Monday, July 12, 2010

Feeling Better about Those Student Loans

This is a picture of me holding a check.  The significance of this check is that it was issued to me for the book I wrote.  This means that I have not only done a good amount of writing, but I have been paid for it.  For one day at least I can hold my head up high and say: I was an English major, dammit, and I have no regrets.

Provided the check does not bounce, the missus and I are a little richer than we were yesterday.


Regrettably, I will not be able to retire on this check.  I will, however, be able to afford a few choice items that just yesterday were extravagances:

A belt sander
A fur hat



A 9mm Glock



Clearly the person who said money can't buy happiness never had: 1) a wall that needs sanding, 2) a really cold head or 3) a score to settle.

Now if you'll excuse me, McBoners, I've got some background checks to pass!

nwb

8 comments:

Cait said...

You write the best posts. I love it that you guys took a picture of you with the check.

McBone said...

Cait,

Considering this could be the only time I ever get paid for writing, we had to commemorate it somehow.

nwb

Darin said...

That is fantastic! Congrats! I have to go run and share the news with Nancy, who will be equally ecstatic! Woo hoo! Yee haw! But you'll shoot your eye out!

Milo said...

The fur hat is the best purchase of the three by far. You'll not only look stylish, but you'll also fit in when you become a Republican and move to Wasilla.

Kid Shay said...

There it is. Everlasting proof of your dominance over the English language.

But I always thought you were more of a nunchuck man?

Anonymous said...

What book?

Anonymous said...

Congrats Nate on the big payday!

Does this mean traveling the country in a Winnebago is now out? I was hoping with those three extravagances you might also remake National Lampoon's Vacation.

-Dave

StevenLink said...

Congrats on getting paid! What an entirely interesting process from start to finish.

Before you splurge too much, remember you'll have some (tons?) of baby stuff to purchase in the near future if your plans come to fruition.