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LobsterLvr

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  1. A little clarification...and an example of how f'ed up the whole system is: As I was running out of money I made sure to pay child support IN FULL. And I still am. My daughter's welfare is MY biggest concern. And, I knew that failure to pay child support could get me locked up. (BTW, my daughter is 20, is a full time college student junior and hasn't lived at home for two years....but the courts still think child support should go directly to the custodial parent.)

    Unfortunately, I was unable to pay anything towards alimony.

    So let's pretend (for simple math) I pay $400 a month in Child Support, and $2000 a month in alimony.

    When I went to court I discovered that the lovely state of NJ did NOT to allocate my full $400 to child support, but instead allocated $100 to child support and $300 towards alimony!!! So suddenly I was in the arrears on BOTH!!!

    Oh, and in case your wondering, my ex works in healthcare and makes close to six figures.

    For all of you who know me, thanks for your support.

    For everyone who's just getting to know me thru this thread, I hope this clears things up.

    Dave

  2. I always thought the summer of '72 would be my most memorable. I was wrong. The summer of '11 has it beat by a mile.

    Now that it's officially autumn, let's re-cap:

    I spent the summer unemployed.

    I was considered for over 20 jobs.

    I was too old or too 'old school' or over qualified for all of them.

    I spent half the summer away from my wife.

    She works in Maine...we live in New Jersey.

    I spent over 150 hours on Route 95.

    I got two flat tires.

    I ran out of money.

    I filed for bankruptcy.

    I fell into the arrears on my alimony and child support.

    My ex showed no mercy.

    She had my license suspended.

    She had me arrested.

    Handcuffed.

    Processed.

    Fingerprinted.

    Put in jail.

    I paid fine and got released.

    I'm still out of money.

    But my new wife isn't!!!

    So...we went to a lesbian wedding in Hawaii !

    We went to San Francisco...Muir Woods...hiked the Tennessee Valley.

    We spent several wonderful weekends in Maine.

    We consumed dozens of lobster rolls.

    We bbque'ed with friends.

    We spent every moment we could with my daughters.

    We laughed.

    We watched the sun come up.

    We went to a Red Sox game at Fenway.

    We drank red wine.

    We loved.

    We lived every moment like it was 1972.

    And yesterday (on the last full day of the summer) I got a job offer.

    Here's a happy little 2:16 song that fits how I'm feeling.

    Dave

  3. "No Matter What"! Absolutely!!!!

    And that Searchers song??? Awesome!!!!

    Here's an obscure one. Listen all the way thru to the acapella part at the end.

    "Smokescreen" by Flying Blind (from American Pie Soundtrack)

    Naughtly lyrics....gotta love it.

  4. I just signed up for Spotify (a new free music site). They've got a pretty huge library of Eric's work (including Winter Dreams and stuff like "My Heart Stops"...which I'm listening to right now...and "Reason To Try").

    Dave

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