Wednesday, January 5, 2005

The Check is in the Mail

I am not fond of checks. For this reason my 2004 new years resolution was to refuse to pay with checks. 2005 is here and I still have not written a personal check in over a year. There were a few rough spots related to buying my new house where I had to go against the grain, but outside of that my check-free life has been working out well. I have accomplished this goal, but why? What difference did it make? I have no friggin idea.

2005 I believe will be the year of "QUIT H8N" as the license plate at Stacey's condo so eloquently states. Empathy, understanding, and effective communication are areas I would like to focus on for self-improvement in '05. This is not quite as easy to rate come next year as check writing - but I'll just have to subjectively evaluate myself as I go.


  1. Empathy and understanding....hmmmmm! Wait, so does this mean you will NOT have a smart ass or condecending remark towards me if I write something that you feel is completely incoherent or ridiculous? Am I going to have to make a bet then?

  2. Crispy, I know it's been a long time since I've even talked to you... so I may be crossing a line when I say this... But when you set yourself up for smart ass comments, sometimes, situations can't be helped. You can't dangle a banana in front of a monkey and not expect the fury fella to eat it. Ryan is going to continue to spike that ball every time you leave your self open to that. As he should. I know, I'm the boat with you. Hope all is well. :)

  3. Crispy is a perpetual enigma. Much like the egyptian pyramids, no matter how many questions we ask Sir-Crisp-a-Lot will still baffle and amaze us all.

  4. I'm like an Onion......I have layers! Wait, that's Shrek!
    I'm like the Rubik's cube you could never solve.
    I'm the sock that you could never find the pair to after you did your laundry. I'm the reason behind why traffic slows down to a halt for no reason and and when you start back, you don't know why it stopped!
    I am the Bermuda Triangle of reason!

    Yes, I am an enigma to all.....and I truly amaze myself!

    BTW.....good hearing from you Bjerke! And Ryan....thanks for the compliment!

  5. so what's the consensus - are you going to stick with not writing checks for this year too, or will you actually give in if the situation really warrants it? i like your goals for this year as they are, though... i think those are excellent areas to work on (and i could use some work in them too)... besides that i can yell "QUIT H8N" at you whenever you slip up. always a plus :)

  6. We'll see. At this point I'm still undecided on the check-writing.