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The Fool: Make a confession.
MsOakes: I will be very glad to move out of the desert heat next year (Universe willing). After 22 years, that's enough!
The Fool: Given a second chance, what financial decision would you like to do over?
MsOakes: Selling on emotion. Always, ALWAYS sleep on a sell or
buy decision. Fewer gray hairs (or sleepless nights)
that way.
The Fool: Which celebrity or public figure (past or present) do you most look like?
MsOakes: Grandma Moses (I was going to say Tinkerbell, but
figured "who am I kidding?").
The Fool: What's your favorite movie, and why?
MsOakes: It varies depending on my mood & memories. But if pressed, I'd probably say "The Trip to Bountiful." Why? Geraldine Page.
The Fool: What's your favorite activity (within the realm of good taste)?
MsOakes: Book "nooking." Savoring that first cup of coffee. Immersing in foreign films. Of course, music...Mozart, Sur Manta, Dexter Gordon -the gamut. Eating Italian anything. Researching. Nursery wandering. Re/writing.
The Fool: Share with us your best money-saving secret -- cutting coupons, sneaking candy into the movies, shopping on Wednesday and pretending you're over 65?
MsOakes: Studying bigger purchases carefully BEFORE buying/leasing. Coupons are good - IF you remember to redeem them or take them with you when you shop!
The Fool: If you had to pick an existing song title that best describes your life, what would it be?
MsOakes: I don't know about my life, but certainly my ongoing experience: "The Rose."
The Fool: Tell us about Your Dumbest Investment... and the lesson you learned from it.
MsOakes: Diamonds. Don't do diamonds. Actually, don't invest in something you know absolutely NOTHING about. Without research, all the best hunches will not guarantee investment success.
The Fool: If you could change one thing about your workplace, corporate culture, or family life, what would it be?
MsOakes: I would have loved having brothers and sisters. All things considered, I think big families can be pretty wonderful.
The Fool: Give a short description of your best and/or worst vacation.
MsOakes: I've changed my mind on this many times. Perhaps the best would be a "bundling" of several: Mexico & Guatemala in the early '70s; east coast in the '80s; California in the '90s. No worst trips, thankfully.
The Fool: What's been your best investment to date, and how did you discover it?
MsOakes: eBAY. What's to discover? Meg's magnificent. It's a
keeper.
The Fool: Do you have a favorite company or stock which the worldwide Foolish community should know about -- and why?
MsOakes: Trader Joe's. Unfortunately (thankfully) it's not public. Great chain. Marvelous collection of beverages and misc. edibles. Quick-frozen fish. Gorgeous veggies. Lotsa goodies to tempt. Mmmm.
The Fool: List some of your favorite websites, with running commentary where appropriate. (Please provide the URLs, too.)
MsOakes: ONE of my list of favs:
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1. The Internet Movie Database (http://www.imdb.com/)
2. BBC World Service
(http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi.html)-- Where you can still get real world NEWS! ...
3. Daily Astronomy Pictures (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html) -- pretty amazing sights ...
4. The Smithsonian (http://www.si.edu/) -- Young people especially should bookmark this one ...
5. Vegetarian Resource Group (http://www.vrg.org/) -- You don't have to eat "rabbit food" to find this site useful ...
6. "Playbill" Online
(http://www1.playbill.com/playbill/) -- All about Broadway doings; if you love theatre (or miss New York City) here's where you'll get your big dose ...
7. "Bartlett's Quotations"
(http://www.cc.columbia.edu/acis/bartleby/bartlett/index.html) -- For whenever you want to sound "pithy" ...
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