Yeah, I know. I missed last week. You cried like a sissy girl. Let’s not talk about it, okay?
This is an actual conversation I had with an old lady:
Me: Libraries need to realize they’re not fortresses of information anymore. I can find out practically anything I want just by using a computer and Google.
Her: You know, internet search results are notorious for being inaccurate.
Me: Uh, no they’re not. Have you ever searched for anything?
Her: Besides, books will never go away. You can’t search on a computer while you’re laying in bed.
Me: What? Yes you can.
Her: No you can’t. Who would want to anyway?
I think I should get her an iPad. She’d probably use it for swatting flies or something.
Random Thing That Irritated Me This Week
The reason why I had to skip last week’s link dump is because my Grandparents were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They invited a bunch of similarly old people, all of whom weren’t the least bit annoying.
Grandma was clearly stressed out about the whole event, since she was considerably more miserable than normal. I was helping put the decorations up, and she was not happy with my lack of decorating skills. So she yelled at me. A lot. Naturally I started intentionally decorating worse, because I’m one of those passive aggressive types. That amused me for a little while.
So then I ducked out early to go to my buddy’s house (after my decorating duties were complete, I might add) and she got mad. She says “don’t you want to spend time with all your relatives you haven’t seen for 20 years?” No Grandma, I don’t. If I cared about them, I would have made an effort to talk to them in less than 20 year intervals. The only thing we have in common is ancestors. Oh, my second cousin Jimmy teaches statistics? HOW INTERESTING.
Random Thing I Enjoyed This Week
Watching the stock market gyrate more than a crackhead stripper giving a lap dance was pretty entertaining. Who needs sports when you can just watch that?
I went to the city, mostly because I wanted to get the hell out of town for a day. I bought some stuff at a giant Wal-Mart, including some $5 shorts. I bought some new shoes at Winners. Then I went to the bookstore and made a list in my phone of books I wanted to read, rather than buying them. Take that, Chapters.
I went to the new Planet Of The Apes movie (by myself, after not being able to convince the cute girl who sold me my ticket to join me. Had to work my ass.) and it was a pretty solid movie. There’s lots of cool scenes of apes beating people up. James Franco is in it, and I hear the ladies quite like him. John Lithgow is a very convincing Alzheimer’s patient. I think he might really have it.
Song I Like And Therefore You Should Too
I still can’t get enough of that Expos song from two seeks ago. But I guess you want a new one. Fine, here you go.
Hey! Guess who’s going to the Taylor Swift concert THIS WEEK? This guy! I’m gonna write my phone number on my underwear and throw it up on stage. Security totally won’t kick me out for that.
Simpsons Quote Of The Week
Homer: You heard me, I wont be in for the rest of the week…I told you! My baby beat me up!
Me So Hungy
I am really hungry as I type this. Like so hungry I’m contemplating eating the couch cushions hungry.
The cake at Grandma’s anniversary was really, really good. It was carrot cake. Now there’s nothing wrong with carrot cake, but you’re officially a million years old when you request carrot cake. They also made burgers, except they insisted on using an indoor grill when there was a perfectly good barbeque sitting just outside. Not sure what the logic was there. Maybe they think that propane rations never got lifted after World War 2.
Before the movie the other night I ate at the movie theater’s restaurant. I had a steak wrap, which was pretty good and reasonably priced. It has a nice barbeque sauce on it. Considering it came from the movie theater, I was impressed it didn’t cost $31.95. It was $10, and pop was only $2.29. I’d recommend it.
Entertain Yourself Dammit
As I type this, Vernon Wells is about to make his return to Toronto. This will be fun. I can practically hear the boos now. By the time you read this though, that’ll be long over.
I watched that show that gives someone $100k to hide, and they get to keep it if the cops can’t find it. The concept sounded pretty cool, and I was entertained by the first episode. I think it’ll get old fast, so watch it now before it gets cancelled. Or you could just watch baseball or preseason NFL football.
Babe Loosely Related To Finance
Freida Pinto played James Franco’s love interest in the Planet of the Apes prequel.
She could play my love interest in real life any time she wants. For one night, at least.
Oh Right, Time For Links
The fine folks at Control Your Cash will now be permanently hosting the Carnival of Wealth. That’ll be fun. Speaking of carnivals, yours truly is hosting the carnival of personal finance this week. Go submit your entries. Do it now! If you want to be included in an Uproar CoPF, you’d better submit, since you know they’re only going to let me host once.
The Simple Dollar linked to me. Can you believe it? At least one of us likes what the other writes.
I wrote about how investors shouldn’t automatically buy during each downturn over at Canadian Finance Blog.
Mike from The Financial Blogger explains how you can’t cut your way to getting rich. Naturally he uses lattes as an example. Damn coffee, making everyone poor. That’s why I don’t drink the stuff. Well, that, and it tastes like bitter ass.