Sorry to be a pain but I really need to rant right now...
1) I'm having a hard time keeping my tank temperatures at a good level. They all have heaters, but my room has a drafty window and is pretty cold, and the heaters just don't seem to be strong enough. I've never had to use them 24/7 before, but obviously I'm going to have to do that now. I've got them all on at full power, and the water is still taking forever to get warmer.
2) I've spent the last few days delivering phone books. That's got to be the worst job ever. I worked 8 hours the first two days and 7 hours today, but I'm only getting paid about one hundred dollars (and that's with gas compensation included). So that's like $4 an hour, which is half of minimum wage. And this was a hard job, too. My parents were getting mad at me for complaining, but I've got bruises all over my legs and ankles and my back is sore because I've had to do so much heavy lifting. And it's way too cold to spend that much time outside.
3)My sister and I were really hoping to go on a dance-related trip together next month, but I don't know how can I afford it. I'm stubbornly refusing to give up, but I've done the math over and over and the only way I can pay for it is if my parents help me with other expenses like car insurance, until I get a job. And they've made it clear that since they loaned me some of the money for the car, I'm not a position to be asking any favors from them.
4) I always used to get so mad at my mother because all she ever thought about was money. I promised myself I'd never be like that, but somehow I ended up being EXACTLY like that. I guess being a grown-up just does that to people.
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