i am fairly certain we've already used this title for a post, but whatevs. as c4ts re-enters the world of gainful employment, i find myself outside of it. hakuna matata or something. apparently all of my entre-employment wisdom comes from the lion king.
this reprieve has given me a lot more time to do...everything. the upside is that i've seen more friends in the past week than in the past 3 months or so. the downside is that having infinite time still doesn't make me want to go to the gym. let's hope i don't end up looking like al gore, post bush v. gore. remember when gore was in the bubble? [ed note: c'mon, that's positively bubble-esque for a politician.]
anyway, apparently we were all wrong about the mortgage-backed securities that led us down this path in the first place. (or at least what we understood from that episode of this american life explaining it to us). friends, they are not toxic, risky or even troubled. in fact, they are merely "legacy assets." get it? we inherited this shit!
excuse me while i go peruse some "legacy brothers" tchochkes.