twenty-seven years invested.
categories: financial, theories

this effect that’s used in marketing really gets me.  i never realized how much i use this scenario to make my decision and it works.

say you see shoes that are being sold for $100 that you really like that has everything and the style you wanted it in.  there’s also another pair of shoes being sold for $75 that you see but doesn’t have the same comfort you had in the $100 shoes but they looks pretty close to the one you want.  it’ll get the job done but it’s not the one you want.

now here’s the kicker, there is a third item that is $135 that fits perfectly and is ridiculously comfortable, perfect style, etc.  in marketing, this is the decoy product.  it’s the product that makes you realize that the highest price object is great but you don’t need all the bells and whistles.  this then makes you refer to get the first item you initally were looking at when you came into the store.  it’s almost right to never to second guess yourself if you know what it is that you want or choosing something.  it’s interesting…  it’s a ploy to make you spend more than you want to but make it seem reasonable.  almost happens with everytime you buy a car also.  negotiations, man.

just like the impulse aisle in the grocery store when you’re waiting to check out.  they put all those candies, small gadgets and magazines while you wait because it’s pretty easy to glance around and pick up another item you don’t need on your way out.  it makes you spend without even really thinking about it.  ahhh, gotta love the impulse buy.

i’m sure this was written all out of whack.  just typing off the top of my head.

categories: deportes, running, theories

i’m proud of myself for commiting.  my personal best and i’m proud of that.  it goes to show you that you’re stronger than you think and that the harder you work and the harder you push, there will be gratification in the end.  this applies to life in general and not just running.  but running is life? word.

but seriously, i always told myself that i wanted to run in a real race and thankfully got friends that wanna actually do it and seems to be growing in morale.  do things that inspire your life to be better. it’s a better feeling in the end.

god is love, rev run.  haha

6.25, son!!  first 10k distance run!  i’m gonna feel this tomorrow.

also, here is the youtube vid i took down cuz i was lazy to fix the tag about the crazy uneven bar routine that i would think would have to be the standard today. it’s kinda ridiculous. she only got a 9.95. DAWT

categories: running, theories

so i tried to push myself yesterday.  it think it’s the hardest i’ve pushed myself in a ‘training’ aspect as opposed to just running.  did anyone try doing the actual ‘my first 10k’ track that they give you for free after you sign up for the human race?  so i made myself commit to the running intervals on that track.  about halfway through it, that shit hurt.  haha talk about 1 minute intervals of sprints/walks for 10 minutes at a time.  i thought i would go a lot further within that time but i like that it jump starts you to gain some endurance and power in your run.

as to who i saw yesterday while jogging/running/walking/dying among the who’s who of houston were…

i’ve gotta hit 5 mi. on my next run.  but i think i start off way too fast but i just flow with my momentum when i start but it seriously kicks my butt at the end of the run.  i’ve gotta learn to conserve and peak at the end of the run.  we’ll see on wednesday.

category: theories

i’m in that mood where i want to learn something.  something that i could analyze the hell out of and can tell you anything about it.  i remember doing research papers and having to read multiple sources of the same thing but different facts and aspects from different perspectives.  it’s just been a long time since i’ve been able to actually use my intelligence towards something.  yeah sure there’s difficult tasks at work because i have no idea what it is, but maybe it’s also implying my creative side as well.  using my skills as a writer as opposed to proving a theorem.

it’s been a while since i’ve felt that feeling that you have after you take a really hard test and you’re completely drained.  i seriously hate that feeling but there’s a feeling of fulfillment from that too.  that feeling of accomplishment and potential being used.

categories: financial, purchases, ramble, theories, travels

xbox 360
new tennis racquet
new driver club
new ski jacket
baller sofa for apartment
new car maybe next year?

world travels
revisit montreal
snowboard in tahoe and whistler
tan in sydney
party in rio de janeiro
drink wine in france
eat in italy
tea-time in london
cruise hong kong harbor
eat sashimi in tokyo
surf in san diego
play golf in hawaii
freeze in switzerland
take pictures in new zealand and everywhere else i visit
…and relax at home.

 you try to imagine a budget for all those trips…that’s enough to put down for a house.

mortgage?  i don’t want that in my vocabulary yet.

categories: ramble, theories

maybe i’m just listening when it’s being said but why do we, as humans, take on the research of rats and apply it to our behavioral sciences?  how come we test things on their skin to see if there is a reaction, or even feed them certain drugs.  i guess it all goes back to the cheese maze days and the shock therapy tests.  i dunno.

meanwhile, shows i watch this january season…
october road
american gladiator

waiting for others to start up.  i wanna join the dvr bandwagon someday.  make my life easier without having to set the vcr everyday.  amirite?

categories: ramble, theories

i guess it all depends how you were brought up or even how you live your life now.  there are some people that i come in contact with where people have always had things done for them.  that’s great for them and some people are so lucky but there’s also a way to stay humble with those kind of things.  i guess the reason it bugs me so much is because there are some that abuse that ability.  they sort of get on this ridiculous power trip about it and i guess it peeves me because i get pretty annoyed by it and sometimes get defensive about it without really meaning to.  …kinda like i’m sure they don’t really mean to be bossy or demanding.  but most of the time, they know they are.

i just think it’s a weak attribute because that means you depend too much on other people.  it’s a weak attribute in being independent i guess.  i’m sure what comes around goes around, but it sucks to see people get the go around sometime because i don’t like seeing people getting the bottom end of the deal unless they truly deserve it.  it’s that whole ‘put yourself in their shoes’ mentality that i have embedded in my head.  it sometimes gets the better of me making me to be “too nice.”  unless i’m just in shady mode.

meh.  all i’m saying is be considerate of other people.  it doesn’t work the same way when people say “i don’t care what people think of me.”  it’s just commen sense and consideration of others.

oh… and don’t show off.  that’s just tacky when you know that’s what you’re trying to do.

category: theories

Utmost in your mind is success. You are constantly seeking stimulation and a life full of experience. You are trying to ‘grow’ and above all you need to develop freely and to shake off the shackles of self-doubt. You are an enthusiastic individual, full of life with the desire to live intensely. You like contact with others and are enthusiastic by nature. You are receptive to anything new, modern or intriguing. Your interests are many and you are likely to expand your fields of activities. You are optimistic about the future and you deserve every success because deep down you are a ‘winner’. You are a very warm and emotional individual but unfortunately in the past too many people have taken advantage of this sensitive trait. You need aesthetic surroundings, or an equally sensitive and understanding partner with whom to share a warm understanding.

You lack confidence and that is a great pity because deep down you are indeed a warm caring person. This lack of confidence is making you wary of being drawn into any open discussion or conflict and so you feel as if you should let matters lie and leave well alone. But there may be a pleasant surprise in store for you. You are beginning to grow and very soon – sooner than you believed possible – this warm loving new you will be available for all to see and to appreciate.

Presently, you are experiencing stress because of restriction on your independence. You need and seek respect from other people and it is essential that they appreciate you for yourself and not for what they would like you to be. You have your own beliefs and convictions and you would like to be respected for them. You are anxious to avail yourself of every opportunity that may come your way but nevertheless, come what may, you have the need to control your own destiny without imposed limitations or restrictions.You don’t like authority and you rebel against all forms of limitation. You are your own person and you intend to stay that way and to get on in the world simply by your hard work and determination.

category: theories

it’s ridiculous how small the world really is and just how the people you meet in your life that are completely parallel to the other people you have in your life somehow connect in some way. it’s comical even.

the more you realize it, the more hilarious the situation becomes. funny thing is, I DON’T EVEN HAVE TO BE THERE FOR THIS THEORY TO WORK.

the end.