>OK, so I finally started updating my blogroll, but I’ve only managed to get through “H” in my Blogline subscriptions. In other words, if you aren’t there yet, don’t worry, I’ll get to you eventually.
Meanwhile, tonight I also did a very little thinking about my research, but mainly spent the evening finishing off the January budget (rent check!), doing February’s budget (ugh — I can’t believe I’m so late renewing my MLA and Medieval Academy memberships!), and making a plan for finally getting all of my credit card debt paid off by the end of the school year (woo hoo!). Of course, there’s still the student loan debt, much of which started life as credit card debt before I borrowed from Peter to pay Paul, but at least its interest is tax-deductible. And once the credit cards are paid off, I can double the amount I send to the student loan folks. I offer this information as a ray of hope to the debt-burdened out there, especially for the graduate students. If all goes as planned, I will have paid off quite a lot of consumer debt (low five figures) in three years in a t-t job. Of course, I realize I’m single, childless, and mortgage-less, plus I live in a town where the cost of living is ridiculously low. But still, just know that it’s possible.