04.01.05 | 9:48 a.m.

Ha. Ha. Joke's on me.

I just thoroughly depressed myself by figuring out exactly how much of my salary goes to the government, the state, medical and dental insurance, and my 401K... a lot. More than a third of it, which seems insane.

It's times like these when I "get" the allure of hooking, drug dealing, dog walking, babysitting...