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Blogging Blahs... Dolphin Jockey - 11/29/11 07:34 AM
Just saying... This was a great Thanksgiving weekend, and I'm back in the saddle as far as lending goes, but I've got the blogging blahs. I went to the internet for inspiration, and decided that it's time for a new venture in my life. A new hobby. A new avocation. I'm going to take up the sport of dolphin racing. It looks like I'll need minimal gear, and once I find the right dolphin, I'll be set. Underwater TrainingThe hardest part is going to be the next step after what you see in the photo--the underwater part. But hey! I live (14 comments)
Tucson Loan Officer Indicted by FBI - 11/21/11 05:28 PM
From time to time, I'll have to deny a purchase money loan application where the borrower's documentable income is insufficient for a loan approval. Self-employed borrowers often find themselves in this situation, especially in the last two years as underwriting guidelines have tightened up. It's understandable that taxpayers want to minimize their taxable income. The rub comes when the borrower asks "if there's any way" to bump up the income. My standard reply is to ask if they want to show more income on the current year's Tax Return and put off the purchase until such time as that can be (13 comments)
~ FOCUS ~ Isn't this an amazing visual to illustrate what it means to focus? This Great Horned Owl generally has only one thing in mind when she launches into the air like this: food! For the owl, survival can never be taken for granted. If the hunt is not successful, its very existence hangs in the balance. That's sort of like where many of us find ourselves in business today. We're grateful to still be standing, but its a desert out there. Deals are fewer and farther between, and the competition is fierce. Still, I know you'll succeed today! (19 comments)
If I Had 3 Free Hours Every Week, Just For Me... I'd Write Poetry - 11/09/11 06:07 AM
Terri was dumbfounded. Literally. Words failed her. She showed up for work - the graveyard shift - just as she had for the past eight years. Terri hung her coat in the locker and put her lunch in the breakroom refrigerator. Yawning, she made her way down the dingy hall to the mailroom where old Annie would be gathering her things and getting ready to go home. It had been a rough week. The new postal sorting machine had been delivered on the first of the month, and the mailroom was a beehive of activity for the three days it took (17 comments)
~ Dust Storm Sunset at Saguaro National Park TMD~ They're called Haboobs ~ rolling dust storms that suck the dirt from the face of the earth, throw it high into the atmosphere, and move it miles away before dropping it back down again. We're not talking a dust devil or two. A haboob can move hundreds of tons of earth, and when it rolls over you, the sky becomes black as night. I took the photo on the right last Friday afternoon at 5:00 pm, the end of the day for Saguaro National Park's Red Hills Visitor Center. You can (8 comments)
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