Cheers to Norm, Beers for the Mortgage Bankers Association

  February 10, 2010

Good morning!

Winter Quote of the Day:

 
In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer. Albert Camus (French novelist, 1957 Nobel Prize).

Irony Champion of the Year:

 
In the movie Con Air there is a great quote by Steve Buscemi to Nic Cage when the other cons are dancing to Sweet Home Alabama. He says, Define irony. Bunch of idiots dancing on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash. I would also like to define irony in a real life story that appeared in Monday s Wall Street Journal: Not able to pay their mortgage, the Mortgage Bankers Association agreed to sell their headquarters building for $41 million even though they owe $79 million on it. It s Chief Executive, John Courson, who commented last year that defaults send bad messages to family and friends, was asked about the default of his company. His response, We re not going to discuss the financing.

Winter Quote of the day 2:


Woody: Hey, Mr. Peterson, Jack Frost nipping at your nose? Norm: Yep, now let s get Joe Beer nipping at my liver, huh? – Woody Harrelson, George Wendt, Cheers (1982).

Misleading Numbers:


My SAT scores (I was not a vegetable as they indicated), 12 Days of Christmas (Isn t Christmas only one day? I believe this was created to compete with the 8 days of Hanukah), and credit scores pulled online. There are a lot of commercials that tell you to go online and pull your own credit, but did you know that the true FICO scores the banks use are going to be lower numbers than what you see with Vantage online scores. Why can t they be the same? I have no clue. But what I do know is that if you want to know your true credit, please call or email me and I ll be happy to pull your credit for free and analyze it for you.

Timeout for Trivia:


Congratulations to all of you who correctly guessed the woman I dated for six years (in my head) before dumping her for Heather Locklear. Christie Brinkley was one of the first girls I fell in love with and I will remember fondly all of the good times we shared together (in my head). Okay, time for this week s Who Am I? question. Answer it correctly and be entered into a quarterly drawing to win cash and prizes totaling over $48.00. Good luck: I turn 41 today. I wish I could find a guy who loves me as much as US and People magazines. I hit it big starring in a sitcom that ran for 10 years, but I ve also done pretty well on the big screen. I ve starred in movies with Jim Carrey, Ben Stiller, and a dog.

     
BARRY SCHWARTZ
U.S. Top 200 Originator

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