After calculating my returns on ten years of investing in more or less whatever sounded good I realized that I really needed to learn something about investing.
So I read and read and read everything I could find about investment (not really everything - there is a whole aisle dedicated to investment at the university library). The idea of Value Investing grabbed me most. It's the method made popular by the world's most famous investor, Warren Buffett.
The idea is simple. Buy good companies at good prices. So first I went about finding good companies. To me these are those with
Here is a transcription which I made to learn Cuando Me Enamoro by Enrique Iglesias. It has the chords, rhythm and lyrics. Hope you find it useful.
Note that this transcription is in E so it can be played without a capo. The CD version is in Eb and uses a capo on the first fret with chords one tone lower. The chord progressions for the different versions are:
E (no capo): Em G D A Bm G
Eb (capo on first fret): Dm F C G Am F
Take a look at the two girls in the photo above. The one on the left looks a lot like a 6. Not ugly, just plain. She probably wouldn't get your attention in a busy street. But the one on the right is definitely attractive. She is at least an 8 and could even be a 9 with the right body shape.
They are, of course, the same girl.
I'm so sorry.
I saw you walking alone today.
It shouldn't have been like this.
We should be together. I should be giving you the surfing lesson we had planned. We should be lying together in the sand watching the sun set over the ocean like we did yesterday. We should be scoping out the best restaurants and sharing the best food. You should be climbing on my back in the swimming pool, stealing kisses from me like last you were night.
But you fucked it for both of us.
My blog is where I go when I fail. So here is my latest.
Okay, check it out. I meet a chick on the subway and I open her. The response is slightly negative. She turns her back towards me and starts talking to someone else, so I turn my back on her. Soon she turns to face me and makes eye contact so I turn to make a 90 degree angle with her and we start chatting.
She is very easy to talk to and soon she asks me my name. Usual chit chat, I tease her about being an overworked New Yorker, talk a bit about my travels, she asks me how long I will stay and how I can afford to travel so much. We talk about surfing, sport (she is a personal trainer), I touch her lightly on the arm and shoulder now and again. My prison story comes up briefly in conversation.
It's going to be tough to let her go.
After all the great times we had together, the highs, the lows, the rough times and the smooth. She was always there, keeping me afloat. As my sole travel companion, she was the reason I got up every day and my very motivation for living.
WHY, oh WHY ...
... did I let myself get so attached to my surfboard?!
Here's a interesting and slightly ironic quote from a woman posting on the Plenty Of Fish Forum.
..times have changed that some men feel it is the woman's turn to entertain HIM and keep HIM happy.. and barely lift a finger to return the favor...or look at other options while SHE is working..
Does she not realise how this frames women?
This is clearly what she believes men should be doing for her, and she's all cut up that they aren't. She believes:
The disappointing thing is I thought I had found a cool girl. When she stole the seat next to me I saw a sparkle in her eye, her voice was brimming with anticipation and she smiled shyly and nervously, her eyes flicking occasionally to my lips.
I guess I ignored the warning signs.
She only kissed me to boost her self esteem. Young girls do that a lot, especially if you have long hair. They're all like "I want to kiss the surfer guy" and then they're off giggling with their friends about it.
What a waste.
So this chick just gave me her diary to read. It was kind of interesting. Mostly normal chick problems and stuff but amongst the verbal barrage was this revealing little piece of gold:
... he is a sweet person (already a turn off) and we had a really interesting, honest conversation (reminiscent of graceful Jesus) and he is a very good looking person who I am not attracted to but would totally be willing to make out with, preferably drunk.
Let's presume they make out.