Archive for the 'Aside' Category

Most Expensive Things

August 27, 2009

Check out a blog that includes a “most expensive” list of random items such as parking spots, earbuds, and bottles of champagne.  It’s a funny blog to look around at if you like seeing the insane luxuries in the world today.


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?


July 10, 2008

Can I confess something?

I cannot wait to see WALL-E. 

At first I thought for sure that this film would flop.  I remember seeing  a short teaser that introduced the cute little robot and his name, and I was slightly irritated that I knew nothing else but that. 

But I appear to have grossly pre- and mis- judged this movie.  Nearly every critic you read goes to great lengths to praise this Pixar creation.  I hope to enjoy the film as much as they have this eve.

Please enjoy some WALL-E trailers today.  There’s nothing like cute little robots making cute little noises in a deserted, apocalyptic world.

A slight gust of wind blows…

July 1, 2008

as a visitor arrives at

.I haven’t had much time to blog. Forgives?