Archive for April, 2009

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Tomato Tree vs. Soil vs. Planter Part 2

It’s been two weeks since my last post in the tomato growing saga comparing the tomato tree vs. planter vs. soil.   So far the planter is way ahead in the competition.   I have at least 10 tomatoes growing on the planter and the plant is now about 38″ high and growing daily vertically and horizontally.   […]

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Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Coming Soon To A GM Dealership Near You!

You know that great service you get at the Post Office and the DMV? Well get ready because it’s soon coming to a GM dealership near you! That’s right, a whole new experience in car buying will soon be available at a GM dealer near you. Here is a sneak peek: 1. Queuing – Are […]

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Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

The Most Useless Feature In My New Cars

The most useless feature of the two new vehicles I’ve recently purchased is the low pressure tire notification.   The light notification seems to come on every couple of months and 9 times out of 10, the notification light is for the spare tire too low on pressure. If auto manufacturers want to put something useful […]

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Monday, April 27th, 2009

The Phantom Cat Menace

With the economic meltdown continuing unabated, it seems pets are being released into the wild and are causing havoc in neighborhoods.    I’ve lived in the same home for over a decade and I’ve never seen so many stray animals come into my backyard after I finish grilling on my grill. For the past few weeks […]

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Friday, April 24th, 2009

Baby Boomer Problem Solved!

So I went to a professional association meeting last night and I ran into a few boomers and jokingly asked them if they were planning on retiring soon or if their plans had changed because of the market collapse and financial mess.   Sadly, many of them somberly said that their plans had changed and they […]

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Nothing’s Changed, Markets Still A Mess

I’m still sitting out the markets and quite frankly, they’re still a mess.   Absolutely nothing has changed, the banks are still insolvent and the only thing I hear that makes any sense is that the recovery MIGHT begin in 2010. The government is predicting a worst case scenario of banks losing 50% of capital if […]

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

This Is What Life Should Be

I’ve been unemployed now for three months and my life has changed for the better.  I get much deeper sleep now and feel so much more relaxed than I’ve ever had in my life.  This is the first time I’ve been off for such an extended period of time without carrying a blackberry, without having […]

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Monday, April 20th, 2009

I Owe The IRS Nearly $10,000 And I’m Not Paying!

I meant to post this last week but I did my taxes for the year and I ended up owing close to 10k and I won’t be paying it anytime soon.  I’m preserving cash right now and the IRS is just going to have to wait.  Yes, there will be penalties and there will be […]

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

How Governments Turn People Into Criminals

In the never ending saga of the city trash collection schedule, I’ve reached a point where I’ve technically become a criminal.  At least, I think it’s criminal to dispose of trash the way I’ve resorted to doing these days. For a quick primer, the city used to pick up trash twice a week and heavy […]

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Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Tomato Tree vs. Soil vs. Planter

I planted three tomato plants a few weeks ago.  The first was inside that Tomato Tree gizmo you’ve probably seen on TV.  The second plant went inside a large planter and the third plant went straight into the soil. It has now been about three weeks since the plants went in and here’s photographic evidence […]

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