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Monday, September 29, 2008

When in doubt, half-priced wine.

When you read headlines like: Stocks tumble as bailout plan fails in House, it's understandable you might feel a wee bit twitchy. Add to that the totally unremarkable (in my humble opinion) Presidential debate on Friday, and you could feel downright downtrodden. However, I will say that I did see Burn After Reading this weekend, which is hilarious and if nothing else, reminded me to embrace the quirky and dark.

As a rule, I am not one to push the panic button, though I would be fibbing if I said I wasn't personally feeling the result of higher gas and food prices. But, bear in mind, I am the child of a father who was born in 1929, the year of the stock market crash.

To say that my Dad was prudent when it came to all things financial just might be the understatement of my life. Growing up with a Dad that was forever turning off lights ("Do you think I own stock in the power company?") or turning down the thermostat ("Put on a sweater!") was, during those moments, a bit of a burden to bear. Now, years later, I see that the reality of his rants is actually darn pragmatic and dare I say, more sustaintainable. Something to mull over.

At any rate, my thought for the day is this. Breathe in and out. Take a walk outside. Try not to panic. And should you still feel twitchy, remember, Fish has half-priced select bottles of wine tonight.

1 comment:

Wooster Sutra said...

Hey, what a coincidence...my dad did that, too. And had to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for dinner. Guess we will all be dining on the PBJs soon.