LeRoi Moore is Dead
8/19/2008 10:08:00 PM | Author: baloghblog
A sad day.  I haven't been to a Dave Matthews Band show in a while, but I have to say some of LeRoi's sick jams were near ecstasy to me.

Here's a fine example from Woodstock 99.  See from about 5 min on.  (We danced our asses off to this one...)

Damn.  I feel slightly nauseous.  The world lost one of its finer musicians today.
Photo of the Day - 8/18/08
8/18/2008 09:32:00 PM | Author: baloghblog

[when you're old]
Photo of the Day - 8/17/08
8/17/2008 09:50:00 PM | Author: baloghblog

[not a redwood - just a tall old growth tulip?]

pic taken at Round Lake in Green Lakes State Park
Photo of the Day - 8/16/08
8/17/2008 09:49:00 PM | Author: baloghblog

[moment of zen]
Photo of the Day - 8/15/08
8/17/2008 09:46:00 PM | Author: baloghblog

[tropical blue-green in good ol' Syracuse]
The Gold Bandwagon
8/15/2008 07:56:00 AM | Author: baloghblog
This is not investment advice, only rambling thoughts from a economic ignoramus.

I wanted to buy in to the gold rush.  I kept reading it on all of the doomer websites, and from other conspiracy theorists.  I just never made the call to my broker or joined an online gold purchasing site.  I pictured having physical gold on hand (for emergencies).

The goldbugs got screwed over the past few weeks.  The market is buying dollars again, after the Euro zone has started to contract.  Some kind of intervention may or may not be taking place. Regardless, this chart gave me pause.

Looks very bubblicious to me!  I am no economist (believe me, other than listening to CNBC on Sirius, and reading Mish, I have absolutely no training in economics), this is not investment advice.  I do know what a "double top" in a market is, and I think that that is a picture perfect version of it.

Like the X-Files, I still want to believe.  Perhaps there is a magic number on that chart that will start to look attractive to me and to other investors.  I'll let you know if I hop on the gold bandwagon.  I just feel bad for the few doomers out there that might have been suckered into dumping a fair bit of their life savings in gold, only to watch 21% of it evaporate since March.
Photo of the Day - 8/14/08
8/14/2008 11:18:00 PM | Author: baloghblog

(new life)

I'll be away from the computer for a few days...  Going camping.
Photo of the Day - 8/13/08
8/13/2008 09:42:00 PM | Author: baloghblog

(you have to give Wegmans kudos for bringing in the fresh local food)
Photo of the Day - 8/12/08
8/13/2008 07:04:00 AM | Author: baloghblog

(summer's day)   
playing around with the new features...
Photo of the Day - 8/11/08
8/13/2008 07:00:00 AM | Author: baloghblog

Photo of the Day - 8/10/08
8/13/2008 06:55:00 AM | Author: baloghblog

"as far as the eye can see"
Photo of the Day - 8/9/08
8/13/2008 06:51:00 AM | Author: baloghblog
UPDATE:  Note to self.  Make sure you don't start a photo of the day prior to going on vacation.  (especially when you can't figure out the "future post" on blogger)

Photo of the Day - 8/8/08
8/08/2008 08:03:00 AM | Author: baloghblog
I bought a new digital camera yesterday.  I love it.  So I'll try to put up a new picture each day (and see how long I can last at it.)  Here's the first.

[black-eyed susans in the front garden]