October 8th, 2003

surya

"Everyone's got someone they can't have . . . I got you"

I'm looking forward to getting as far away from everyone this weekend as possible.

So, allow me to explain something:

I'm 24. A good, round age. I'm not old, but I'm not really young. Right?

I'm old enough to drink. I can by tobacco. I have a good credit rating, and carry a credit card that I use responsibly. I can vote and die for my country. I own a house. I have a steady job, a retirement plan, and two dependents (granted, they're cats, but they still depend on me).

Yet I'm not old enough to rent a freaking car? They want to charge me an extra $100 because of my age?

Assholes. That's all I have to say about them.

So I'm calling *all day* today to see if anyone will give me either a student rate, or will waive the fee.

This is the last thing holding me back from having a great time in Boston. After all, I have free plane tickets, a reservation at a hotel, and I already know I have some great company (between Cei, healing_coyote, and a bunch of stuffy professors and academics, this is gonna rock!). I also know I can just forget what I've been going through and spend money like water.

I can always pay off the tab later. Or stick Zeus with it (sorry, a bit of an in-joke).

I need to find out where the USS Constitution is anchored. . .

One bottle of mead, two books authored by Cei ripe for signing, something special, and maybe a Hawaiian shirt or two. That'll set things right.

Time to pay off my tab, pour myself in a cab, and get back to work.

It's a damn good thing that there are too many good things in my life for me to stay sore at it long.

Btw, I plan on updating a couple of times today. . .
  • Current Music
    "Run Run Rudolph", -JB
surya

Praise be to Ohio State

There's only one way for a person my age to rent a car from Avis: you have to have a corporate account.

Lucky me, Ohio State happens to have one.

So I get to use their account, and I can have a car.

For $25 cheaper than if I hadn't.

And with two free upgrades.

So I might just get a very nice car. . .
  • Current Music
    "Train to Dixieland", -JB
surya

Conferences

It's kinda crazy how much I like these conferences and lectures. I've been looking at new ones that are coming up. The problem is finding them!

But a few show up. UPenn has a couple on ancient Egypt, but one is on Wednesday, and I just can't drive out for the other.

I'd really like to go to UCLA's Celtic conference, but I don't think I'll have the money.

And This one looks real, real nice.

Ah, well. . . I can dream.

For now, Harvard has to be enough :)
  • Current Music
    "Barometer Soup", -JB