I’m so upset with big businesses and the government finding ways to hide money all while acting outraged about how stupid the other group is…I’m going on vacation. They better have it sorted out by the time I get back. I’m beginning to think the real suckers are us normal people that get our news from the media that is run by the big businesses and the government.
Anyway, While I’m gone I’m going to run two contests to help stimulate the economy. That’s 2, or two if you prefer, chances for you to win money.
1) I’ve been on a diet for a little over a month now and have lost about 10 lbs during that time. Jan 2008 (about 14 months ago) I weighed 218. I got down to 205 and held there all last year. I’m now 195. But with vacation coming I should balloon up to like 1000 lbs. I LOVE to eat on vacations. In fact, that is my main reason for wanting vacations. I also end up walking many, many miles on vacations thanks to BAGM’s desire to explore rather than sleep all day. So, in the comments below, tell me exactly how much you think I will weigh when the vacation is officially over. I’ll be weighing in on Saturday March 28th first thing in the morning. Be the first to guess my exact weight and I’ll send you a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card. Only one guess allowed. Well, actually you can guess as many times as you want but I’ll only use your first guess for this one.
2) I’ve been playing an online stock market game recently and having a blast buying thousands of dollars of this and thousands of dollars of that. I’m even moving in the positive direction. sends me an email before the markets open each morning. I will not make any buys or sells while gone leaving me at the mercy of the markets. I’m currently sitting with a portfolio balance of $108,649.46 as of 2:00pm CT March 19th I just made a few fairly reckless, fairly large purchases that haven’t gone through yet. Leave your guess at what my value will be on March 28th. Closest to the actual value gets a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card. If you want to see exactly what I’m invested in, you can sign up (it’s free) and add me as a friend. I’m kalbzayn over there. Since the later you comment the better chance you have of being accurate, I’ll close the guessing on this one on Thursday. Feel free to vote multiple times and I’ll use the last comment that you leave.
3) Yep, the 2 chances just became 3. If you manage to win both the weight guess and the money guess, I’ll double your prize and send you a fat $20 Amazon.com Gift Card.
Don’t forget to tell all your friends and foes so that when you win you will have bragging rights in addition to your money.
I’ll be checking in from time to time on the vacation and maybe even posting some pictures and stuff while taking my half hour rest after each meal before BAGM gets me walking again.