July 27, 2004 @ 12:03 am by sean
Is it grammatically correct to turn “I would have” into “I’d’ve”?
I’d’ve liked to go to Meijer, but I couldn’t because there was a war in Portugal.
I’m finding it difficult whether or not to save money, or spend it. I usually can refrain quite well from spending on frivolous things. But when it comes to going to the Concours d’Elegance or seeing the DSO perform ‘Tchaikovsky Spectacular’ or buying books, it is difficult not too. They are all things benificial for me, but so are textbooks at school, and so is having a life at school and being able to go do things with people. Unfortunately I had to ask for money from my parents last year, a situation I’d like to avoid this year; for their sake, and for me learning to be responsible on my own. If I can work at that job Sarah offered, that’d be very helpful. I only made a total of 104 dollars all year working at the fine arts building. So anything I made more than that would be great. But I don’t want to work so much I can’t do my school work adequately. Or is that the college way, struggle to get by while working, causing one’s school to suffer. Or be mostly pennyless and have to ask one’s parents for money.
I don’t have much else to purchase this summer. I just bought enough books to last me the rest. Don’t need new clothes. All I have to spend it on is ‘Tchaikovsky’. It’s only $18. But if I’m making very little money at school, $18 could be a lot. The difference between going to a show in Chigaco, or staying in the room and crying in the corner. Oh, and I have to spend money on gas. I think that is the main source of my outgo.
Maybe it’s more of a spiritual thing. Maybe God wants me to deny these desires of mine in the name of fiscal responsibility. Though I’m a little biased towards these desires because they seem like things that are very good for me. I don’t want to be controlled by money so much that I deny myself opportunities to experience the world God has blessed me with. But at the same time I don’t want to take advantage of the fiscal blessings He has given me and then be caught short when I need money.