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Seven Things I Think I Think (and Personal Finance Links)

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I liked last week's new format of mentioning random things, so I thought I'd continue with it. As always, if you aren't interested just scroll down to the personal finance links or come back tomorrow.

  • I think that I got a really good deal on a new-to-me (refurbished) laptop this week. My previous computer, a Dell Inspiron 1525 with a low-end Core 2 Duo chip, is actually still quite fast for my purposes, but one drop about 14 months ago hit a hinge pretty hard. Repeated opening and closing over the year lead to it almost falling off this past Friday. I expect to publish an article about my new computer search over the next few days.
  • I think that I set expectations sufficiently low for Twilight Eclipse that I didn't mind it too much. Personally, I think the whole series is a mix of an episode of a 1980's Ghostbusters cartoon and the Buffy-Angel-Spike triangle. I was a big fan of that Ghostbuster's episode for the line: "Peter, so what happens when a vampire bites a werewolf and a werewolf bites a vampire?"
  • I think that Kevin Youkilis is deserving to go to the All-Star Game. I'd appreciate it if you could vote him in over the next few days. Why should you vote for him? He finished 3rd in American League MVP voting in 2008 and 6th in 2009... but he is hitting better this season than either of those two.
  • I think that if you combine the previous two bullet points (Movies and Kevin Youkilis), you get the movie I watched last night, Milk Money. He had a 2 second cameo in it. I saw Grown-ups earlier in the week, making it the second movie (with Milk Money) to prominently feature a working tin-can phone. Perhaps I was just completely incompetent, but I could get them to do much of anything as a kid.
  • I think that before I move on from talking about Boston sports, the best story in baseball this year may be the Red Sox. I might have written about the Red Sox had a lot of injured players on the disabled list last week. They added a couple more this week and announced that All-Star pitcher Clay Buchholz will miss the game as he is scheduled to go on the disabled list. The Boston Globe has an All-Star line-up of Red Sox players on the disabled list and that was before Buchholz was expected to go to the DL. I read the Red Sox have 11 guys on the DL while the closest team has 5. They are considered by most to be one of the top five teams in baseball even with all these injuries.
  • I think you should expect an article about my trip to Google's Campus on Friday of this week.
  • I think I regret missing the chance to wish everyone a happy and safe Fourth yesterday.

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5 Responses to “Seven Things I Think I Think (and Personal Finance Links)”

  1. benjamin bankruptcy says:

    When are they going to do a Buffy Movie? If they can drag the sex and the city cast out of retirement why not buffy? Just don’t get Michael Bay to direct, he’ll f&*& it up for sure. I’m still running an old dell, it’s fine I’m running open office on windows xp, it’s does everything I want it to do.

  2. Lazy Man says:

    Well pretty much not ever… that ship (Buffy Movie) has sailed. I recommend going with the comic books.

  3. “I read the Red Sox have 11 guys on the DL while the closest team has 5.”

    Not sure where you read this, but it’s definitely not the case.


  4. Lazy Man says:

    Maybe it was 15-day DL?

  5. Red Sox have a 9-6 lead in the 15 day DL category.

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