I'm With Coco

For six months last year, I traveled to Los Angeles every week to consult with a client. I stayed in Pasadena, which was only a few minutes away from Burbank, where Jay Leno taped the Tonight Show at the time. As my project was wrapping up, I thought about getting into the audience of the … Read more

Microsoft Does Google Docs

Recently, I came across the features link for the next version of Excel, Excel 2010, here. Here’s bullet point number five from the webpage: “Connect, share, and accomplish more when working together. Co-authoring through the Microsoft Excel Web App makes it possible for you to edit the same spreadsheet with others simultaneously from different locations. … Read more

My Recovery Workout Regimen

It was only a few months ago that my kidneys were not functioning, my hair was falling out, and I could barely get out of bed each day. Today those symptoms are gone, but the after effects of such a traumatic experience still linger within me. “De-leveled” is probably the best way to describe how … Read more

Change of Address Notifications

Credit Cards Chase American Express Affinity Programs United Alaska Delta Virgin Starwood Hilton Marriott IRS Bank Accounts Online Accounts Brick and Mortar Accounts Medical Minor & James Tax Investment Accounts Vanguard TD Email

Documentary Review: Super Size Me

Year: 2005 Runtime: 100 min Rating: PG-13 Summary: Morgan Spurlock eats nothing but McDonalds fast food for 30 days. He also provides commentary about the fast food industry in general and how it is affecting the American public. Likes: The effect of fast food on Morgan Spurlock’s kidneys and liver was something that interested me. … Read more

Kidney Failure

It was only a small amount of protein in my urine, but enough to make my doctor worried. He’s ordered a number of tests on me and provided a strict diet and exercise schedule. Having faced my own mortality before, I almost didn’t know how to react. At first I didn’t think it was a … Read more

Movie Review: Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

Rating: R Year: 2005 Runtime: 110 mins Summary: An elegant and informative depiction of Enron’s rise and fall.  The film describes in detail how, with a combination of a weak moral compass and accounting fraud, Enron became ground zero for the greatest corporate crime of the century. Likes: The movie used the phrase “Useful Idiots” … Read more

Roger Federer

This morning, I watched on NBC as Roger Federer became the sixth man in tennis history to complete a career grand slam, winning the French Open over fellow countryman Robin Soderling.  As a side note, I’m definitely more of a Nadal fan, but I can’t help but feel that Federer really deserved this championship.  It’s … Read more