Thursday, April 17, 2008


I don't know why but I have been really interested in the stock market lately. I try to watch Jim Cramer when I get home from work to learn more about what is happening in the stock market. Recently I have been following and buying stock in a company called ISRG. It has done really well since I bought it so I am happy. Google did not do well so I had to let it go. My next stock purchases will be FSLR or MRK so keep an eye on them for me.

Currently I own ISRG, QQQQ and EWO.

I'm not making millions yet.

Your friendly stock picker!


Sunday, April 06, 2008


In a feeble attempt to fulfill a commandment from our Prophet, I have planted a garden. We, the kids and I, have planted one whole row of beans. (I think I will be the only one eating this bumper crop of beans). One row of Cantalope. (Which I have never planted before). One row of carrots. (Which I have planted several years but never sprouted). One row of radishes. (which have been my saving grace each year I have attempted a garden). And two rows of peas. (why two rows of peas? I don't know.)

Since Blogging has technically satisfied the commandement to keep a journal, I am hoping that this garden will fill the check box next to my name in heaven that says, "planted a garden".

Here is a picture of the garden.

Click on the picture to enlarge the photo. The green toothpicks are peas, the red is radishes, the blue is carrots, the purple is cantalope and the brown is beans.

I know you were expecting a plot 30 x 100 feet but this is about all I can do right now until I find a roto-tiller. The new and improved garden which I affectionately call gardan version 2.0 will start out in my yard at the end of April.

Stay tuned.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Class President

Andy Carter ran for class president this week. Deanna made some cookies and I printed up some fliers for him to deliver to each of his classmates to persuade them to vote for him. Here is the little Flyer.

The first round of voting was completed on Monday and it ended in a virtual tie. The teacher announced that the voting was too close to call. (where have we heard that before?!) There were three students that were absent that day so the three students would have to vote on Tuesday which could decide the outcome of this election. I guess you could call them Super Delegates!

So, to make a long story sort, I am please to announce that the wait is over, the results are in, the dangling chads have been reviewed. Andy Carter has officially been elected Class President of Mrs. Noah's 5th Grade Class.

Andy would like to thank all of the little people involved in his campaign for President. His first order of business is to make sure that everyone in class gets the opportunity to be first in line when going to lunch. The second order of business is to install a Coke Machine in the back of the classroom and to get student passes to spend their lunch hour in the Teachers Lounge. I think he was making campaign promises he knew he couldn't keep. But, I guess that is politics. *shrug*