Saturday, February 24, 2007

Post Valentine stress disorder

Hi good people,

I'm currently on leave (day 10 of a whooping 24 working days) and have discovered that internet out there is pretty slow. Actually it's just that internet at work is super fast so I'm having trouble adjusting back to normal. That's why I've popped back in the office kidogo.

Let's just say the last week was anything to write home about. It started the previous Sunday, when a kawaida visit to the doc for flu turned nasty when results indicate that my blood pressure has been rising and had just exceeded the safe level. I'm not under stress (I think) so has to be down to sedentary lifestyle... The doc put me on exercise as well as less salt, less animal proteins diet. Exercise bit is cool coz I've started jogging during leave, less salt can be done, as for animal proteins, we have adjusted with Rift Valley Feaver and all...

Then there was Vals, first 48 hours before, chic 1 cancels. She actually adhered to the rules of engagement, that we had actually agreed, being single n all. So why does my heart still hurt? Then next day, set up date with chic 2, and she was a no show on V-day. Yaani total disaster, my worst vals in years!!

Surprisingly, I went on two more dates the next few days, but I still feel rotten about the whole deal. I can't understand why...


Friday, February 09, 2007

The Philosophy of the Stock Market

Once upon a time in a village, a man appeared who announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for Ksh 10. The villagers, seeing that there were many monkeys, went out in the forest and started catching them. The man bought thousands at Ksh 10 and as supply started to diminish and villagers started to stop their effort, he announced that now he would buy at Ksh 20.

This renewed the efforts of the villagers and they started catching moneys again. Soon the supply diminished even further and people started going back to their farms. The offer rate increased to Ksh 25 and the supply of monkeys became scarce such that that it was an effort to even see a monkey let alone catch it. The man now announced that he would buy monkeys at Ksh 50!

However, since he had to go to the city on some business, his assistant would now buy on behalf of the man. In the absence of the man, the assistant told the villagers, "Look at all these monkeys in the big cage that the man has collected. I will sell them to you at Ksh 35 and when the man comes back, you can sell it to him for Ksh 50." The villagers queued up with ALL their savings to buy the monkeys.

After that, nobody found that man and that assistant, only monkeys and monkeys and monkeys…

Happy Valentines week, you monkeys!!!!