I want the pie in the sky
I want money lots and lots of money
So don't be asking me why
I wanna be rich, oh
I wanna be rich....
Erm, bit of an unexpected musical interlude there. Hadn't planned on it but you can't stop a song once it pops into your head and starts jumping on your auditory cortex.
Anyway, back to the point of it. I need more money. I've already spent more than I should have on True Dungeon treasure tokens and I want more. I NEED more. It's a horrible addiction and it's driving me bonkers. I'm hardly one of the real 'big spenders' with one person this year dropping around 6k and another 4k. In addition to that, there were at least around a half dozen that spent in the 2k range. My dropping of $750 would seem to be miniscule kept in comparrison but viewed objectively might be an act of insanity.
The real difference between me and those nutjobs spending more is that I have no real source of income right now. The medical issues have left me completely disabled when it comes to employment and it's pretty depressing to know that all those years of education and prep work have ended up coming to naught. At this point, what I should be doing is filing for disability through social security so that I can pick up some support, but it's hard to bring myself to go through the process. I've never actually worked before, and since the payments are based on past income, chances are I'm going to be put into a bracket crowded with crackheads and welfare moms. As far as I know, level of education and whatnot plays no part. Since my problems became incapacitating before I picked up a job (though even that would have been pretty pathetic pay as a post-doc or some such), I'd have gotten the proverbial shaft no matter what.
I guess that something is better than nothing. I should at least see how much the benefits accrue to. The only fun thing about this process is I hear it takes up to 5 years or so to resolve. That's always pleasant to know that I could be waiting that long just to pick up a few hundred dollars a month.