I’m going to get kicked out

I just know that i’m going to end up being evicted from my apartment complex. My brother refuses to even consider that we may be even a little bit at fault for the complaint. He wants to go to the apartment manager and demand more information (which I tried, unsuccessfully).

He’s upset and angry and ready to do something stupid.

My concern is that I’m still unclear on why why neighbors complained. We don’t play music, loud or otherwise, especially afterhours. What does “excessive noise” mean? Did I slam a door? Did I have the TV on? Did my restlessly going up and down the squeaky stairs late bother them? What was it?

If I don’t know exactly what the problem was, then how can I make sure that I don’t do it again?

And what will I do if I end up evicted?  Is it even possible to get another apartment after that? Will I be in default of my lease here, then? Would I have to pay off the remainder of the lease, whether I live here or not?

I have to admit, I’m more than a little worried. I have very bad luck. I have very very bad luck.

Send me your good thoughts.

why aren't you rich?

Jeffrey Strain gives us 10 Reasons You Aren’t Rich, just in case you were wondering:

  1. You Care What Your Neighbors Think
  2. You Aren’t Patient
  3. You Have Bad Habits
  4. You Have No Goals
  5. You Haven’t Prepared
  6. You Try to Make a Quick Buck
  7. You Rely on Others to Take Care of Your Money
  8. You Invest in Things You Don’t Understand
  9. You’re Financially Afraid
  10. You Ignore Your Finances

Of course, Jeffrey give explanations, details and stuff. 🙂
(Found via Get Rich Slowly.)

Yahoo! Mail to offer unlimited storage

Starting in May 2007 Yahoo! Mail will begin offering unlimited storage. From their announcement:

We’re psyched to be breaking new ground in the digital storage frontier by giving our users the freedom to never worry about deleting old messages again. And, like any responsible webmail service, we have anti-abuse limits in place to protect our users. BTW: As much as we’d like to just flip a switch and “unlimit” everyone on the same day, we’ll be rolling this out over a few months to facilitate a smooth transition — we know there’s virtually nothing more precious than your inbox.

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observations from the auditorium

blogHOUSTON’s Kevin Whited made two very good observations in a post about Metro’s response to a bus shooting earlier today.

Observation #1: METRO spokesperson Raequel Roberts should never, ever let Chief Lambert speak to the press without supervision. The implication that METRO carries a lot of passengers daily without many deaths probably isn’t very reassuring to the family of the man who was killed, to riders on the bus, or to anyone really.

Observation #2: Homicide detectives arrived two hours after the shooting? That isn’t very reassuring either.

This definitely could have been handled better. I’m just glad it didn’t have to be handled by me.

I might have stressed the safety precautions in place, talked about any reviews or improvements being recommended for safety in the future, and expressed sympathy for the family.

Well, really he made three great observations:

On the topic of murder and mayhem, KTRH-740 just noted that this murder was Houston’s eleventh since Friday. The Mayor’s PR operation is really going to be earning its keep if it figures out a way to spin this one. Or maybe they’ve figured out there is no good way to spin it, and that’s why we keep hearing comments instead from Councilmember Adrian Garcia.

Hmmm… I’m also glad I don’t have to handle that one.

Suggestions for the good people at METRO or City Hall?

Life is ending… in print

Time is stopping the printed version of Life, and turning it into just an online publication. This is the third time Life has ended.


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