Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Gloss

I went to see my financial adviser yesterday and that was quite interesting. I said that at some point I would like to buy a house and he said he reckons the end of this year or the beginning of next year would be the time to do that, assuming things continue on in the current way for the economy. He also recommended an alternative/ addition to having a savings account, one part of which seems to involve US based life policies. I am pondering the ethics of this, as it relies on mortality rates etc. But I guess pensions and state funding etc is in some ways based on the assumption that people will die and predicting when that will be etc, so maybe it isn’t that unusual and it is just when it is presented in those terms that it seems a bit dodgy.

It seems that love can never come too early. If it comes when you are about six years old, it also seems that you have to elope to Africa. Do you know at that age, I’m not sure I was thinking about love and other such things at all, let alone running off to live a life in the sun with someone. But, of course, the main lesson from this is that if you plan to elope remember to take money and your passport – or go somewhere closer to home. Try Gretna Green, although I hear there is actually a waiting list, which isn’t quite so romantic*. I bet in years to come those children will be so embarrassed by that story.

In other news, no official statement has yet been released on the Random and G living situation. Glossing is still in progress.



*I haven’t actually checked this for my own purposes you understand – before the rumour mill gets going on that one as well.

9 comments:

The Gripes of Wrath said...

Gloss-work is very difficult to do without going over the edges... Hmmm....

;o)

Happy New-ish Year, btw...

femmeismygender said...

C'mon RR, dish! stop being all coy, we know you've got a big smile on - haven't you? :-) fimg x

Kahless said...

With no official statement the rumour mill is running riot

TOM FOOLERY said...

She's been barricaded in with all of G's stuff and is unable to get to the computer. G has already laid down some house rules and has forbidden her to use the computer! No! Serve G an eviction order right now Random ;-)

Random Reflections said...

Gripes! - So you're saying that this is a bit like a precipice then. I see... *gulp*

I was thinking a couple of days ago that I hadn't said Happy new year to you, so Happy New Year!

FIMG - I am shy and coy young thing, I'll have you know. There *may* be an occasional smile.

Kahless - so at last my life has some excitement!

TF- at last you have seen my cries for help. To protect my computer usage, I need urgent assistance. Please!

Lemonpillows said...

Give it up dude! We want goss, not gloss! And I bet that smile is HUGE!

Random Reflections said...

Lemonpillows - you could be a tabloid journalist with slogans like that! A statement may be forthcoming at some point...

femmeismygender said...

Tied to the bed, that's what it is............

Random Reflections said...

FIMG - it's true. I'm actually typing this with my nose!