Random Thoughts: Happy Birthday to Me!

in Blogging, Random Thoughts

Somewhere in the past few or next few days will be the anniversary of my birth that is somewhere over the number 50 (need to be vague for security and my vanity too). Birthdays are a mile marker in your life, and in my case many interesting things have occurred on my birthday (the most interesting was when I was almost expelled from University (along with my residence floor) ’nuff said there). My hope is that nothing too interesting happens this year (however I think that is a dubious wish, given my track record).

Other more interesting events are happening globally, with the GOP attempting to choose a candidate to attempt to unseat the current sitting President (never an easy task). We also have the Iranians rattling sabers about the Straits of Hormuz and whether the U.S. should be around there, and the question of what happens next in North Korea? All in all 2012 starts in a very confused way, let’s hope there is more clarity coming soon.

Weekly Recap

For this birthday week I was a little less financially oriented more slice of life but don’t worry I won’t be publishing recipes for raisin muffins, back to money next week:

  • To start the week Year of the Dragon and Sunday’s Best I discussed how this is a new year for most folks, except for 1/3 of the world’s population
  • Employment numbers still are not getting better and with Unemployment up to end 2011 the news is not getting that much better
  • I started veering off course with Prices Going Up, where I playfully pointed out it costs nothing to read this site (and it will continue to be that way)
  • I am sick and tired about reading how folks can get rich working at home so I had a go at those folks with Make Your Hobby Pay,  no you shouldn’t do as I say.
  • I vented in Observations on Telemarketers these folks are like jackals constantly phoning me!

And thanks to those who added me on Twitter I am now over 980 folks who follow me, wow!. Check out my Facebook page as well.

Links for the Week

Luckily no one else was aware or commented on my upcoming birthday, however I did find a few new places to read in the new year too:

Carnivals this Week

I did make it into a few carnivals this week too:

Other Bookkeeping

A Real Birthday Cake!

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“About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age.”

Author: Unknown I think I am understanding that more now.


  • My Own Advisor January 15, 2012, 8:25 AM

    Thanks for the mention.

    More importantly, a very Happy Birthday BCM.


  • krantcents January 13, 2012, 11:13 AM

    Happy Birthday

  • Sustainable PF January 13, 2012, 8:48 AM

    Thanks very much for including Mrs. SPF’s article on cloth diapers. They certainly have come a long way in 22 years.

  • Michael James January 13, 2012, 8:37 AM

    Thanks for the mention. Maybe you should take a page from Dennis Rodman and have a birthday week!


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