Since the last issue of “The Network!”, I went to my Mom’s wedding. You read that correctly. She got married on a Friday and had her 60th birthday the next day, Saturday. Way to go Mom!
Perhaps inspired by my Mom, I’ve been reading this great book on healthy aging called “Ageless”, by Dr. Edward Schneider, Dean of the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California. Some of you know my Mom dragged me across the finish line at the Silicon Valley Marathon 2 years ago… my first Marathon, her twenty-fifth. Dr. Schneider’s book studies healthy aging and I thought you might find his website worth a visit: www.longevityquotient.com. It allows you to measure your longevity quotient in five categories; Nutrition, Exercise, Weight, Engagement, and Sleep.
Stocks up, IPO’s back on track!!!
With 470 of the S&P companies stocks moving up in the last quarter & a successful pair of local IPO’s, where is all the good news we should be reading about in the newspapers? I’d like to see this as a headline, “Stocks up, IPO’s back on track!!! Economy is heating back up!!!” What’s that you say? Oh, yeah, that’s what got us into this mess in the first place. I almost forgot. A bumper sticker on Highway 101 read, “Please God, Just one more bubble.” I’ll settle for a normal economy. Things are getting better.
Form Factor and Intervideo completed local IPO’s. That’s where a company sells its stock for the first time to the public in case you might have forgotten. It’s been so long since we had one.
Netscape opps, I mean Google, said that it’s not in a hurry to do an IPO. I imagine they are waiting for the bubble or at least for the market to heat back up. Jump on in everyone, the water is warm. “Good things come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle” Abraham Lincoln.
Fun Filled Facts…
I’ll leave you with the below, “Fun filled facts” Sent to me from my old friend and Network subscriber Lou Mangini.
- Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
- Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
- There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
- The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.
- The shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
- There are more chickens than people in the world.
- Two-thirds of the world’s eggplant is grown in New Jersey.
- The longest one-syllable word in the English language is “screeched.”
- On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.
- All of the clocks in the movie “Pulp Fiction” are stuck on 4:20.
- No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
- “Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”.
- All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
- Almonds are a member of the peach family.
- Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.
- Maine is the only state (in USA) whose name is just one syllable.
- There are only four words in the English language which end in “dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous. Tell that to Mike Tyson!
- Los Angeles’ full name was “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula”
- A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
- An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
- Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
- In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
- Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
- The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
- A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
- A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
- A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
- It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
- The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world.
- In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
- The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
- Mr. Rogers was an ordained minister.
- The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
- There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.
- “Stewardesses” is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
NOW you know everything…. You could be a TEENAGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Joe Pelayo, C.P.C.
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