Thursday, August 23, 2007

Bob Lutz on...




I like this concept..other corporate leaders should do this sort of thing.

Monday, August 20, 2007

I've got the RLS

I’ve been sleeping like crap lately and i’m not sure why. I’m normally a light sleeper anyway, but for the past week and a half or so I haven’t fallen asleep before 2AM and I wake up long before the alarm goes off at 7:15. I’ve been racking my brain over why this is happening…and here’s what I’ve come up with as possibilities.

1-Moving back to the states
2-Subprime woes and the impact on the markets i.e. my retirement goal of 40 years old.
3-What the meaning of the word is, is
4-The trapped miners
5-Will the upcoming voltron movie be better than transformers?
6-I’ve been eating allot of cereal lately

I know, lots of things to keep one awake on that list. After thorough analysis I’ve decided that the root cause of my recent near insomnia is actually none of the above but rather restless leg syndrome. Maybe someone..somewhere..someday will develop a drug for this painful affliction. We can only hope.

This past weekend I had planned to go to Trier to see the Germany WRC race but a last minute weather downturn changed my plans. In lieu of Gernamy I wound up playing poker Friday night with a few friends and winning about 150 Francs. Normally I’d make fun of how few US dollars that is but right now the dollars pretty week so 150 francs is 125 bucks..not bad for a nights work. Like any bad gambler the money immediately burned a whole through my pocket via the indoor gokart track and the Hooters in Zurich. What can I say, I’ve got a soft spot for go karts and nice, uh, service.

Side note, the gokart track I went to was indoor, which is a bit unusual, but even more unusal was the fact that these were electric go karts. I’d never seen anything like it. I was skeptical at first, afterall it’s a bit strange to walk into a gokart track and hear nothing but the sound of squealing tires and electric motors. But lo and behold these hair dryers on wheels were actually pretty fast and I represented America well by consistently beating my friends with sub 30 second laps. Maybe there is hope for the Chevy Volt afterall.