Random Thoughts: Still Here

Miscalculations of the Apocalypse

Given that we all seem to still be here, I guess the Rapture didn’t happen on Saturday as prophecized, but again, it might be a simple miscalculation, and we all know that eventually either the world will end in a firey apocalypse, or we’ll not be here to see it, so it is inevitable (but it may take a few million years before the former, so I guess we can’t be too sure of it all). I think I am happy things didn’t end on Saturday, gives me more things to complain about.

For some folks in the U.S. in Canada a version of the Apocalypse came just the same with Tornadoes and flooding, which suggests the importance of having good house insurance to deal with these kinds of Acts of God.


With this being the week after a long(er) weekend, there still was an interesting hodge podge of posts from me:

  • Happy Victoria Day is pretty self-explanatory, given Monday was a holiday in Canada (under various names).
  • Inflation Stays Higher in April 2011 outlines how Gas and Energy continue to sap money out of our pockets by driving the consumer price index up.
  • With One Things to Do Before You Retire I state the obvious, but do make the point about your money and your health as well
  • After getting a call from Rogers I bought my cable box, which should save me a few bucks, but will also leave me with yet another piece of equipment once it’s usefulness is complete.

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Other Financial Bloggers were glad the world didn’t end on Saturday and celebrated with some interesting posts this week as well:

Carnivals this Week

I also had some submissions accepted to various carnivals, so go have a read of these as well:

Other Bookkeeping



Blondie: Rapture (topical eh?)

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Remember

“‘Cause the man from Mars stopped eatin’ cars and eatin’ bars
And now he only eats guitars, get up!”

Author: Blondie (from Rapture)  {Yes that is topical!}

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  • Glass Whiteboard May 28, 2011, 4:18 PM

    HAHA yeah the rapture definitely didn’t happen! Found it strange that so many people bought what that guy had to say since I remember hearing that he had another prediction that didn’t pan out as well. Oh well….

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  • Canadian Capitalist May 27, 2011, 3:31 PM

    A definite no to scanner and colour printer for folks who aren’t fond of jails.

    Thanks for the mention!

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  • Credit Cards Canada May 27, 2011, 9:39 AM

    Blondie’s Rapture is a little more funky than what had been proposed last week. I’m not sure there were to be any men from Mars of guitars. More like Angels and harps (same thing?)

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    • bigcajunman May 27, 2011, 9:46 AM

      Maybe, but then again we won’t know until it happens either…

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  • Echo May 27, 2011, 9:21 AM

    Thanks for the mention!

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  • Jim Yih May 27, 2011, 9:17 AM

    Thanks for the mention! Much appreciated.

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  • Michael James May 27, 2011, 8:52 AM

    Wow, that’s an old video. Thanks for the mention.

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  • Sustainable PF May 27, 2011, 7:50 AM

    I missed the Lending tree article. Thanks for pointing it out.

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  • Preet May 27, 2011, 8:05 AM

    Thanks for the mention. The new look on the blog has yielded a 60% increase in pageviews due to people viewing more pages per visit. As you can imagine, that’s led to an increase in revenue as well… not a bad investment. Maybe I should blog about that… :)

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