Thursday, April 28, 2011

Taking sides, poor besides, Furrysides

Good evening.

I've had a running competition with Michael to see who would post the first blog entry. He's been writing offline. I haven't. Happy birthday, you old 23 year old, you!

OK, so while the world will be tuned in to the wedding of William and Kate, I'll be going about my business as usual. Believe me, I won't DVR the event. I'm sure I'll have my fill of it over the next 2 or 3 years. This is a phenomenon that has gripped the world like a lobster about to drop into the boiling water! I don't care about it -- that's the honest truth. I don't. Am I callous? Am I a non-somethingorother? What's even funnier is that just about everyone I have asked doesn't seem the least bit interested in watching this wedding. Like me, they'll all see the highlights on the evening news. That's enough. But some are planning on sitting in front of TV with a Porta-Potty so they don't miss a second of the festivities. It's us vs them. I refuse to take sides.

I had a friend call me to ask if he could borrow some money. I mentioned it to Devin and he had a shocked look about him. Being very money-savvy, he knows what it means to loan someone money. The rule, as I was always told, is that when a friend asks you to loan him/her money, only loan as much as you're prepared to GIVE them. Borrowing and lending money between friends, more often than not, can lead to hard feelings. I don't have the money to give away. Therefore, I don't have the money to lend. I gently mentioned that I'm a school teacher who doesn't make a whole lot of money. He was very understanding, and he apologized for being insensitive toward my financial situation -- and poor, besides. And that is that.

I can't believe the number of tornadoes ripping across the country. One touched down in Ringgold, GA. I think Nick lived there, or his family still lives there. I went to MySpace to see if I could send him a message, but all I got was a blank screen with his home page music playing. I tell ya, MySpace has bitten the big one!

I've been enjoying VEDA (Vlog Every Day April) on Youtube. I've subscribed to some really great vloggers. One such vlogger is known as Furrysides (Karl). He's vlogged every day in April. His choice of subject matter is eclectic, to say the least, but he's always entertaining. He's posted some pretty clever video blogs during the month. I have to admit that I'll be sorry to see April go. I've been thinking if I could hold up for a month of blogging, let alone vlogging. So if you care to check him out, you will find Karl very entertaining.

So I'm just kicking off the cobwebs on this thing. Nothing seems to be all that user friendly these days, but it's worth a try. Everything else is good. I'll see what I can do about posting an entry every day for the remainder of the month. Yuk yuk!

Have a great evening, everyone!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Michael and Tom, bloggers all!

Good evening.

I was just reading a really interesting blog from Tom of Los Angeles, and I wondered what my other blogging friend, Michael of Los Angeles was up to these days. I sent Michael a note poking him about posting before his birthday.

Now that Devin is living here, the computer room has more or less become his office, as he's online constantly, making contacts or contracts with brokers and mutual fund houses or places of lots of money with gold on the floors and people with guns and all that crap. He Blackberries on his Raspberry, tweets on his tweeter and has contacts all over the world. There! I just showed you, in graphic detail, my knowledge of accounting, financial planning and the stock market. Make me a millionaire by age 55. That's all I ask.

But seriously, it's great to have Devin here. I'll walk past the room, and I can tell by the look on his face if things are "bull" or "bear". He has decided NOT to do business on the weekends, and he disconnects himself from the rest of the world when he goes to church, which is basically every Sunday. He says he loves it, so that's good -- church and his job.

I've been having some ups and downs, myself. I often anguish for the weekend over something that happened at school during the prior week. Devin has use of that condo in Panama City Beach again this year. I look forward to spending some time there real soon.

I think that once I spend a few days at the beach I'll be in more of a blogging mood. I'm after Michael to write, and I'm glad to see that Tom has written a blog entry. He's such an eloquent writer. I could only hope to be such a writer.

It's 8:00 PM, and it's starting to cool down outside. It's gonna be beautiful for the next week or so. We'll spend more outside time at school tomorrow, that's for sure.

Have a great evening!