Miracles are Everywhere…

BarrysBlog_FBSome people find religious symbols/signs in tortillas, puddles, or clouds. Yesterday I found something much better that moved me to tears: a Dorito (ranch flavor) shaped like Mr. Krabs from SpongeBob Squarepants. When I went to get my camera, my wife unintentionally picked it up and ate it. (24 hours later I’m still thinking about starting divorce proceedings). So I say this to you, Mortgage Fans: while the economy still stinks worse than Miss Kunke (my 6th grade gym teacher who used to shove our faces in her armpits if we misbehaved), there are tiny little miracles that we overlook everyday. In the spirit of Thanksgiving here are 10 little miracles to be thankful for:
1. America – we still live in the greatest country in the world (Canada would be tied with us if they didn’t have French speaking citizens).
2. Interest rates – still crazy low! And we are still doing refinances for free if the loan is over 240k.
3. Rocky and Bullwinkle – celebrated their 50th anniversary last week! (the actress who voiced Natasha (June Foray) is 92 and still does work for Cartoon Network).
4. More Anniversaries – This month Sesame Street turned 40 and Perl Mortgage turned 15.
5. Homer Simpson.
6. Jonas Brothers – They are a success which will lead to more Boy Bands sprouting up…oh wait…I’m getting mixed up. This is on my list of 10 things NOT to be thankful for.
7. Buying homes – 2009 gave us triple the amount of home purchases that 2008 gave us. 2010 will be ten times this number. The base of economic recovery starts with home purchase/ new construction.
8. Wizard of Oz: Networks will show this movie around Thanksgiving, and it never gets old. Also, I found this funny: Marin Independent Journal’s TV listing for The Wizard of Oz read like this — “Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first woman she meets and then teams up with three complete strangers to kill again.”
9. Baseball is still 5 long months away. Football is just getting interesting.
10. Remembering the good things about people who passed away this year. (Farrah, Oscar Mayer, John Hughes, Gidget (the Taco Bell dog), and Patrick Swayze (who made the greatest guy flick and chick flick of all-time (Road House and Ghost).
Have a great Thanksgiving everyone! I’ll be back with a regular blog and trivia on December 2nd.
Barry

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