Financial news this week is abuzz about Facebook's IPO expected to be more than 14 billion dollars. Well that's a few billion more than the biggest check ever written. The check was written from Mitsubishi to Morgan Stanley. It was an investment that essentially saved the company from collapse.
Dale Dixon was in studio today warning us once again to not click on a link sent to you by an e-mail. He was referring to the latest scam involving Verizon who is encouraging customers to go to paperless billing. Scammers are getting so good they're imitating the email and getting people to click a link that will download who knows what damaging virus, or a bug that will eventually sell your soul (slight exaggeration). He encourages us to just go to the website and independently confirm the source. He said you can tell that a link is not what it's claiming to be by hovering your mouse over the link and reading the url address. Hover here and hear more
Mother's Day is Sunday. Ahhh....Mother's Day.......a day to recognize the woman who brought you into this world and sometimes might have wanted to take you out. Tracy had some facts on how much we're likely to spend.
Okay, this is a lingering problem. Apparently the high fiber diet of dinosaurs was the source of high output of methane. What we refer to as a "poofasaurus" may have been the cause of global warming in the Jurassic period. Brings a whole new meaning to silent but "deadly". Listen to Tracy's take: Here
I dropped by the post office last Thursday to pick up a few stamps. I'm in line for 20 minutes, which for some would be a long time. It was worth it as I was entertained by a man who's seen more than 7 decades of life.
I love typing on an old typewriter. There's something about the movement of the keys. It's the difference between playing the piano on a stringed instrument and an electronic keyboard. Just not the same. I prefer the strings and I thought I preferred the ribbon to the bytes. But then I saw this
I remember when I went to college, I had had a job since I was in the 8th grade at the Salmon River Inn. I started out bussing tables, then I got the waitress job. I worked 3 nights a week until 9. I would get out of school at 3 and go to my job. I was 16. I did that for two years. I also worked part time at the local radio station.
News this morning: From the Wall Street Journal ......They say people are afraid to order menu items they can't pronounce. For example they say Olive Garden finally added the description of gnocchi to thier menu and the sale of the traditional Italian dumplings too off. Turns out Tracy always thought gnocchi was that little wooden guy that wanted to be a real boy, really listen here.