And Giant Plastic Chess
Had a jolly day of Fremantle galivanting, with marmot_pie
and Corey. Giant Chess playing ensued, and it was good. I played Corey and lost, though not quite as spectacuarly as I have in the past, then Louis and Corey played for something like two and a half hours
and Louis won. It was good, we had a crowd and everything. Very suspenseful.
Then we had lunch, I had Jesters, sweet, sweet Jesters, and everyone else ate other things. We discussed literature and writing! It was so arty and grand. Then we checked out this mighty classy bookstore, the one that is...just how a new bookstore should be. Then Danika had to go avay :(
Afterwards, Louis, Corey and I went and had ice-creams, I got meself a lemon sorbet, and it were wonderful, and then we went home.
It was a good day, made not too cold at all by my loveleh coat *grins*.
When I got home, decided to take Bonnie for a walk [and she was so
happy. Hehe. On the way back, talked to a car salesman dude, who started off by commenting on what a lovely looking dog Bonnie is. Anyway, as the dude was a car salesman, I asked what kind of cars they have what are good fer first time car buyers, and apparantly the kind of car I would like is around the $10000 mark, which is my upper boundary, certainly, but I'd rather pay more than I would like for a car to start off with than pay $3-4000 for a bomb and then spend a SQUILLION dollars on fixing it up, if you know what I mean. Turns out that particular place has a fixed interest rate of 12% for 18-21 year olds and suchlike, which means [if I remember what fixed interest means, which I think I do] that I'd only be paying $1200 of interest, making the car $11200 to all intents and purposes, which really isn't that bad. For 60 months, so five years. Of course, I'll look around, and of course, I'd like to, I dunno, either be working more hours, and earning, I reckon at least $200 a week at work, or have a better paying job, and have at least... I reckon a grand saved up before I'd even think of getting a loan on a car, because I don't like the prospect of a loan. And if I were willing to work full time for say a month of the summer break, I think I could pay off about three to four thousand dollars in one go, which would be well sweet. But yes. I'll be shopping around for better deals first. If I could somehow manage a car-and-loan-interest thingy where it ended up costing $10000 all up that'd be sweet. But yeah. Whatever. Does anyone what knows things have suggestions?
Oh! Inspired by an MSN conversation with tattered_pinion
yesterday, I have drawn a Greater Doom Llama
I go now.