Monday, December 01, 2008

Will work for money..

Is the economy really,truly,and fundamentally depressed?,..or does the current state of affairs ultimately boil down to perception?
I mean,..seriously.

How many generations of humanity passed,convinced that if you sailed far enough,you'd fall ass-over-teakettle off the edge of the Earth,before someone decided to test that theory,and venture beyond the horizon?

I only ask because it occurs to me that there is money floating about,eagerly awaiting opportunities to be spent,and a fairly stable population of humanoids perfectly willing to put their nose to the wheel,and grind out their daily bread.

The one major obstacle appears to be the universal consensus that,'Times are hard!'..
They must be!
After all,..everybody says so..

When I think about it,..really think about it in my most sober moments of clarity divined from nearly 55 years of going up and down upon the Earth,and walking to-and-fro' in it,I sincerely believe that there is much to be accomplished if I put my doubts aside,and followed the sage advice of persons more learned than myself.

..'Cast your bread upon the waters,and it will be returned to you ten-fold'..

Today,..I'm going to spend a buck or two.

**Bonus 'First of December' Music Video**

'Sweet Baby James'

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At 1:03 PM , Blogger sageweb said...

When people speak of Sage advice they aren't actually talking about me right?

At 1:10 PM , Blogger Willym said...

Can't remember what its from - some play, movie or book but this brings to mind a line: Money is like manure, it doesn't do any good unless you spread it around!

At 1:50 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Sage- In fact,you are exactly who I'm talkin' about! pressure.

Willym- I think that may have been a phrase from one of Mozart's operas.
But I could be wrong.

At 2:36 PM , Blogger Random Thinker said...

I remember sitting in economics and being flabbergasted that the entire economic system was based on human psychology. Didn't seem very stable to me.

At 2:38 PM , Blogger yellowdog granny said...

didn't look like it to me on black friday..there was over 4,00 people in that store..and some of them were familys and had 3-4 cars..loaded with tvs, wii's, games, clothes, appliances, etc...

At 2:48 PM , Blogger LostInColor said...

that sage is one smart chick!

At 3:30 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope it works for you and comes back tenfold.

At 4:10 PM , Blogger rosemary said...

You know, I checked our falling retirement funds every single damn day....was driving me crazy. we lost a shit load of hard earned money. then I stopped checking. it's gonna fall, the money is gone, nothing I can do, screw it. i just spent 50 bucks on each of the grandkids in gift cards from AMX.

At 4:10 PM , Blogger billy pilgrim said...

the money river never runs dry but only the rich buggers know where that river flows.

we gotta find that river!

At 4:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sage gave me some advice once. I should be getting off of my probation any day now.

At 5:05 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Thinker- Every day,I watch the Dow go up,and down,depending on some nebulous interpretation of the day's events.
..Can't we just skip all that crap?

Yellerdawg- I've no doubt that the good folks in West,Texas are doing their part! about those new cabinets y'all are in dire need of..

Lost- Sage is wise beyond her years indeed! :)

Citizen- It's a working philosophy that has always held true!
..some patience may be involved.

Billy P.- All kidding aside,the rich kids may very well know in which direction the river flows,..but some one has to mind the tiller.
..I'll put my money on the guy with the steady hand.

JP- Probation is the distance between fucking up,and getting it right!
Sometimes,'s like that.

At 5:18 PM , Blogger Mom said...

Hope you have fun enriching the economy. Retail therapy is supposed to good for the country.

At 6:40 PM , Blogger austexgrl said...

Love that Baby James...!! Down here in Central Texas, the robberies, burglaries of homes are up...Way up...Along with the suicides. I am not sure what that means, but, Sling, it means something.

At 7:37 PM , Blogger booda baby said...

Nice thing to contemplate. You belong in one of those think tanks. Really, I love the way you think. Reliable sources say that some of the big thinkers/inventors/creators of new things at the TED conference just could NOT be made to get worried. It was their general consensus that there are all sorts of new, great ideas in motion and plenty of money floating. And we know, don't we, that so much of the economy is entirely driven by emotion.

What do you suppose would happen if we all agreed to put our confidence back into the world for one week?

At 10:01 PM , Blogger Sling said...

mom- I'm willing to do my part,but it goes against my nature to buy retail.

austexgrl- Maybe it's worse than I thought..Even the thieves are forced to work twice as hard!

Booda Babe- As long as we're gonna be infected with an emotion,better it be confidence than uncertainty..
I'm not saying we should sell the farm,and throw money in the street,but I do know a dollar bill doesn't vaporize the second it leaves my hand.
I give it to some one,who gives it to some one else,and so on.
..The possibilities are endless!

At 5:46 AM , Blogger Doralong said...

It ebbs, it flows and one can only assume the course will straighten eventually. It's just all the shit that happens in the meantime that we have to worry about. And personally I'm pretty damn concerned these days!

At 6:50 AM , Blogger Lorraine said...

I know that you are more right than wrong here. For myself, I decided that as much as possible this Christmas season I'm going to buy gifts from the little local shops. Just to do my bit.

And I love James Taylor sooooooooo much.

At 9:23 AM , Blogger Sling said...

Doralong- Of course,I exaggerate for effect,but when I see the stock market fall 400 points because some guy got named Secretary of Kleenex,I have to think there is no small amount of over reaction involved.

Rainey- Maybe the recession is nature's way of saying that Christmas has become too commercialized?..maybe not.

At 4:29 PM , Blogger Miss Healthypants said...

Oh my gosh, I soooo agree with what you're saying here! I am completely of the philosophy of "whatever you say, becomes your reality." Our culture needs to just chill out a little bit on the whole "times are hard" speech.

Just because we as a culture say something, doesn't mean that it's automatically true. Consider this: "It's hard to quit smoking." Everyone says it, and true, maybe it is not the easiest thing in the world--but do we really make it any easier by saying that's it's hard to quit? Why do we say these things? I think it just makes us all feel a little more negative--and I think that's a little bit crazy. :)

At 4:58 AM , Blogger Citymouse said...

I still havent spent one penny for the holiday season.

I love when you blog drunk

At 10:13 AM , Blogger Sling said...

Miss HP- Times don't seem too hard for some folks.
As near as I can figure,Stocks drop 400+ points one day,..investors buy it up The next day stocks go back up 500 points, and they sell..This crap has been goin' on for weeks!

Young Mouse- The funnest part about drunken blogging is reading it the next day,and tryin' to figure out what the hell I was talkin' about!

At 2:39 PM , Blogger Middle Child said...

The story about "The Emperor's New Clothes" might apply most I am not going to even think about whats happening just hope for the best, and remember that my father had no soles in the shoes he was forced to put on at school, left school at 12, went to work on an abbatior,but could write beautifully and spell better than most today, and was the best father I could have wished poverty didn't make him lose his values...he would look at what i have which I don't notice and be flabbergasted at my wealth materially, but unlike him I don't have a vegetable garden.

At 5:53 PM , Blogger Allan said...

You know what they said back in the Good Old Days? They said "times are hard", is what.


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