Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Solo Wedding, Mo Money Mo Problems?, and Tigers

So, last night I had a dream about my future wedding, only there was one thing missing: the bride. I apparently was marrying myself, and in the dream this didn't seem odd at all. It was the whole ceremony in a church and everything; there was even a slide show. I debated whether this was more blog worthy or therapist worthy, but I thought it was too funny to pass up sharing. So, thank you subconscious for that nocturnal ego boost!

Well, Chris Christie endorsed Mitt Romney. This could be re-stated, "Chris Christie endorses the only Republican with a chance to come out of the primaries that doesn't give anyone left of Rush Limbaugh a nervous tick." Or, "Chris Christie endorses the only Republican that can talk for three straight minutes without saying something crazy, offensive, or categorically false for anyone who has access to Google." I mean, Huntsman too, but nobody's paying any attention to him...and Gingrich, but I almost fell asleep just typing his name.

So, one song I've always liked is Notorious B.I.G.'s "Mo Money Mo Problems," catchy tune, interesting message, etc. However (and maybe you've heard me theorize this before), I think this theory could use a slight adjustment. I think it's more like a bell curve where more money creates less problems for quite a while before it peaks and once again creates more problems. For instance, more money could mean less debt, less creditor calls (not one of my problems, just an example), etc. I made a little chart to illustrate this idea.

Okay, I'm being a bit facetious/hyperbolic for the peak moment, but I think the point is clear enough. I'm hoping I can get this published somewhere, maybe an economics journal?

I'm glad to see the Tigers beating up on the Rangers today. I'm cheering for my division because if they do good it makes me feel better about the Twins performing so poorly against them.

Minnesota is looming large on the horizon. I can't wait to jump in the car and meet it!

Okay, off to work on some church stuff. Later.


  1. This has the most fantastic chart I have ever seen.

  2. So I wanted to take your poll...but then i realized my favorite thing to do, Eating Caramel Apples, is not an option=/

  3. Amazing! Adding to my TO DO list: Tweet this graph!

  4. I think your dream may be a premonition of the future state of our society. Actually, I'm surprised people aren't doing this already. How about a commentary on Mexico's 2-year marriage license proposal? Your graph is most definitely publish worthy. It looks like something straight out of the Colbert Report. You should submit it.

  5. Oh, and speaking of baseball, please PLEASE don't let the Red Sox's abominable September performance, or even worse, the individualistic, selfish, finger-pointing, pathetic, blame-game charade happening right now deter you from Boston. Think back to June. Boston at its best. (That would be the Cup.)

    And who knows? Maybe Boston's utter collapse is just what the Cubs needed. You have Theo now.

  6. Perhaps you want to marry yourself with all the self promotion you've been doing in your grad applications. You've fallen in love with yourself. Can't wait for you to have a dream about your proposal.

  7. I wonder if Kim, Khloe, and the gang think they have mo problems??...haha! Love the graph!!