Friday, May 18, 2007

Rag Tag Game

7 Random facts

Sometimes I enjoy watching old movies because it gives me a glimpse of another time when it seemed the roles of men and women were more clearly defined. Also, I look for the old guys in the movies and then think "wow, that guy was probably like 75 in 1940, that means he was born in the 1860s! He probably knew people that fought in the Civil War." I feel like I can learn something about the history of our culture through the living characters on the screen.

My favorite shows on TV are the Office and the Apprentice. I like to see the dynamics of successful people in the Apprentice. The office is pretty funny but you can't miss a minute of it or you will not get some of the subtle humor.

My first car was the family car I inherited when I was 16 years old. A 1965 beige Rambler American station wagon. I called it the Mirmobile. Since I was mostly a year older than my school peers (started 1st grade when I was 7), I drove several friends to Cardinal Dougherty HS every morning in exchange for some gas money. Gas was only about 29-32 cents a gallon in 1971.

Growing up, I never had pets until my brother Delio left us with his German Shorthaired Pointer he named Rommel after the German Field Marshall from WWII. Rommel always escaped from the backyard and people would report sightings of him blocks and blocks away from where we lived. He was hit by a car a couple of times, but survived. Delio eventually released him in some farm in Pennsylvania. I always wondered what happened to him.

I am grateful that my son and daughter have settled into positive productive lives with their spouse after a rocky HS and have brought such great grandchildren into the world that I can enjoy into my retirement years.

I own 5 homes and half of my mother's condo in Miami as well as 5 cheap acres of land in Costilla County in southern Colorado. I have been dabbling in real estate investing since 1997.

I got my first gray hair when I was 26 and it seems like only yesterday.