Saturday, May 28, 2011

Scrabble Triple Triple word score

Hey all, played scrabble w/ wife and Dad today. I'm normally not a big board game guy, but had something pretty cool that I don't recall ever happening while playing Scrabble. Check out the board below.

"Divulged" on the right covers two triple word scores and also used all 7 tiles. This is probably my biggest word ever - 167 pts. 13 x 3 x 3 +50pt for using all 7 tiles.

"Tempter" on the bottom was also a 7 tile word (along with "It" on the bottom) which gave me another 50 pt bonus. I don't think I'd ever had multiple 7 tile words in a game either.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Cooking Pizzas on Mother's Day weekend

When I was younger one of my favorite meals was home-made pizza. There was a lot to prepare with pizzas so usually me and my Mom, or me and my Mom and my brother would all help put the pizzas together.

I made some pizzas today - here's how it went - in picture collage style.

...and adding more toppings

..and the final product

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Been adding back to my portfolio

I'd raised alot of cash a few months back, but now moved some of that back into the market recently.

This week I've added to or opened positions in the following stocks:

MSFT - Microsoft - back in again. I like the softy. It just looks cheap to me and I can't figure out why.
AAPL - aaahhhh! I broke down and bought the Apple too! First time for me, but it looks cheap too.
EBIX - Added some more back to my position today.
MDF - Metropolitan Health - I doubled up my position here. This is a deep value play for me.
MED - Medifast
DST - DST Systems

I've got my eye on a few others, but sticking my toe back in the market with these.

Photopic Sky Survey

Look at this Photopic Sky Survey of the night sky. Zoom in a few things. Find the Orion Nebula or Andromeda. This is impressive.

And according to this article, all the photos were taken by an amateur astronomer, Nick Risinger. Thanks Nick - very cool!