Wednesday, June 29, 2005

the 18 pounder

we finally cracked open the 18 lb. watermelon. not only did i do my part but i had to contribute to eating what my girlfriend couldn't eat.

felt a little sick afterwards but if you ask me, it was totaly worth it.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

anatomy of the fridge of a trader joe's junky

  • reduced sugar strawberry jam
  • low fat cottage cheese
  • non-dairy skim milk
  • orange/mango juice
  • watermelon (current record: 18 lbs from stop & shop)
  • others

not a lot of 'stuff' scare me, but...

now i'm very upset. i wrote a very long message and it didn't go through.

it went like this:

google's market cap is 80 billion, same as home depot.

however, google doesn't have a lot of assets. they are mostly an idea (not really, but part of their cap is due to their future growth and the expectations people have of how many ads they will display, i guess not very different from selling hardware at a store)

however, doesnt it seem weird to you that two companies that are so radically different would have the same market cap? it's more compliated than this, of course, but if this stupid thing wouldnt have deleted my first message it could be more clear.

GOOG balance sheet for fiscal '04:

HD balance sheet for fiscal '04:

there's something fundamentally weird about this picture, and it's not the only one. it almost seems to me that as long as you give the tape to somebody else you won't die, but it's that persons responsibility to give it to somebody else and eventually, somebody will have the tape and see the ring... and then the bubble will pop

i have no clue what i'm talking about so dont hold me responsible for any implications that might arise from this post

Monday, June 27, 2005

we baked a cake

so, we baked a cake last night. it was supposed to be one cake but we decided to split it and make two.

if you know spanish and want the ingredientes, here they are:


Coke negotiates to add Arizona teas |

Coke negotiates to add Arizona teas |

mmm a move from coke to appeal more to the "healthy" conscious consumers. if it goes through, arizona tea can really leverage coke's distribution capabilities.

keep an eye for this one!


today i finally got myself a LIVESTRONG bracelet. my co-worker bought 120 of them and now is giving them away.

so, if you're wondering what i look like, just look for the guy wearing the bracelet on the left. i work in cambridge and live in brookline so it should be easy to spot me.

if you have one and there's a storey behind why you wear it, feel free to drop a comment

the purpose? simple

( P )
The object toward which one strives or for
which something exists; an aim or a goal: “And ever those, who would
gain/Must find it in the purpose they pursue” (Sarah Josepha
A result
or effect that is intended or desired; an intention. See
Synonyms at
Determination; resolution: He was a man of purpose.
The matter at hand;
the point at issue.

so, with the above in mind, the purpose of this blog is for me to actually start a blog and keep it up for longer than one day. tomorrow will show whether or not this will hold.

first test

of yet another blog

let's try inserting a quick picture