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Closing Out Another Month

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Closing Out Another MonthAnd another cycle. End of the first month that the main provisions of PPA have been in effect.

On the hobby side of my professional interests, the first 2007 annual statement was filed this week by any S&P 500 company with a 12/31 fiscal year end. Although it was not a pension plan sponsor, it marks the beginning of the deluge. The next month will see me heavily preoccupied with that obsession, although I already know most of what I will be seeing.

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31 January 2008 at 6:12 pm

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Update Standards

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Update StandardsOn one of those long conference calls when I wish I had earphones instead of having to keep this old thing up against my ear. Or else to be there in the conference room, where it would be easier to join in this discussion. Which today gets knotted around the issue of whether we need to have annual standards in order to properly implement a law that calls for annual updates. Can one realistically update annually unless one has an annual standard? Well, yes, one can . . .

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31 January 2008 at 10:56 am

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Dawn’s Early Dark

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Dawn's Early DarkI’ve done nothing with any software to darken that picture up. If anything, it looked even darker to the natural eye. Although it’s after 9 in the morning, usually of course quite bright looking up toward Houston at the very left edge of this shot or Reliant Stadium at the far right.

We had one huge thunderclap shortly after this pic was snapped, but little if any rain. Then a very brisk wind blew everything from the sky, making it a cloudless blue by the early afternoon.

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31 January 2008 at 9:05 am

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Study in Black & White

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Study in Black & WhiteEveryone’s off at the basketball game. Among other things meaning that I have all three dogs to myself. Quite a rare snapshot around here, for all of them to be on my side of the bed.

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30 January 2008 at 9:59 pm

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Waiting for Take-Out

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Waiting for Take-OutGood day at the office, but brain-draining, and I’m pretty much wiped out. I’ve stopped at Olive Garden to pick up salad and breadsticks for four, to go with the lasagna that Susan has made for the cheerleaders eating at the house before tonight’s basketball game.

I decide to pick up some fetuccini alfredo with shrimp for a late lunch for me. They take an order of soup to go along with that; but I’ll find out when I unpack it all that they gave me an extra salad instead. *shrug* As is, the shrimp alfredo together with the day’s fatigue will wipe me out in a long, deep nap that will see me just starting to wake up as the girls are leaving for the game, too groggy to join them or be good for much else the remainder of the evening.

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30 January 2008 at 3:17 pm

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Back Streets In

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Back Streets InHighway signs suggested there might be trouble ahead at 59 this morning, so I left the 610 loop this morning at for the local back streets in, using the route I initially used my first few days at this new job last August.

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30 January 2008 at 6:04 am

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secret notebooks

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secret notebooks and drawings were hidden in the concrete wall’s cinder blocks

but th young kids acted unconcerned when th elevator stopped at our floor without either th front or back door opening

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30 January 2008 at 4:04 am

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