Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I am so glad that we have this taken care of.

Thank you UN for taking care of the concern I have had for years.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Just a thought

I have had something I have wanted to do for a little while. It is one of those things that is always on my mind, something I think I would enjoy, but it just has never had the urgency (and likely never would) to make it to the top of my to do list. So I need a little bit of motivation.

The goal: Have some fun

The background: One of my entrepreneurship professors at Notre Dame gave a really cool assignment to his undergrad students (wish he would have given it to us, but we were operating on a shorter schedule – still not a good excuse). He gave every student $20, and they had to turn that $20 into as much money as they could by the end of the semester. Since he told us about that, I’ve been wanting to do it.

The idea: Sell some of my unused and unwanted possessions and raise $20. Use the proceeds and invest it into something that will turn into more than $20. Then reinvest. Then reinvest. Then reinvest….you get the idea.

Why I’m telling you all about it: It would motivate me if I knew other people were doing the same thing with me. All of our end goals would be different so while it could be a contest just for fun (who could do X by a certain date, or who could do X the fastest, etc.) it wouldn’t have to be. I would like to see personally what I could turn the $20 into in 5, 10, 25 years and occasionally, start it all over again with another $20 just for fun.

So if anyone would like to join me and share in the stories of what you did with $20 let me know. I need a little push and a little motivation.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Economic Rap

This rap does a surprisingly good job of touching on the basics of the two big macro-econ philosophies. I had a good laugh and had to share.

Friday, January 22, 2010

This bothers me

New supreme court ruling

Can you attorney friends explain how this can be ok? Rather than eliminating the problems of political corruption and buying elections, this seems to make it worse.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

First, I wanted to say how much I enjoyed our Christmas gathering with everyone. It was great to see all of those who were able to make it.
Second, I wanted you all to know how much I loved the trip we all took to Cancun. However, due to some computer crashes, I lost all the photos and videos of the trip, twice! But the other day my two kids were down stairs and suddenly it got quite, which means trouble! So I went down to check it out. I was so excited when my youngest boy walked up to me with a CD in his hand, and it read CANCUN backup. Folks, who knows where he found this CD, but what was once lost, has been found. So for any of you who care, I have a copy of the trip to Cancun.

Friday, November 6, 2009

BYU vs New Mexico Women's Soccer Video

This is video showed on ESPN SportsCenter of a women's soccer match between BYU vs. New Mexico. New Mexico women's soccer player, Elizabeth Lambert #15 wouldn't be kicked out of a MMA match with some of those moves.All I can say if you have children reading blogs with you, you may want to ask them to leave the room, this is ugly.

Here is the quote from New Mexico's coach Kit Vela, after the game: "We showed a lot of character out there tonight... I think we dished out everything we were getting and it was a heck of a game." I was going to past a link to the quotes but New Mexico has since removed that paragraph from their website.

So my question is, are these actions coming from the player acting independently or encouraged by the coach? It doesn't seem any discipline will come from the coach, and after the debacle that is New Mexico's athletic program this year, is New Mexico going to take any disciplinary actions? If this happened in football or basketball the NCAA would come down hard and fast, since it is women's soccer I am doubtful anything will happen but hope I am wrong.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Going through some photos the other day...
Ahhh....remembering the skinny days!