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Old 10-06-2008, 07:54 PM   #21
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How I keep my sanity when the markets are tanking is remembering that the worst things that happened in my life were not about money .
Right! To quote the great philosopher Bernadette Peters in The Jerk: "it's not the money - it's the stuuuuuff"!
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Hear! Hear! and neither were the best.
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At 15 going on 16 yrs of ER I suppose I should take these market fluctuations more seriously.

How about checking the SEC yield of what you own while humming a few bars of:

Give me that old time religion.



heh heh heh - couldn't resist a little Norwegian widow joke.
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Overall I haven't been too bothered. I did invest too much of my reserves too soon. Years of not being able to get what I wanted at prices that I liked made me jump the gun.

But it will be OK. Though this morning I was annoyed. Enough is enough!

Luckily, there is a $4 mid-day tango dance, so I walked over and spent a few hours with pretty women in high heels which certainly made me feel better.

There is a lot of fear around; it never lasts forever.

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Luckily, there is a $4 mid-day tango dance, so I walked over and spent a few hours with pretty women in high heels which certainly made me feel better.

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Wow - great skill to have for getting through bummer market days!

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Today I took a hike along my favorite trail with my dog and encountered two young mule deer near the lake. The buck had one antler, the other hadn't grown right, I guess. They stopped for a few minutes to take a look at us,mostly at my dog, then they hopped away through the tall grass. These mule deer literally hop, like on pogo sticks. Made my day. I'm going back tomorrow.
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Saint's snatched defeat from the jaws of victory - whaaa!

I'm gonna watch the market and feel better.

heh heh heh - a couple thousand point drop will make me feel better - yield wise. .
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How I keep my sanity when the markets are tanking is remembering that the worst things that happened in my life were not about money .
I've always noticed that any "real" problem can't be fixed with money.
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