The Pre-Prenuptial

A prenuptial is simply not enough, I feel there is a legitimate need for a pre-prenuptial agreement. Typically a prenuptial states what the women is entitled after a divorce. A pre-prenuptial outlines what a husband is entitled after marriage.

Retweet October 2009

Here I am reblogging some retweets for the past month that broken down by subject matter. Some of these tweets also cover events that occurred in October 2009. If you like to follow along, befriend xwoop and lolprez and I’ll be sure to follow back.

Got Gov?

  • The only thing a government has to fear is the people, to bad the people are manipulated by fear.
  • Counter-terrorism is the other side to the same coin, terrorism.
  • It’s not personal, it’s political!
  • The donkey is the political symbol of the democrats, the elephant of the republicans, and the nearest fast food logo is the symbol of the American people.

Econemy

  • 2,000 kids going to the white house for trick or treat, the trick is that they will be still paying for the bailout when they have kids…
  • Some people spend all day thinking about how to spend money, other on how to earn money.
  • Recession, rescue, recovery, relapse, and repeat.
  • Free market for all or free fall.
  • If the world is flat, it is because the US is getting flatten out.
  • Worst bull is advice given in a bear market from those that got lucky in a bull market.

Nobel Obama Prize

  • Barack Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize, Michael Vick to win Humane Society Person of the Year award…
  • Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize, next he is due to win the Latin Grammy’s Award for best new salsa album.
  • Prez Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize, next he will win Boston Marathon even though he has not entered.
  • Barack Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize, since when does one win a peace prize for maintaining four wars: Iraq, Afghanistan, drugs, terror?
  • Barack Obama wins Nobel Peace Price, Joe Biden to win Miss America pageant.

Balloon Boy Hoax

  • This #balloonboy episode feels like a Simpsons rerun.
  • #balloonboy found at home, now #spankedboy to trend on twitter.
  • What Obama says about #balloonboy: What’s he doing up there? He’s a jackass.
  • #balloonboy sightings reported in Roswell, New Mexico.
  • Has any one looked for #balloonboy in a well, I’m just saying.
  • Fall out boy to make a song commemorating #balloonboy
  • Hollywood producers are pitching a new movie: #balloonboy
  • #balloonboy will be remembered as a great aeronautical pioneer, like Amelia Earhart.
  • #balloonboy landed safely and hijacked a farmer’s tracker and is heading back home…
  • The Air Force shot down #balloonboy as a Unidentified Flying Object

WTF FTW

  • To much chow mein in the membrane.
  • Peace by proliferation.
  • Always busy: When I am not doing, I am juggling.
  • We had avian flu, now swine flu, I’ve be scare when scientist unleash lolcat flu…
  • Some people sell money, the idea of making money, the promise of a higher rate of return on that money.
  • It takes money to make money, but it is better if its someone else’s money.
  • The world does not work they way you think it ought to work, unless you are a crazy person living in your own little world.
  • I wish I had GPS tracking on all my socks, they always end up missing.
  • Songs don’t have the same lasting impression that they use to have.
  • Out with the old, in with with the retro.

Trick and Treat

I live in a nice quite neighborhood near a prestigious university and home to many vice presidents and top engineers of the local search giant and many other high technology companies. According wikipedia, the city has a nice demographic with 95% of the population being white or Asian, 4% Hispanic, and everything else fall under 1%. The median home sale price in the area is $1.4 million. So generally speaking, this is a great opportunity for little ghouls and goblins trick and treating. We have been tricking and treating here for the past four years, but we grew up here, went to school here, and trick and treated here when we where kids.

With one kid under five, dressed as a ferocious lion we scored 7.5 pounds of candy in about 2.5 hours just from walking around the equivalent of 3-4 blocks in our neighborhood. We started off by driving 3 blocks down the street since we live across a park and a school and we wanted to position ourselves surrounded completely by homes. By driving just a few blocks down the street we where able to maximize the time we had trick and treating. Generally, the best trick and treating window is the three hours between 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

The best payoff was at a home of a pacific islander/Hispanic man that gave us four normal size snickers bars. This is huge because the average size of snicker bars used on Halloween are the fun size or minis. Each snicker bar costs about $0.75 to $1.00 so that is a retail value of $3-4.00. Even though we generally did well, we had a few bad payouts two from Asian and one from a Southeast Asian which gave the equivalent of a single mini size snicker. Some other notables treats are a toy car, a large box of goobers, oatmeal raisin breakfast cookies, and Dagoba organic chocolate.

Nice is a piece of advice when giving out candy for Halloween. Don’t give kids too much choice. We had one lady give us the choice between books, crayons, toy cars, candy, etc. That is to much choice. What helps keep the kids moving is to give them a handful of candies. Don’t give trick and treaters a single, mini size candy, that is just cheap and tacky. Give them four or five. If you are running short on candy and want kids to have just one, instead of giving them just one, give them a bowl and say ‘want to pick one.’ Small kids will usually pick just one candy, it is better to have them picking the one candy that they want instead of you seeming cheap and handing them a single one candy when you got a new BMW 3 series convertible in the drive way. The key of making the stream of kids flowing is to have a small number of treats that the kids can pick themselves.

Here are tips on choosing the best candy for Halloween. The best candy is those that are seal as opposed to wrapped. For example, Tootsie Roll and Smarties are wrapped at the ends, not sealed, and can be easily tampered. When inspecting the candies before they are consumed, I generally pass on any candy that has wrappers that are twisted instead of sealed shut. Candies like Starbursts and sealed with some amount of air so if you feel the pressure of the air, you can easily assume they have not been tampered with. Candies that are packed in little boxes, such as Junior Minds make it easy for parents inspect.

Here are some tips for trick and treaters, don’t run and step on people’s flowerbeds. Walk to and from people yards, preferably use the walkway when available. Don’t cross or zigzag the street, go down one side of the street and then at the crosswalk cross the street and then do the other side. Always be gracious, say thank you or Happy Halloween.

Halloween is a secular holiday that brings all the little ghouls and goblins from all ethnic backgrounds once a year to ransom the neighborhood for candy. It is a special event for kids who just love to dress up as their favorite comic book heroes and heroines. The most memorable homes are those whose residents have the Halloween spirit and put out decorations and are generally nice to the kids and are complimentary to them on their costumes.