Like clockwork, my life over the past few years has been a steady sequence of steps leading up to the next major event. The next major intellectual hurdle, the next major trip, the next major purchase … . Not breaking the pattern, I’ve decided what I really want next: A British Racing green Mini Cooper-S. (PDF with pictures of the car, attached goodies and pricing.)
Unlike my father, I don’t enjoy recurring expenses. I really prefer paying in huge lump sums. So extreme financing whereby I pay a tiny amount initially and keep paying a sum per month for many months thereafter is not an option. I plan on saving up for it and paying for a bulk of it at the point of purchase. Since our earlier checklist worked so well, I’ve devised a more colourful scheme for announcing my progress toward the goal on this web log. Tadaaa.
For those with negative energy in the audience, I know, sure the average grad student doesn’t want to wait eons and rather goes in for a 2nd-hand rusty bucket of bolts.
I am not your average grad student.