• Stuck on Stupid

    Your prison is walking through this world all alone

    Fences are dividers.  They either keep something in or keep something out.  I’m big on fences.  They keep my dogs safe.  The first thing I did when I bought my other house was rebuild all of the fences.  $7k worth of fences.  Both neighbors jacked me on that project.  One guy said he’d pay half of the part that adjoined his property and never did.  The other bartered with me, after saying he would and I ended up taking several hundred less than he owed me just because I was afraid the alternative was nothing.  The relationships with those neighbors was never the same.  There was never an ounce of…

  • Bush is a Moron,  Rant

    Some white trash version of Shania karaoke

    Grab your bleeding liberal hearts, I’m on a roll this morning. First up, the most important.  Forever burned in our memories is the events of the morning of September 11, 2001.  Those of you who know me, know I wasn’t in the title business when that happened.  That particular event drove me back to the title business, but at the very moment it occurred I was working for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter.  I had gotten to work early that day.  I was a broker and we had to be in our chairs by 6:30 a.m. every morning because that’s when the stock market opens.  Once your book of business started…

  • Stuck on Stupid

    Set restrictions, separate from the world

    It’s a three day weekend. All this means to me is I have an extra day without the office badgering me about some keys missing from some lockbox in some remote location. Or a phantom broken window. Or a door lock that doesn’t work but really does work. The ultimate result in my world is a little time to catch up on stuff, before I get beaten like a bad dog tomorrow. I used this time wisely to open my mail. Hey, something had to fall by the wayside around here. It’s the mail. I found stuff clear back to just after the 4th of July. Makes sense. That was…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  It's all Reagan's fault,  Stuck on Stupid,  Title Insurance

    Something has left my life and I don’t know where it went to

    It’s going to be a little light this morning, so maybe we’ll sneak in link dump.  Actually, I think I’ll throw in The Google keywords of the Weak Week as an opener. fidelity national title claims department -that’s got to make their claims department just proud to know that people google them and come here. boylove -you sick bastards. jocelyn saenz escrow fraud -this one was hot last week.  not finding anything new though RESPA -God knows we don’t have any useful information on THAT here. Bill Foley Wine -Hopefully they learned about our boycott jerry hauptman colorado bunny -Is Jerry dating a bunny now? Old title insurance people never…

  • Home Improvements

    A constant wave of tension on top of broken trust

    I don’t know if I’ve mentioned the front yard here recently.  It got out of control this year.  Basically, I’ve found that if you work for yourself, at least in my case, you work harder and longer hours.  Generally on Monday and Tuesday, I work 14 hour days.  On Wednesday I can get it down to about 12 hours, Thursday about 10 and Friday around 7-8, then there’s usually four hours each day of the weekend.  Sometimes I’ll skip one day completely, but it’s rare.  And occasionally I’ll just run away and drink wine or watch falcons or both.  I rehired my housekeeper about 4 months ago so that part…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    Someday a real rain will come and wash this scum off the streets

    I had to go over to San Francisco today to meet a client and visit with my acupuncturist, one of a collection of natural healers who glue my tire old body back together.  I should probably hire a witch doctor.  Anywho, I also got a couple of commission checks today so I spent too much time downtown trying to spend one of them.  (I spent none)  By the time I got to the bus stop there was no making it on time on the Hayes 21.  So I hailed a cab.  Occasionally, I think we all need to ride in a taxicab.  My guy never stopped talking.  Some jewels include:…

  • It's all Reagan's fault,  Rant,  Stuck on Stupid

    Proud to be an asshole from El Paso

    From freedictionary.com Secession (redirected from secessionism) The U.S. Civil War was the result of the single most ambitious secession in the history of the United States. In February 1861 South Carolina seceded from the Union, and Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas, and Tennessee followed suit shortly thereafter. These states seceded because they objected to attempts by the federal government to abolish the enslavement of black people. The mass secession led to four years of civil war and the death of hundreds of thousands of people. The seceding states established their own government called the Confederate States of America and fought the U.S. military forces with their…