So I’m in a bit of a bad mood. That isn’t to say, necessarily, that I’m completely unhappy, but a chain of rather unfortunate events have been hampering me lately.
Where to begin? For starters, I finally took my Epson Stylus NX415 printer out of its box. I had bought it in July, thinking it would serve an important purpose once school popped up again. However, here I am now, back in school, only to find out that it did not come with a bloody USB cable. Those things come with a $34 price tag at most stores, and I’d have to wait god knows how long until an online order comes through the mail. Do I have any spare $34 lying around? It’s bad enough I had to spent $60 for it, not to mention another couple of bucks for the paper; do I really have to dole out more cash just to even get the thing set up?
Speaking of cash, I am so terribly, terribly broke. In fact, I nearly tear up every time I think about the state of my bank account. I have no idea how much exactly I have spent thus far on textbooks and the like, but I’m estimating around $400. Add onto that everything I have spent on groceries and other apartment needs, and I’m practically scraping the barrel. I don’t even want to think about the state it’ll be in shortly once the check goes through for the rent.
And so what is the result of these two underlying problems? I am planning on going back home this weekend for the Labor Day and to get the rest of my belongings that I couldn’t bring with me the first time around. But in order to find transportation home, I need to buy a bus ticket. A purchase I had meant to do after my last class of the day today. But of course, after my English class ended at around 1:50, I walked straight home, not thinking about what I had to do, but thinking about what I wanted to do, which was pretty much just to eat and sleep. So now here I am at home in my room, without a bus ticket. It’s not the most pressing of matters, but it’s not like I can just buy my ticket online. You know why? Because I can’t freaking install my printer yet without a USB cord.
As if it weren’t bad enough that my laptop is slowly decaying from the inside out!
On an amusing note, I randomly found this awesomely hilarious list: Top 10 Utterly Pointless USB Devices. I think I could do with burning my own effigy on a piece of bread!