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Old 10-10-2008, 09:04 PM   #21
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I wonder how the band members on the Titanic felt.

Well, count me in on the group hug.

...and I want some shrimp and grits...
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:46 PM   #22
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I wonder how the band members on the Titanic felt.

Well, count me in on the group hug.

...and I want some shrimp and grits...
Don't do grits. Will be cooking some shrimp and pasta tomorrow.

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Old 10-11-2008, 07:34 AM   #23
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+1 Ha. There certainly is a lot of good humor prevailing here. What is amazing to me is that I have an "oh well" attitude to the need to drastically adjust my life style if "every thing is different this time." In the meantime, "What, me worry? I read Mad."
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Old 10-11-2008, 07:56 AM   #24
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Yeah just wish I had more cash to invest right now, what with all the blue light specials out there.

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Old 10-11-2008, 08:21 AM   #25
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Good humor? Heck I'm upset, I don't have more cash to invest. But oh well, there's more important things to worry about, and retirement is a long way off.
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I think it's easy for most of us still in accumulation phase it's easy to take the "woohoo buying low" angle of glass being half full, especially with how often one reads precedent of bulls following bears historically.

If I had retired a year ago I suspect it would be much more worrisome.
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I tried to stay in a decent mood all week and then last night I had to have two of my tires replaced and I went crazy on the Firestone guy . It's laughable considering how much money I lost last week that I went nuts on a $140.00 bill. Repressed anxiety
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Old 10-11-2008, 09:32 AM   #28
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Yet everyone is in good humor, no one has gone off on anybody, and as far as I know there have been no sudicides or murders.

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Old 10-11-2008, 09:36 AM   #29
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...especially with how often one reads precedent of bulls following bears historically.
Hopefully this doesn't just happen often, it happens all of the time. If a bear market follows a bear market wouldn't it still be the same bear market? Sorry couldn't resist.
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I have been visiting in-laws in the state of Georgia since just before all this madness started, and I won't be back in my home state for a few more days. I didn't bring the software to calculate the change in my investments.
Maybe that's why I have been strangely calm, while Scarlett O'Hara lines of "Tomorrow is another day" and "fiddle-dee-dee" keep running through my head.
I'd say "I'll never go hungry again" but that would be a bad thing - let's just say my waistline is a bit wider than Scarlett's already.
Anyway, if I'm invited to this party, I'll make a new dress out of some curtains and be the belle of the virtual ball.
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I'd like to join in the group hug!! There sure are a lot of wonderful people here on the ER Forum and we made it through the week, together.

Yesterday I remembered "buy when there is blood in the streets", so even though I felt more panicked than any time I can recall, I bought some more VTSAX (total stock market) and VWIAX (Wellesley). Buying any fund at all in this market climate was really hard to do, but I did it.

Afterwards Frank and I went to a wonderful restaurant for dinner. A truly excellent chicken parmesan is utterly decadent and I recommend chicken parmesan therapy... by the time we were done, I felt a little better about the market. The hot, fresh French bread didn't help my weight either but I have to admit that I had a big smile on my face by the time we walked out of the restaurant.

Party on!
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I think it's easy for most of us still in accumulation phase it's easy to take the "woohoo buying low" angle of glass being half full, especially with how often one reads precedent of bulls following bears historically.

If I had retired a year ago I suspect it would be much more worrisome.
Yes, I am impressed by those of you already retired who are in such good humor. This board helped me understand that this is a good thing long term for my accumulation phase, especially since I have 20 years left of it! The hardy souls who are drawing down and still smiling are my heroes.
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By Thursday, I was done crying and starting laughing. My older sisters and mom, told me I was particularly disgusting baby with poop.
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