Thursday, September 30, 2010

Greed is good...

With all the hype surrounding Oliver Stones latest flick, Money Never Sleeps I have to admit that I only recently DVR'ed and watched the original Wall Street.  A trip back to days of shoulder pads, really large cell phones and Daryl Hannah.  Oh, 1987... Thanks for the laughs.

My personal movie reviewers (my MIL and FIL) can't figure why Newsday hated it.  They thought it was pretty good.  They also enjoyed all of the American Pie movies which is very disturbing.  Siskel and Ebert, they are not.  But we love them anyway because they have lots of free time to watch movies in an actual theater, and not at home on their couch like me and my husband.

"Greed is Good" has been my latest catch phrase.  I'm all for it. Bring on the greed!  Adding another mouth to feed in my house has made me extra stingy. I'm starting to turn into one of those consumers who won't buy anything without a coupon. Yes, this week I probably burned gallons of gas returning a gift after finding it cheaper somewhere else.  I even conceded to the idea that we drive, not fly, to NY for Thanksgiving.  People- I live in the Carolinas. Shoot me.

I'm also getting really greedy about my time. Time is money.  Didn't make the cut into my intimate circle of friends? Sorry. No time for you. Unfriendly you say?  Well, maybe a bit. It's not like I'm holding up in the house like a recluse- I would just rather have deep meaningful relationships with a smaller number of people rather than a long list of one-dimensional, shallow friendships.  That's what facebook is for.

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