Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Call your Insurance Agent

In an effort to lower all of my expenses I called my insurance agent. Thanks to this one phone call I lowered my cost by nearly 40% for the exact same coverage. At first I was jumping for joy then I got mad, downright mad that I my agent was charging me a higher rate all this time. Just goes to prove only you know what is best for your money. Same holds true for stock brokers and investment advisors. Who cares more about your money, them or you? Call your insurance agent today. Get them to lower your rates. You deserve it.

Thursday, February 07, 2008


Very happy.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Political Donations

I am finding myself scanning this website for hours so I thought you might enjoy it as well. It is a searchable database listing who has donated this year to a candidate and how much. If that is not interesting enough, it also lists their occupation.

Some interesting facts to peak your interest; 749k has been donated in my zip code. In my hometown 250-bucks by one guy for Ron Paul.

Primary Election Numbers

Here are the numbers that make the biggest impact on me from yesterday's primary election.
California has a poplulation of 36.4 million people, of which 68% are registered to vote, roughly 25 million. Of those 25 million, a measly 4.6 million voted. In 2006 there were 421,000 registered voters in San Francisco (more in 2008 but I do not have exact numbers). In yesterday's primary only 189 thousand voted, or 44%. Why? What can be done to increase the numbers?

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Two Sundays, Two Halfs

I just completed back-to-back Half Marathons on consecutive Sundays. Last week in Austin ( I had a PR at 1:44:38. Today was the Kaiser Half in SF ( and I crossed the finish line at 1:45:20, not bad considering it was raining and for miles 9-12 we had to run against a head wind.

Now if I can just keep that same pace for a full marathon I will break the 4 hour mark.