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Tuesday, July 19, 2005


We are officially and quite happily house-poor. That's right. We DID it! Oh, yes we did.

Yesterday afternoon we drove on down to the lawyers' office, grabbed hold of the elegant, high quality, rubber-gripped, oh-so-smooth black pens they were holding out to us, and went to work signing paper after paper after paper after paper after paper. Seriously! Just anything they put in front of us! It was AWESOME! And then? We totally handed over all our money!

And though we may now well be the absolute poorest of the poor house-poor people in the entire DC metropolitan area-- nay, in the entire known universe-- (and we are pretty sure we owe someone somewhere our Harry Potter book collection, our TiVo, and our firstborn son) well, all I have to say is this: Peterson, Noll, and Goodman? Don't even THINK you're getting your pen back.

link | posted by Cat at 2:08 PM

Blogger WILLIAM commented:

Congrats on taking the pen. Stolen pens are always the best.

Oh and congrats on the house.

» 7/19/2005 12:14 PM 
Blogger Cat commented:

Hey! Thanks, William! I totally LOVE my pen!

And the house is okay, too.

» 7/19/2005 12:15 PM 
Blogger not-so-normal mom commented:

Congrats, girl! I can't wait to be house poor. We are waiting until next year. Out here in sunny San Diego, a one bedroom shack/condo costs roughly 280k. Whoa, kinda makes your head spin a little, ya know? Props on the pen...Did you know that a stolen pen never runs out of ink.....

» 7/19/2005 12:55 PM 
Anonymous kalki commented:

YAY!! Congratulations, that's super-cool!

» 7/19/2005 1:57 PM 
Blogger Greenthumb commented:

House Poor here too and loving it. Congratulations on the new status in the kingdom.

» 7/19/2005 2:30 PM 
Blogger Amy commented:

Yay and big congrats to you guys! All that signing takes a toll. Have some champagne and chill out together, why don'cha

» 7/19/2005 3:31 PM 
Blogger mrtl commented:


» 7/19/2005 4:31 PM 
Blogger KC commented:

Congratulations! I wish I was house poor.

» 7/19/2005 6:06 PM 
Blogger Charlotte in Pa commented:

Congrats! Please paint MY room yellow.

» 7/19/2005 7:51 PM 
Blogger Vajana commented:

Congrats on the new house and the new pen.

» 7/19/2005 7:58 PM 
Blogger Bente commented:

Very exciting about the pen, and congratulations on the house!

» 7/19/2005 9:44 PM 
Blogger Circus Kelli commented:

Wow! Congrats on being the new owners of that REALLY EXPENSIVE PEN, Cat! That was totally cool of them to throw a house in with the deal. :)

» 7/20/2005 7:32 AM 
Blogger Cat commented:

I must admit, I was oh-so-sly with the covert stashing of my new pen as we wrapped things up.

Aaron just handed his pen back to the lawyer. SUCKER!

Me? I just stared at him blankly, like, "What? What? Pen? Huh?"

Okay. You got me. In actuality, I harnessed the power of the Force and utilized the ol' Jedi Mind Trick: "I do not have the pen you seek. Look elsewhere," with accompanying hand wave.

See? Awesome.

» 7/20/2005 7:50 AM 
Anonymous Di commented:

Congratulations! I'm so jealous. I want a new house. Well, it doesn't have to be new...new would be nice...I would take new, but just one that is new to me. And bigger...not a lot bigger...one bedroom...or maybe two...no, make one of those an office...

» 7/20/2005 1:18 PM 
Blogger mrtl commented:

I'll have you know that I'm losing valuable bang time to VM. Yes, I'm getting addicted. There's some suspension of disbelief involved (like in My So-Called Life and Dawson's Creek -- the latter which I could only watch once it disturbed me so, -- what high schooler talks like that??).

» 7/20/2005 11:44 PM 

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