Peonies in my old New Hampshire gardenIf time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.
Watching the debate last night, I found myself wishing that Senator McCain would stop making the same old accusations that Senator Obama has already answered again and again. Here was a chance for us to hear some substance from the candidates and the old man kept wasting our time.In the interest of wasting a little more, I'm sharing a couple of statements making the email rounds.
If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Delta Airlines one year ago, you would have $49.00 today.
If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in AIG one year ago, you would have $33.00 today.
If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Lehman Brothers one year ago, you would have $0.00 today.
But, if you purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the aluminum cans for recycling refund, you would have received $214.00.
Based on the above, the best current investment plan is to drink heavily and recycle. It is called the 401-Keg.
A recent study found that the average American walks about 900 miles a year.
Another study found that Americans drink, on average, 22 gallons of alcohol a year.
That means that, on average, Americans get about 41 miles to the gallon!
Makes you proud to be an American!
What a hoot! I got those, too. These days I'll take anything I can get for a chuckle or a laugh, they're a little hard to find.
Wow! That was some post!
I like your observations on the return on investments...makes that yarn stash I've been investing in look more and more valuable!
Denise, you're right. Those of us with a yarn stash might be the richest ones of all.
Goodness, I went over to check out your blogs and seem to have been gone for hours. Went from there to see Knitty, too.
Always glad to meet another knitter!
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