So as you can tell, it’s approaching 9am PST and nearly noon on the east coast and there has been no big announcement. To be honest I’m kind of embarrassed. I thought I would get to reveal all today, but some major last minute headaches have knocked the wind out of my sail. I’m doing everything I can on my end to get this ball rolling so I can spill the beans here. I promise to fill you in as soon as I possibly can, regardless of day or time. It’s 2am right now for me and I’ve got to get a few hours of sleep before I try and kill this unexpected nightmare.

I really am sorry guys. Wouldn’t have hyped it up this much if I knew there was a chance I couldn’t follow through on my promise.


24 hours!

I’m so excited I might wet myself.

Going to grocery store now to buy adult diapers in case I do ūüôā

See you all tomorrow

p.s. We’re not pregnant. At least not that I’m aware of. You better not have gotten pregnant while I’ve been in Korea, Girl Ninja…just saying.

Here’s a new one.

Got this in my inbox yesterday…

Respected Philanthropist,
               I am an Ex Army man from India and finally retired from the Government service in April 2004. On hearing about your generosity of helping the needy people I put forth the following few lines  with a view to enunciate my pathetic poverty.  Due to constant medical treatment of my wife for epilepsy and diabetic I could not save anything in my service.

             Ambition of my wife is to do my last rites in own house and so in a greedy anxiety I have joined and arranged down line members in the National Federation of the Blind and Manav Foundation said to be working for the backward community with a high hope of getting incentive while serving the needy people but they have cheated and drown into pauperism making loss of my entire pension benefits besides run into debit of more than $25000 in the process of coming out of the tragedy.   As I have no source to repay the loan and my meager pension is not sufficient  even to pay interest(24%) on the loan amount trembling with fear and  now in the street for daily bread and needs. Down line members are agitating bitterly. Torture of down line members and mental agony debt burden some time  thinking of suicide also.

           I once again earnestly appeal to the enthusiastic benevolent Philanthropist to arrange generous help to come out of the debit trap and then serve the needy people for which I shall remain ever grateful. A line of reply is solicited.

                                                                                                   (K RAJAMANICKAM) 

What really makes me sad about this is that these stupid spammer/scammer emails must actually work. What people are honestly stupid gullible enough to even think there is a sliver of truth in this email? It seems like just about anywhere you go now-a-days people are waiting to prey on unsuspecting victims.

Think about payday loan centers and pawn shops. Where do they tend to pop up? I’ll tell ya where, the lower-income neighborhoods. You know why, so they can scam the most desperate out of every dollar they have.

Sometimes for work I visit military installations. You wanna know what’s almost always within a few blocks of a military base? A car dealership (new or used). You know why? Because all the 18-year-old kids that just joined the military got a nice little sign-up bonus, and before they can wise up and learn how to manage their money, they get distracted by the shiny new car across the street.

And quite possibly the worst offenders of them all. Girl Scouts. Sure they’re all cute and adorable with their green skirts and pig tails, but DO NOT BE FOOLED! When you walk past them on your way in to the grocery store they are just a bunch of kids hanging around a table, but when you walk out, they turn on the puppy dog eyes and act so darn cute it’s near impossible to not buy 10 boxes of cookies. TAKE ALL MY MONEY!!!! And to make matters worse, when you get home with your new haul, you discover the cookies only take up 50% of the packaging. You just got punkd by a 2nd grader…

My bad

So I totally spaced on the fact that just because it is Saturday for me doesn’t mean it’s Saturday for you. Totally forgot to write a blog post ’cause I thought it was the weekend.

My bad.

p.s. I’m flirting with the idea of stepping my stick figure drawings up a level by bringing them some color and maybe a little more “personality” like the one above. Might even try implementing multiple cartoons in to my posts for a little visual aid to go along with whatever I’m talking about. Thoughts?

No post for you

Last night was my last one with the wifey before my seven week trip to Korea. Obviously quality time with Girl Ninja trumps time blogging. I’ll see you sexy readers on the other side of the world.

Peace out America, Korea here I come.

p.s. I will have a lot of free time while I’m abroad so if you have anything specific you want me to write about, or would like my two cents on, let me know and I’ll do my best cover it in the coming weeks.

Holiday High.

Don’t have a post for you today since I had so much fun yesterday with family I forgot all about this little blog! I hope you had just as much (or more) fun than me ’cause that would be depressing if you had not-fun on Christmas.

Anywhozzle, I’m taking the rest of the week off from work, and while I hope to post everyday, I gotta be honest and say the chances of that happening are no better than the chances were of Kim Kardashians marriage lasting (Low blow?).

It get’s crazy up in hurr around the holidays, especially when you get myself and Girl Ninja playing Xbox Kinect with my family. It was an intense battle, and GN kicked my butt. Embarrassing? I think so.

What’d you get (or give) for Christmas?


The Alamo

This is the reason there is no blog post.


The Alamo. Incredible and overrated all at the same time.

Have you seen any monuments or structures that just kind of made you go “Meh, it’s alright.”?

Sorry no real post but I had a late late night with a bunch of awesome personal finance bloggers and didn’t have time to pump something out. See you Monday.