Sunday, December 28, 2008

My Butterfly

I snapped a picture of this Butterfly a couple years ago and it always reminds me of good times, warm weather and 1 very special person...Hope all is well with everyone that takes the time to read this silly blog..Wish you all a the best in the coming New Year...


Monday, December 22, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I need a bailout

No I haven't run a multimillion dollar industry into the ground fueled by bad management skills and greed.

I'm just trying to get into the Christmas spirit like all our elected officials who just seem to think it's
ok to Bailout a bunch of mis-managed companies with our tax dollars!!

DICK Syron

Take Richard Syron, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Freddie Mac. In the picture above he is addressing the Boston College Chief Executives.

In 2005 at the podium he warned of a "bubble" on the horizon of the real estate market with regard to falling home prices. and a dampening of the US economy.

Over cocktails I am sure he counseled his fellow execs to
get out there and get your pay now cause pretty soon the shit is gonna hit the fan !!

According to Executive PayWatch the SEC reported that in 2007, Richard F.
Syron raked in $18,289,575 in total compensation.

Not Bad for a CEO that has led his company to a 13.8 billion dollar
deficit. He was removed from his post and the US government has stepped in to "rescue the institution"

Whenever the Government steps into my life it's never been to "
rescue me". I guess Mr. Syron will have to find a new job, but at least he has that 18 Million dollars he made last year.

How about Charles O. Prince, the former Chief Executive Officer over at
Citigroup. He stepped down in November and released the statement,

It is my judgment that given the size of the recent losses in our mortgage- backed securities business, the only honorable course for me to take as chief executive officer is to step down."

HHHmmm, "the only honorable course" ?? It looks more like Run AWAY!!

According to Executive Pay Watch, In 2007, Charles O. Prince raked in $15,105,376 in total compensation according to the SEC. According to the
AFL-CIO's calculation method*, this CEO raked in $25,520,621 in total 2007 compensation.

Not bad for a CEO who's company just announced a 10 BILLION Dollar loss in quarterly earnings which just happens to be the biggest loss EVER in the company's history.

In 2006 Prince's base salary was a paltry 11.6 million but he was able to earn a 13.2 million dollar bonus and received 10.4 million dollars in stock options !! I sure hope he sold his stock before he left !!

As part of The Prince's compensation after stepping down, he is entitled to an office, an Executive Assistant and a car WITH driver for the next 5 years !!

I think the HONORABLE THING would be to give all that money AND the car back!!

And I thought that being a TV Weatherman was the only place you could be wrong and still get paid !!

In 2007, G. Richard Wagoner,
GM's CEO, raked in $14,415,914 in total compensation according to the SEC. According to the AFL-CIO's calculation method*, this CEO raked in $19,761,874 in total 2007 compensation.

And now they are getting their bailout courtesy of the US Taxpayer !!

And DICK is telling us he's gonna only take a salary of One Dollar....Well I am sure DICK has a couple bucks from last years salary to hold him over.

wonder how many CEO's of failing companies are named DICK??

Well Uncle Sam, I need a bucket full of CASH as I have made some mistakes in the past so I'm gonna need some of those TAX Dollars back???

Bucket of Cash

My bailout won't be too bad in comparison, I only need maybe 50 THOUSAND dollars, TAX FREE, and I should be ok.

More dirt on
Charley Prince: HERE

Executive Pay Watch, courtesy of the
AFL-CIO, where you can compare your salary with the CEO of your company.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Dieting, It's not gonna be easy !!

For those who happen to get my posts in their Email, I am sorry. You just received a post that was absolutely blank !!

Quite frankly, my mind has been somewhat of a blank lately when it comes to posting something.

So I thought I'd clue you into where my mind is lately.

I'm thinking about food. ALL THE TIME !! Only I am thinking, "In order to stay under my 2100 calorie self imposed diet what can I eat ??

They smell so good coming out of the oven !!

I have to stay away from my sisters Potato Rolls, that's for sure!!

The rolls seem to be calling to me , nestled seductively in their basket and on the table next to them the Butter screams out my name !!

My goal is to lose 2 lbs a week and according to the info I have read, exercise and maintaining a 2100 calorie limit will help me do just that.

MMM, Anne's Banana Cream Pie!!

Anne's pie IS on my diet, sort of. ....

I have to avoid eating the crust, the cream and well I can eat bananas.
Today I checked the nutritional information on a chocolate bar, that's a first.

I discovered I could have 2.5 squares of dark chocolate and that it would add 60 calories to my daily tab. I gobbled it down as I haven't tasted chocolate in 3 days.

I needed it !!

So if any of you get crazy postings from me in your email, please forgive me !! I am going through food withdrawal !!

Tom's Mac and Cheese topped with crispy bacon...A real NO NO !!

I'm taking a break from cheese and fat. Someone told me the other day that cheese is addictive!!

I believe that !!

Well. I am going to munch on some baby carrots and put some laundry in !!