by Jim
on Jan 13th, 2006

Off to Akaroa

We’re heading off to the picturesque town of Akaroa for our 2nd wedding anniversary tonight (Friday). We’ll be coming back on Sunday and I hope to have some picturesque pictures to post on Sunday night. The weather forecast is favorable and we’re both looking forward for a little forced R&R so this should be a good trip. With so much to set up at home as well as a lot of work work, it’s been a bit hard to unwind. Akaroa’s population is only 650 and various words of advice have been: “Not really a hell of a lot to do there…”, “Bring a deck of cards…”. Sounds good to me! The only electronics allowed passage are my cellphone (which goes basically unused), and my MP3 player. Laptops are strictly verbotten.

Free Stock Advice

And on a completely unrelated note, I’m going on record that I think the meteoric stock rise of Google is over. That stock (which I once owned) has been inflated by some nice sounding deals and a lot of “they can do no wrong” enthusiasm. The consensus seems to be that they had a comparatively weak showing at the recent consumer electronics show, and their latest video and “expansion pack” efforts are sorely lacking. I’ll stick my neck out here and say they’re peaking right about now ($464).

2 Responses to “Off to Akaroa”

  1. Anonymouson 22 Jan 2006 at 2:53 am

    Nice call on Google.

  2. Jimon 24 Jan 2006 at 10:37 pm

    It’s easy to prognosticate, but did I short the stock? Hell no! In any case, I think they’re a great company but the bar set by the public hype just seems unattainable.

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