Sunday, October 29, 2006


The weather forecasters are predicting a blustery day. A perfect day for taking a long walk, reflecting on ones' life, thinking, planning. Why so introspective? Today is my birthday. By the time you're out of your 20's it's just not a big deal anymore. I can recall amost every past birthday (plus gifts) from the time I was 4 until I was about 18 or 19. when I was a kid, I always wanted to be "older." Now that I AM older, I'm happy!

Many things to do this morning. I'm an early riser, as you can see by noting the time of day this was posted. That long walk in the wind will have to wait until early afternoon. I have things to do... Sundays I always read The New York Times, The Albany Times-Union and The Saratogian. I like to cook a big lunch. After that, I'll walk. I'm to meet with friends at an internet cafe around 2.30 and after that it's off to the bowling alley. I should be home by 6. I always try to catch the TV news, and there are a couple of shows I watch Sunday nights, although this being my birthday, I suspect I may be out, so I'll just record them.

Thanks for the emails! If you'd like to contact me, you can get my email addy by mousing over my picture in the sidebar. Thank Google for G-Mail! Yesterday my total incoming email tally was 371. Google correctly identified and filtered out 355 "spam" emails! Every blogger should have a G-Mail addy, and if you'd like an invitation, just ask me! Yes, you've noticed some political entries on this blog... I did mention previously that with the 2006 and 2008 elections here in the USA, you'll see many more politically-charged posts. Don't be surprised if you see posts appearing regarding savings, investments, and other financial topics. These will involve direct experiences I'm having as I search for ways to better manage and control my cash!

I'm listening to Art Bell on the radio, and Art says a SUPER Typhoon is bearing down on Southeast Asia (Art's show is live from Manila). Art says the funny thing about it is that if something like that were happening in the USA there would be all sorts of warnings and preparations, but where he is, NOTHING.

So, a new year of my life begins! Gasoline here in Albany is $2.39 at nearby stations. Wonder what it will be by January 2007? For awhile it looked as if ( 'experts' said so ) gas would hit nearly $4 a gallon. Is that still a possibility? Comments welcomed!

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