ONE book that cost me $200. I am looking at my past spending history (on mint.com) and the first month I mo...
  • Flashback…
    on Jan 24, 2011 in My Inner Kindlings
    A memory was jogged while I was reading the newspaper headlines today.  There was a funeral service for a young African American male who was hung in Mississippi, which was obviously a racial hate crime.  I couldn’t help but think back to the...
  • Stream of Consciousness
    on Jan 17, 2011 in My Inner Kindlings
    Apparently my piano is still in the shop. This is getting real old real fast.  So I finally broke down and started going to the practice rooms on campus. I haven’t decided exactly what times I will be going but I am thinking from about 12:00-2...
  • Changes
    on Jan 11, 2011 in My Inner Kindlings
    I have been having technical difficulties with my blog over the past week or so which is why my posting has been sporadic. I’m trying to get the issues situated. In the mean time I plan on going from private blogging to a more public blogging.
  • Sapiosexual
    on Jan 9, 2011 in My Inner Kindlings
    I came across a word today that describes why I have such a hard time with relationships. I want an incisive, inquisitive, insightful, irreverent mind. I want someone for whom philosophical discussion is foreplay. I want someone who sometimes makes m...
  • Day 13 | A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days. (write a letter.)
    on Jan 4, 2011 in My Inner Kindlings
    For some reason my blog hasn’t been posting my 30 days of truth. I’m not going to lie. I prewrote the first 10 or so and had them scheduled to publish one day apart. Only problem is there was some type of error with wordpress and they ne...
  • Meet Wellington
    on Jan 1, 2011 in My Inner Kindlings
    I have a pillow pet.  His name is Wellington.  His nose is missing. I got Mr. Wellington for my birthday. 6 years ago. America, you are so late. © Tellie for Intelligence Is A Curse, 2011. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.i...
  • Day 8 & 9
    on Dec 29, 2010 in My Inner Kindlings
    Day 8 -- Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit. My last roommate. Day 9 – Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted. Pretty much everyone I have met before my most recent move. I go to “my parent’s ho...
  • Frugality Makes Cents | December Failures and January Budget
    on Dec 29, 2010 in My Inner Kindlings
    So I didn’t do so well on my budget for the month of December between going to the ‘rents house, Christmas, and a stupid but correctable mistake I went way over budget.  I’ve been keeping up with my spending using a banking progr...
  • Day 7 – Someone who has made your life worth living for
    on Dec 28, 2010 in My Inner Kindlings
    I can’t really narrow this down to one person.  Almost everyone I have encountered on some significant level has made my life worth living whether the person believed in me or not.  To all the people who believed in me, you have boosted my co...
  • Day 6 – Something you hope you never have to do.
    on Dec 27, 2010 in My Inner Kindlings
    Obviously the easiest answer to this question is the death of a loved one.  But come on, that’s pretty much unavoidable unless I were the one to die first…and that wouldn’t be good either. So I guess I should say I hope I never hav...
  • Day 5 – Something You Hope to Do In Your Life
    on Dec 26, 2010 in My Inner Kindlings
    Ever since I laid eyes on the keyboard, the piano has always been my escape.  I would love to play a concerto with an accompanying orchestra some day! © Tellie for Intelligence Is A Curse, 2010. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del...
  • Day 4 – Something You Have to Forgive Someone For
    on Dec 25, 2010 in My Inner Kindlings
    Me and my mother didn’t have the greatest relationship when I was growing up.  To put it nicely (and without going into too many details), she was extremely hard on me.   What made it even harder to deal with all of this was the fact that sh...
  • Day 3 – Something You Have to Forgive Yourself For
    on Dec 24, 2010 in My Inner Kindlings
    About a year ago, I had a huge argument with a close friend.  The truth is, I said something behind her back to my roommate, who decided to hate me for it from that point on.  What I said wasn’t that bad. I didn’t call her any expletive...
  • Day 2 – Something You Love About Yourself
    on Dec 23, 2010 in My Inner Kindlings
    What do I love about myself?  Why is this so much harder to answer than the hate post? I guess the saying is true, that you are indeed your worst critic. I can come up with a long list of flaws long before I come up with one thing I “love̶...