Entries from June 2007

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

Blog Commenting Hack: Evaluate What IS Written

I have noticed a trend present in the comments section of blog postings across the blogosphere.  Blog commenters spend a great deal of time discussing what is NOT said, instead of constructively evaluating what IS said.  Based on the paradigm shift that Web 2.0 blogs have on the typical reader/writer roles, the reader gets the […]

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

A House or A Car… Which Should I Buy First?

You graduated from college, landed a good job, and have been diligently saving money for awhile now.  Your car is getting old and pretty soon you are going to need a new one, but you also have the desire to be a homeowner.  Should you buy a new house or a new car first?  This […]

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Thank God it’s Friday… Oh God it’s Monday

I heard someone mutter the latter yesterday morning and it got me to thinking…  Does the general popularity of these phrases have anything to do with a society-wide deficiency of aspirations and lack of motivation?  Each phrase by itself seems innocent enough, but when placed next to one another it draws a bigger, darker picture […]

Monday, June 25th, 2007

When Buying a Car with a Credit Card Makes Cents

We just purchased a brand new car (Honda Accord Coupe EX-L) on a credit card.  You think we’re crazy?  Think again.  We instantly saved ourselves about $500 by paying with plastic.  Sure, there are a million reasons why this might sound like a bad idea in regards to long term debt.  However, if you have the […]

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Terrified In Life or Bored Until Death? I’d Rather Be Terrified!

The optional risk associated with free choice is the greatest catch-22 in life.  When presented with the choice, do you try something new or do you accept the proverbial zone of comfort for which you are already well acquainted?  So many of us complain about the boring cycle of repetition present in our weekly routines, yet […]

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

The Number 1 Question Every Student Has

“When am I ever going to use this info?”  That is the burning question lingering quietly in the busy minds of all students.  It could be elementary, middle, high school, or even college… some people arrive at this curious thought earlier than others.  When the time comes, the student naturally wants to see a clear […]

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

15 Things 2007 College Freshmen Do Not Remember

There are several things this year’s incoming college freshmen don’t remember that most mid to late twenty-something’s will never forget.  It’s a clear sign of the inevitable change in the times.  I was recently reminded of this when I spoke with an 18 year old college freshman at my cousin’s wedding last week.  We were joking around about […]

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

3 Fun Math Tricks

Here are 3 fun math tricks you can use to impress your geeky friends.  All three tricks are based around the sequential manipulation of the numbers being used for input and output.  One of my old college professors showed me these tricks a few years back.  I thought it was pretty cool, so I figured […]

Monday, June 11th, 2007

Knowledge is Boring! Keep Learning!

Let’s discuss the flipside of knowledge.  Yes, knowledge is power, but it can also create absolute boredom.    We’ve all heard the canned phrase “ignorance is bliss”, haven’t we?  Sure, it can be interpreted as a negative statement, but if you think about it there are certain positive truths in this statement as well.  If you […]

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Popular Infidelity: We Are All To Blame

Sexual infidelity is widely regarded as one of the most dishonorable assaults against the sanctity of an intimate relationship.  Yet, we all seem to be mesmerized by it.  Infidelity makes a love story more intense, a song or poem more passionately tragic, and forms the foundation for which the immensely popular celebrity gossip industry firmly […]