Tell Me How You Really Feel

I’m just so happy student loan forgiveness is well on its way to becoming a social program. I’m even happier I worked two jobs in order to pay off my student loan, a loan I willingly accepted with the complete understanding I was solely responsible for. Not the government. Not my parents. Me. Because I signed for it.

I don’t want to get into an argument with anyone because you may be someone who is the recipient of receiving 10k to pay some (or all) of your student loan. Perhaps I should stop saying I don’t want to discuss political issues – I seem to be doing exactly that right now. Good for you. I hope it genuinely makes a difference in your livelihood. I hope you realize and share how blessed and fortunate you are. Better yet, I hope you don’t say a word; just quietly accept it and move on. You and I can both read and learn about interest payments so I encourage you to do so before choosing to take on debt.

I overheard a person equating this to the multiple stimulus payments received during the height of the pandemic. In other words, we all received those so how we (I) dare begrudge another for their loan forgiveness. Let me explain. Nearly every American received a stimulus check, not a population of people who signed on the dotted line agreeing they would pay back a certain amount of money. And if you think we’re not paying for the “free money” received, you are very wrong. We’ll be paying for it for the rest of our lives, trust me. Nothing is free.

the weird divots are where I kept eating it

Moving on. I found an awesome cookie recipe! Melted butter makes it super easy to put together; with all the time I saved, I managed to refrigerate the dough for a few hours before baking them. Perfection! Mini sprinkled the tiniest bit of kosher salt on top pre-bake. I ate most of them. No shame.

Hatch chilies are my favorite! I might have a problem because they’re only available a limited time – usually late summer – so I buy all I can and freeze them. The photo below reflects the chilies roasted because the skin peels off easily and makes the most delicious dish covered in pepper jack cheese and baked. Clearly I love these. Fortunately, my local grocery store will roast them for you because, holy crap, the smell of cooking peppers can make your eyes and throat burn. But they taste sooooo good!

Now I’m off to highlight some more textbooks with my “free” education solely attributed to military service. Ta Ta!


I ask you –

What is your favorite type of cookie?

Are you a Hatch chili fan?

Tell me how you really feel about an issue. No judgment, no condemnation. I may not agree, but I can be an adult about it. All hateful comments will be deleted.

(The post Tell Me How you Really Feel first appeared here at Running on Fumes.)

© Running on Fumes 2022

10 thoughts on “Tell Me How You Really Feel

  1. I like most cookies, but since I’m old, I am allowed to like old people cookies like oatmeal raisin and snickerdoodles.

    We don’t have much in pepper selection in Pittsburgh. If we were further south, we probably would.

    My wife is always complaining about her school debt, but nobody forced her to go get her doctorate. I am school debt free. Some things are yet to be determined: If you get $10,000 forgiven, does it affect your taxes for the year? How does the relief affect your credit score? By taking the $10,000, are you determined a credit risk? Time will tell. I’m sure I’ll get sucked into my wife’s borrowing issues in some way! Yay! 😆

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  2. Well, I swore by all that is holy that I wouldn’t talk about political issues, but here I go. I think some people were genuninely victimized by diploma mill schools, and that schools should be held responsible whereever possible, instead of the government. I spent ten years paying off a student loan. I also had parents who understood what borrowing money was all about.
    I agree. If you have the good fortune to get some money to pay off your loans, keep your head down, count your blessings, and vow to pay it forward.


    1. Thank you for your comment, Evelyn. I agree with you – there are some schools with very shady practices and some students were victimized. However, those are definitely not the schools I was referring to in my post.


  3. I’m absolutely against the government stepping in and using taxpayer money to pay off ANY type of loans. Never mind picking a certain type of loan, for a certain target demographic. And even though this has been talked about for years now, isn’t it funny they do it RIGHT before the midterm elections? If I didn’t know better I’d think the polls showed a certain party was lacking support in that demographic and figured why not use taxpayer money to buy votes?


  4. I’m right there with you on the loans. I worked hard and paid mine off. Now I’m going to be paying off many other people’s loans via taxes for some time to come. I don’t know if we’ll ever fully recover from all of the damage Biden has done to the economy. Hence, my seeking out other countries to retire to but that’s another story for another day.
    I love plain and simple chocolate chip cookies but every now and then I’ll mix things up and throw in butterscotch or mint chocolate chips. I do make other cookies but those are my favorite.
    I love Hatch chilies and when I was in New Mexico last fall, it was great! I grew jalapeño and banana peppers in my garden this year and the banana peppers went crazy! I’ll have to freeze some soon because our nights will be getting too chilly for them.


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