30 September 2008

Tuesday Musings (and Mid-October Updates)

Here are a couple of things to put in your hat:

1. This is not the end of days. This is a necessary market correction. The fact that it is brought about by inorganic means is not a signal that the sky is falling. Even so, it would be reckless at this point not to get yourself fully prepared for a spartan lifestyle in the near term.

MID-OCTOBER UPDATE: Ok, so maybe it is the end of the world. And we still have no toilet paper in our 2-year food storage supply. That could get ugly.

2. Yeah, I'm not afraid to say it: BYU will play for the national championship. And they just might win.

MID-OCTOBER UPDATE: Now we're just hoping for a shot at the Las Vegas Bowl. Can anyone say "BYU vs. UCLA, Part IV?"

3. On the final day of the fantasy baseball season, with a full six months ahead of me before the 2009 season starts, I actually found myself lying in my bed thinking about who I am planning to draft next year.

MID-OCTOBER UPDATE: The Red Sox just staved off elimination by coming back from a 7-0 deficit in the 7th inning to win Game 5, 8-7. Could this be another miracle comeback from being down 3-1? That's "fantasy baseball" at its best! (Side note: Beckett better sack up for once and do his thing in Game 6. The 2007 playoffs honeymoon is over.)

4. I am not happy about the lack of golf in my life this year. My handicap hasn't taken a major hit, but I'm still not pleased about how infrequently I've been able to play. I need to get my priorities straightened out because this work stuff is really beginning to cut into my free time.

MID-OCTOBER UPDATE: There are 50 Riverside members on the list ahead of me who want to sell their memberships. So for the time being, it looks like I'm going to be a member for a while. Just in time for winter...

5. When it's time to change, you've got to rearrange. Move your heart to what it's gonna be.

MID-OCTOBER UPDATE: The more things change, the more they stay the same.

1 comment:

Supercords said...

After listening to a lot of talk radio (consequence of driving my old truck around until I buy a new car), I have to agree with you. It's gonna hurt, but in the long run, it's for the best. We live in a free market society. Let things play out and the chips fall where they may. I'm against the "bail out".

Oh, and score me a free ticket to the BYU v Utah game.