Friday, October 10, 2008

Speaking of...

Remember that scene in Dumb and Dumber when they opened up the briefcase and it was full of I.O.U.s? Normally that would be really funny except that right now my 401k briefcase looks the exact same way. Not so funny now.

At least the low stock value is allowing my 401k to gobble up more shares during these troubled times. And the good news is, by the time I'm 90 I should be sittin pretty!

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Speaking of finances... I just wanted to say thanks for all the great responses and suggestions on my wife's and my How we got out of credit card debt article. I was very happy to hear that some people were inspired by it. In fact, Phil sent me this photo the very next day.

GO PHIL!!!

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Speaking of inspiration... We're off to Minneapolis tonight for Roseanna's first ever karate tournament. I've never seen a 12 year old kid so inspired by a sport or hobby in my life. She literally goes 3 times per week and practically panics if she thinks she's not going to make it on time. Hmm, I wonder if us Lees were somehow related to Bruce at some point in history? I mean if Sarah Palin can be related to Princess Diana then I guess anything's possible!

GO ROSEANNA!!!

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Speaking of "going"... I was cracking up yesterday when I went into the bathroom and had to do a "fly by" because someone was already in one of the the stalls. After I heard his "camo cough" I did a little "crop dusting" and headed for a "safe haven."

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Speaking of flying... I gotta run. Hopefully Roseanna will come home with a trophy tonight. She's a lot tougher than she looks you know!

Have a great weekend everyone.

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UPDATE.... And we have a winner!

Roseanna came home tonight with 1st place in the sparring competition and 2nd place in form routine!

Congratulations Roseanna!

To answer Michelle's question... sparring is when you put on the pads and attempt to score points by making contact with your opponent through either punching or kicking them, and form is when you perform a rehearsed routine and try to execute it better than the other competitors.
Needless to say it was a great night for Rosie.

Oh, and I might have enjoyed it a bit too.

35 comments:

cathouse teri said...

More about poop! Stop that! :)

Have a lovely weekend.

Jeff said...

That's funny... there is not one mention of the word "poop" in this post. And unless you had read my complete post yesterday (like you said you wouldn't) you wouldn't know what I was talking about. Ha... busted!

Memarie Lane said...

Good luck Roseanna! I can't wait to get Jessamine in a martial arts class, she'll tear it up. You should see her Megatron impersonation.

DFTF said...

"camo cough" LOLOLOL! Poop always makes me laugh, even if you don't actually say the word, "poop."

mom said...

I am so excited to hear about Roseanna!! I can hardly wait to see how she comes out. Let us know.

Mom Thumb said...

Palin needs to stop talking. My cringe reflex is exhausted.

Good luck Roseanna!

cathouse teri said...

I realize I'm not as smart as I look, but I assure you... I did NOT have to read yesterday's post to figure out you were still on the poopy subject. :)

Babs (Beetle) said...

Of course you will post about Roseanna's award when she gets it? ;O)

Windyridge said...

Good luck Roseanna!!
This is the 2nd time this is happening to our 401k's and the first time we told ourselves what you said. Do you know it only got back to it's original value a few years ago? And down it goes again. The problem is the stock market isn't what it used to be and growth is single digits now. I wonder if by 2020 it will be worth much? Scary shit. Yeah I'm a glass half empty person lately.

Sarah said...

Good luck Roseanna!! travel safe!!

Elizabeth said...

Good luck to Roseanna! You probably should build a shelf, I'm sure there are many more trophies to come!
:)

Elizabeth said...

Oh, and Palin said she was related to Princess Di?? Man I'm glad I don't have TV.

Michelle said...

Good luck to Roseanna! Stupid question, but what does one do in a karate tournament?

Ed (zoesdad) said...

What Phil failed to mention in that picture is that those are MY CARDS!!! Bastard!

Heather said...

Go Roseanna!

Jeff said...

memarie - I would actually like to see her Megatron impersonation. Please make that happen!

dftf - I would hope you enjoy poop humor. Your logo is someone on a toilet after all. ;b

mom - And I just did.

mom thumb - Cringe reflex. Funny.

teri - Oh well, I gave it a shot. I still think you're in denial and that you secretly think poop is funny but you're too much of a lady to admit it. There. How far off was I this time?

babs - Good idea! Please see the update on the post.

windyridge - I hope it's back up by 2020! I need to start winding down my career by then.

sarah - I think your good luck wishes helped. Thanks!

elizabeth - Too funny. There is no shelf big enough in our house for these monsters!

michelle - I answered your question in my update. Thanks...

ed - Well, you should probably thank Phil anyway. Those cards are no good for anyone.

heather - Go she did!

Corrina said...

Congrats to your daughter! That's awesome. :-)

Kathy said...

I was just about to ask how Rosanna did in her competition, so thanks for the update. You go girl! Geez, it's almost as big as she is!

Way to go Phil! Cutting up credit cards is so liberating.

And Jeff, thank you for the run-down of your recent bathroom visit. You covered a lot of bases there. Well done, my friend!

The Doozie said...

The real meaning of sparring? it is when you are following the rules, and you get bored with that, you go out to your car, get a shovel, and you bash people over the head at random. That is what it really means

Mom Thumb said...

I agree with Elizabeth, you'd better clear a wall and build shelves. Those are some nice trophies, congratulations!

Doozie, I like it. I'm going to go put a shovel in my van right now.

Dan said...

Well done Roseanna!

Now maybe you are tough enough to handle Marmite

rick said...

They keep trying to tell us that everyone's 401K"s were lost in the stock market. The truth is nothing was lost, just stolen.

JD at I Do Things said...

Way to go, Roseanna!!!

Now, can you get your dad to stop talking about poo? I'll give you a trophy for that!

JD at I Do Things

VE said...

I love reading your comments. It's the Teri and Jeff show on there. To poop or not poop, that is the question...and of course...everyone poops! ha ha

Why is that 401K sounds very close to 'for no one, kay?' which is about right for them right now...

Congrats to Rosanna. We know a friend that was good friends with Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris. He's been doing it for 52 years now. He's on some elite list of like 50 masters in the world. A wonderful guy and you'd never know it looking at him.

Elizabeth said...

Congrats to Roseanna! Wow, that trophy is huge!!

Sandy said...

Wow! That trophy is bigger than her!

You must be so proud.

Jeff said...

corrina - Roseanna says thank you!

kathy - It's a gift. One that keeps on giving.

doozie - In your world Doozie that makes perfect sense. ;-)

mom thumb - We were just talking about when Brandon heads off to college next year, and making his room into the trophy room. We'll let him know soon.

dan - This is karate, not prison camp.

rick - The truth is... the value of my stock fluctuates based on either good feelings or irrational fears of stockholders. It's a great system. Not.

jd - There's nothing that can make me stop talking about poo. It's my best stuff.

ve - Cool. Just make sure you don't piss him off!

elizabeth - No kidding. It barely fit in my car.

sandy - Maybe just a titch. You should have seen me beaming at the tournament. I'm sure I embarrassed her plenty.

mom said...

Congratulations Roseanna!!!! I am so happy for you---FIRST place no less. That's incredible. And then you took SECOND place!!! You just can't do any better than that, can you? Love you--Grandma

April said...

Congrats, R!!

Babs (Beetle) said...

Wow! Congratulations Rosanna!

Mooselet said...

Geez, that trophy (which I apparently can't spell - thanks spellchecker) is as big as she is. Well done Roseanna!

cathouse teri said...

I've been called a lot of things... but a lady? Now that's a stretch!

Windyridge said...

Holy cow those trophies are bigger than she is! Good going! Wow!

Roger said...

Congratulations to Rosie! Them's some big ol' trophies!! I can just imagine what her trophy case is going to look like in a few years, better get crackin' there Jeff and build her a really sturdy case. :)

Maureen said...

Wow, Roseanna! Sorry this is late (catching up on a whole bunch o'posts) but no less heartfelt... congratulations!!! That's a big honkin' trophy!