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Where's everyone putting extra money with this crappy market? emigrantdirect had a pretty decent interest rate for a while there, but it's down to 3%. I saw where I can get a marginally better return at a couple of other places, but that's about it. Surely there are some better options than savings or extra payments on the house?

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Why did you want to cancel?

I gave up on gyms too. I got sick of the snideness and rudeness and felt that I was better off working out on my own. Bye, bye 24.

They comped me a month to see if I would change my mind.

Because its a small gym in a small Town... And I'm sick of running into the same annoying people... that and I hate the smell in the showers/lockers.

Whats wrong with a bowflex BryanS? I'm not looking to be any bigger, just toner. Its not like I use every piece of equipment in the gym anyways...

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My take on gyms is that they're kinda divided up into 3-4 generic types:

1. Serious Gyms (i.e. Golds)

For body builders and other serious fitness nuts

2. Cruise Places Where Sex or the Pursuit of It Is On Everyone's Minds

One word: Bally's

3. See-and-Be Seen Gyms, but with Decent Workout Equipment and Moderately Serious Folks

24-Hour Fitness, Fitness Connection

4. I'm Rich Enough To Afford All of the Above

YMCA Downtown

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Where's everyone putting extra money with this crappy market? emigrantdirect had a pretty decent interest rate for a while there, but it's down to 3%. I saw where I can get a marginally better return at a couple of other places, but that's about it. Surely there are some better options than savings or extra payments on the house?

At the risk of sounding all tin foil hat, I'm just paying extra on the mortgage and buying some gold eagles when I can. I could swear I saw some small regional bank offering 4% on a $1,000 CD. But even most jumbos are only paying 4.5 - 5%.

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Where's everyone putting extra money with this crappy market? emigrantdirect had a pretty decent interest rate for a while there, but it's down to 3%. I saw where I can get a marginally better return at a couple of other places, but that's about it. Surely there are some better options than savings or extra payments on the house?

Paying on the mortgage and bills. My truck and another bill will be paid off in December. One other bill will be paid off in October 2009. After that, the mortgage is the only bill I have. I round up on the mortgage every month, but after December, I'll add several hundred to the principal each month. The leftover may go to some safe account. Lot less stress that way. I literally could pay my bills working as a waiter (after December).

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Is there any other form of energy besides electricity?

I know this is a weird question, but hear me out. We take gas and convert it to electricity, same with solar, wind, etc. But is there another 'form' that it could be converted to that would still give us power, or 'electricity' the only form of energy there is?

Let's say that Electricity is 'Form Y' ... is there another 'form' of power that we know about, but hasn't been widely instituted?

If so, why not?

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Is there any other form of energy besides electricity?

I know this is a weird question, but hear me out. We take gas and convert it to electricity, same with solar, wind, etc. But is there another 'form' that it could be converted to that would still give us power, or 'electricity' the only form of energy there is?

Let's say that Electricity is 'Form Y' ... is there another 'form' of power that we know about, but hasn't been widely instituted?

If so, why not?

No sir... Electricity makes things work. Because its power. And theres only one form, and its from Mother Nature herself.

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Because its a small gym in a small Town... And I'm sick of running into the same annoying people... that and I hate the smell in the showers/lockers.

Whats wrong with a bowflex BryanS? I'm not looking to be any bigger, just toner. Its not like I use every piece of equipment in the gym anyways...

Want better abs? If you looking to be more toned, Bowflex is nothing like the Hammerstrength crunch machine (that you use at a gym). Also, the whole "flex action" can only mimic the real thing (free weight exercise). No one uses every piece of equipment in a gym; however, the pieces that are used are better than any home gym.

Also, I love people who say they hate the gym because of the attitudes of others that go there. Is it a place to socialize? Or a place to workout? If you're there to get a workout in, then annoying, smelly people shouldn't matter. It's a gym. Likewise, if it

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At the risk of sounding all tin foil hat, I'm just paying extra on the mortgage and buying some gold eagles when I can. I could swear I saw some small regional bank offering 4% on a $1,000 CD. But even most jumbos are only paying 4.5 - 5%.

Looks like it will be yet another rough day on the market, lol. Anyway, I did some digging around yesterday, and it looks like everbank has a pretty decent money market account with a 4.65% 3 mo intro and about 3.5% after that

Paying on the mortgage and bills. My truck and another bill will be paid off in December. One other bill will be paid off in October 2009. After that, the mortgage is the only bill I have. I round up on the mortgage every month, but after December, I'll add several hundred to the principal each month. The leftover may go to some safe account. Lot less stress that way. I literally could pay my bills working as a waiter (after December).

I've been splitting half towards extra principle, half into savings for most of this year. I've gotten pretty ridiculous on my car...let's just say it's been paid off since oh, about 2002? :) I used to make fun of my dad for being so cheap, and at 28 I'm already a bigger penny pincher than he ever was. Well, except on booze... Maybe I'll get a new car once the market goes back up and I feel the "wealth effect"

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Want better abs? If you looking to be more toned, Bowflex is nothing like the Hammerstrength crunch machine (that you use at a gym). Also, the whole "flex action" can only mimic the real thing (free weight exercise). No one uses every piece of equipment in a gym; however, the pieces that are used are better than any home gym.

Has anyone else tried that ab coaster thing? I don't get it... You're supposed to go slow to avoid momentum, which I do, but I feel like I'm barely doing anything. They have them at the 24 hr in midtown

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I hate the gym because it is boring, and because I do not want to pay money to be bored. I walk the dog, ride my bike, and if I feel like working abs, I'll do crunches. All free. All outdoors. Oh, I also mow my own lawn. Also free. Also outdoors.

Those are my main reasons - boredom and paying for something that is readily available in other forms. Plus I don't like sharing sweaty equipment with strangers.

I do have a rowing machine that doesn't take up much space that's easy to use for an alternative (and placing it in front of the TV/computer offsets the boredom).

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I suppose we could just skip the whole gas-to-electric process... and just have gas-powered TVs, radios, computers, lights, etc. That would be nuts.

That would be so cool!

No, I guess I am asking is there another energy type that is just not used. Not sure really how to ask it. But if you think of electricity as the standard, is there another type of power that is a non-standard or never caught on...?

Nuts, I know.

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It wouldn't bother me so much if they didn't have it on the loudest setting. Vibrate is more than enough when you're in a quiet office.

It's just plain rude. If he is out of the office and his phone is beeping like that, I will go into his office and shut it off, or close his door (hope he has his keys).

LOL

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Anyone watching the stock market??? As bad as it is right now, we've still got about 2.5 hours left. This storm is a nice follow-up to Ike

Time to BUY! :wub:

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Smartly that it. :blush: Maybe to lower your average cost...buy way undervalued stocks...

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Tacky.

Oh lighten up, even Fast Eddie Felson thought that was funny......

Paul Newman rest in Peace oh great one, one of the last of the true great 20th-century movie stars, man he leaves a pretty wide void. Some people don't know that he done a lot of great things in his personal life. He was such a low key guy, didn't really fit into the typical "Hollywood" mold. Married to the same gal, Joanne Woodward, all those years, when wife swapping in that business, was as common as changing your socks. Of his great success, more than $200 million, have been donated to charity. That's a big chunk of change. And for us gear heads, he was a car guy. Successful race car driver and owner, just the quintessential cool dude. I actually got to shake his hand and talk to him at Daytona in 1995. Was surprised he was as small a man as he was. On the screen he was bigger than life it seemed. But make no bone about it he was a car guy. When he was at the race track, he did want to talk about acting or Hollywood, but he'd wear your ear out when it came to cars.

Rest in Peace Fast Eddie, tell Fats we all said hello...............

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Oh lighten up, even Fast Eddie Felson thought that was funny......

Paul Newman rest in Peace oh great one, one of the last of the true great 20th-century movie stars, man he leaves a pretty wide void. Some people don't know that he done a lot of great things in his personal life. He was such a low key guy, didn't really fit into the typical "Hollywood" mold. Married to the same gal, Joanne Woodward, all those years, when wife swapping in that business, was as common as changing your socks. Of his great success, more than $200 million, have been donated to charity. That's a big chunk of change. And for us gear heads, he was a car guy. Successful race car driver and owner, just the quintessential cool dude. I actually got to shake his hand and talk to him at Daytona in 1995. Was surprised he was as small a man as he was. On the screen he was bigger than life it seemed. But make no bone about it he was a car guy. When he was at the race track, he did want to talk about acting or Hollywood, but he'd wear your ear out when it came to cars.

Rest in Peace Fast Eddie, tell Fats we all said hello...............

I know, I need to lighten up. It just seems like we're losing a lot of (famous) people lately. To be honest, I am not a big fan of Newman, outside of his salad dressings.

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My BF just took delivery of ANOTHER Greatful Dead dvd. Never been released before, etc, etc. As far as I can tell, they are just as poorly lit onstage in Egypt in '78 as every other nighttime show from the mid 70s on. I know they have more than 6 songs, but it's very hard to tell them apart.

Grumble. All about the compromise ....he's had a tough week. At least the Dead aren't really noisy.

Guess I'll be posting more than usual for a Friday night.

Signed,

Not a Dead Head.

Thanks for listening.

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"I was in the kitchen ready to do the housework and filled up a bucket with water," one villager, Anna, said. "I was going to mop the floor with it but I immediately noticed a sweet smell from the tap and it was also slightly yellow.

"I called my neighbours and they turned on their taps and it was the same. The word quickly spread and everyone filled up bottles and plastic containers with the wine."

http://www.theage.com.au/world/miracolo-wi...81008-4wpy.html

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I just got back from watching my neice and nephew for a couple of hours. We were sitting on the floor playing Polly Pockets when I discovered, because I almost put my hand in it, that my neice has an entire collection of boogers on the side of her nightstand. Turned my stomach!

Did any of you have such a thing as a child? I know it isn't unheard of for a child to have a booger collection. I remember hearing that Mel B of the Spice Girls had one under her bed as a kid. Why do kids do this?

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I just got back from watching my neice and nephew for a couple of hours. We were sitting on the floor playing Polly Pockets when I discovered, because I almost put my hand in it, that my neice has an entire collection of boogers on the side of her nightstand. Turned my stomach!

Did any of you have such a thing as a child? I know it isn't unheard of for a child to have a booger collection. I remember hearing that Mel B of the Spice Girls had one under her bed as a kid. Why do kids do this?

They're not big enough yet to smoke and need something to do with idle hands??

The way I figure, it's poop, boogers, gum, masturbation, cigarettes/weed, not necesarily in that order.

You can do your part by ensuring they at least are listening to quality music while doing all of the above.

Ignore the boogers and make them listen to some good music. It will work out.

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I just got back from watching my neice and nephew for a couple of hours. We were sitting on the floor playing Polly Pockets when I discovered, because I almost put my hand in it, that my neice has an entire collection of boogers on the side of her nightstand. Turned my stomach!

Did any of you have such a thing as a child? I know it isn't unheard of for a child to have a booger collection. I remember hearing that Mel B of the Spice Girls had one under her bed as a kid. Why do kids do this?

in short; everyone needs a hobby.

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I just got back from watching my neice and nephew for a couple of hours. We were sitting on the floor playing Polly Pockets when I discovered, because I almost put my hand in it, that my neice has an entire collection of boogers on the side of her nightstand. Turned my stomach!

Did any of you have such a thing as a child? I know it isn't unheard of for a child to have a booger collection. I remember hearing that Mel B of the Spice Girls had one under her bed as a kid. Why do kids do this?

Yeah, be glad she's not a teenage boy and all the toilet paper starts getting used up...

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You can do your part by ensuring they at least are listening to quality music while doing all of the above.

Ignore the boogers and make them listen to some good music. It will work out.

Too late. Yesterday I sang a line from a song from "High School Musical" (yes, I have seen it) and asked her if she knew where the song was from, hoping she'd say no, she got it right. She's also gotten into "Hannah Montana", which my sister introduced to her. I'll never understand why. My sister is a rodeo volunteer and took her to the Miley Ray Cryus concert last rodeo season which was standing room only, but they got in free and I think found an empty seat. She never even mentioned "Hannah Montana" before then, but now she's all about it. She's almost 7. I guess it was a matter of time.

When they're in my supervision I will not turn on the Disney Channel or the Nickelodeon teen shows.

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Thanks, Boston, for letting us stay unique :)

...Second, I don't think Mainzer-Cohen has ever met a Back Bay development project she didn't like, no matter the size, use, or design. She criticizes 20-year-old zoning codes as antiquated. The truth is that she supports an anything-goes approach that would effectively do away with zoning and turn central Boston into another Houston...

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editoria...have_a_houston/

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Has anyone ever used Rosetta Stone to learn a new language?

I've gotten through the first lesson for Spanish so far. I think it's really going to help. Thankfully, I have plenty of people to practice with as well.

I just wanted to see how well it helped anyone else.

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