Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Free Razor

Free razor if you fill out a quick on-line form. I know it's not the 5 blade fusion but it's still a respectable 4 blade.


Also available for ladies w/o having to flip through the presentation.


Thursday, March 23, 2006

Big numbers

Big numbers are hard to comprehend. So much is concealed from people by sheer magnitude of things around them. Two things i've been thinking about come to mind.

The first is how many assets (money) is out there vs how little most poeple own. Just looking accross the valley and seeing all the buildings brings this to mind. There is just SO MUCH wealth out there for all to enjoy. For example, the assessors office states that for clark county o6/07 year, the taxable value of property is 258.1 BILLION! Holy smokes, that means if you split up JUST the realestate in clark county evenly among our 1.7M people every man, woman and child would have $152,000. That means that every family of 6 should be worth a million. This doesnt even count all the other things of value that reside in our county.

The second is poeple protesting the war because there have been 2,300 deaths(1,800 due to hostiles). Sounds like a big number but the bigger number that goes unsaid is how many US people we have; about 300M. So in a 3 year period the US has suffered a loss of 0.0007% of its population. Compare this to the Korean war at 5,720,000 deaths over a 3 year period and a US population of 150M. That puts the Korean war at 3.8% loss of population. So in comparison the Korean war was 5,500 times more deadly than the Iraq war! Thats literally a drop in a bucket, not a valid reason to protest a war. Infact when I hear only 1,800 hostile casualties from the war I am left in admiration of our military.


Sunday, March 19, 2006

Do you have your cape?

Was at the gunshow today and found a stand with various headgear. Amazing how much non-gun stuff is at the gunshow. Anyhow I tried on the chainmail and Vanessa snapped the picture.

Boy still loves park

Donovan is addicted to parks now. Its hard to take him away. Some time I'm just going to let him play till he's voluntarily ready to go.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Shoot'n fun

I picked up a new AK this weekend. I'd like to set up a time to go out shooting in the desert. If others are interested let me know and we can pinpoint a date. Perhaps when Greg's back in town we can go out one morning.

Friday, March 10, 2006

When is everyone's Retirement?

Lately I have been thinking more and more about my retirement. Now im wondering if other people my age are putting thought into when they will stop working. I currently have a fairly decent engineering career, but can't stop thinking about the time that I'll be able to enter a quasi retirement state. Has anyone else set goals for when they want to be free from full time work? I've been aiming for a rather agressive retirement from my full time engineering work. My main driver is my time. I would like to be able to spend most of my time with my kid(s) as they enter school age. My goal is to leave full time work when im 32 years old (Donovan would be 4 and a half). This doesn't mean I would stop making money, I would just stop working a regular 9-5. I would still be working my own business or possibly in an engineering job part time if there was a great offer.

I've heard a lot of analysts saying that $1M is no longer enough to retire on. Personally I figure that $1M is way more than enough to retire especially if you are even remotely adept at investing. Combine good investing and streamlined living expenses and one could retire on a fraction of $1M. Perhaps its just my poverty-stricken adolescence that has influenced me in realizing that I don't need much money to get by.

At any rate, I've set my goal and hope to reach it.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Nice Sunday Motorcycle Ride

So we started sunday morning at 10 am at Nat's house to ride. Nat's bike had a dead battery so I took Nat on as a passenger and we went to walmart. No luck there, so it was on to the Suzuki bike shop where we got a battery but would take over an hour to charge. So we broke for lunch. However, J's bike REALLY broke for lunch. As we pulled into Caprioti's for a sandwich his bike somehow lost a cylinder and was out of commission. After lunch, Nat and I went to get my truck and we rescued J's bike back to his house.