Exchange Traded Funds
Speaking of rock solid investing analysis, how about those exchange traded funds
, eh? Trading ETFs is fast becoming a hot topic among savvy investors. ETFs, unlike mutual funds, does not have its NAV calculated at the end of each day. Instead, an ETF trades like a stock and the price fluctuates throughout the day. One of the most popular exchange traded index funds is SPDR, which tracks the S&P 500 and QQQ indexes.
Pope Benedict XVI
Hey guys! White smoke must mean that we have a new Pontiff guy! Looks like Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger. And he has taken the name Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Passes Away
passed away on Saturday, April 2 in Apartment 222 of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican City State in Rome, Italy, Earth. I also have been able to find The Pope's Last Will and Spiritual Testament
. He was quite a man. The leader of the Catholic Church and Supreme Pontiff, 263rd Successor to Saint Peter.
Well, we had the fire drill yesterday. Not a real big deal...it was only a drill. Not even any fake smoke or nothin'. But, hey, what the heck?? OUR suite Fire Marshall (I won't name names here) was without...can you believe it...the neon vest that ALL of the other fire marshals had. Cripes, the embarrassment of it all!! Sure, he looked super in charge with the clipboard, but hey, like everything else in life the uniform is THE KEY to success and he lacked it! Now we have to wait until the NEXT fire drill, a WHOLE YEAR away to swing into action sporting the neon and the clipboard. Unless, of course, there is an incendiary incident in the meantime. The suggestion here is the Suite 750 Fire Marshall get his neon vest and keep it handy!!
The most valuable play of the day award goes to junior who successfully captured the fly, saving the office from any further annoyance. Congrats!
Speaking of suspicions, there's another rumor going around the office, which was probably started by commie bastards. Yes, there's been talk of unionizing. Now, the management (Jr.) of Company X has worked hard to make sure that the peons don't band together and ask for luxuries such as "workers' rights" or "a constant supply of oxygen". If a union does bully its way in, it will have to use strongarm tactics. More on this as it develops.
OK, you’ve probably heard the rumors as well. Certainly I have, despite these rumors being mentioned only in hushed tones by the water cooler. (OK, we don’t actually have a water cooler…I use this phrase metaphorically.) I sorta thought it was the usual office bunk. But now I wonder. Is someone trying to jack up company revenues by operating a secret, illicit chinchilla ranch right here in the office? I have no hard evidence...yet. But there are some suspicious signs. First, there was that small pile of wood shavings in the supply room. Of course, that could have been left there by some workmen installing any number of office enhancements. Second, there has been that scruffling sound, ever so faint, in the office after hours. A sound so faint one can’t be sure it’s even a sound. Then there’s Pedro, the office cat. He’s been acting a bit odd lately. He likely knows what’s going on. But, of course, his first language isn’t English…so who knows what is agitating him? Maybe all of this doesn’t amount to a hill of beans. Maybe I’m imagining things. Who knows? But then, what is with that copy of Your Home Based Chinchilla Ranch: The Hobby that Pays BIG MONEY!!!
that I found hidden in the office library right behind our copy of Marketing For Dummies?
Now, I know what you’re thinking, we don’t actually have an office library. But we do have a bookshelf and I think it’s ok to call it a library. There’s no fancy classification system, like the Dewey Decimal system or nothin', but still it is where we keep our reference books. OK, maybe you don’t think Score: One Hundred and One Ways to Meet Hot Chicks
is really a reference book, but it is non-fiction. I know this because it says so on the title page. Not that I’ve actually read the book. I have no need to read stuff like that; anyone can tell you that. The point is, well, why would someone add such a book to our library and then shelve it suspiciously near the marketing reference book? I’m clueless! Truly.
Tenant Expelled for Defacing Window
Well OJ is at it again. Today he used the dry erase marker on the window pane. (Go figure!) After erasing his remarks, we noticed that a residue was left behind. OJ claims that he has been able to remove the marks entirely, not withstanding the fact that he admits he can still see markings on the pane. Baja Bud's for lunch today. Yum.
Here it is everybody: I present to you the new refridg-o-matic 2000.
I cannot even begin to explain how frustrating this is.You're stupid