I hate feeling left out of conversations about some of today’s high tech stuff that I just don’t know much about. I ran into a couple of friends today and we decided to grab some coffees at our local Starbucks, one of my favorite places to get a nice hot full flavored mocha, topped off with a big blob of whipped cream. Well, it seems that my friends are very high tech and their conversations were full of m&a deals, Hedge Funds, Life Sciences, legal translations and a bunch of other stuff about corporate high finance. I felt so bad sitting there sipping on my mocha and spending most of my time looking out the window and at the floor, like a big fat out of touch dummy.
I do remember them mentioning a merrill virtual data room and I jotted it down so that when I got home I could look it up online and see what in the heck the big to do is about. So after taking the time to look it up I’m still pretty much in the dark, I’m sad to say. I mean I’m no dummy, but somethings just are out of league and I’ve got to own up to that I guess. I’m glad that I ran into these folks but I can tell that we have pretty much grown apart and I most likely won’t be doing much socializing with them in the near future.
The memo that we all received today at work, concerning this year’s “office party” broke it all down for everyone to read and learn from. We have all been
asked instructed with at least one task in order to share the load and to try and keep the cost as low as possible.
This year we will all be meeting at the local VFW on the Thursday night before Christmas, December 19th, at 6:00. I was asked to buy printed tablecloths with the company logo. Of course the company will reimburse me. They are always prompt at reimbursing any of us.
With this in mind I guess I need to get started. It shouldn’t be too difficult to find and order. The sooner they get here, the sooner I get reimbursed. I don’t need to
My folks came over for dinner and some card playing, something that we try to do every month or so. It seems the everyone is into trivia these days and my parents are no different. For some reason they were discussing people’s faces and they informed me that people’s ears never stop growing. That is reason that so many old people appear to have such large ears. The other face part that was being discussed what the issue that people’s eyes are the only parts of the body that never grow once being born. Guess I learned two things today. Don’t know what I am going to do with that information but I’ve got it stored away in case I need it some day.
My oldest sister is always sending emails out to us with tips that she has found and has tried herself to be true. The latest one sounded a bit wacky but come to find out that it works. Instead of using expensive fabric softener in your washing machine or the dryer sheets to keep away the static cling that inevitably happens, you can use distilled white vinegar that will do the same thing. All you have to do is fill the place in your machine that holds the liquid fabric softener with the vinegar and let the machine run it’s normal course and you are good to go. It’s cheaper and better for the environment, both good reasons to switch.
Laundry With Vinegar
I have run across several sites that offer Freebies, only to find out that most of the time there is a catch, which you don’t find out about until you have spent your valuable time answering pages and pages of questions, which really ends up ticking me off, big time. I don’t mind taking a few minutes and answering questions, I understand that is a major part of their marketing effort, but when it drags on for over 5 minutes and it looks like there is no end in sight, it just isn’t worth my time. I have found that it pays to read as much as you can before you start any process, especially the small, fine print. There are Free Products out there, you just have to know what to look for and keep your eyes wide open, soon you’ll be getting all kinds of goodies in your mailbox from time to time.
Free Product Samples are a great way to have people try your product in hopes that they will like it and then become a valued customer, hopefully for life. I used to love going to the Costco in town, when it first opened a few years ago. At both ends of each aisle there would be a person stationed there with Free Samples of all kinds of goodies that they were trying to promote that week. You could spend hours in there walking around, gazing at all of the items, sold in bulk, that they have at such good prices, if you have a place to keep all the stuff. And while you are walking around this huge store you can pig out on all of the Free Stuff being dished out that will keep your tummy happy and give you more energy to keep you in the store, in hopes of you buying more. It’s a good plan, one that works well for them time and time again.