Sunday, November 02, 2008

Been extremely busy the last week and a half. In addition to learning and practicing my new job, I needed to study and take the mid-term for my last graduate class (Tuesday night) and shuffle in study time for the Series 66 - Uniform Investment Adviser - Combined State Laws Exam and then take it Friday morning. It was fairly important that I do well on it since it’s now a part of my job description. I did indeed pass and I can now call myself a Registered Investment Advisor (although I can’t print it on a business card since it’s been deemed to possibly imply to clients that the SEC believes you’re ‘qualified’). All it really means is that I’m registered in the states or with the SEC and that clients can now more easily bring litigation against me (or maybe it just means they have a better chance of success in litigation?).
The night before my exam I got a call from a former co-worker and she asked if I wanted to go riding after my exam since it was going to be a very nice day out. I had informed her that if I passed, I would have the rest of the day off. So, as soon as I got out of the testing center I called and said I’d be over. I rode on a horse named, Ginger. She’s a well behaved horse and this is why she was chosen for me since I don’t have a lot of experience riding horses – I think the last time was when I went bareback in Guatemala. Ginger was smaller than Takota (the horse Corie rode) and we kept falling back and I had to get her to trot to catch up. Trotting on her, due to the length of her gate, was something akin to being on a wooden trampoline with a mind of its own. Cantering was oh so much better. Anyway, my butt was fairly sore yesterday and my back was killing me but I still made it to the gym, sis. Have you joined yet?
Now, in the next 3 weeks I have to finish a 40 page paper on Blue Nile’s possible strategic moves in their competitive space. Well, I guess I need to start it before I think about finishing it. So, I’m actually glad my sister and family will not be making it up for Thanksgiving. Anyone know what Blue Nile might need to do strategically?

3 comments:

Sara said...

Well, as far as I know, the Nile is not actually blue, so I really don't have a clue.

We haven't yet figured out how to work exercise into our days. However, I have been attempting to eat less and I think I may have lost some of the fat that I gained during our two weeks of eating out when we didn't have power after the hurricane. So, does that count?

Not really. It's the cardiovascular fitness that I'd like to recover, so I guess I'd better figure something out. And soon...

Anonymous said...

Blue Nile... Hmmm... I'd intuitively say that they have problems trying to convince someone to buy diamonds online without looking at them. Although... there are a lot of lazy potential husbands to be!

So you are now the horsebacking riding investment adviser? Does your horse come equipped with Bluetooth?

Larry S

dad said...

There is both the Blue Nile and the White Nile. The White Nile is not white either.

Both of you need to exercise and watch your diet.