I don’t particularly like Maureen Dowd but I think a special place in hell is reserved for Karl Rove who should have been tried for crimes against humanity.
I never get why Republicans are supposed to have great senses of humor but Democrats–why Maureen is dour; and Letterman, I fear gave in too quickly to Palin–a woman who wastes no breath as she spits out hate.
I don’t think he went too far. When you parade your children publicly they become fair game. Bristol’s supposed to be an expert on teenage pregnancy. She’s eighteen….and I love Letterman so…
I pay as much for health insurance as people who are fully covered but I have to pay for the things I really need. I’m scared to get sick as many things can be attributed to what the insurance company underwriter declined to insure. That’s wrong. A lot of my friends say “this doesn’t affect me. I get great insurance through my job…” They really say that. Even today when nothing is a certainty tomorrow. They also make me feel like sheet for not getting my health insurance that way which I think is really the point in some cases.
My floor seems to be getting better. The floor guy who voted for Obama, not something many people admit to here, is coming next week to look. He had said that there is a 30% chance it will contract back to its original non-wavy shape.
I’m going through something I never have before: Blogger’s block. I would rather be at the beach, walking or working on something that might actually make me money.
Can I be real? I keep dreaming that I’m the age most people think I look–a decade and some ago. Next month I enter the last year of my 50’s and I’m having problems dealing with it. I wish I could just go into major denial and am trying to but….This happens a year or so before each major birthday so I don’t have to deal with it in the actual year. It feels so weird to be so old when I’m so immature
I have become an HGTV obsessive It’s the only reality show or station I can watch and can I watch it. Hour upon wee hour until I almost can’t walk the twelve or so feet to my bedroom. (I won’t have a TV in my bedroom nor a computer, but I have so many other rooms now and two outdoor deck areas)
Somethings about HGTV shows bother me. They don’t say when the shows were filmed and more than half the time the recession and glut of homes isn’t mentioned. Nobody ever feels guilty for buying at a time like this. I have devoted countless blog posts to guilt though everybody who sees my house in person thinks it’s an incredible buy.
Almost everybody moves right into their home. Probably because they do talk about financials and too often people put five percent down and take out two mortgages.
That’s not responsible. Too many people are thinking of borrowing from their 401K’s as there’s no penalty this year if you buy a house and you will get the eight percent credit I didn’t. I know banks are being slow to make loans but they have to make some loans. I hate to sound like the person who is breaking up the party or the person who bought and then thinks nobody else should but borrowing 95% sounds more risky than not.
That said I love to watch just about anything on HGTV. I feel as if I’m peeking into people’s lives and the disparity in prices in different regions is amazing. I have seen almost mansions for under 500K in high default areas that are geographically desirable or were or will be again but that is usually either not not noted or noted in passing.
Wow I just saw one where the couple had a first mortgage for 75% and a second for 25%==no money down and interest only for the first ten years. If you don’t have an equity stake what’s the difference from renting? All the couples seem nice and responsible yet I can’t help but think I’m beginning to truly understand how people can easily walk away from their homes.
I do so want to send in pictures of my abode and the galloping grounds but think they’ll be considered before pictures. Critique my writing. Critique my appearance. Critique anything about me but not my house. No not my home.
Are you ever on the phone with somebody when they say “you’re breaking up,” and you think, “no you’re the one on the cell….” Just a thought