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Last night, my sister Lynae and I took my son Dominic to see the movie Brother Bear. He did not seem too excited about going to the movie, but once we got there, we had a blast. We all enjoyed the movie about a young man that is transformed into a bear so that he can better understand the interconnectedness of all living things.

My diet this week has been terrible. I must begin to exercise more control over my taste buds and hunger pangs. I have been exercising on a regular basis, but exercise is only half of the equation when I'm trying to lose weight and stay healthy.

I received a bill today from LabOne for bloodwork done back in June of this year. I don't know why my insurance hasn't paid. It is tedious dealing with insurance and medical bills. I guess I am going to have to call LabOne to see if the charges were even submitted to my insurance, because checking my files didn't reveal any payment or denial for these services. I hope I don't get stuck pay…
As of this date, I hold 70 shares of stock in Cisco, the network gear giant. I have been accumulating these shares for about 2 and a half years. I bought my first Cisco shares in January of 2001, during my MBA finance class at Park University. One of our assignments was to chose a company to follow throughout the course of the semester, and give regular updates to the rest of the class on the company's financial events, conditions, etc. When I chose Cisco, after doing a little bit of research, I found out that the company had loads of cash and no long-term debt. This intrigued me, since most of the other companies I looked at were knee deep in debt. Because of the lack of debt, I thought that this seemed like a company that would be safe to own, even during a tech recession, when sales and profits were declining industry wide.

Yesterday Cisco announced its first quarter results. These results exceeded analysts expectations, and the share price jumped to 22.90, making my hol…
I have finally arrived in blogworld, later than many, but sooner than most. I am excited to be able to share my thoughts with the world, though nobody may ever read what I write. At least it is a way for me to organize my thoughts, and force me to write critically about issues.