Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mid Week Snack

I have a dentist visit tomorrow because a back top tooth had been killing me since last Friday so I have the appointment tomorrow and took a vacation day in case they have to do anything to it. Of course it has been pain free for two days! Unreal. I have plenty to do around the house before vacation so it will not be a total waste of a vacation day.

Crack is Whack
All you wanted to know about how some are playing crack spreads.

Tom Brady Emotional
Quarterback for the New England Patriots, Tom Brady, was featured in a piece that covered how he was overlooked until the 6th round of the draft. I get it sucked, I get he was very emotional thinking about how his Dad and family helped him, but at the 1:20 mark Brady starts really getting upset:

Look, I get it. It was a tough time and he may have thought all the hard work he had done in his life was wasted getting drafted so late. HOW ABOUT SOME TEARS FOR WASTING A 14-2 2010 SEASON TOM!!! Where are those freaking tears? Still a sick joke the Patriots lost to the Jets, only it's not a funny joke but some sort of vomit inducing 'jokes on me' sort of thing.

Peak Home Buying Season
We are in the season where home sales are at higher levels because most people want to close on a home while their children are out of school (other various reasons; who likes to move in winter?, etc). Calculated Risk notes (via DataQuick):
South California Home Sales Still Low; New Home Sales at Record Low
California leads housing trends across the country, in case you are wondering. Another stellar success of government intervention.

You Don't Know The Power of The Darkside
The power of The Darkside of the Force is strong! Even little children can be brought over to The Darkside in a hurry (via Geekologie):

Sariah Gallego wants to join Darth Vader, not fight him! HA!

Let us all recite the Code of the Sith:
Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
Through passion, I gain strength.
Through strength, I gain power.
Through power, I gain victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken.
The Force shall free me.

Too bad. There are only two; a Master and an Apprentice.

Have a good night.


David Batista said...

Haha, that little padawan is smart! She knows where all the fun is really to be had -- and it ain't with the Jedi council. :)

getyourselfconnected said...

Indeud David.

The Sith Code makes it clear, one cannot ignore pasion and emotion :)

Game of Thrones is on like.....

Jennifer Hillier said...

Good luck at the dentist tomorrow! You're going to want perfect teeth for your vacation.

GawainsGhost said...

Oh, come on, GYC, you're just teething us.

Bad pun, I admit. But all the best puns are bad ones.

It is true that summer is the peak buying period for housing. Real estate is, after all, seasonal.

But there is too much inventory on the market, prices are dropping, credit is tightening, sales are slowing, and buyers are holding out for the bottom. So now is not a good time to sell a home. It is a good time to buy a home, as there are some real deals out there, provided you have the money and credit, are represented by a competent agent, and know what you're doing.

Incidentally, here is an interesting article on the housing bubble.

In it, the author argues that Clinton's repeal of the capital gains tax is what fueled speculation in real estate and led directly to soaring prices during the bubble. Now it's all crashing down.

He makes a good argument, one that I hadn't considered.

getyourselfconnected said...

Hey Gawains,
Interesting take (cap gains tax angle). It makes sense when you think about it.

Smokin in Peosta said...

How about U2 if God will send his Angels. For Michelle's confirmation.

Dave in Denver said...

Hey dude. Smoking anything else besides the steel keg bbq when you get back? LOL. Where you going on vaca?

getyourselfconnected said...

Hey Dave! Going to Antigua, woo hoo!