General Information

Name:
Jim 
Fool Since:
October 2 2006
Where I Live:
Denton, TX

Investing Basics

Investing Style:
Just Starting

Investing Favorites

Stocks:
VVC, GSK, XOM, PFE, CHX

Education And Work Information

School(s) Attended
Indiana U at Bloomington, Pepperdine Law
Job Title
Sports Memorabilia seller/headhunter

Interests

Personal Quote:
'That will probably be my epitaph. 'He knew better, and went ahead and did it anyway.'
Person(s) I'd Like To Meet:
Laura Linney
Favorite Vacation Spots:
As a Navy brat, I've lived abroad and loved it.
Favorite Sports or Teams:
The Texas Rangers-baseball or football
Favorite Music or Musicians:
Classic Rock like Cream
Great Books Read Recently:
Woodward's latest

An Interview with JimBNorman

Last updated: 10/13/2006
The Fool:
As you were growing up (or now, raising children), did your family have any distinctive rituals or practices others might do well to emulate?
JimBNorman:
My mother did the investing in my family and had a star Merrill Lynch broker who had her 'number' and aided her to build a blue-chip stock portfolio that did extremely well while my father held the traditional role, (for their generation) as 'breadwinner.'
The Fool:
Your most heroic moment in life?
JimBNorman:
Was driving north in Dallas on 75 from Greenville Ave. after a night of heavy partying when I noticed a silver corvette doing 120 flying southbound jacknife and become airborne. It inverted and collided head on with the car directly in front of me. I swerved to avoid the explosion and flying metal and bodies. I looked at one body and realized my CPR training could do no good-that Corvette driver was dead. His body had flown about fifty feet. He must not have been wearing his seat belt. I noticed the car behind me was a cab calling it in, but I got out and approached the burning vehicle anyway to see if I could help. Three more dead and two requiring the jaws of life. Since I was legally drunk at the time, I got out of there in one heck of a hurry.
The Fool:
As a former child and possibly parent of one now, share your best advice about raising children.
JimBNorman:
Give them as much responsibility as they can handle and foster independence and get them involved in Scouting.
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