Saturday, November 25, 2006

Good God Google!

Stock Markets closed down this week, but it didn't stop Google's stock from reaching its all-time high of over $500 a share. Only two years ago this stock had an IPO of around $85 a share, which currently sounds so minor. Still a small company in California their P/E ratio is very high, but their financials look good. For your Chloe Paddington bag you can own 3 shares of Google stock, now doesn't that sound like an even exchange!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

To the left, to the left

How skinny was Beyonce at the 34th annual American Music Awards last night. I thought she looked her thinnest ever during her performance of her latest hit Irreplaceable. Her tummy is usually flat and in the past I've seen her with narrow hips, but her legs, I've never seen them smaller than tree stumps! Last night they were toned and defined, they were just plain skinny! She looked great, but hope she's not starving herself the unhealthy way to do it. By the way, her performance was good too! Oh and on a side note the Pussycat Dolls, in the words of Simon Cowell, were absolutely dreadful. Thanks to my boy Andy for the pic of B.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Go Bucks

It's 7:30 in the morning on Saturday and what's for breakfast: Kegs and Eggs!! #2 Michigan is in town to face the #1 Ohio State Buckeyes for not only bragging rights, but for a bid to go to Tempe for the BCS National Championship game. This game is anticipated to be exciting and hard fought. People all over the country, including celebrities were trying to get a ticket to this one, only they're not that easy to come by. Most of us will be watching this one on television. I'd like to express my condolences to Michigan football fans everywhere with the passing of former UM football coach Bo Schembechler, he will be missed. The media really hyped this game up as if we as fans do not understand the importance of this game to football and the season. I wouldn't miss it for the world!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Stam it!

How can anyone choose just one bag from Marc Jacobs' signature line! This line has so many gorgeous bags in all shapes and sizes, colors and styles; I absolutely heart Marc Jacobs bags right now. I was on the market for a new bag, not necessarily a Marc Jacobs bag, but a designer bag. I wanted it to be catchy to the eye, a relatively good size, and something other than the basic black or brown bag. I stumbled upon the Stam Bag by Marc Jacobs, which was initially released during his fall 2005 line, and fell in love with it. This bag is the perfect size and comes in a wide array of colors; black, white, brown, blue, green, etc. I chose the Stam bag in white, figured the color would be great for winter and can be worn with many things. I must say, I receive so many compliments when I wear this bag, I'm wondering what took me so long to find it!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

NetFlix wins

So I entered a stock pick competition pool at work, where about 15 of us pick a stock and the highest rate of return at the end of the year (not including dividends) wins the pot. The pool is a $20 buy-in so the winner stands to gain a nice amount of cash. I love what Apple Computers and Steve Jobs is doing with the company; I figured it was a sure lock to win it all with all the new products they have coming out, and not to mention collaborating with Intel. After Apple Computers released 3rd quarter earnings numbers, my stock pick rallied from eighth place to second place in my pool behind, of course, eBay Inc.! I was on top (well second place) for only one day when Netflix released its 3rd quarter earnings numbers. Netflix soared to first place with a one day return of nearly 20%, doubling its position, did I mention in one day! The pool is not over until the end of the year, but at the rate Netflix is going there would have to be some pretty awful news for this stock to fall out of first place. I'm not advocating purchasing this stock or any stock for your own portfolio; just want to point out the unbelievable year Netflix is having.