I went to pick up a burger at McDonalds the other night, and a spotted an interesting sign in the window. I should have taken a picture, but since I’m lazy, I’ll just describe it.
Apparently some company that ranks employers has ranked McDonalds as one of the top 50 employers in Canada. What a joke that is. Have you seen who works at McDonalds? It’s not exactly a gathering ground for our best and brightest. How much do you think McDonalds paid to be on that list? Nobody in the whole world believes McDonalds is even an okay place to work. It’s the place you go work when you can’t find any other place to work.
More importantly, who’s the moron who works at McDonalds’ head office who decided to put those signs on the door? If I was in charge, I’d fire whoever is responsible for that. It’s probably a good thing I’m not in charge of anything.
Random Thing I Enjoyed This Week
I’m sure by now you’ve all heard the big news about me not being an anonymous personal finance blogger anymore. If for some reason you haven’t, go check out my introductory post over at Canadian Finance Blog. I promise I’ll stop talking about this soon.
I was a little nervous about shedding the anonymity. I’ve talked about all sorts of people I know on here, so that’ll be decidedly awkward once somebody finds out about what I’m doing here. Saying that though, positive support has been almost overwhelming. So thanks to everyone who sent their well wishes over the last couple days. Maybe now that I’m no longer anonymous, I’ll write a book or something. Don’t count on it.
Random Thing That Irritated Me This Week
You know that movie about those guys who are going to kill their bosses? You’ve probably seen the previews, since they’re EVERYWHERE.
Anyway, the one dude is mad because his boss is Jennifer Aniston, and she hits on him quite aggressively. Every single guy in the world dreams to have a girl who looks like Jennifer Aniston throw herself at him. EVERY SINGLE ONE. And this guy is so mad about it that he’s plotting to kill her?
This is why I’ve only watched two movies in the past 18 months or so. They were The Hangover and The Social Network, in case you’re interested. And no, I didn’t count documentaries.
Song I Like And Therefore You Should Too
I sure did pick a lame Youtube montage, so sorry about that. This song is worth your time though, so maybe listen to it with your eyes closed or something.
What a nice song. It makes you want to go out and give nature a hug or something.
Simpsons Quote Of The Week
Chief Wiggum: Let me tell you what I tell everyone else who comes in here: The law is powerless to help you.
Blogging Snack Of The Week
I played in a golf tournament this week, put on by one of the stores I deliver chips to. They did a nice job, and I even got a nice jacket for a prize, even though my team golfed worse than a bunch of Eskimos. (I’m just assuming Eskimos would be bad golfers, I really have no idea)
After golf was over, they made everyone a nice steak supper, complete with my favorite side ever, garlic toast. Oh man, I love that garlicy bread. I took two pieces of it because I’m a gluttonous pig, I don’t care who saw me and judged me for it. I like it so much I momentarily contemplated eating it for breakfast. Luckily for me I quickly realized that was a stupid idea.
Entertain Yourself Dammit
It’s going to be a pretty nice weekend around where I live, so I fully plan on doing something outside this weekend. I’d golf, but golf is pissing me off because of how expensive it is. I paid $41 to play 9 holes with a cart, which took all of two hours. That’s ridiculous. I can almost get a hooker for cheaper.
I bought two documentaries from a $5 DVD bin from Walmart the other day, one on World War 2 and one on the Native Americans and their dealings with the Europeans from the 16th century onwards. Each of these DVDs is over 3 hours long, giving me 6 hours of entertainment for $10. Are you paying attention golf?
Or maybe you could hop in your RV and go park it in a campground. You guys all know how much I like that.
Babe Loosely Related To Finance
I watch a lot of sports. As I type this, I’ve just finished watching the Blue Jays beat St. Louis. In Canada, there are basically 3 sports channels- TSN, Sportsnet, and The Score. TSN is by far the most watched of the three, with Sportsnet picking up a decent percentage behind TSN.
Getting to the point of that little story, here’s the whole reason why you should be watching Sportsnet, Evanka Osmak.
What’s up with news chicks looking so hot in skirts?
Oh Right, Time For Links
Blessed By The Potato has a great piece on tangibility and whether it’s important to invest in only tangible assets. When I look at balance sheets, I often will discount a company with lots of intangible assets. Should I be doing it?
Fabulously Broke asks why do you budget. I don’t actually have a budget, but I still keep an eye on where my money is going. This post is a good reminder to keep your long term goals in mind while living your day to day life.
Young and Thrifty has a post about the Vancouver Riots and about those damn teenagers in general. Look for a post next week inspired by this one.
I like to think I’m the funniest personal finance blog on the whole interwebs. Control Your Cash is a close second. This week they do not care for smart cars, especially people who think they’re better than the rest of us for driving one.
There were more good posts out there this week, but I’m tired. It’s bedtime kids.