Archive for category Inconceivable!
People should be able to do as they please with their own money. Right? In most cases I would agree. I’m mean truly, what right do I have to tell anybody who has worked hard to earn their own paycheck, what they can and cannot do with their finances?
I do however, have the right to be upset when someone wastes their money. I have the right but still maybe I should keep my mouth shut about it. It is after all their money! I’m starting to get a sense of what makes reporters tick. Give the news without getting emotional about it.
I’m starting to realize that it’s not always feasible to keep your emotions out of something you want to spread the word about or in the case of a reporter; report the news story without bias.
Happenstance has it that I am not a reporter. I can share with you my feelings and my opinions. I can do it whether I am right or I am wrong. It is after all, my blog. I’m not being cocky, just a bit uppity in a humorous way.
You see I know people who are making unbelievable sacrifices to keep their family’s afloat in these hard times. I have seen the devastation from tornadoes, flooding, drought and earthquakes around the world.
Wait, I digress and I’ve digressed from the very beginning of this post. I just wanted to share with you how one person threw away 43 million dollars. I guess it is the mentality of some rich people. If they have the fundation, they can do whatever they please.
For God’s sake man, tell us what you’re talking about already…
Okay. Sorry for babbling on but I wanted to add some levity to this post because I am really upset with this guy. Hedge fund manager, David Tepper purchased a piece of real estate at 239 Gibson Ln in Sagaponack, New York. Sagaponack is America’s most expensive small town and on that piece of property was a $43.5 million, 6,000-square-foot oceanfront estate on 6.5 sandy acres. Most people would be drooling, wetting their pants, on the verge of orgasm if they could live in a house like that, in the same neighborhood as Billy Joel.
Not this guy. This is the property as it was when he purchased it.
Image credit Cully/EEFAS
Mr. Tepper didn’t seem to appreciate the mansion that was already on the property. So he razed the entire structure. So not to give away my rant until the very end of the post. Click here to see what the lot looks like now.
April and I watched one of my all time favorite movies this week. The Princess Bride. Everyone by now (I hope), has seen Princess Bride at least once. If not you are a pitiful excuse for a human being. You’ve missed one of the all time classic comedies that both children and adults can enjoy. I still laugh at the same scenes and even though I know all the lines I find some new aspect to enjoy each and every time.
If you have not seen this classic yet, you aren’t the pitiful excuse I called you before, however you do need to take your rear to Blockbuster or go to your Netflix queue and rent this at once. Warm and cuddled in front of the television, popcorn in hand and an ice cold beverage, lights out; a cold December night or day is the perfect time to watch The Princess Bride.
If you have seen it please share your favorite scene in the comment section below. At our wedding I hired a fake minister who came in and spoke just like the bishop in the movie (see the clip below). I have so many so I can’t be sure but I think this scene is my favorite. Also, now that Fred Savage is an adult I think there should be a Princess Bride II and he can come read to Peter Falk. Just a thought.
Make sure to stop back on January 2, 2010 for our first guest blogger, Chris Ferrell from Nerds of the Round Table.