In my last post, I spoke of making a frivolous $399.99 purchase for a POD® X3 digital guitar amp modeler just minutes before our washing machine sprung a leak and flooded the house. $399.99 combined with half the cost of a not-so-cheap front loading energy efficient appliance adds up to–a lot for me.

The next day, Sweetwater Sound, the company I buy my music equipment from, called me and said AMEX was balking on the payment and that I had to call them to get the payment to go through. Here was the opportunity to be an adult and not spend money I don’t have. I cancelled my order all together. No POD® X3 for me. I suppose I could take my small amp and run a mic into the laundry room and play alongside the washing machine. I wonder what kind of suck-fucky effect I’d get from that. Oh well…

That being said. I’m not as disappointed as I thought I’d be. Last night when we got home, Ray and I went for a jog/walk. That’s where we jog until I run out of steam and then we walk until more steam builds up. The days are longer and warmer and now that my ginormous project is over, I’m back to my commitment of health and fitness (and music). After our jog/walk–I am actually getting to a point–I was watching the sunset and taking a mental inventory of what I have in my life.

  • Me and myself. A strong sense of who I am.
  • Ray. I have Ray and that means a lot to me.
  • A nice home
  • A good job that I enjoy
  • Great food
  • Health
  • The ability to occasionally hop on a plane and visit cities with restaurants.
  • And a really nice front loading washing machine–let’s not forget that.

Oh I could go on.  The point is; who needs a toy to be happy?  I’ll get my POD® X3 someday–and my new motorcycle–and an iPhone…someday.   These are things I can live without. 

In all honesty, I have what I really, really  want and he’s about ready to go to work. 

3 Thoughts on “I’m An Adult–Dammit!

  1. Ditto, my friend. I have what I really, REALLY want as well. Who cares about “toys.” We could live in a cave for all I care. As long as I have my George with me. Like I said many times before, you and I are the luckiest guys on this freaking planet.

    Okay, I stop with the schmaltz. Hugs to you and Ray.

  2. I have a hard time spending money on myself. I don’t have a lot of toys, and that’s fine with me.

  3. Are you implying that Ray is not a toy?

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