Archives for December 2008

Five 2009 Predictions

I am joining in the fun and releasing my rather rickety predictions for 2009. See you back here at the end of 2009 to see how I fared.

Rewards Checking at Deseret First Credit Union

Regular readers of the Rickety blog know that I am a big fan of rewards checking accounts. They have a high interest rate, are FDIC insured, and are very liquid.

Bountiful Cheap Gas

I filled up my gas tank today with regular for $1.29 a gallon at an Exxon station in Bountiful, Utah. It looks like I filled up for 10 cents a gallon less than what the the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report lists as the average gas price for my area. I last filled the tank at the beginning of December.

Missionary Dan Email from the MTC #7

David A. Bednar came yesterday night. He brought his youngest son who is married. They all spoke to us. I enjoyed everything his daughter-in-law and son said.

Christmas Holidays

This blog is closed for the CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS.

Proposition 8 and the Mormon Church: The Aftermath

We all saw the demonstrations against the Church after the passage of Proposition 8. We read about the Church members who lost their livelihoods simply because they donated to a worthy cause. So was Proposition 8 involvement really a P.R. fiasco for the Church?

Ask Rickety: What is the Global Warming Petition Project?

The purpose of the Petition Project is to demonstrate that the claim of “settled science” and an overwhelming “consensus” in favor of the hypothesis of human-caused global warming and consequent climatological damage is wrong. No such consensus or settled science exists.

Missionary Dan Email from the MTC #6

It is cold here in Provo, but we rarely are outside. My cold weather things are coming in handy. We’ve heard some cool stories about how cold Mongolia is. When you’re outside and you breathe your breath will freeze and turn into ice crystals. Then the sun shines through it and it sparkles. The sun is always up usually in the winter but its freezing. Very cold -30 degrees F. Its exciting though!

Credit Karma Checkup

The first thing I came across when I logged in was my credit score represented as a graph. The was a credit snapshot which among other things told me my score could improve by obtaining more premium bankcard accounts and having more accounts in good standing.