Archive for August, 2008

Cows point north

August 26, 2008

After a laborious study of which direction cows face on Google Maps, Dr. Sabine Begall and other researchers have found that cows tend to point north.

Two conclusions I feel I can draw from this study:

  1. This is an elegant solution to accomplishing large-scale observation of bovines.
  2. God has a sense of humor.

Speaking of Wells Fargo…

August 8, 2008

There has been a recent trend here I’ve been noticing in the business world. Everyone and their dogs are changing their text to a calming light blue and font to a bland “corbel.”

Even my dad did it, which says a lot.



In response, I shall continue all my business correspondence in this type of font and color.


A day in the life

August 5, 2008

Today something marvelous happened.  I ran out of appraisals to work through.  This never happens.  So I thought I’d talk a little about what I do for a living!

I look at this about 85 times today.  If you’ve ever financed a mortgage you’ve probably got one of these for you house.  As the underwriter I check the appraiser’s work and make sure houses are valued correctly.

It’s pretty interesting- I’ve learned a lot about house values, the real estate market, communication in the business world…

That’s about all you can say about it.  Any questions?