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R.I.P White Stripes :(

February 4th, 2011 at 06:06 am

There's probably not many of you who are interested, but my most favourite band in the ENTIRE WORLD announced their split yesterday. I was devastated, but count myself lucky that I was able to see them live in 2005 (even if I can't remember much of it...)

On a positive note, I just transferred $388.05 into my car loan account, which is the total amount owing! Very exciting. I have been meaning to do that for months but kept putting it off. Slowly it worked itself down to a chunk that I don't mind parting with in one go, so I did it. Took the money out of our bills account, which had a bit of a surplus, so we won't even miss it.

That's $37 a week we won't have to spend now. (Rather, it's $37 we'll be saving for a new car in a few years...)

I got marks back for my first assignment ever. I got 62%. Not particularly happy, but there's nothing I can really do about it. The marker was not really helpful either, only writing two or three notes that had minor suggestions, so I guess this is a wakeup call that things will be tough for the next couple of years. Would be nice to have a few more suggestions on what to do better though.... I need to get 19% on my test to pass this subject (the exam and assignment are equally weighted at 50%). This subject is not an accounting subject, but it IS a core subject (management - organisational behaviour) so I have to pass it, or do it again.

Have not gotten marks back for my accounting subject assignment. It was a group assignment, but I think we did REALLY well. I am afraid I am getting my hopes up - but I think we did well enough to get 90% on the assignment. It accounts for 25% of marks, the exam is 50% and I have done three online tests, one was worth 5% (I got 81% for this), and two were 10% of total marks (I got 80% for one and 20% for another - I was not prepared for the last as they changed the test date). I think I have a high chance of passing, but am really going to spend the weekend studying like a fiend so that I have the best chance possible. I do not want to spend money doing a subject again.

Monday are my exams, Tuesday I am catching up with a friend in the afternoon. Wednesday I am going to the BEACH! because it is disgustingly hot and I haven't been to the beach in about a year, even though I work five minutes away from it and live 20 minutes away. I have a lot planned for the couple of weeks break between semesters, but am looking forward to it nonetheless.

We have a friends birthday next weekend, then giving blood monday, getting married tuesday, seeing a friend before she moves the following saturday, staying at DF's sisters Saturday night to spend time with our new niece.

I also want to:
- organise my desk for Semester 1
- do some gardening
- sort out our life insurance, organise car insurance
- spring clean the house
- mail out post-wedding party invitations

Also, I have to do up a business plan, and research what DF and I have to do. We are starting a floor sanding business this year. We already have business assets available to apply for a loan for cash flow, advertising, apprentice wages for startup costs etc.
Anyone have any tips on starting a business? I have been through all of this before with my family (the startup of a business), but now it's just us, any additional information is always welcome and appreciated. Smile

7 Responses to “R.I.P White Stripes :(”

  1. mamasita Says:

    Congrats on the upcoming marriage!!!
    School, wedding, and starting a business, you've got a lot going on right now! Enjoy the ride! And the beach, I'm envious that you are warm right now Smile

  2. Jerry Says:

    Ugh, I am extremely bummed (about the band), as well. As much as I enjoy Jack's side projects, there is something musically about the White Stripes that I am definitely going to miss. They are both still pretty young, of course... maybe some time will lead to a reunion in the future?
    Anyway, good luck sorting out the insurance stuff, and also the business and wedding details! You are plenty busy...

  3. laura Says:

    Takes me back to the sad day in the mid 1990s when I learned that Crowded House disbanded ...
    Have a great nuptial experience!
    xo Laura

  4. campfrugal Says:

    Oh, you scared me, until I read on.

  5. MonkeyMama Says:

    I heard the news and thought of you.

    I only found the band recently - they were around for a long time, weren't they?

    I was bummed I never saw them perform live, but my dh assured me their live performances aren't that great (just seeing them on TV, etc.). I won't get the chance to make that judgement myself though. Frown

  6. HouseHopeful Says:

    Stinks about the Whitestripes! I was a fan too!

  7. whitestripe Says:

    thanks guys Smile MM, they've been together for 12 years. They were actually husband and wife but divorced early on, still kept the band going and have different partners now. I first discovered them about 9 years ago. I think a live show truly depends on how much you're into the band, as equally as how good they actually are. DF swears Ween was the best live experience he's ever had, and they're his fave. (they were pretty amazing though, 2.5 hours with no break).

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