• Rant

    Poisoning their brainwashed minds

    POM, one of my favorite running and living my life blogs (next to judi) had a great title yesterday. Wine flu, not Swine flu. I wish I had thought of it. But I didn’t so props to POM for that one. Not to be contrarian, but if you’ve been coming here at all, you know that’s the motif here. Why do we care about the freaking swine flu? It’s a strain of the flu that could kill us, but truth be told, ANY strain of the flu could kill you. As a matter of fact every single year in these United States (including the soon to be departed State of…

  • Title Insurance

    Will you set me free so I can fly away?

    Sometimes my inbox is like Christmas. LandAmerica is auctioning off their corporate jet. That sound you hear is the tiniest violin in the world playing a sad song. So long NASCAR Teddy. Here’s another jewel. This is a company that has no business getting into ANY other sectors. They can’t even get their own sector right. If you recall the escrow that was to close with a HUD but the idiots only sent my buyer a lender’s prelim on a cash transaction? Then they argued with me and said the contract controls the deal. Yes, it does but it helps if the escrow company knows how to read a contract.…

  • Stuck on Stupid,  Title Insurance,  Wine of the Day

    Approaching a time that is drastic

    Here’s a little something that’ll keep the Old Republic claims department busy for a while.  Oopsie.  Ok, I can see how it happened, sort of, not really.  Yeah Tate is no where to be found.  Imagine that. That can’t help this.  Net loss $53.9 billion.  Oopsie.  In other news the Evil Empire got downgraded, as did ORI but then The Empire declared a .15 cent dividend per share.  I guess Bill’s wine portfolio isn’t all that.  Think that earnings call on Tuesday is going to contain a net loss?  Wine Dog sez you betcha.  The Bloodless Empire reports on Thursday.  That ought to be a yuckfest.  Does anybody give a…

  • Title Insurance

    Down to Isla Vista where police felt so harassed

    This is rich.  Five former LandAmerica executives file claims in the bankruptcy for unpaid compensation.  Yes, your read that correctly.  Are you kidding me?  Guess who leads the pack?  NASCAR Teddy.  Boys, you ran an 83 year old firm into the ground.  You get nothing.  Now get the hell out of here. Oh we had contracts, wah wah wah.  Isn’t that the same bullshit AIG told the government?  What about all the people at Alliance and Mercury who had contracts or more importantly were just screwed out of their vacation, commissions and severance?  You know what?  Piss off boys.  God help us if that bankruptcy court gives those morons a…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    Just give me something, something I can use

    Social Media. WTF? said the kangaroo. Trust me you’ve been hearing a lot about it. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace all forms of social media. The one that’s been getting all of the press right now is Twitter. I’ve been on twitter for a while. Over a year. Longer that Ashton Kutcher and Oprah, that’s for sure. Longer than Lance Armstrong and Demi Moore too. Long before CNN heard about it. Or Britney Spears. Not as long as dolphyngyrl (by one day) or some of my friends over at SFWOW. The gals at SFWOW taught me the benefit of Twitter as a social media tool. I have two accounts. I have…

  • Dogs

    Now I wanna be your dog

    Last Saturday, Bubba, Rita and I headed up to Elk Grove, California where they were having a walk to raise funds to cure canine cancer.  Many of you who have been reading for a while know that I’ve lost two dogs to cancer.  Toby the Gypsy Doberman in 2004 and my beloved Beauregard last year.  Both dogs succumbed to lung cancer.  I don’t smoke, never have, so it’s a little bizarre to me that I’ve lost two dogs that way.  But I did.  And they’re gone.  I was planning on walking in their memory.  Then Dominic and Judi lost Bruno.  I walked for Bruno too.  It was a very emotional…

  • Cycling

    I don’t wanna be a candidate for Viet Nam or Watergate

    Miss me? I’ve missed me too. I have four or five subjects backed up ready to go. We’ll start with the easy one today and move through them. Yesterday’s ride. 04/19/2009 RouteFind more Bike Rides in Concord, California I took off at 7:30 yesterday morning. The theory being I knock this ride out in 6 hours and I’m back at the house between 1 and 2pm. Click on the elevation button. I’ll wait. This ride had 3402 feet of climbing in it. I’m an ok climber, but I’m working on being an excellent climber, which I’m not right now. I may be a better climber today. Or not. The ride…