Go Team Elephant.

Go vote. I did. If you haven’t, you should. If you did, good.

As I like to say, you can’t bitch if you don’t pull the switch.

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BTW, almost no wait for me this am around 8:15am at Glenn High.

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Published in: on November 4, 2008 at 10:08 am  Comments (1)  

Off and Running.

Okay, first of all…that’s not me in the picture. We’re not quite ready to take the shirt off when we run. And it may be a long while before that actually happens. Don’t want to scare anyone off the trails, right?

But I am up and running again. As a matter of fact, me and the wife and the sister-in-law went out to Salem Lake yesterday and ran under the leaves of gold and red and orange. It was a gorgeous day. And maybe the last time we see a high in the 70s for a while. 

If you’re interested, me and my extended Newvis family are keeping up a blog on our exercise efforts as we all run toward a Disney 5K in January. I haven’t blogged anything there in a while. But posted a couple of things this morning. Sp enjoy. And if you’re running, we’d be happy to have you post your experiences as well.

Published in: on November 3, 2008 at 6:58 am  Leave a Comment  

One week away…

…and I couldn’t be more excited about voting for John McCain. He’s a straight-talker. He’s a maverick. And he NEVER, EVER panders to the audience like to many politicians in this era of sound bites and short-term solutions. This guy has me so excited about the future of our country. I hope you feel the same.

In all fairness, I feel I must give equal time to both candidates.

Published in: on October 28, 2008 at 6:52 am  Leave a Comment  

The March of 1,000 Skeletons.

If this doesn’t get you in the mood, nothing will. About 20,000 people gathered in downtown Oklahoma City this past weekend to celebrate Halloween a little early. It’s called the 2nd annual Ghouls Gone Wild parade and the Flaming Lips‘ March of 1,000 Skeletons. And this has gotta be one of the best Halloween parades ever. I strongly suggest you watch this video. It’s mesmerizing.

Published in: on October 28, 2008 at 6:07 am  Leave a Comment  

What’s your Halloween costume gonna be?

If you haven’t thought about it yet (and I hadn’t either), you can take this quick quiz from Fandango and figure it out. Turns out that I should dress up as Hancock. Or Superman. Or Iron Man.

Let us know in the comments section who your selections are…

Published in: on October 13, 2008 at 7:42 am  Comments (2)  

You can’t not watch.

Published in: on October 8, 2008 at 6:47 am  Leave a Comment  

The “ingenuity” of the market.

As most of you know, I work at one of the larger financial institutions in the United States. And I’m very fortunate that the people I work for have managed our company on sound, conservative, fundamental financial principles. As a result, we’re in fairly good shape.

But that’s obviously not the case for everyone. We just saw the unthinkable semi-failure of Wachovia and WaMu and who knows what’s still out there. And because I work for a financial institution and people mistakenly have the impression that I might possess some sort of far-reaching knowledge of our current global market situation, I get asked this question: “What’s this stuff all about? And how did all this happen?”

I’ll spare you my take on the situation. And instead, I’ll pass on this YouTube video to you. You’ll see two smart British gents make fun of Wall Street hedge funds selling dodgy debt packages, and bailouts that “reward the ingenuity of the market.” Very amusing. And as it’s several months old, on the money, as it were.

 

Published in: on September 30, 2008 at 8:41 pm  Leave a Comment