Thursday, October 30, 2008

I'm SOOOO Excited!

This doesn't open in the U.S. until Nov 14, so if anyone anywhere sees it before me, do leave a review for me here!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

I Don't Like People

I've only just recently come to realize this. I'm very dimissive of people...I always have been, and I don't know why. I think they disappoint me, and when that happens, I mentally dismiss them. Oh, I still socialize with many of them, for the most part. I don't think they know they've been dismissed. But I don't put myself out there. I don't invest in them, I don't plant roots there.

I can see this with people all through my life, past and present, including some family members.

This is not the way to be. And it's probably my biggest flaw. I really need to work on this, but first, I'd like to understand why I am this way. Why am I so stand-off-ish? Why am I so selective about who I 'let in', about who I view as having real credibility? Unconsciously, I seem to find something wrong with most everyone. Perhaps I have intimacy issues. Perhaps I am afraid to let them know me.

I really don't know the answer to this.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Time to Be Conservative

Looks like the party is over. Time to nurse the global hangover.

In the past week, I've lost 30%+ of my 401K value. I fear I will never be able to retire.

Thankfully, I got out of the stock market with my other forms of savings a year ago, when the market was at an all-time high. Pure luck, no skill involved there.

Cash is king now, so I'm conserving. No major purchases (and very few minor), no big dinners out, no clothes shopping binges, no vacations, nada. Just the simple, conservative life until the storm passes, which could be a while.

The really amazing thing is that we're about to elect a man and a party who were primary offenders and causes of the world's current financial woes. It's like hiring an arsonist to put out a fire. It's crazy that people aren't paying attention. I fear this country has lost its way...and its mind.

God help us all.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Latest Obsession

Mellowcreme pumpkins.

Brach's mellowcreme pumpkins -- only Brach's will do. The others are all poseurs.

And no candy corn, EVER. It must be the pumpkins!

It's a seasonally-correct obsession.