Sunday, August 31, 2008

McCain/Palin Ticket

Here is Sarah Palin in her earlier days as a sports commentator.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Happy Birthday John McCain

Today is a big day for John McCain. He named Sarah Palin as his running mate and turned 72 today. Just so you know, the current life expectancy of a male in the US is 75.15

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Guest Bloggers

Under advise from my legal council and an extensive search, I have decided to invite two guest bloggers to join Market Anomalies. JGIII & Duffman have been added to the blog roll and will periodically post on current issues. Welcome new bloggers!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Best Workout Songs - Top 10 List

Lately I have been on a quest to find the best workout songs. In my opinion a good workout song has to have a good beat, fast lyrics, and a strong catch phrase. I prefer rap and rock, but anything can work if it fits the criteria. Here are my current favorites that fill my iPod. Add any of your favorites in the comments below.

10. Foo Fighters - Everlong

9. Gnarls Barkley - Crazy

8. Pepper - No Control

7. Kenya West - Gold Digger

6. Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl

5. 50 Cent - Many Men

4. Outcast - B.O.B.

3. Survivor - Eye of The Tiger

2. Jay Z - 99 Problems

1. The All American Rejects - Move Along

Comments? I am open to any suggestions.....

Saturday, August 9, 2008


I love the summer Olympics! I am currently flipping between hand ball and indoor volleyball. I don't really understand the rules of handball, but it still fun to watch. Looking forward to water polo, fencing, Judo, and shooting. The level of competition is truly unbelievable. The medal count is on and I have an early prediction; USA will end up with 103 medals.

Have a great weekend..

Sunday, August 3, 2008


I just went for a short jog tonight. It was well over 100 degrees all day today in Dallas, so I am limited to running in the early morning and in the late evenings (when it is only in the 90's). I don't really enjoy running, but I always feel pretty good when I stop so it must be good for me. I guess what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. I downloaded the song "Eye of the tiger" by Survivor and played it on a loop. I am pretty sure I was singing aloud the whole time, but that song really pumps me up.

Back to stocks for a moment. We have seen a lot of volatility over the past week. Cramer continues to try to call the bottom, but who knows. I am still pretty heavy in cash, but this week I plan on placing some bets. I am looking at value companies like Nike, PepsiCo, and maybe even a tech play like Google. I will post when I decide to pull the trigger.

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Oh yeah, I added a new Nike+ tool to the right side of this page. I know I am slow, I have no excuses.

Friday, August 1, 2008

The Body of Business

A coworker told me the other day that she thought accounting was the skeleton of all business. If you had a firm understanding of accounting principals and methods that you could be successful in almost all aspect of business. This theory got me to thinking, what role would sales, marketing, advertising, finance, HR, IT, and customer service play in this analogy.

Direct costumer interaction would have to be the bodies skin. This would include sales, marketing, advertising, and customer service. This is the businesses first impression to potential clients or customers. Not really the personality of the business, but the appearance. The packaging and advertising is outwardly visible and is potentially a deal breaker a lot of the time.

The blood of the body would have to be the IT, HR, and customer service. These operations keep the business functioning with staff and systems that work.

The brain of the business would be the management who hopefully has a vision for the company and the plan to turn the vision into reality.

I clearly have not fully thought this out, but you can see where I am going. If one aspect of the body fails to meet expectations the whole body will suffer. Think about it.