Archive for March, 2011

Stock: Bad Call on GOLD [Randgold Resources]

Yesterday, Societe Generale initiated coverage of Randgold Resources [GOLD] at SELL, stating that they think the stock price will go down 27% in the next 12 months.

Today, the company came out stating that:
Randgold Resources reports a 5% increase in its attributable mineral resources and reserves for the year to December 2010; production for 2011 is expected to increase by more than 70% over 2010.

Right now, shares are up 8%!!!

UPDATE: the shares closed up 10.2% for the day, and are up a bit in after hours.

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We’re Building A Deck!

It got off to a slow start, but now it looks like it’s coming along!

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If My MIL Saw This, She’d Be Pissed!

You can’t tell from the photo, but the dog has a chain leash tied around it’s neck.

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Baseball: Helmets for Pitchers?

This is where we’re headed. How in the world has the game of baseball survived for one and a half centuries without this?

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Bad Luck of the Draw in Airplane Seat Partners

I recently flew. As I looked around the boarding/waiting area, I saw a guy who weighed at least 400#s. Then I saw him buying snacks and drinks for the 1.5 hour flight. Wouldn’t you know it…he was my seat partner.

I immediately put the armrest down, which was very difficult to do and he was sure squeezed in.

I then walked to the front of the plane where the flight attendant “greeter” was located. I didn’t say a word. She said “don’t worry…you will be moved”.

Lucky for me there were some seats avail for me to move to. But I’d still like to know… Why wasn’t this guy made to buy TWO tickets???

When I went back to my seat I told him I was moving. He immediately pushed up the armrest and let out a big sigh.

During my layover, I started watching a young, pretty Asian woman with long pretty, silky black hair. She was yapping on the phone and carrying way too many things (laptop, big backpack, coat, and what looked like a blanket) and was trying to push a duffle bag with her feet.

She was so busy yapping that she asked me if she was in the correct boarding line. Yep.

Guess who my seat mate was? She yapped on the phone til the last moment. And what did she do once she tuned the phone off?

Twirl/stroke her hair. Nonstop. For 2.5 hours.

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Book: I Remember Nothing

by Nora Ephron.

First off, I’ve seen her on tv promoting this book. At the end of the book she mentions that she is 69. There is NO way I thought she was that age…she acts and looks much longer.

I highly recommend this book to women over 45 or so. It’s a quick (135 pages) read. So…go put it in your library queue!

I found myself laughing several times.

For whatever reason, I liked these passages:

“On some level, my life has been wasted on me. After all, if I can’t remember it, who can?”

Even though I’ve never been divorced, I liked this quote:

“One good thing I’d like to say about divorce is that it sometimes makes it possible for you to be a much better wife to your next husband because you have a place for your anger; it’s not directed at the person you’re currently with.”

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What World City Has the Most Billionaires?

Per Forbes magazine:

Moscow at 79. [Russia has 115 billionaires.]

New York city at 58.

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Is This Needed? Individually Packaged Bananas

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Starbucks between 2 – 5 pm on March 10-12

Tribute Days: March 10-12

To mark the last 40 years, we invite everyone to join us for Tribute Days. This event is a celebration of you – because without you, there is no us.

If you come to Starbucks between 2 and 5 p.m. on March 10-12, we’ll treat you to a free Starbucks Petites when you order any handcrafted beverage (while supplies last). We hope to see you there, and please feel welcome to invite a friend.

Good Things, Little Packages
What are Starbucks Petites? They’re super-delicious Cake Pops, Mini-Cupcakes, Sweet Squares and a Red Velvet Whoopie Pie And at just $1.50* and less than 200 calories each they’re a deliciously well-deserved afternoon treat.

Click here for the Starbucks website stating the above.

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You Know You Are in Houston When…

I knew I was in Houston after arriving here for just 10 minutes. How?

* The over air conditioning. Both in the airport and in the car rental bus. Brrrr.

* The guy next to me who chews, and is spitting into a cup.

* That southern, hick accent. Ugh.

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