I just wanted to offer my profuse thanks to everyone who sent me items from my Need List. As some of you know, Manstrophy and my checking account was hacked, and someone emptied what little we had and charged up to -$1000 the same day that rent was due. We are fighting the charges, but the bank says it takes time (of course). On top of that, Manstrophy got "fired" from his job a few days after putting in his two weeks (his boss is an asshat), so we basically lost his income during the Christmas season. He's got a new job, but he won't get paid what he used to, and they don't offer health insurance. Dude, health insurance is expensive! I also just started physical therapy for the fourth time (poor AND disabled, WOOOOOOO), so that's ~$300/month to go twice a week. Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that y'all's generosity is really, really appreciated.

I keep hoping someday that we'll get to a place where we can be reasonably financially comfortable. I don't mean rich. I mean, our neighbor was complaining the other day that her husband only makes 60K/year. LOL. I'd kill for Manstrophy and I to make 60K together, let alone just one of us. Hopefully, it gets better or so I'm told. In the meantime, I'm going to keep binging The Legend of Korra until classes start next week and I have to be a Real Adult again.

PS: Any GTers in the CT area? My graduate program is super small and I haven't exactly been successful in making friends...