April 09, 2008

HousingPANIC Stupid Question of the Day



What makes you happy?

45 comments:

Big Cheese said...

Uhh, midget porn?

Is that what the picture is about?

Sunny days and nature makes me happy. Oh and being debt free.

Satan said...

Seeing others suffer

Anonymous said...

Driving my H2 while blasting the latest release from Tupak Ice 75 Cent...yeah word to your mother.

Mark said...

My kids. While I enjoy things my kids bring me joy and happiness.

PentUpDemand said...

You make me happy Keith. It's those funny pictures, and your moral outrage. I look forward to reading your blog each day.

theloknesmonster said...

My family and my faith...

Roccman said...

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What makes me happy?

Being wrong.

Revolution NOW said...

Seeing the guilty punished.

Seeing a fully-loaded US Air Force One smash into a hillside with no survivors aboard...

Anonymous said...

This blog makes me happy.

When you are criticizing China, kindly be sure to point out how many people they have in their Gulags and use as slave labor.

They are the antichrist.

Thanks Keith.

hank the drunken dwarf said...

eating beaver and consumeing like a mo fo!!!!!!!!

mairca izda debol said...

That looks like the income of the REIC for the past 12 months

Anonymous said...

Knowing that Obama will change America

Stuck in So Pa said...

Anything that takes me back to my youth.

Every generation has worries and fears, but when you are young, it's mommy and daddy's problem.

Let's go out and play!

Red Pill said...

"Happy is the man who understands the cause of things."
-Virgil

pwnd said...

scha·den·freu·de

Pronunciation[shahd-n-froi-duh]

–noun satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune.

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Flying airplanes, riding motorcycles, scuba diving, kicking ass in my profession, seven figure net worth, no debt, and no wife.

Oh, and little people.

Happy Homedebtor said...

Sleep. Fresh Air. Sex...lots of sex, the more fringe the better.

Alas excessive school combined with work leave me for little of the first 2 lately - so I'm focusing mostly on the 3rd to stay sane until August when I finish the first grad degree. :)

Oh - yardwork/landscaping tend to relax me...no idea why. :D

Anonymous said...

What makes me happy?

I paid off my mortgage by flipping houses in Phoenix, what a feeling. The cars are paid off, I have no outstanding loans, I don't owe anyone anything. I have a great job.

I over consume Woo Hoo.

I got money in the bank, lots of it.

I eat what tastes good and I have never been overweight. I work out 3 times a week. That really helps the mental outlook.


I'm getting a nice bonus check for the first quarter of record sales. My salary has increased each year for the last 12 years.

I got laser surgery on my eyes and I threw away my glasses.

I don't qualify for the 600 dollar government give away, because I make too much money. You can have mine.

I'm out of the market and in cash positions. I sold off all my rental houses before 2006, except one.

My carbon footprint is 562 which is high, but I'm working on it.

The state of the economy is of little concern to me because I'm well positioned and prepared for catastrophe.

I'm very happy, I am well and I like who I am. I don't have to work, but I like what I do, so I work anyway.

What could be better?


Happy Baby-boomer in Glendale AZ

Anonymous said...

There's a Spanish toast that goes something like "Salud, Amor, Dinero y tiempo para desfrutarlos" -- which translates to "Health, Love, Money and the Time to Enjoy it All".

That about sums it up for me -- I might substitute "friendship" for "money". The older I get, the less money is important, and the more I yearn for time to do the things I enjoy and see the people that I care about.

Anonymous said...

Hey, it's the Lollipop Guild!

AGENT 99 said...

Lollipops, strick that. Suckers.

Poor Sap said...

Knowing that my retirement is secure with a 401k plan.

The stock market can't survive without 401k investments. Who profits from these investments?? The government (taxes), Wall Street (fees and their take), and the Chinese (through SWF's).

Ever wondered why the stock market climbed so fast in the last 15 years? Why it was the BIG push to get everyone to start a 401k. Now, your money is "their" money, and when the game is over, the BIG boys are the ones who profited... not us.

Think about it. The game isn't to "our" advantage. It's so they can keep the game going. Without the 401k investments, this game would have ended back in 2001.

"Better maximize those 401k's, so you'll have a better future!!!"

Yeah right. It's so they will have a better future.

BTW, I'm sick of the word "portfolio." A portfolio is nothing more than a 10 cent paper notebook from the school store filled with uncompleted homework and failed tests.

Steve said...

Seeing my daughters grow, and that they're turning out OK, and knowing they are a reflection of me and how I have raised them.

The gradual easing of tension, and a growing familiarity, with each passing year of marriage.

Seeing my investments grow over the last 20 years into something substantial, despite all the external pressure to spend spend spend.

A good night's sleep; a good tasting meal.

Being at my recreational property and knowing that feet have walked over many if not all parts of it before, but the trails, clearings, and shacks that are currently there are all from my hard work and mostly work done with my bare hands.

When my boss says, "Great job"

smiler said...

knowing that since evolution produced human beings, beauty can indeed come from non-intelligent design so there's hope for humans!

Anonymous said...

Greg Swann being forced to sell his house at a loss

Anonymous said...

This story

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/04/07/report-mccains-profane-ti_n_95429.html

John McCain's temper is well documented. He's called opponents and colleagues "shitheads," "assholes" and in at least one case "a fucking jerk."...

Three reporters from Arizona, on the condition of anonymity, also let me in on another incident involving McCain's intemperateness. In his 1992 Senate bid, McCain was joined on the campaign trail by his wife, Cindy, as well as campaign aide Doug Cole and consultant Wes Gullett. At one point, Cindy playfully twirled McCain's hair and said, "You're getting a little thin up there." McCain's face reddened, and he responded, "At least I don't plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you cunt." McCain's excuse was that it had been a long day. If elected president of the United States, McCain would have many long days.

Anonymous said...

What makes me happy?

Looking at the heatmap for foreclosures per capita on Hotpads.com. Take a look at Southern Cali - ouch!!

What makes me unhappy?

Playing the Pentagon: Hunt the Boeing! game:

Pentagon 9/11 : Hunt the Boeing!

Seriously. Can somebody show me proof that the Pentagon was hit by an airliner??!! I mean come on! Are we supposed to believe that it was obliterated upon impact into microscopic pieces??! WTF???!!

Anonymous said...

Not paying someone else's BILLS

Anonymous said...

What makes me happy?
'taint the Lolli-pop Guild.

Anonymous said...

Smiler, Why would you think that evolution has nothing to do with God?

mark8:36 said...

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

royz said...

Studentpanic

Student Lenders Stifled by Auction-Rate Bond Failures

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=a8p51DTC.Pzk&refer=home

I am happy because I expect corrupt university bureaucracy will finally get kicked in the $%#. When was the last time you saw universities lay of their fat-ass unhelpful staff and arrogant third-rate professors?

Anonymous said...

I think a Hillary-Obama cage match would make me happy, especially if there were flame throwers involved.

long beach,ca said...

happiness - i am single, no wife, no kids to nag me about making more money. having bought a one bedroom, one bathroom condo in november 1996 at the bottom of the last real estate recession for $38,900, with $2000 down in downtown long beach ca. having paid off the mortgage, my only debt is $26,000 on a heloc because of a car loan and paying off the mortgage. watching the condo go up to $300,000, dropping to the current $240,000 and still dropping and not caring because i am never selling, my property taxes are currently less than $600 a year. easy job with the state, union with state pension making $36,000 a year, free time to do what i want instead of what a dependent would want me to do. eating well, plenty of sleep, no credit card debt, $20,000 in roth ira, $20,000 in stocks, spending money on my baby sister, giving an allowance to my mom, inheritance coming to me, my brother, and my sister in the form of a commercial business property all paid for free and clear. bottom line- no worries, retirement is taken care of. i do have a guilty pleasure in reading sad stories about other less fortunate people, what's the german word again? oh i am 41 years old.

Big Cheese said...

Keefer,

Doing this makes me happy... I think, haven't actually tried it yet but it just looks so damn cool.

-BC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWF8KV4IW5o

Anonymous said...

Reading Housing Panic!

Feeling_Gay_Happy said...

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens;
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens;
Brown paper packages tied up with strings;
These are a few of my favorite things.

Cream-colored ponies and crisp apple strudels;
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles;
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings;
These are a few of my favorite things.

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes;
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes;
Silver-white winters that melt into springs;
These are a few of my favorite things.

Anonymous said...

"$36,000 a year...$20,000 in roth ira, $20,000 in stocks...retirement is taken care of. i do have a guilty pleasure in reading sad stories about other less fortunate people, what's the german word again? oh i am 41 years old."

Schadenfreude...I got it reading your post. 41 and you've got 40 grand for retirement? Good luck if your inheritance is left to charity instead. You don't even have a grand for every year you've been alive. Pathetic. I on the other hand have 4K put away for every year you've been alive, and I'm 10 years younger than you. Loser.

Typical HPer said...

I'm a renting sack of shit with $18 in the bank. I have nothing to be happy about.

Anonymous said...

STEVE SAID

"Seeing my daughters grow, and that they're turning out OK, and knowing they are a reflection of me and how I have raised them.

The gradual easing of tension, and a growing familiarity, with each passing year of marriage.

Seeing my investments grow over the last 20 years into something substantial, despite all the external pressure to spend spend spend.

A good night's sleep; a good tasting meal.

Being at my recreational property and knowing that feet have walked over many if not all parts of it before, but the trails, clearings, and shacks that are currently there are all from my hard work and mostly work done with my bare hands.

When my boss says, "Great job" "

Wow, if you have a wonderful marriage you are truly happy. Good post.

-Beignet

Anonymous said...

LONG BEACH said

happiness - i am single, no wife, no kids to nag me about making more money. having bought a one bedroom, one bathroom condo in november 1996 at the bottom of the last real estate recession for $38,900, with $2000 down in downtown long beach ca. having paid off the mortgage, my only debt is $26,000 on a heloc because of a car loan and YADA YADA YADA

YOU my dear are so miserable. Get a life.

Beignet

devestment said...

Grave robbing.

Buying distressed assets.

Target practice.

Anonymous said...

>> Flying airplanes, riding motorcycles, scuba diving, kicking ass in my profession, seven figure net worth, no debt, and no wife.

Get over yourself - you're still a nobody.

Betty the BEEATCH said...

No kids, great husband, and even GREATER dogs that are the loves of my life! haaa

Good friends, family, full liquor cabinet and plenty of money in savings thanks in part to HP and the Brave Blogosphere who dared predict this whole melt down years ago while everyone else was in serious denial!!

Thanks for educating me, and helping me to rein my spending A$$ in!! Seriously--It has made a big difference---

Much love to all ya'll!!

Michael J said...

The look on my dog's face when I open the door, a rockin' wife that is a Culinary Wizard, whether she's making a club sandwhich or Cheateau Briand-

People that give a shytt, great customer service and cream cheese brownies with a crackly crust....

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR