Monday, October 27, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Mommy 23 lbs
We've been good beach bums, except for Friday night when we left the beach to have dinner at Del Pietros. They had this unique little side dish there called "pasta" and it was too delish to pass by.
Stay tuned for next week's Beach report.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
I think it went well. There were 47 multiple choice questions and I wasn't dead sure for only about 5. Most of those were true/false, so I got a 50/50 shot on those. I'm pretty sure I clinched a B+ and maybe higher (but I want to be pleasantly surprised).
John was so nice to come down with a really bad cold yesterday so that I could use him for a model while studying. Now THAT'S supportive!!
Let me be clear on one point: I can’t predict the short-term movements of the stock market. I haven’t the faintest idea as to whether stocks will be higher or lower a month — or a year — from now. What is likely, however, is that the market will move higher, perhaps substantially so, well before either sentiment or the economy turns up. So if you wait for the robins, spring will be over.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Multitasking is yesterday's news. Single tasking is the wave of the future. Instead of doing a lot of things at the same time poorly, focus all of your attention on one task at a time. This skill increases the quality of your work, maximizes your efficiency, and will increase your job completion ratio.
Monday, October 13, 2008
There is a book associated with the movie titled "The Love Dare".
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Millions of Americans on Main Street are feeling the effects of our current economic crisis largely brought on by corruption and greed at Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Wall Street. Our next president must come into office with a plan to address the very root the failing housing market.
Last night, during my debate with Senator Obama, I announced my plan to fix the root of our problem and I'd like to share a little more with you today.
If elected president, I will direct my Treasury Secretary to implement an American Homeownership Resurgence Plan to keep families in their homes, avoid foreclosures, save failing neighborhoods, stabilize the housing market and attack the roots of our financial crisis.
America's families are bearing a heavy burden from falling housing prices, mortgage delinquencies, foreclosures, and a weak economy. It is important that those families who have worked hard enough to finance homeownership not have that dream crushed under the weight of the wrong mortgage.
For those that cannot make inflated payments or their mortgage exceeds the value of their home, mortgages must be re-structured to put losses on the books and put homeowners in manageable mortgages.
This Resurgence Plan would purchase mortgages directly from homeowners and mortgage servicers, and replace them with manageable, fixed-rate mortgages that will keep families in their homes.
By purchasing the existing, failing mortgages the resurgence plan will eliminate uncertainty over defaults, support the value of mortgage-backed derivatives and alleviate risks that are freezing financial markets.
I am ready to lead our country out of this financial crisis and I am ready to work with anyone and everyone who will help. Together, I know we can work together to find solutions for these challenging times. Please do your part today and spread the word about my new plan by forwarding this email on to your neighbors, friends, family and coworkers. Thank you for your time and support.
P.S. Homeownership represents the very core of our American economic system. This is not the time for politics. We must move aggressively to provide relief and stability for all Americans.
John went and bought us doughnuts this morning... but wait!...they were vegan organic donuts. What?!?
I have gone over the marriage contract and "hippy" was never mentioned as one of the things I had to love him through.
Ok, so the donuts were good, but if he buys a pair of Birkenstocks or puts an Obama sticker on his car, it's over.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
There were only 4 boats, so maybe it's not the crushing victory the girls were hoping for. I, however, (10 week novice girl) managed not to fall out of the boat nor do anything detrimental to my team the entire time. I probably didn't help them so much either, but there was no coast guard rescue required... so, yea for me!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Here is our weekly check-in from the Beach.
Mommy 19.5 lbs
Cap'n 26 lbs
Despite a fabulous food tasting, some Chicago cupcakes that were awesome, and a double cheeseburger on the way back from Chicago -- I managed to scrape off some weight this week. Yeah!
Did anyone notice I'm closing the gap on the Cap'n?
"Nebraska coach Bo Pelini probably should learn something about talking smack before facing top-five teams. Pelini openly talked about shutting out Missouri. So what happened? Missouri scored within a minute to set the tone for a 52-17 victory over Nebraska that was the Cornhuskers' worst home loss defeat since 1955. Maybe Pelini will think before he speaks next time around."
Love it. GO TIGERS!!
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
"By screaming for this package to be voted down, you are essentially cutting off your ketchup stained wife beater to spite your cut-off jean shorts."
Love it. I'm holding it in my esteem right between "Ask not what your country can do for you", and "I'm not dead yet."
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
"Investors hate uncertainty." Well, that's just tough. Uncertainty is all investors ever have gotten, or ever will get, from the moment barley and sesame first began trading in ancient Mesopotamia to the last trade that will ever take place on Planet Earth.
If tomorrow were ever knowable with absolute certainty, who would take the other side of a trade today?
The financial future is no more uncertain now than it used to be; in fact, it's far less uncertain than it was in the summer of 2007, when the Dow shot above 14000, the future seemed bright, and utterly no one foresaw the disaster that would befall the financial system. The absolute certainty of blue skies ahead was an illusion then, and the notion that we all know that worse misery lies in store is an illusion now.