COMMERCIAL LENDING NEWSLETTER
You are receiving this letter because you are one of my Spartans - my top-producing brokers and investor clients - of whom I am allowed to have 300. Removal instructions are below. Today we'll talk about a surprising indicator of the strength of this economy. And, of course, like always, we have lots of cute, clean jokes and three funny pics.
Joke Du Jour
For weeks a six-year old lad kept telling his first-grade teacher about the baby brother or sister that was expected at his house. One day the mother allowed the boy to feel the movements of the unborn child. The six-year old was obviously impressed, but made no comment.
Furthermore, he stopped telling his teacher about the impending event. The teacher finally sat the boy on her lap and said, "Tommy, whatever has become of that baby brother or sister you were expecting at home?"
Tommy burst into tears and confessed, "I think Mommy ate it!"
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Problem Child Joke
The mother of a problem child was advised by a psychiatrist, "You are far too upset and worried about your son. I suggest you take tranquilizers regularly." On her next visit the psychiatrist asked, "Have the tranquilizers calmed you down?" "Yes," the boy's mother answered. "And how is your son now?" the psychiatrist asked. "Who cares?" the mother replied.
Usually Positive Indicator
This is old man Blackburne writing to you, and I am attorney. One of the requirements of the Bar is 40 hours of continuing legal education every three years. Therefore this week I spent 12 boring hours in a continuing education class getting updates on the latest changes to the law.
One of the speakers was an expert in bankruptcy law, and he mentioned something that just stunned me. This bankruptcy law expert reported that fewer companies filed for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy last year than at any time in the past 20 years!
He complained that he and his bankruptcy attorney friends were starving for lack of work. Folks, this has to be extremely bullish for those of us in commercial real estate sales, leasing, and commercial real estate finance (CREF).
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Waiter: "How did you find your steak, sir?"
Diner: "Well, I just pushed aside a pea, and there it was!"
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Parking Tickets Joke
"According to a new report, Nigeria owes New York City over $500,000 in unpaid parking tickets for its foreign diplomats. Nigeria apologized and said they'll pay the fines right away if we would just send them our bank account number, our PIN, and our mother's maiden name." -- Seth Meyers
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"A bachelorette party missing since Monday after a hurricane hit has been found and safely returned to California. When asked about the ordeal one of the girls said, 'We were screaming, everything was spinning, there were bodies everywhere -- and then the hurricane hit.'" -- Seth Meyers
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On a Personal Note
My daughter has been going to Kindercare for the past 2 years. But yesterday, Monday, was her first day at a new school. While I feel strongly confident about her vocabulary and mathematical skills, she has always been very shy. I was worried about how she would take to the new environment, especially leaving such a regimented curriculum to something quite the opposite - a Reggio Emilia dedicated school.
If you are unfamiliar with this style of learning, essentially the teaching is not done via time-slotted lecturing from behind a podium but rather is done with a much more hands on, free-flowing approach. While I was hesitant to make the change, I realized that academics are just a part of what makes people successful in this life. The ability to sell, having people skills, and the ability to express one’s self as an individual, all play a factor (amongst many other learned skills) in a person's success in life. My hope is that this new school will help my daughter become more outgoing and social, while still maintaining her strong math and vocabulary skills. My fingers are crossed!
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4811 Chippendale Drive, Suite 101
Sacramento, CA 95841
Phone: (574) 210-6686
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