Monday, January 21, 2008

Done

It's done.

We met with our bankruptcy lawyer, signed the papers stating that we are retaining his services and gave him a thick stack of bills.

All for the low, introductory price of $1600. I won't bring up any of the obvious Catch-22's, contradictions or paradoxical conundrums that come to mind as we try to pull together that amount.

When I'm old and feeling the need to share the autobiography of my life (RMB14.95 at Barnes and Noble, due out in the Fall of 2033), I'll begin this chapter as such:
"On a cold and dismal January morning, a light dusting of snow flirting with the leafless trees, Tom and Annie turned into the bankruptcy lawyer's parking lot, the stillness disturbed only by the crunching sounds of their Plymouth Neon's recently Fix-a-Flat-inflated tires on the newly salted roads."
It's sure to be a runaway bestseller. To pay for an advance copy, just send your checks to me at...

12 comments:

Elizabeth said...

hmm...that stinks. hang in there. more later....

beans said...

well, it's over. at least the going part. now hopefully they can help point you in the right direction.

Terri said...

i'll definitely buy your book.

hey, remember that alanis morisette's song "Ironic"? most of the things she lists as ironic aren't really ironic, they're just sucky. but having to pay a gob of money to declare bankrupcy...now THAT'S ironic. and also sucky. sorry friend. hopefully this is the last gulp of water before they haul you out of the freezing cold water you've been sinking in.

Laurie said...

onward and upward...

Kim Ayres said...

As you say, it's another chapter in your life story. Think how dull the book would be if your life was plain sailing. You've got to have a bit of struggle against adversity if you're going to have Will Smith play your part in the movie of the book.

bella said...

This just plain sucks.
And I'm ready for the advanced reading copy of your book.

anne said...

Ugh! But as nearly everyone who commented before me wrote, at least that's over.

Tammy and Parker said...

I know this has been hard for you.

Hopefully now it is on to better days.

Anonymous said...

Why wait until '33 to write your book?

As always,
Mom

Tom said...

Elsie: Tanks...

Beans: Hopefully that direction is somewhere warm :)

Terri: You can reserve a copy today for the introductory price of... :)

I bought a copy of her first album, which helped to make me more depressed and may have contributed to my current financial situation. Is that ironic?

Laurie: You saying it's time for me to apply for some more credit cards? :)

Kim: If Michael Keaton can play Batman, anything is possible...

I would, however, like one chapter in my book to be about me sitting on a warm beach somewhere.

Isabel: Like I told Terri, just send a check for... :)

Thanks.

Anne: I need one of your power "naps" about now.

Tammy: Thanks... and warmer days wouldn't be too bad either.

Mom: It's more fun to have something to complain about. :)

Terri said...

...:) is pretty cheap. I'm in.

Tom said...

Ha.