In an effort to be happier, I’m working at being mindful of all of the great things going on in my life and beyond. It isn’t easy, but these post help me ignore the crap and focus on all that is good.
Warren Buffett released his annual Berkshire Hathaway letter last Saturday. It’s impossible to read it and not be happy and optimistic. Here are some of my favorite parts:
In this passage, Buffett reminds us how to behave when Mr. Market isn’t being nice:
Buffett has a bet that states that the S&P 500 will outperform a basket of hedge funds over a 10 year period. The bet has less than a year to go and Buffett isn’t going to lose:
And Buffett reminds us of the value of index funds and the dangers of pessimism:
And Buffett sings the praises of Jack Bogle, the father Vanguard and the index fund:
A Piano Reborn
Jen Spends was a blogger I connected with a long time ago. I enjoyed her writing, but then her posts became sporadic. Recently, she’s been posting again and I loved this wonderful story about how she restored a childhood piano that was destined for the dump.
Epic Vacation Plans
I’ve travelled all over the United States, but the Northeast has alluded me. Not anymore! This summer, we’re going to knock out new territory.
We’ll land in New York and make our way up the coast of Maine to visit a friend:
After that, we’ll head over to Vermont to visit a certain greyhound.
We’ll finish the trip with three nights in New York City. I can’t hardly wait!
And we’re doing the whole trip on the cheap. The airfare cost us nothing (yeah, travel hacking!) and since we’ll be staying with friends, we won’t be spending much on accommodations either, at least in Maine or Vermont.
If you have any good suggestions* for NYC, I’d love to hear them. The following are critically important:
- Pizza: I’m a die-hard Chicago style deep dish guy and am deeply skeptical of your thin pizza New York City. However, I’ll reserve full judgement until I try it. Mad Fientist recommended Grimaldi’s.
- Accommodations: Holy crap, NYC isn’t cheap. I’ve paid over $200/night for a hotel room exactly once in my life. This will all change in New York.
- Beer: Does NYC have a microbrew scene?
What do you have to be thankful for this week?
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