Archive for the ‘Stuff I Like’ Category

Getting Into Stocks

I have always wanted to get into the stock market. I’m thanking God that I didn’t do so before the crashing market of 2008. As I’m looking at a bunch of stocks online, I see how damaging It must have been for so many individuals. However, here I am in 2012 and came up with the idea that I was going to learn the stock market by actually getting involved in it. I’m very interested in the business industry and how money works, so this simply an area of like that I like and want to be involved in.

January 12th 2012 marked my first day as being a stock investor. Although i’m playing around with small numbers, it is my start. Currious as to what that first stock was? Well, my first stock choice was going to be Wendy’s. I thought my mind was made up and I was going to put all my money (my small initial investment amount) on them. However, after reading a few things about diversification I decided even though I didn’t have much money to invest, I was still going to invest in multiple stocks. Right before my first purchase, I changed my mind and went with another company. I purchased stock in Pandora Media at $12.13.

Since my first purchase I have also purchased stock in Wendy’s like I was originally planning on doing. Wendy’s is speculated to pass Burger King to take the #2 spot for fast food restaurants. They are also about to expand into Asian markets this year.

My third choice of stock was in a company called Cumulus Media. I didn’t know much about these guys, but read enough news about them that I thought they had some good stuff going for them. So, I gave it a stab. +Continue Reading

AirCut Reaching Out

I recently purchased the AirCut as many of you already knew. I wanted an AirCut, so I got an AirCut! Yay Me. What you may not have noticed is that a did a few AirCut video reviews for MyWants TV.

The video reviews were done for a few reasons. First, I wanted to get some videos posted on MyWants TV. Second, I noticed that AirCut was into social media so I wanted to show my support to them and see if I can get a response.

I had been in contact with AirCut on twitter here and there before and after my purchase. Once I made my video, I sent over the link for them to check it out. Not only did I get some tweets saying thanks, but also tweets for their followers to check out my video. That was the first cool part. Second, I got a notification from my StepRep account that there was an article posted about me… Kelsi’s Man on The Street Review of The AirCut. I thought that was awesome! The guys at AirCut like my stuff enough to create an entire blog post about what I had done. But, Wait… it gets better. If you go read that article, you will see a couple comments. There is one comment from myself and one comment from “Norm”, the inventor and CEO of AirCut! How cool was that for him to reach out to me in appritiation?!? VERY COOL! +Continue Reading

Donating to Haiti… It’s not too late

As you all should know, on January 12th 2010, Haiti was hit by a 7.0 earthquake. Not only did Haiti get hit with this large scaled earthquake, but it has also been reported that there were at least 52 aftershocks in the area. Ever since the main earthquake, tremendous help from around the world continues to be sent to Haiti relief. We are sure that this will continue far into the future as well. At this point in time there are around 170K casualties and over 1.2 million homeless, which is very sad to hear. Not only is support needed for essential needs at this time, but also for the rebuilding of the country once the ruble is cleared. Think of the families in need, and consider helping.

The American Red Cross, other agencies, celebrities, and more have teamed up to raised millions and millions of dollars for relief in Haiti. I want you to know that it is not too late to make a donation yourself, right now, if you have not already done so.

If you would like to help, mobile donors can text “Haiti” to 90999 to make a $10 contribution. (If you decide to make a mobile donation. The $10 donation will simply be added to your cell phone bill.) You can also help by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross International Response Fund by calling 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) or online at www.redcross.org.

The Red Cross is also meeting the health needs of Haitian survivors and providing support to Haitian families in Haiti and the US. This includes providing relief supplies, shipment of blood products, family linking services and providing Red Cross volunteers to the USNS Comfort, which have been in Haiti for one week.



Resources:

http://www.redcross.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Haiti_earthquake

THE REAL WINNER OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE!

BELOW IS THE REAL WINNER OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE!

Wouldn’t it be fitting if this went completely around the world!…..

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John Gebhardt’s wife, Mindy, said that this little girl’s entire family was executed. The insurgents intended to execute the little girl also, and shot her in the head…but they failed to kill her.  She was cared for in John’s hospital and is healing up, but continues to cry and moan. The nurses said John is the only one who seems to calm her down, so John has spent the last four nights holding her while they both slept in that chair. The girl is coming along with her healing.

He is a real Star of the war, and represents what America is trying to do.

This, my friends, is worth sharing.  Go for it!!  You’ll never see things like this in the news.  Please keep this going.  Nothing will happen if you don’t, but the American public needs to see pictures like this and needs to realize that what we’re doing over there is making a difference..  Even if it is just one little girl at a time.

James Gates U. S. Navy

I Like: Fireflies by Owl City

Here is a small review of a song I like. I started hearing this song named Fireflies a few weeks ago on the radio. I was immediately drawn in by the smooth tones and beats produced in the song. I also really liked the fact that you can understand just about everything they are saying. But one of my favorite parts of the song is the chorus. The way it sounds and the words, just clicks for me.

Just by the sound I knew this song was going to be pretty big. As I look now, Fireflies by Owl City is #4 on iTunes charts,(*Update – #1 as of 10/22/09) which is very good for them. Below I have added their lyrics and music video so that you can check them out. Let me know what you think about the song and the band.

Owl City - Fireflies lyrics
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