///Not Operating Heavy Machinery///
As you all know, I’ve been busily labouring at various physical tasks during the last week and a half. I’ve also assembled pictures of other interesting projects I’ve been up to, such as changing my air filter and killing ants en masse, so stay tuned for posts to come.
On Tuesday evening, I managed to reactivate an injury from a year and a half ago or so. My back is really, really sore. It’s feeling better, after a day of laying down and popping pills, and another day of taking it easy. But I’m still not going to test my limits anytime soon. My back issues significantly impede the amount of work that I can get done; I thought that – this time around – I was working within my limits. Unfortunately, those limits have been significantly lowered (as have my demands) and the injury manifested itself. Alas.
///The Movie Project///
I like good movies. The majority of movies produced are absolutely terrible; very rarely do I actually like a film. My partner has seen, based on my standards, very few good movies. Since we have some free time now, I composed a (growing) list of films to watch. The list is already long. We’ve previously knocked off quite a few of my all-time faves (e.g. Sin City, Watchmen, and Goodfellas) but there are many more to go! This week, we watched Apollo 13, The Shawshank Redemption, and Saving Private Ryan. Any suggestions?
///Riley and Daisy///
The world’s cutest personal finance pups, Riley and Daisy spent last weekend on the farm with me. What an amazing time
We visited my aunt and frolicked in the yard.
No interest in the bag of puppy chow. Pine cone took precedence. They’re coming to visit again tomorrow!
///Tweet of the Week///
— TimelessFinance (@TimelessFinance) May 7, 2012
Money-Smart Keyword Award goes to:
“i don’t deserve a vacation”
Money-Stupid Keyword Award goes to:
“canadians are idots bubble”
This could have been money-smart – if only the searcher had spelled “idots” correctly
lol wut? Keyword Award goes to:
“what steps can buyers take to ensure that they have a successful purchase and sufficient “wiggle room” wikipedia”
I googled this, and sure enough this article by me was result #1. Completely beyond me. Besides the incredible length, this search doesn’t seem particularly strange until you get to the end. At the end, you realize the person was hoping to find a definitive answer to their obscure question in a very particular place. Incredible.
///Amendments and Addenda///
Some people were not pleased with my garbage bag curtains. I’d like to clarify that they’re awesome.
Bridget Casey at MoneyAfterGraduation apparently thinks she’s as adoreable as MK/Ashley Olsen at age 8. No comment lol.
1. 30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself - read through this. Honest self-reflection is a very good thing.
2. How to Live Unhappily Ever After - at first brush, this is opposed to the aforementioned article. But its theme is similar and pretty awesome: stop pretending or desperately trying to achieve an imaginary state.
3. Why U.S. Home Prices Won’t Recover – why do I need to turn to the American media to see/read commonsense? Housing, in the long run, doesn’t beat inflation. Regression to the mean has always happened, until the recent bubble in Canada. Should we bet against history? It’s incredible to hear an economist talk about “utility” and recommend that Americans buy houses, but that they shouldn’t do it for price appreciation. Why? Because a house is not an investment unless you rent it out.