taking a little vacation

I'm taking a vacation over the next couple of weeks but I'll still be posting sporadically. I'll have my iPhone on me.



"Sin Stocks" on top during recession times

Here's a great article on some companies who are actually doing quite well during these hard and trying times....wouldn't you know? It's the alcohol, cigarette, candy and gambling industries!

I found this on walletpop.com:

LONDON (Aug. 12) - As a global recession looms, what better way to cope than to eat, drink and be merry?

Even as consumers face soaring energy costs, rising food prices and higher mortgages or rent, it seems clear they're not prepared to forgo many of life's little treats - alcohol, cigarette and candy makers are all reporting healthy sales amid the gloom.
"I would never give it up, not unless I was dying of alcohol poisoning or something," said Kelly Piggeln, a 62-year-old retired nanny, as she indulged in her favorite two vices of a cigarette and a glass of wine on the patio of a London bar.
I definitely fit the description. If there's one thing I always make room for in my weekly budget its my favorite vice... alcohol! In the fridge at home, there's a nice 12-pack of Sol just waiting for me and my bottle opener. Mmmmmmmmm...Sol.



fixies at the olympics

Speaking of Olympic mania...here are the times for the Track events taking place between August 15-19 at the Laoshan Velodrome.

Check it out!

what a beautiful track!


olympic mania

I'm totally hooked on the 2008 Beijing Olympics! I can't remember being this into the games. 4 years ago, I really didn't even care that much. The opening ceremony...I mean...it was so amazing that I can't even really describe it. I'm having a hard time finding videos which sucks because I want to watch it again and I wanted to share it on my blog.

And last night...holy crap.
The 400 freestyle relay. Michael Phelps's second gold medal (of the eight he's trying to nab) is on the line. It's not looking so good for the US team, with the French swimmer Alain Bernard in the lead...but then...miraculously...Lezak, the oldest man on the U.S. swimming team, pulled off one of the great comebacks in Olympic history, hitting the wall just ahead of Bernard. Just BARELY made it.

It was so exciting I literally jumped up out of my seat. I couldn't believe it.

I'm officially hooked.
You should be too.