Timothy Hutton and Holiday Quotes

BarrysBlog_FBHoliday Quote of the Day:
“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right” – Oprah Winfrey.

Keeping the Dream Alive:
In efforts to be the first 43 year-old, 5 ‘9 Jewish guy to play in the NBA, I am having my left knee reconstructed tomorrow. I will be flat on my back for the next two weeks and sedated more than I usually am. Therefore, this will be the last Barry’s Blog of 2009. I want to wish everyone a very safe, warm, and happy holiday season. And don’t worry about me – I’ve got the first four seasons of Melrose Place on DVD. I’ve also got a laptop – so you can continue to call me with questions, refer clients, etc.

Interest Rates:
Continue to flip-flop around. The Fed says inflation is in check (inflation is bad for rates), yet reports yesterday showed inflation getting a little out of control. One thing is for sure: Rates will most likely hike up over a point in March/April when the Fed stops his spending spree to keep rates artificially low.

Holiday Quote of the Day 2:
“Your Honor, every one of these letters is addressed to Santa Claus. The Post Office has delivered them. Therefore the Post Office Department, a branch of the Federal Government, recognizes this man Kris Kringle to be the one and only Santa Claus.” – Fred Gailey (John Payne), Miracle on 34th Street (1947).

Timeout for Trivia:
Congrats to all of you who correctly guessed Sinead O’Connor in last week’s Who Am I? question. I’m ending the year on a really tough one. Good luck: “On this date in 2006 I married my current husband (Donald Ray Thomas) in Chicago – the town I was raised in. Luckily for my husband, I don’t carry any of the personality traits from what you see in the movies I have starred in (such when I played Stacy – an obsessive girl who bought her ex-boyfriend a gun rack, or a psycho secretary from hell to Timothy Hutton). I would love to tell you about my role in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, but all of my scenes were cut from it. Don’t feel sorry for me though, sometimes bad luck turns into good luck; like when I tried out for the title role in David E Kelley’s Ally McBeal, lost it to Calista, but then was hired for David Kelley’s other hit series where I had a nice six year run.”

One More Thing…
2010 is going to be fantastic beyond your wildest dreams. I’ll see you then!


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