The title is an acronym, ya know.
Here’s a fun little thing I got from Lex, who got it from Argghhh!, who got it from Cassandra (who, btw, has the most deliciously retro 40s-style pin-up logo on her blog)… Lex ran the app and found out the Number One Hit abroad in the land was pretty bad on his children’s birthdays. I, and my kids, are substantially better off. The one notable exception is my nine-year old. Number One on his birthday? “Wannabe” by Spice Girls.” Can I get an OMG?
For the record… Me: "Rum and Coca-Cola" by The Andrews Sisters
Number One Son: “Summer in the City” by The Lovin’ Spoonful
Number Two Son: “Hey Jude” by The Beatles
TFMP: "Paper Doll" by The Mills Brothers
TSMP: "The Wayward Wind" by Gogi Grant
Fun stuff, especially if you’re into music. Don’t bother with the link if you were born before 1940, the info doesn’t go that far back. Ageism in action, for those of you who need additional outrage in your life.
Spent a bit of time last night reading Canadian blogs on the subject of “
I’m semi-watching the Senate Armed Forces Committee hearings on the UAE port management deal. “Semi-,” as in the TVs ON but I’m only occasionally paying attention. It’s interesting to note the right side of the blogosphere is back-tracking on its initial, highly critical, position on this deal. Jim Geraghty of NRO has about the best and most succinct right-side retrenchment. Lileks took the highly unusual action of putting up a clarification to his ScreedBlog on the subject, which I linked, and quoted from, yesterday. It’s noteworthy The Usual Suspects (Senators Levin, Kennedy, and Clinton) remain highly-critical of the administration’s actions in reviewing and vetting this transaction. You maybe expected something else?
Spring is on the way! I’m heartened to see we on the High Plains of
Got my annual love-letter from the Social Security Administration yesterday and I’m very gratified to see their calculations agree with mine, re: my benefit. I’ll submit my application for benefits in about 13 months. SS benefits will raise my net income by about 40%, which in turn means I’ll be able to either stop outright or seriously reduce the draw-down from my 401k; which in turn means the children will actually inherit something more than a pittance after paying the final expenses; and finally, it means a new Miata ain’t far behind that first Social Security check. For the first time in recent memory I’m actually looking forward to getting older.