Out Of My Mind On A Tuesday Mornin’

Election Day Is Finally Coming!!! Who Wins?

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Larry Gaynor for President. Yep, I decided to throw in my name today. I know I will get at least two votes (one from me and one from the BUB). More important, at least I can vote for myself. For the first time in a dozen elections I can’t decide how I can vote for either candidate and be OK with myself. Trump is the worst of the two. My thoughts are that Clinton will win, be convicted while in office, then end up like Nixon and be removed from office and then Kaine will become President much like Ford became President before. At least with Kaine we know so little about him, we can keep the country on even keel until 2020. The next question: Who are going to get then?

Yep today is November 1. Yep Thanksgiving is three weeks away (my favorite holiday). Yep New Year’s Day is two months away. Yep we are getting older as witnessed by myself last weekend. The icing on the cake would have been MSU doing something right this year and coming to play for four quarters. But alas, with the ball on the 2 yard line we couldn’t score with four tries. But at least I got to see Michael, Daniel and Carter would will be turning 5 soon enough.

More bragging rights. Ran the DFP half marathon at 1:41 and came in second place for my age group. 261 overall out of 11,500. Now that the bragging is over, I have this hidden injury oddly enough feels bad when I walk but feels good when I run.

So Daniel had two major announcements in a span of a week. First he is engaged and plans to get married next year, who knows when. And second, he is having a baby April 29. So my third grand kid is coming soon!

Who is going to win the race to Mars? Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos? Forget about Mars, I’m not sure about you but driving from point A to point B has become an ordeal. Is there anyone not on their smartphone anymore?

The $10 beer, the $20 martini and the $100 bottle of wine are becoming all too common at restaurants and bars these days. First it was Bud. Then Bud Lite. Then a few imports like Heineken and Corona. Easy enough. But then came Samuel Adams and the invention of craft beers and suddenly there became 500 beers. Now the craze is IPA’s and pretty soon offering 100 and more brands at  a bar will be no big deal. The bigger question is how do you know what brand to order?

The biggest acquisition wave has hit Wall Street. AT&T buying Time Warner for $85B. But wait, might Apple come to the party? More interesting has been the quietness of the beauty industry.

The hot gift item (for us anyway) is the Ginger Lily Farms Botanicals Therapy Gift Set. Selling like hot cakes and at $10 MRSP, why not!

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I don’t know about you but I prefer not to think about Christmas just yet and enjoy the 74 and sunny day today. One thing about Michigan, Fall is one great season.

Happy Tuesday!

Out Of My Mind On A Tuesday Mornin’

Did you hit the mall the day after Christmas?

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I know, I know, I haven’t been blogging but I have to say it isn’t because I’m giving it up. The last couple of months have been super busy and the days have flown by. Aren’t you supposed to work less as you get older?

Speaking of the last few days, I think this past Friday to yesterday were the fastest four days in history. With another long weekend coming up, will that go by any slower?

2011 will go down as the year for Michigan sports. Even the Lions made the playoffs. If those miserable Lions fans who went to every game over the past 10, 20, or 30 years, what are they like today? Giddy beyond giddy.

Speaking of giddy, Daniel (my Duke soon to be graduate) played in his first poker tournament and came in 5th place. He was the chip leader until he ran into A-K while holding A-Q. No doubt A-Q is one of the cruelest hands of all.

It looks like Santa didn’t come for Sears. Sales down 4.5% and they are closing 120 stores. Who shops at Sears anyways? Or Kmart? Look for some big changes to come.

The iPad was the hottest gift of the season along with the iPhone 4S. But other than a few toys, there wasn’t anything that was must have. No pet rock item this year.

Max and Essie called us at the home to wish us happy holidays. It sounded like Max was drunk but he hasn’t had a drink in his life. Perhaps he was just giddy realizing he has no bullshit to deal with anymore.

Starbucks is loaded with Christmas merchandise after Christmas. Don’t feel bad for them, they sold on average 42 gift cards every second.

I love the Christmas holiday season but the day after Christmas I don’t want to see or hear a single Christmas thing. Is there anything more sickly than a Poinsettia plant after Christmas?

What a great time of the year to eat, drink, eat, drink, and eat and drink. Burgers, fries and pizza still rank at the top.

Love winter so far. Sunny days, warm weather and easy driving. I had a great 10 mile outdoor run on Sunday. Heck, if winter’s stay like this, Michigan will become a growth state once again.

And yes, Michigan finally recorded its first growth in employment since 2002. But until the level of education and lifelong learning increases, future growth will be dubious.

How many apps have you downloaded that you never use?

Is Ron Paul the real deal?

I’m ready for 2012. More on that next time around.

Happy Tuesday!

Out Of My Mind On A Tuesday Mornin’

Did you hit the mall the day after Christmas?

View Results

I know, I know, I haven’t been blogging but I have to say it isn’t because I’m giving it up. The last couple of months have been super busy and the days have flown by. Aren’t you supposed to work less as you get older?

Speaking of the last few days, I think this past Friday to yesterday were the fastest four days in history. With another long weekend coming up, will that go by any slower?

2011 will go down as the year for Michigan sports. Even the Lions made the playoffs. If those miserable Lions fans who went to every game over the past 10, 20, or 30 years, what are they like today? Giddy beyond giddy.

Speaking of giddy, Daniel (my Duke soon to be graduate) played in his first poker tournament and came in 5th place. He was the chip leader until he ran into A-K while holding A-Q. No doubt A-Q is one of the cruelest hands of all.

It looks like Santa didn’t come for Sears. Sales down 4.5% and they are closing 120 stores. Who shops at Sears anyways? Or Kmart? Look for some big changes to come.

The iPad was the hottest gift of the season along with the iPhone 4S. But other than a few toys, there wasn’t anything that was must have. No pet rock item this year.

Max and Essie called us at the home to wish us happy holidays. It sounded like Max was drunk but he hasn’t had a drink in his life. Perhaps he was just giddy realizing he has no bullshit to deal with anymore.

Starbucks is loaded with Christmas merchandise after Christmas. Don’t feel bad for them, they sold on average 42 gift cards every second.

I love the Christmas holiday season but the day after Christmas I don’t want to see or hear a single Christmas thing. Is there anything more sickly than a Poinsettia plant after Christmas?

What a great time of the year to eat, drink, eat, drink, and eat and drink. Burgers, fries and pizza still rank at the top.

Love winter so far. Sunny days, warm weather and easy driving. I had a great 10 mile outdoor run on Sunday. Heck, if winter’s stay like this, Michigan will become a growth state once again.

And yes, Michigan finally recorded its first growth in employment since 2002. But until the level of education and lifelong learning increases, future growth will be dubious.

How many apps have you downloaded that you never use?

Is Ron Paul the real deal?

I’m ready for 2012. More on that next time around.

Happy Tuesday!