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 No, this isn't a Texas Hold 'Em advice column.  I pretty much stink at cards because as soon as I get a good hand, my ears turn red and I start laughing.  Needless to say, I've lost a lot of $20 bills in friendly games with a group of guys gathered in a garage around a bowl of cheese puffs and p...
02/07/2008
 About a month ago Kate Bourland bestowed upon me the wonderful honor of a Me-Me nomination.  In true loan officer fashion, I closed this transaction in 30 days.  Here we go folks.A Handful of Things You May or May Not Want to Know About Me:1.  A life supply of red pens.  Before the mortgage biz,...
02/06/2008
 I just read an article about the 2007 Chicago Marathon and my calf muscles cramped just thinking about what these 25,000 people went through.  In case you hadn't heard about it, Chicago had an unseasonably warm race day, to the tune of 82 degrees and 78% humidity at the start of the race.  Not a...
02/05/2008
 The Superbowl has come and gone, but the memories of the commercials linger in the air like the smell of wet socks.  From what I heard, a 30-second time slot ran the advertisers something like $2.7M.  Or $100,000 a second.  Just you reading my first three sentences would've cost $500,000, if you...
02/04/2008
 I laugh every time I see a political ad on TV and at the end, the candidate's mug pops on screen, they offer up a cheesy smile, stare sincerely into the camera, and tell us how they endorse the commercial.  Really.  Oh, now I believe all of the political wrangling and posturing that just took pl...
01/31/2008
<-----Do you see it?  The little warning at the bottom of the cup telling you how extremely hot your beverage is?  I saw it too, but I figured enough time had passed since ordering my venti, and I tipped the cup back and proceeded to sear the kris kringle out of my tongue.  Which left me wonderin...
01/30/2008
 We've all done it.  You're driving along and suddenly a bright little icon blinks on.  Check engine it tells you.  So what do we do?  Ignore it.  Hope it flickers out.  Maybe it's just stuck.  My engine is fine; it must be a mistake.  I'll deal with it later.  Pretty light, so pretty.A couple th...
01/24/2008
I was never any good at line dancing.  Nor did I look good in tight jeans, boots, and a cowboy hat.  But the line dancing this post refers to isn't done to a Brooks and Dunn song.  The DJ in this case is Fannie Mae.  The tune they are playing is the "Declining Market Value" boogie.Pretty much the...
01/22/2008
 No, not a self-photo.  Although I did pump some iron this morning to keep the pythons looking healthy.  More importantly, I took a look at my wholesale lender rate sheets today, and it turns out, I'm the dumbell.Funny how you get used to doing things a certain way, and for the past year, I've go...
01/18/2008
  Alas, today, I'm one year older.I awoke with a pain in my neck and shoulder.My knee popped loudly with pre-arthritis,as I blew my nose to clear sinusitis.Why does aging hurt so much?Each year that passes, I feel more out of touch.Kids seem younger, they wear strange clothes.The hair I've got le...
01/17/2008
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