Monday, January 28, 2008
Sex on the beach (both the drink and the activity)
A woman holding a whip
Two girls and a cup
Women riding horseback naked
Real Sex on HBO
The poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay
Matt Damon: Sexiest man alive? Please!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
'It's not like you have to do something black on MLK day. Not like you have to listen to rap music or pay your child support. All you have to do is not go to work. You gotta be pretty racist to not want a day off from work.'
I, on the other hand, am working today....albeit from my home office. The Germans I work for must not be sympathetic to our civil rights struggle.
Do you think Chipotle is open on MLK day?
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Also, if you like to do drugs and read the comics - this is probably right up your ally. Here's a few to get you started, and as long as this isn't your first time on the Interwebs - you'll know how to find more.
I know, I was thinking the same thing.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Question: Why can't the flight attendant just give me the whole can of pop? As much as I appreciate that little dixie cup of pepsi, I can't help but wonder if a second swallow would be as good as the first. Perhaps we'll never know.
I brought 6 ties on this trip. Apparently I've got a nickname brewing in the company as, "The Suit Guy". It's a bit of a misnomer - as I don't really wear a suit everyday, but I do wear a shirt and tie everyday. They know me by first name at Brooks Brothers....I may have a problem....but that's neither here nor there. Most of my colleagues dress business casual or less. However, I feel it's better to be known as 'the suit guy' than 'the slob guy' or 'the fat guy' or 'the pervert guy'.
A quote I once read applies: "You have business to do, so dress like you mean business."
I'm off to find the cabana boy to bring me a banana daiquiri.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
- His middle name is Hussein.
- He was educated briefly in Muslim schools while growing up.
- He wrote that he used alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine during his teenage years to "push questions of who I was out of my mind".
Obviously none of these things make him specifically less capable of being our President - but if he wins the Democratic nomination, he's going to get Swiftboated like nothing we've ever seen. I think this guy has some dirt under his fingernails that is going to come out once everyone gets over the novelty of hearing an eloquent black man deliver speeches about 'change'. I can't help but agree with Hillary when she rails against Obama for not having much experience. However, if we do elect him President, it will definitely be a statement about the maturation of people of this country - less so than I think it will be a victory for 'race relations'.
Elsewhere - even Democrats are now starting to repel from HRC in the way we Republicans have for more than a decade. She's like an angry, unpleasant soccer mom who always looks like she's right on the verge of calling Obama the 'N-word'.
I'll say it again - I think the only way for the Democrats to take the White House is to nominate John Edwards. I respect the guy for not using his dying wife as a political tactic. It would be easy to garner support by playing the sympathy card, and gaining voters by pulling on the heart strings for her battle with terminal cancer.
Romney was really polished in the recent debates, and his preparation and knowledge of the issues was impressive against a stuttering McCain and an evasive Huckabee. Romney has some very strong ideas and opinions on stopping Illegal Immigration - and I think his hard stance is going to win a lot of supporters. McCain and Giulliani are basically preaching amnesty - 'let them all stay, as long as they're already here illegally anyway'.
Within 6 weeks we'll have our two candidates - thanks in part to the shortened and compacted primary season this election cycle. Chances are Bloomberg could enter the race as an Independent, but if it's Romney vs. Obama - Bloomberg won't have a prayer. If it's Hillary vs. Huckabee....Bloomberg could make some waves.
Friday, January 4, 2008
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
So, resolve to retire rich. And it's not as cavalier as it might sound; you just need to dedicate yourself to investing in your retirement funds, and you'll retire a multi-millionaire. I guarantee it. It's the greatest gift you'll ever give yourself, and you'll never regret it. And if you're under 30 - you've got the biggest advantage of them all on your side: time. The greatest factor in retirement accrual is the amount of time you let your money sit and mature.
If your company doesn't have a 401k plan, go to your local bank and open a Roth IRA. If you already have a 401k, open a Roth IRA as well. The advantage of a Roth IRA is that the money is not taxed when you take it out at retirement. Say you retire with $2,000,000 in your Roth IRA - you can take out every penny and not pay a cent in taxes. Link the Roth IRA to your checking account and have as little as $50 bucks taken out and invested each month. It's like 3 trips to Starbucks and a case of beer.