Job, election, teams

The HR person from Sports & Health finally e-mailed me back saying that today’s time was already filled. This is quite frustrating and I don’t know if it’s a sign of incompetence or the fact that she’s quite busy. Nonetheless, Ameriprise Financial Career Preview day is coming up and I’m quite excited. I know there will be a lot of work ahead of me, but I will ensue my dormant intelligence, time management skills, and drive to be ahead of the curb. There should be no problem. I hope it all works out in the end and I’m pretty sure it will.

The Primaries are well underway and Obama is poised to take NH as he did Iowa. I hope so. After watching, listening and reading all the Democratic candidates, I think there is really no difference between anyone of them. So, some one that is charismatic, very articulated and a minority should be elected to President. Why not? A very interesting thing happened on the issues of race relations, the fact those ghetto superstars out there that keeps saying that the man is keeping a brother down. Well, a brother is not down and matter of fact he’s trying to taking the most important role in all of America. Where are the race card mongers now. Granted there are some real race issues to be dealt with in America, but so called the system coming against the minorities are all but over. It will come down to individual choices, situations and a wake up call for all of us. Still, a Muslim guy will be looked on, in some parts of the country, as a terrorrist and the religion will still be under scrutiny. As far as NH, there are 44% independent voters that have still yet to decide on an actual parties and I think the results should be interesting. I’m still rooting for Barack Obama.

Giants won and as did Arsenal. This was a great weekend for me as a sports fan. I still can’t belive Eli played the way he did. It was freaking amazing. I thought we were going to loose, but the team got together and won the game and they won it big. Now to hold Dallas and move on the playoffs. It would great and everyone would have to shut the fuck up about the Giants. This is Sunday is poised to be the best NFL Sunday thus far. Colts V. Chargers at 1pm and Giants V. Cowboys at 4pm. Can’t wait. Arsenal on the other hand played such a calm and subdued game against Burnley in the FA Cup Third Round Tie this past weekend. Got to see most of the game due to the new FiOs TV installation. Everybody was coming down hard on the game play, but I knew it was only because we were playing an amateur team. Lehmann did have some scares though and he managed to hold the ball. Still, Almunia is a good goalie choice for the first team. The Gunners are now must wait for the winner for the Third Round Replay of New Castle v. Stoke City.

By the way, I found this vid on another blog:

Now that should get you off the couch.

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New Year

So now is the beginning of a new year, the year 2008. Celebration of it was laid back with nothing really crazy. The new car handled the driving and I wasn’t feeling tired at all. Must have been the Red Bull I drank. Now I am seating here on New Year’s Day thinking of some resolution, but cannot find any. It seems that if I actually make resolutions for the new year, then I just might not be able to full fill them. Perhaps a set of goals of things that I would like to accomplish before the year ends would be more appropriate. Sure it seems to be the same thing, but thinking of goals rather some resolution would work better to actually accomplish them. Another note, resolutions are for things that have issues in my life and there isn’t any just things I want to get done and achieve.

    The List of Goals for the Year 2008:

  • Find Work
  • Save Money and Start Investing
  • Begin martial arts training
  • Begin ballroom dancing lessons
  • Keep working out
  • Read more books
  • Travel more

I just hope that I can full fill at least 60% of that list before the year is over. I already started one of them, Read More books. Right now I am reading “Random Walk Down Walk Street” by Burton G. Malkiel. The book so far is interesting, but I am only on Chapter 4 which seems to be the history of bubble from the very beginnings of stock markets in the colonial period.  I think it’s just funny that for almost 100 years the bubble of wealth comes full circle every 10 years.  It just amazes me that everyone is looking for the get rich quick and nothing more.  I guess information is great, but gathering information without critical thinking and without questioning the information’s source and context is just foolish.

“Person is smart, people are stupid” — J

I really should get back to writing, poems especially. It probably will help me cope with stress a bit better and working out is always there.

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Futbol

Arsenal is up again to the top spot of the Prem. I watched some highlights online and they are definitely not the team from the first part of the season. A bit disorganized for a top spot team. Mind you they had to come back in the 2nd half against Everton with some signature aggressive Arsenal attacking. This boy Eduardo is something else. Must be the Brazilian blood he carries in him that sees him through in tight spots. They will probably loose the game against Milan in the UCL. However, there is always hope that with some will of fate, the Gunner can rise to the occasion and beat the San Siro team to a pulp. Here’s to the boys from North London.

By the way, when is RVP coming back and hopefully he will be ready for Milan game.

Eduardo Da Silva

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