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  • I would rather be both happy and right, but I will settle with happy. Being happy means I don’t have to sleep with one eye open.
  • Someday, some of the people who think they are a part of my life will figure out that me not caring at all about them does not mean I hate them. Hate takes too many calories. I prefer indifference to the point of not remembering they exist until they intrude upon my consciousness again.
    • Being hated by me is a privilege I extend only to a select few, and it is a privilege that you must certainly earn.
  • As an independent voter, I am going to have to stock up on popcorn now so that I have enough for the 2024 political season.
  • The news is full of reports that people have lost literally billions of dollars they entrusted to an inexperienced 20-something with limited oversight who kept his ‘business’ in the Bahamas.
    • Somehow, these people have the chutzpah to act surprised when their riches disappeared.
    • I mean, if you can’t trust a 29 year old with bad hygiene, manners, and fashion sense to hold onto your nest egg while living in a house with the 9 other people who run his company, including a girlfriend who openly brags about how great pharmaceutical stimulants are, who can you trust?
    • Dude, if you don’t understand it or can’t touch it, don’t invest in it. Even if you can and do, you better have someone with neither a neck nor a sense of humor available to ensure that your investment is being watched over carefully.
  • Apparently, holsters for my new pistol have to be made on the hips of Cuban virgins out of imported Rhodesian emu hide. The magazines appear to have been crafted by master dwarven artisans out of finest trans-orbital unobtanium, too.
  • As a return to the office lurks somewhere just over my horizon, I’ve been considering picking up a smaller car, new or used, for the hour-long commute.
    • Irish Woman is under the incorrect impression that I can wave my hand imperiously, and my employer will make a desk appear out of the ether for me to use at one of the company’s other, closer, facilities.
    • I had to break it to her that every other person who lives on our side of town already had that idea, and there is no room at that particular inn.
    • I’m not sure she believes me, but her will can only bend reality so far outside of our yard.
    • So, anyway, I looked at dealerships and used car lots in the area. There is a bit of inventory, not much, but a bit. However, the cost of a 2 year old used sedan is about what my parents paid for their first home. A new car is more than our last two cars combined.
    • Guess I’ll be driving the F150 for a bit more until this silliness gets under control.
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  1. mrgarabaldi

     /  November 21, 2022

    Hey DB;

    I’m looking for a replacement for the Focus, dang good car with excellent mileage, but my back is complaining everytime I get into the car, so it will have to be some kinda SUV or Small Pickup because driving my precious(The 1999 F150) can be expensive despite being comfortable.


  2. Old NFO

     /  November 21, 2022

    Yep, the whole FTX thing ‘stinks’, to put it mildly… And good luck finding anything affordable out there…


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