I'm fixing to commence preparing to get ready to work on my paper right now. How often do I say things like that? Fairly often, I'm quite sure. I have my day planned. I work on the paper til 12 or so, then I take my children to the credit union, where I need to attend to some business and where 8yo needs to deposit $10 that his grandmother gave him. 8yo received $85 for his birthday in June, and he wanted to open a bank account. We opened the account and deposited the money, and then he spent the next week having an anxiety attack. "What are they going to do with my money?" he'd ask.
"They'll keep it safe for you, and it will earn interest", I'd say.
"What's interest?" He pursed his lips and looked doubtful as I explained it, and then he asked "What if I want my money and they lost it? What if they take it?" I did my best to reassure him, but what can you say on this topic after September 2008? He spent another week or so fretting, and I'm sure that he bitterly regretted not investing his $85 in Legos, but then the arrival of his personalized deposit slips, bound and enclosed in a checkbook cover, restored his enthusiasm for the banking system. His grandmother was so impressed that he'd opened a savings account that she gave him $10 to deposit. I have a bank account, too, and no one throws ten dollar bills at me, but that's just one of the many injustices that I endure. Anyway, I need to purchase a savings bond (assuming these even exist anymore) and help 8yo make his deposit, so we'll actually be visiting a bank in person, something I do perhaps twice a year. Then, we'll have pizza for lunch at my favorite pizza place (one of two in the entire DC metro area that serves pizza worthy of the name, and this could be the topic of an entire post. An entire BLOG, in fact. I digress) which has a $3.95 two slices and a drink lunch special. Then I'll do a bunch of other stuff too dull to blog about. Yes, it is possible that my day will get even less interesting than what I have already described. Don't hate me because I'm awesome.