Sunday, October 26, 2008

Quick little post, 100 % bragging

Just to let you all know we are not only alive, but well:
Half the proprietorship of this blog recently ran a mile a in 6:12, a time outstanding for a 30 year old, very good for a 50 year old, and out of this world for someone within a year of being able to collect social security, albeit reduced.
The other half has only the fact that his weight declined to under 180 pounds to brag about. It isn't exactly the same as running really fast, but the loss of over 25 pounds in eleven months does seem to make the trials of those months more than worthwhile. Actually, I have forgotten those trials completely, and am concentrating on losing another 10 pounds, but that might be a little tougher than the last few.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


I have no idea when or if the market and economy will start to rebound. I just wish that some groups, major credit-rating agencies, for example would just shut up. Today they decided to announce that they might do something and it more duck and cover.

In the meantime another biggest loser was eliminated. How is Misty May?

What happens when the Dow hits zero? Does that mean Armageddon?

I have been listening to J Mellencamps latest music. Love death,etc. I have never been a big fan, but its pretty good and fits the mood of most of us over 60 trying to figure out our 401K. I realize that if you have 1 million saved or if you have 300K a 20% drop is still a 20% drop, but it certainly seems more for the 300K guy.

Bring back define pensions. Who wanted to privatize Social Security and let everyone put there potential SS payment in the market. How many votes for that now?

Spent three days in Minneapolis, you would believe the anti Franken ads on TV.