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April 07, 2010 – Comments (6)

Random Thoughts (Brain Droppings)

 

1) Overheard at my doctor’s office, a nurse to a female patient being weighed, “Your toes are so cute!” I could never get away with saying that to a client.

 

2) I am glad my wife and I were able to close our refi last month. ARMs are evil.

 

3) My next car will have to satisfy my family’s needs and the mid-life crisis I have scheduled. Any suggestions?

 

4) Anyone that does not have at least 5% of their portfolio in micro/small caps should reconsider. There are some fantastic small companies out there poised for growth.

 

5) Shania Twain is nice to look at but that does not mean I want to be in her company.

 

6) When looking for new stocks I do my best to think like Lynch or Graham.

 

7) I will only buy the iPad if it comes with a customized back that reads “Don’t Panic!”

 

8) I want to use a flamethrower to kill the carpenter bees that have decided my deck makes for an awesome home. I know doing so would spell disaster.

 

9) I started a new way of eating. I’m not going to refer to it as a diet, the word has negative connotations. I have not lost much so far but feel better and the effect on the weekly grocery bill has been significant.

 

10) This weekend my son, a toddler, and I are going to start a container garden. I bought two new pots (12” x 12” x 12”) and some garden soil for the project. I already have a packet of peas and mint. Any other suggestions? I thought about carrots but have no idea how they would do in a container. I also bought a third blackberry bush to add to the back yard.

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#1) On April 07, 2010 at 10:49 AM, lemoneater (82.08) wrote:

2)Smart move!

3) have you considered a Jeepney? 20PercentPM was blown away by its functionality and charm when he saw them on his visit in the Philippines.

9) Good for you. Although dark chocolate is supposed to reduce the risk of cancer, I need to exercise moderation.

10) Some people use Sweet 100 cherry tomatoes as a container plant. Ornamental peppers are also very pretty and can do well. One warning: containers guzzle water in the South so you might want to jerryrig some mini-irrigation or make watering a regular ritual with you and your little guy.

 

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#2) On April 07, 2010 at 11:08 AM, chk999 (99.97) wrote:

For 3), buy a minivan and take it to a car customizer. Have them take out the existing engine and tranny and drop a monster V-8 with supercharger and a racing style automatic into it. Have the supercharger engaged by a handle on the dash. Dress like Mad Max.

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#3) On April 07, 2010 at 11:10 AM, kdakota630 (29.49) wrote:

Brain Droppings - George Carlin reference?

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#4) On April 07, 2010 at 11:50 AM, catoismymotor (41.70) wrote:

Lemon,

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll have to see if the garden center has any peppers. Where the container garden will be is far away from the spigots. We'll have to use a watering can, and often. Over time I want to do more with the container garden. I am placing it on a small concrete pad located next to the garage, on the south side of the house. It is about 3' x 4'. I guess it was meant for trash cans originally, not being used for anything at present. One one side of it along the garage are two elephant ears and on the other a holly bush.It will be nice to have something fun in the space.

 

chk999,

That sounds insane and expensive. I'll look into it!

In reality I am thinking of a Ford Explorer/Mercury Mountaineer with a V8, maybe with the 4x4 option. I have a couple of years to go before a firm decision needs to be made.

 

kdakota630,

Yes. I miss George. In my opinion he was the hardest working comedian around.

 

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#5) On April 07, 2010 at 12:23 PM, kdakota630 (29.49) wrote:

Was always one of my favourites.  Enjoy this:

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#6) On April 13, 2010 at 1:27 PM, gonelong (34.91) wrote:

10) Strawberry plants (depending on your climate)

Pros:  Low, low maintenance.  Plant, water, and them add some wood chips when the plants are a bit bigger (helps with keeping plants from drying out).  If/when you get a fruit it's a kick for the kids to walk right out and eat something they grew.  If they don't produce in your region, at worst they look like passable ground cover.

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