January 23rd, 2009

Ann Vole

Financial goals

I really couldn't care less about getting rich so making financial goals seemed pointless until now. I figured out all the things I need money for in the next 7 months adds up to 25 grand. That comes out to a bit less then $900 a week (including deductions) that I need to earn. This is about twice what I earn now. There are three ways of achieving this; earn about $22 per hour, work contractual and put in lots of hours (two 6 hour shifts, 7 days a week), or work 2 or more jobs at the same time.
Ann Vole

Laura's Star

I watched the animated film Laura's Star again. It really strums my heart strings but I don't think for the same reasons the filmmakers intended. (Mild spoiler alert)The dust from the star brings toys to life then as the star starts to die, the toys lose conciousness and fall limp like usual dolls, teddy bears, and robot toys. The toys recognize the need for the star to go home (which I would suspect would result in them no longer being alive) and help the star and the star also sacrifices itself to help Laura to help her mom... A long list of self-sacrifice. It is the points when a character makes a decision to self-sacrifice for the good of another or (less so) for the "common good" that tug at my heart strings and tear ducts.