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Retirement is a one footed kangaroo, some ups, many downs.
Friday, September 04, 2015      6 comments

“’Retirement’ is only a word.” I wish. I’ve been retired for 6 months. All my former day structure of 49 years on one job is torn down. It is hard to build a new structure. Retirement is listed as one of the top 3-4 life changes that cause ... Read more
New Years 2000, Y2K Fears, Remember Them?
Wednesday, January 01, 2014      2 comments

Remember Y2K? The paranoia that gripped the world? Planes were going crash, “embedded processors” were going freeze up, the monetary system was going to stagger. Grocery store systems were going to fail. People were doing a lot of hoarding, ... Read more
2014's Hopes and Goals.
Friday, December 27, 2013      4 comments

Live the whole year. Everybody knows they’re going to die, nobody thinks it will be today. Finish getting financial ducks in order for retirement or in case “today” shows up. Encourage someone once a week, enough so I can distinctly write it... Read more
The good ship “Caloric Budget” is losing headway…
Wednesday, December 18, 2013      2 comments

The captain, Sir “Calorie/Exercise Counter” is suffering from Mutiny of Bounty. All the fat ol’ “salts” are taking control of the ship. They have locked the captain in the brig and are pelting him with cookies, candy, fruitcake, and pies. The... Read more
Budget conscious
Friday, December 13, 2013      2 comments

Have to watch our waistline and money. My wife and I and grandkids are heading for the first day showing of the new “Hobbit”; IMAX, 3D, HFR. Senior $18.25! We already have the tickets. I told my bride of 44 years, “Maybe I should not go in, ... Read more
Budget ship torpedoed!
Monday, December 09, 2013      7 comments

The good ship “Budget” has taken a hit, right at the waistline, the sub has more torpedoes and is closing in! I am listing with severe holes! Overspending is rousting my waistline! How could this happen? I was so resolute.. on paper. It sh... Read more
Unbalanced Budget
Tuesday, December 03, 2013      3 comments

Everybody should strive for a balanced budget. That means not spending more than you make.. living below your means. Wait! Weight loss (and ooftah! gain) is an unbalanced budget! “Good” unbalance is spending more of those pesky calories than... Read more
31 Days of Budget Trauma
Sunday, December 01, 2013      3 comments

December, the critical month to stay within our budget. You thought I meant money? No-o-o.. Calories, not money! Exercise minutes versus TV minutes. It is the month to avoid the trauma of the season of Black Friday. I am talking about spend... Read more
Heartbroken by a complete stranger..
Friday, July 05, 2013      5 comments

The following is a blog in the memoriam of Sarah "Sasoun" Guyard-Guillot, the Cirque du Soleil artist who tragically died during the performance of "Ka." "Although I did not know you.." is the start of many blogs. forsasoun.com Here is one... Read more
A tragic death in Cirque de Soleil, Sarah Guyard-Guillot
Wednesday, July 03, 2013      5 comments

Following is a link to the news story of the death of aerialist Sarah Guyard-Guillot. http://www.lasvegassun.com/blo
#axzz2Y00B1mBK My daughter is ... Read more
Stuffitis: a painful, inflation of a person’s __
Sunday, March 03, 2013      9 comments

Symptoms- This disease is characterized by overflowing closets, family rooms full of travel mementos, extra furniture, books, DVD’s; bedrooms filled with books, and other things that “don’t belong” anywhere else. A two car garage with no cars i... Read more
Dumbest question ever. What's your pick?
Wednesday, January 30, 2013      10 comments

I was watching TV and the advertising fever pitch ramp up for Valentine's Day. I asked my wife, "What would you rather have; diamonds, flowers, or chocolate? We smiled, chuckled together and she said, "Is there any doubt?" I shook my head and... Read more
Orange Death vs. Purple Life in the grocery aisles...
Monday, October 08, 2012      11 comments

Today I was at Target, a store I really like. While getting some stuff, I strolled by the Halloween Candy Kingdom. Wow… I started counting; higher than Count Dracula ever did. 50 shelving units, about 6 shelves per unit, 4 feet wide; ... Read more
Cilantro Lime Shrimp and Deep Chocolate Cake
Friday, October 05, 2012      3 comments

Had a light breakfast today and then had to do physical work about 6 hours straight without lunch. Since I’ve been tracking food on Spark, I look at every meal! No excess, but…..I am also ready for lunch. Back and forth I worked at a customer... Read more
Death Donuts, Fritos, my 30 minute enemies…
Tuesday, October 02, 2012      3 comments

Woke up at 2 a.m. today hungry. Had a modest pre-breakfast of Cheerios and milk, and banana slices, 251 calories. Went back to bed, slept in a bit, headed for a work meeting around 9. My wife asked me, aren’t you going to eat something? I sa... Read more

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