ramble through the bronx

yes, this here is ramble through the bronx, the continuing musings of a graduate student* who should be writing her dissertation, but honestly, living in new york city there's really so much else to do...

* and her commenting friends. And guest blogger.
[welcome to ramble through the bronx | bloghome
[I wish I was a mole in the ground]
Meredith [>] (NYC/Toronto)
Emily [>] (Brooklyn)
Emily's music site[>]
Jeremy [>] (Bronx)
Ryan [>] (Bronx)
non-NYC people I miss
Jennifer [>] (Toronto)
Tokyo Tintin[>] (Tokyo/Toronto)
Dawn [>] (Ottawa)
Caitlyn [>] (Ottawa)
CBC [>] (my true love)
del.icio.us/janeyjane [>] (my social link collection, alas, not updated lately. I am apparently not delicious)
The Keeper [>] (try it, you'll love it)
comics sites that I check every day
Newsarama [>] (check out the 'blog' section especially)
When Fangirls Attack [>] (women in comics links)
politics, media, and gossip
AlterNet [>]
'Fuddle duddle' incident [>]
The Nation [>]
Catholic stuff
America Magazine [>] magazine of US Jesuits
Commonweal Magazine [>] biweekly magazine of lay Catholics
Karl Rahner Society [>] site dedicated to awesome 20th c. theologian
Liberal Catholic News [>] blog for progressive catholics
Pacem in Terris [>] Pope John XXIII's 1963 encyclical
music - mostly folk music and banjo links
The How and Tao of Folk Music [>] Patrick Costello's podcasts & banjo & folk guitar instruction
Back Porch News [>]News, Commentary & Links for the folkie community
E-Z Folk [>]Folk music instruction and tabulature
amuse yourself
Piled Higher and Deeper [>] (comic about grad student life)
Cat and Girl [>] just what it sounds like
The Onion [>]
Sluggy Freelance [>]
The Boondocks [>]
Eric Conveys an Emotion [>]
Society for Women in Philosophy [>]
the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy [>]
The Hegel Society of America[>]
North American Fichte Society[>]
Journal of Neoplatonic Studies [>]
Women Philosophers [>]
Brian Leiter's blog [>]
Harper's [>]
Neil Gaiman [>]
Charles de Lint [>]
Making Light [>]
McSweeney's [>]
WFUV [>]
Anti-pedantry page: Singular 'their' in Jane Austen [>]
places I miss
Cafe Diplomatico [>] (Toronto)
The Red Room [>] (Toronto)
The Free Times Cafe [>] (Toronto)
Sneaky Dee's [>] (Toronto... aka Sneaky Disease, best nachos in town)
Kensington Market [>] (Toronto)
College Street [>] (Toronto)
Perfection Satisfaction Promise [>] (Ottawa - formerly the Painted Potato)
Piccolo Grande [>] (Ottawa)
The Market [>] (Ottawa)
Stray cats of Parliament Hill [>] (Ottawa)
other nonsense
Mozilla [>]
Abebooks [>]
Alibris [>]
Metafilter [>]
and thank you
Thanks to Haloscan for blog-comment-ability

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Day of crappy bank frustration, mitigated by discovery of new comic

Listen to my tale of woe. I went online today to check my washington mutual account, to make sure I had enough money to get my new passport ($97) -- I figured if I didn't have enough there, I would transfer some money to my US credit card ,so that I would have at least $97 free on the credit card balance. So far, so good.

I went online and saw that my balance was $ -185! and nearly had a heart attack! It said that my stipend cheque, for $250, that I deposited last week, didn't exist -- that I'd deposited an empty envelope. ARGH!!!!

I went to my office & double checked that I'd taken the check off its stub, which I had, which means I must have deposited, since otherwise I wouldn't have detached the cheque & the cheque would still be there. I had stub, no cheque. Therefore, deposited cheque. Right?

I called Washington Mutual & the best they could tell me was that they'd do an investigation, which takes 5 business days (i.e., 'til next Wednesday). I asked if
it would make sense for me to have Fordham cut me a new cheque, but they said no, since if WaMu found the old cheque they would deposit it right away.

So now I have to wait 5 business days in case they find it. But what if it's still lost? argh.

If they find it, then they'll take off the $60-some-odd of overdraft charges. Which will be good. If they don't find it, then I have to have Fordham stop payment on the lost cheque, and I'm still responsible for the overdraft charges.

I hate banks. It's frustrating, since I've been depositing cheques in ATM machines for years, with never anything bad happening.


OK, now the new comic I promised you. I've also linked to it on the lefthand side of this blog. It's Cat and Girl. If you're procrastinating, just start reading through the archives. It's all good.


Last thing -- you may have noticed a link to my livejournal account up above; I'm not switching over or anything; it's just so that I can keep up with livejournal people & also look through communities. Like the one entitled 'gradschool_hell'. Yes, brilliant.

jane 9:58 PM [+]

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