Twin Programmers in My Office

Ok, I’ve waited 2 weeks to confirm all my observations and now I think I can write w/ some accuracy & confidence. Recently 2 twins from ***** University started working at my workplace (they are interns —or in Indian terms, “people willing to work for free”). They are either 20 or 21 in age. They’re doing some computer programming for the website that’s coming up very soon.

Anyway, these guys are weird in that, they are extremely quiet (understandable since they are new) and secondly, they dress EXACTLY the same—we’re talking same brand name, same logo on t-shirts, shirts, pants, same shoes, & possibly more clothing that I don’t particularly care about. It is freaky when I look at them, I tell you. If you know me, you know that I am one to make jokes when I see something strange, but since I just met them, I hold back, but I don’t think I can hold back much longer. Something, beyond my control, is bound to come out one of these days & I’m ready to suffer the consequences.

Car wash day…

Did not scratch in any money today. Here’s another “I was close” story. I was close to winning $150, $50 and $5, but nothing turned up! Those communist bastards!

Anyway, my angry boss was washing cars today. This guy is funny because he’s this nerdy/rich Indian guy who’s decked out in a silk shirt, Rolex watch, Italian shoes w/ a sponge in his hand. haha. It was hilarious to say the least.

Update On Our Shiny Friend!

It might not be a lady’s bestfriend, but gangstas, pimps, The Rolex Company, and Nokia’s Vertu love gold, along w/ a lot of people hedging against US inflation that’s surging at around 8-10% (or even higher). What does the government see? Something like 2% in their last reading…!?! Ya, you can see the government is not reliable in their ability to count dead bodies in foreign countries (that includes their own) or calculate the nation’s inflation rate.

Mr. Gross of PIMCO speaks to the kids…

I read a lot of articles through the day—This is probably because I get bored of staring at work-related papers . I’ve warned you now, so don’t be appauled if there are tons of references to random articles.

Ok, back to why I’m posting…Founder of one of the largest bond-investment companies in the world, PIMCO LLC., Bill Gross recently stepped up to the podium at Duke University to talk to the 2004 MBA graduates. You can read his entire speech here, if you so desire.

First, as usual, my favorite excerpt from the speech:

But beyond these qualities I would mention two others as perhaps most critical in your future pursuits. First of all to use a playground expression, you must have the “Love.” Not a love of hoops or the gridiron, but a fixation, an obsession, an exultation in what you do each and every day. You must find not only your niche, but also the niche through which you can symbiotically nurture your business enterprise and yourself at the same instant. This is not an easy task and I am not naïve enough to believe that all of you or even most of you can do it. There was, after all, only one Apprentice. The true winners from this group here today, however, will be those that can marry their education and people skills with their passion. It is a dynamite combination. If you haven’t already, find something eventually that makes you want to get up every morning and go in – not for the check and what it can buy, but for the LOVE. You should be working in a TGIM environment – Thank God It’s Monday. That alone will make you a life’s success in the businessworld.

I know you’ve heard all this crap before, but he put it nicely w/ that equation. Education+People Skills x Passion = Something totally indescribale. I’m usually a pessimist, but I am a believer in this philosphy. It’s totally possible.

Since we’re all in the first couple innings of the game of life, I figured this will provide some added motivation for change!

The Timeless C.G. Jung! & SuckWOMENto

As I write this, SUCKramento is losing to the Minisuckota– 28 to 36. I hope this is a blow out.

Anyway, after robotically finishing work today, I got into my car that was parked in the same place as it is everyday & drove home taking the same freeway, passing the same hot chick in the yellow jetta (I’ve never seen a yellow jetta until I came to the South, btw) who always leaves work exactly when I seem to be passing her workplace, & I get home only randomly pick up one of my Jung books to read a a couple bookmarked pages. [ya, my life has turned into one long, neverending day—it’s just a continuous cycle and the more I think about it, the more it upsets me.]

Anyway, one paragraph in particular caught my eye:

[by the way, the score now is 31-39…suckwomento losing]

It is the psyche of man that makes wars. Not his consciousness. His consciousness is afraid, but his unconscious which contains the inherited savagery as well as the spiritual strivings of the race, says to him, "Now it is the time to make war. Now is the time to kill and destroy." And he does it.

The most tremendous danger that man has to face is the power of his ideas. No cosmic power on earth ever destroyed ten million men in four years. But man’s psyche did it. And it can do it again.

I am afraid of one thing only–the thoughts of people. I have means of defence against things.

[Currently it’s half time, Suckwomento down by 10! 24 minutes until Lakers take the championship!]*

Site Issues…

Ok, I know the design needs a lot of work. I have a basic skeleton, at least. I just need to work on filling the holes @ the moment. Also the background w/ the fro-guy is not helping the reading situation. I think it needs to be much-much lighter or even scrapped altogether.

Ok, some hints on typing: there’a an advanced writing screen option where you’ll get a screen that looks like the typical MS Word window, so that should make it easier in typing. Thumbnails will soon be possible too b/c just words w/ no pics looks very bland.

As for uploading photos, at the moment the http://photos.phatchicks.com is the best option right now, but that could change at any time.

SF Real Estate Prices

From the May, 2004 Gold Mining Report:

Anyone with exposure to commodities, from milk and eggs to steel and gasoline, knows that there is more price inflation on the horizon. Real estate is a category unto itself, and speaking as someone who lives in the San Francisco area, I would have my home on the market tomorrow if I viewed it as an investment, rather than where I’ve lived for the past 26 years. A small home around the corner from ours just sold for a ridiculous amount of money, the winner the highest of 17 bidders, all of whom came in at premiums to the offering price. The word that comes to mind is unsustainable.

17 bidders! Jeez, man. I think the balloon is going to pop as well. I just got our a year-end report for a condo my parents own in San Diego area and in it, they say that in the last 3 years, SD property prices have appreciated 125% on average and the condo which we own has appreciated 165%! I was shocked. I told my parents to sell that crap because they bought it super cheap in 1989 when they first moved to America (yes, I’m a fob, god damn it). Unfortunately, they were too lazy to sell b/c the lady living there has no limit when paying rent. She started off at like $1200 5 years ago and now she’s sitting on $1650. I was telling them to sell and buy something close to the beach in La Jolla! I was close :-).

NYC 911 Political Blame Gamers

First here’s an excerpt from a WSJ article released today about the 911 Commission’s findings:

During the hearing, a panel of witnesses that included the former city police commissioner Bernard B. Kerik and former fire commissioner Thomas Von Essen, who held those offices on 9/11, responded angrily to the commissioners, accusing them of seeking falsely to assign blame and contending that long-standing rivalry between their departments had had no impact on the rescue effort. -Scott Paltrow, Wall Street Journal, 5/19/2004

See what happens when you start to blame? You make no progress. I think this commission was a waste of time. If you have no life and caught some of the testimonies on national TV, you would be surprised at how our political system works. Actually not only our political system—political systems in general. The commission was useless because it was simply body of politically motivated individuals who were to told to put blame on people—not find solutions. If we spent all the money that went into the commission’s expensive dinners, lunches, and hotel room rentals to figure out what we should do to save lives next time, or possibly provide MORE financial assistance to the families of the people who gave their lives on that day. I do not care who was responsible b/c we already know who was responsible. We also know our current system failed. What we need to do is to suck in our pride and strive for change. *

whew… that was a close one

So I have had this fluttering feeling in the back of my head that some horrible doom is coming my way of an accident. I’ve never been in one before so I feel my time is coming.

Why? you ask am I feeling this way. Well its due to the many almost accidents I’ve had in the last month or so. This morning absolutely confirms my premonition.

I was lesuirely driving down 280 towards Palo Alto and all of a sudden the cars were coming to a complete stop in front of me. The two cars in front of me and I were all going about 75-80mph. I saw one car slam on its breaks, the car in front of me swerve to the left so I slammed on my breaks and swerved to the right. I had the squealing of the tires as well as the smell of burnt rubber. Please pray for me, God, Allah … thanks.

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