Curse of the child....I got to see none of the game last night while trying to get my son to sleep, so I got to wake up to the highlights and final score. From the little I saw it looked like it was a good game, hoping maybe to catch it this weekend on a replay.
I see your Duke Sucks and raise you....well...what else could it be. Now the season officially starts...not sure I'l enjoy the game as much as if it had been in a month after some time on the court for both teams, but this should be fun!
I was at work and once it happened had one of the only active internet connections because of all of the traffic. Two of the people I worked with people in the buildings - a boyfriend and a sister. One of my fathers former students was on the plane from Boston. We did find out later in the day that the boyfriend and sister were not actually in the buildings when they were hit but seeing what my friends went through and seeing how it impacted my father did leave a mark on me. Now having a child I understand more the level of concern they had for their family.
That is more though from the worry/concern than the specific event.
I do remember that day though, just like I remember much of the day when the Challenger was lost. I think that is because of the uniqueness of the event - I do not remember where I was or anything different about when the Columbia exploded on reentry even if I remember some of the imagery from it.
Yes - my parents started savings accounts for us and got us interested in "investing" by letting us choose a stock to buy when we were very young. Helped build an understanding of how money works, immediate gratification v. long term, etc.
We've done the same thing for Jack. He will "help" with laundry and the deal is he gets to keep the change he finds in the machines. Now he knows "5 moneys", little too young to know the various values but does understand that those shiny circles and pieces of paper are what let us get food, games, etc. He's got a couple piggy banks and I'm going to start something for him - 529, savings acct, something so we can build specifically for his future.
I've been saving in my company 401k since I was eligible - 21 years ago. There have been a couple times when I have had to borrow against it and it has made me want to kick puppies. I put away 7%, get a full 6% match and have a company pension. My wife had started a few IRAs and a SEP when she was self employed, but never really put anything into it. Now that she is in the corporate life, she is putting away 10% with the same 6% match - some portion of that is ROTH as well.
I've also been putting $100 every two weeks into a savings account for a few years, it just passed $8k and is inaccessible unless we walk into a branch to get money out.
We did have to live very frugally for a long time before my wife got a full time job - since she has been employed we've been very lucky to be able to put away the money we wanted, get the extra savings for the munchkins future going and be able to enjoy things a little more.
I remember when I started in financials services in '94 I saw an article that more than 50% of people over 50 had les than $50k saved for retirement. If you're lucky enough to have a company match, unless it's dire circumstances it's free money - take advantage of it whenever you can.
ah...so many vows...how to hold to them all. they are still people...
for the original question, I would highly doubt it was any special magic, more likely what someone else said - Howland used his net to ensnare Dayne somehow or was able to sneak around him and attack him in surprise.