I have been at a lack of blog-able topics. Not that I don't have a lot to say, but nothing that will take up enough space to make it an interesting read. I've decided instead of trying to stretch one, I'll just make it a hodge-podge of random thoughts.
Powerball Time... $220 Million is enough...Maybe
I just don't have that sad SAD story. The one where I buy the lottery ticket with my last dollar; where I was fired and it was my last dollar after being on unemployment and I went to get milk and bought the ticket on a last hope.
Or I'm on my way to work after working 10 straight days, stop at 7-11 for coffee and a ticket and find out that I'm a winner on my way home.
Google Plus is the new shiny thing that everybody wants to be a part of this summer but not everyone can. Well, not until 2 weeks ago when everybody got unlimited invites. Nobody is exactly sure why it'll be better, but it's Google, so everybody wants to be a part of it, especially me. If Google built homes, I would take every penny I had and buy one.
So far so good. I like all the built in features like having hangouts and Picassa integration. I hope it makes like GTalk and GMail. OHHH and my fancy new phone Droid 3 automatically syncs the images to my account, so it's one less thing for me to do.
I like to say that I'm a conservative investor, but I'm not always. I try to setup a plan with targets and do the hold and wait method to meet my target. This year though, I got greedy. I saw the market doing the recovery thing and didn't sell when stocks hit their target prices. Figure that it would keep going for a few more months. Now it's back to its 2010 numbers. I don't know if I would have stayed that cash liquid, but it doesn't matter because I can't access the money for another 30 years. Just hope by then, it will have rebounded.
There are days that I could eat nonstop and still not be full leads me to believe that I could have a tapeworm. I know that this isn't the definition or actually medical diagnosis, but it makes me feel better when I eat everything I can find in the house. It's my tapeworm's fault.
Fancy New Phone
I finally upgraded to a new phone. It was a long wait for the perfect new phone. I left the Blackberry world for the Android world. I now have a Droid 3, but my biggest problem is I don't have a convenient phone/wallet solution like I did for my BB.