What was Once Common is Now the Oddity

Today while at the dentist, I purchased some specialty, highly fluoridated toothpaste, and upon leaving, I paid the bill with cash that I'd earned from my middleman role in procuring items from Amazon or i think it's cool paying cash for things, especially knowing that I made surfeit profit by procuring novel items for my housemates that otherwise would have been out of their reach. It brings me joy to 'bend' the rules, even though everyone knows what I do, it's the worst kept secret in the house that I don't care--I am Dutch, I can get away with things BECAUSE I'm open about them. I am the quintessential Dutch capitalist, will get anyone anything, for a nominal fee.   Now I'm cycling my fiat cash back into the economy...

Also for lunch, I bought my aunt and myself each a bean and cheese burrito from the local Federico's Mexican fast food restaurant. I had ample cash for the food. It'll now cycle through the local economy also...

With people using debit and credit for even the smallest transactions, seems now that cash is scarce. I like it because there is no holding fee.  I cannot in good conscience countenance paying other people for the grace of using my own money, then again, Dutchmen are notoriously frugal. Guess the nut doesn't fall too far from the tree, even after several generations away from the fatherland. 


Best to be Prepared

This birthday (40), my neighbor, knowing my pessimist nature, gave me survival stuff (id est, water filters, emergency blanket, et cetera). That was quite cool, because the more complex society gets, the more tenuous freedom becomes. As a Libertarian-leaning conservative Republican, Liberty is my main aegis.

Back up and Running

 The cable compny fixed the Wi-Fi problem, Saturday.  I found out during dinner and proceeded to Spotify-stream my playlist.  I play tunes during meals.

Price of Energy

 I just completedatransaction for one of my housemtes. I ordered some energy drinks from Amazon, Friday.  They arrived today, Monday.  Money was exchnged for product.  Camaraderie was strengthened.  Win-win-win.


Season of Transition

While viewing the stream of my church service this evening, I learned that an army staff sergeant,  church buddy ig's being redeployed to Ohio.

Also i learned, yesterday I think, that my Right-Hand-Man, like Frosty the Snowman, will be back someday, probably once COVID is in the rearview. 

He SMS'd me a 'hi,' I shot back a : 'hi, does this mean that you're back?' Be responded with the simple phrase,  'Not yet.' Which leads me to believe that means 'One day.'

Also when I am ready to go speed dating,  if my Right-Hand-Man hath yet to return, my cousin/Consiglere wil find me another driver/leftenant to help me.


The Curbs Ain't in

A while ago after I streamed a YouTube podcast, I looked at the amount of data I'd used which was considerable and got scared. I put restrictions on my phone's data usage. Bad move. When the Wi-fi is working, it's fine. As is my wont, I forgot about it. Next time the Wi-fi went out when I hit the data wall, service went kaput. My usage was curbed. The curbs were in. But now that I undid my self-imposed bindings, the curbs are out.  Wi-fi is less of an issue. I shall now blog more. I can resume my role as mixmaster Mark. I stream my personal spotify playlist at meal times. 👍