Aug 29, 2007

Sloshin' Back the Slack


Just a few reasons why trying to get anything done around here is like pushing a rope.

This is what a $10,000/yr. cut in pay will get you: two more hours of life. Two more hours filled with pictures like these. My little town is out to get me and ruin me.

It's just a matter of time before I take a really big pay cut and have all day to slack. Well, a long way off from today, but a pirate can dream, can't she?

10 comments:

AspergantuS said...

Who is this Jacksonvillian I've found here, and a fellow musician too? And an Ovation guitar to boot!! Me thinks I've struck gold in the gateway to the south. I too reside in Jax, and enjoy playing music anytime, any place I can.

Joan of Argghh! said...

Well, clicking on your link brought about much amusement, puzzlement, and memories.

Southside Junior High? You poor bastard.

Stick around. I'm a former Navy Brat from the Westside. Three years now in the nation's oldes city. Feels like three years under water.

'mouse said...

If I did the math right, those hours of additional life are costing you just about exactly $20/hour. Net of taxes, probably about $14/hour.

Can I give you $14 in unreported cash and take your place in the hammock? Please.

Joan of Argghh! said...

How many hours we talking about, 'mouse?

'mouse said...

Roughly 876,000 if you charge "portal-to-portal."

Joan of Argghh! said...

Hmmmm... the Pirate Palapa sits on a nice marsh on the Intracoastal. It's about a mile from the first landing of Pedro Menendez de Aviles. There's a Fountain of Youth there, too. That's gotta be worth something extra. Still...

876,000 is a bunch hours and a buncha money.

I don't have to, like, trade places or anything, do I?

'mouse said...

Er, yes. I had in mind you'd start immediately and write the appeal that's due 9/6, whip a copyright suit we'll call LittleGuy v. BigGiantRetailer (also due 9/6), finalize a trial brief on whether "slumlord" is libelous or simply opinion in California, and perhaps foul off a few dozen other matters.

I'll keep an eye on the Palapa.

Recent slack experience aside, methinks you'd be suited to the argumentative lifestyle.

Joan of Argghh! said...

Shucks. I was president of the Debate Club... and the Art Club. And a member of the High School Chorus for the love of all things holy. I think my geek creds are under-used in my current day job, though.

I couldn't do it, I'm afraid. Legal writings are too exciting. If I hear someone say, en delicto I get all tingly. Not to mention, habeas corpus. I positively melt.

'mouse said...

Based on F. Max's example, I think I've very nearly got my 13yo daughter convinced that she should change her career goal from "slacker" to "pirate-lawyer."

Joan of Argghh! said...

Ah, then my blogging has not been in vain!
:o)