I KNEW it! Oregon has the fifth slowest drivers in the U.S.A. and all the other states are tiny little things -- DC, Hawaii, Delaware and Rhode Island. You know, they probably can't get up to speed before they're in another state.
Here's a thought. The housing bubble actually helped some people. Like me and Linda. We qualified for a nicer house than we probably should've, considering our income. It so happened that we easily accommodated the mortgage because both of us have been willing to pay a higher percent of income on housing than most people -- and make our savings elsewhere.
Now, we are on the verge of paying of the house completely.
When I look at where our two stores are at, I come to one inescapable conclusion.
There is NO substitute for experience. Not hard work, not money, not brains, not even luck.
And what is experience?
Learning from your mistakes.
Which means, I guess, that you have to make mistakes and overcome them and outlast them and only then can you bank on your experience.
Of course, there are always more mistakes to make...
Anyone else noticed how good The Good Wife is? I think it's become the show I enjoy the most.
Mentalist and House; great lead characters, but the stories have become awfully formulaic, and in House's case, unbelievable medically.
CSI: L.V. isn't quite as good, though still better than most.
Happy Town is a Twin Peaks wannabe, but I'm still intrigued.
Heroes is so unsatisfying, I gave up. Never liked 24. Don't watch situation comedies or reality shows....
Most of the other shows I like disappear maddeningly for long periods of time: True Blood, Dexter, Caprica.
The Law and Orders -- all of them -- are almost becoming paradies of themselves.
I'm ready for Lost to be over.
Castle -- dare I say it? It's just too cute for it's own good.
I'm sure I'm leaving out something....
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