Monday, January 19, 2009

This and that.

I realize that everyone else has noticed, too. But it's kind of appropriate that M.L. King day falls the day before Obama's inauguration. I still worry that people expect too much, too fast. I've learned enough about economics in the last couple years to know that he won't impact on the recession until at least late in the year, if that.

Good luck to him and to us all.

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I've gained about 20 pounds, and no one notices. No one. Or as my friend Cameron put it more succinctly: "No one cares, Duncan."

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So far, the worst part of working everyday is not fitting in the time for a movie. I managed to read some comics last night, though.

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Bend Bubble2 has become unreadable. Someone (not me) has been posting entire acts of Shakespearean plays, which is an appropriate comment on what's happening over there. I just can't wade through all the dreck anymore.

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Started renegotiating my lease. Sounds promising. So far.

I really want the lease as soon as possible so I can do economic planning, and they aren't in any hurry. But they seemed amenable to continued storage in the basement, which was a big concern. I tried to make the case for lower rent, she made the case for equal or higher rent.

But it looks right now like that a manageable lease will probably happen. So I'm feeling relieved.

Sure enough, the landlord threw my comments in the Bulletin about a 'thriving downtown' in my face, but she did it with a smile.

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My wife is still amazed by how much fun she has with her blog. She's a natural; I think she and I have just written so much over the years that a blog isn't much of a stretch to write on a regular basis.

4 comments:

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Be sure to drop by my blog tomorrow and the next day, as I'll be attending & reporting on the Bush Family Welcome Home event in Midland, Texas, where the sky's the limit! It's a joyous day to celebrate both the inauguration of Barack Obama and also honor the office of the president itself in the person of G.W. Bush, or W as he's known here.

Hope your lease works out well!

Jack Elliott said...

" I tried to make the case for lower rent, she made the case for equal or higher rent."

Out of curiosity, if you can disclose the information, what's her argument for same or higher?

MrBruce said...

Dunc, let them stall. It's only going to get worse for the next few months.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Someone (not me) has been posting entire acts of Shakespearean plays, which is an appropriate comment on what's happening over there.

Ah Ha! Methinks he doth protest too much!