Crying Quote of the Day: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss
One of my biggest fantasies as a kid was to see Wonder Woman covered in tattoos. Dreams do come true.
Wuss’up This Week: Raise your hand if you like employment reports. You do? This is your lucky week as we have three of them – today’s ADP Employment (expected at 145k), tomorrow’s Weekly Jobless Claims (327k expected), and Friday’s biggie, the February Employment (+125k, unemployment at 6.6^ expected). All three of these can sway interest rates in either direction. Also, another biggie tomorrow is the Revised Q4 Productivity report, which will probably be down because I’ve been obsessed at breaking my Floppy Bird record of 71 and not really working hard.
Interest rates have found their happy place as they seem content to stay in the low-to-mid 4s for a 30-yr fixed, and ARM rates about a point lower. As usual rates vary on the type of home, equity in the home, credit score, and if you’ve been locked up for renting a crappy movie.
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All 85 Best Picture winners ranked here. Interesting list, although I don’t agree with Rain Man being ranked outside the top 10.
Crying Quote of the Day 2: “You’re not truly a parent until you’ve crawled through the McDonalds urine tubes to pull out a crying child.” – Abe Yospe (@cheeseboy22)
Timeout for Trivia: Timeout for Trivia: Congrats to those who guessed Justin Timberlake last week. Want to be entered into a drawing to win a box of bubblegum cigarettes? (I was addicted to these in 6th grade but then I started wearing the gum patch). Simply email me the answer to this week’s “Who Am I?” question. Good luck: “It was on this date in 1988 that my song hit # 1 on the US charts (the song is not about a priest). It came from an album released in late 1987 that was banned in some stores because of another song on that album that caused controversy. In fact, American Top 40 host Casey Kasem refused to say the song’s title! All of this seemed so far removed from my days with a band when we made it big in 1984 with a song about waking up an all-female band (that’s another play on words, Mortgage Fans).”
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