Sarah on running (and rock!)….


Too good not to steal, over at Ace HQ, an article on Sarah from Runners’ World

Do you listen to music during your runs?
I go through cycles there, too. Right now I’m not listening to anything but probably in a month or two I’ll start craving music. That’s the way it’s been for the 35 years. Parts of the year I want to listen to something, parts of the year I don’t. When I do listen, I crank up old Van Halen, old AC/DC

Song change!! Ricky on the Ace thread points out the perfect song for this post:

*Song courtesy of redbirdfan126:

From the 1984 album. I’d like to take the time to say Fuck You, WMG. That is all.

Oh yeah baby, I knew this woman was fabulous, there she goes confirming it again, listens to classic hard rock and quotes Plato, runs miles and miles, I think she’s awesome… :0) h/t pajamamomma for the quote

…But the most precious experience I’ve had running was a few summers ago when I was training for a marathon and my son Track—and I named him Track for running—would drive out in front of me and plant water bottles along the route. I felt so spoiled, like the queen of the running world to have a kid who was all cool with his pickup truck, dropping off water for me on my long runs. And he’d put a note on the bottles, saying, “Love you, mom” and “Run hard, mom.” It was just the most precious summer of my life to have that and then to cap it off with an all-time marathon best [3:59:36]. I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the whole world….


June 30, 2009. Tags: , , . Heavy Metal, Music, Politics. Comments off.

NYS: Shenanigans continue: Paterson will not sign any legislation passed today…

And the insanity continues, I think Bloomberg loses Mayoral control of the NYC schools effective today….:

Governor Paterson tells the media he recognizes that Senator Frank Padavan was not in the chamber and did not provide a quorum for Senate Democrats on June 30, 2009.

June 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Politics. Comments off.

Twofer Tuesday..with him, Al Franken….

Dum dum dum DUM….. 60 votes in the Senate Well maybe we will now have ACTUAL comic relief on the floor to accompany the comic relief of Harry Reid’s agenda and ‘leadership’….Oy Vey…

Frankenstein vid by Steve Barone

June 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Comedy. Comments off.

CW: The Vampire Diaries – Love Sucks…

Courtesy of the CW

June 30, 2009. Tags: . Entertainment, Fantasy, Horror, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Urban Fantasy, Warner Bros.. Comments off.

Monica Conyers, some of her greatest hits…

What a piece of work, ugh.

Courtesy of DetNewsVideo

Background on Detroit’s woes with this CORRUPT and pitiful excuse for leadership below, she has now been forced to resign as she pled guilty to corruption and bribery and by law must step down:

June 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Politics. Comments off.

Market Mover Tuesday: Case Shiller Housing Index: down 18.1 % y/y; insured defaults rising…

Pace of declines slowing? It would be a start on a bottom… about a stretch for good news though, the rate moderated from a y/y drop of 18.7% to a y/y drop of 18.1%, a .06% improvement, nothing to write home about, pardon the pun….


…The index of 20 metropolitan areas dipped 0.6 percent in April from March, after a 2.2 percent decline the month before, for an 18.1 percent downturn from a year earlier.

S&P said its index of 10 metropolitan areas declined 0.6 percent in April for an 18 percent year-over-year drop, after falling 2.1 percent month on month in March.

The rate of annual decline in these measures has improved, from 18.7 percent for both indexes in March.

“While one month’s data cannot determine if a turnaround has begun, it seems that some stabilization may be appearing in some of the regions,” David M. Blitzer, chairman of the index committee at S&P, said in a statement. “We are entering the seasonally strong period in the housing market, so it will take some time to determine if a recovery is really here.”…

In other news defaults are up, and this is unemployment related defaults now on prime loans, the subprime bubble is over:

housing chart wsj

Defaults on privately insured U.S. mortgages rose in May following three months of declines, and the number brought up to date fell, providing new evidence that the nation’s housing market is still deteriorating.

The Mortgage Insurance Companies of America, a trade group, said 87,904 insured borrowers were at least 60 days late on payments in May, up 8 percent from April and up 29 percent from a year earlier. Late payments often foreshadow foreclosure.Mortgages brought up to date totaled just 52,590, down 10 percent from April and the fewest since January. But so-called insurance cures were up 29 percent from a year earlier.

Private mortgage insurance lets people buy homes with down payments of less than 20 percent, and guarantees that lenders will be repaid even if borrowers default. Insurance in force totaled $922 billion in May, the trade group said.

The industry has been tightening its standards after struggling with losses from having backed subprime and other risky mortgages, which have eaten into capital. Increasingly, mortgage providers are demanding 20 percent down payments, which could obviate the need for mortgage insurance.

In addition, while most major U.S. home loan providers adopted mortgage-modification programs in the last year to keep borrowers in their homes, many foreclosure moratoriums expired in March…

In other news PPIP is going forward and GE is getting money from it..shockah! Frakkers….

June 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Entertainment, Finance, Foreclosures, Housing, Labor Department, Music, Politics, Popular Culture, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. Comments off.

IGN: Starcraft II – Wings of Liberty Interviews…

Courtesy of IGNentertainment

June 30, 2009. Tags: , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, gaming, graphic art, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Urban Fantasy. Comments off.

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