Thursday, October 9, 2008

What Recession?

Call me slow, but I just joined Pandora recently. Pandora.com is a free customizable radio website where you plug in the name of an artist you like and it plays similar artists grouped by genre, musical inspirations, "vocal harmony", and "rhythmic syncopation". Its similar to Yahoo!'s Launch, but without the annoying commercials (I'm boycotting Launch because it isn't compatible on Mozilla Firefox). The way Pandora works, if you like a song, you give it a thumbs up, thumbs down or choose "don't play again for another 30 days". I really wish I could use Pandora's technology with the news. I don't know about you, but I'm pretty tired of hearing about the Crisis on Wall Street, credit default swaps, sub-prime mortgages, failing banks, AIG (where I worked for 5 years, 5 years ago), and The Recession. Don't get me wrong, my 401K took a UFC-like beating this week, but you can't become a Chicken Little and let the media completely stress you with the impending doom. In fact, I'm going to take advantage of the market - I just booked a vacation to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and the end of my car lease is quickly approaching. With gas prices dropping, the end of hurricane season, and less tourism, I got a great deal on a 5 star resort in November - I'll get to cross a few things off of my bucket list: jet skiing, horseback riding, and scuba diving. With the 2009 models hitting the lot, I'm sure car dealers are throwing out incentives left and right to get someone behind the wheel. I'll let you know how I fare over the weekend.


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1 comment:

Gisselle said...

We cant get overwhelmed with all the economic crisis thats going on.... Hey it happens and what we will do is strive high again.

As for your vacation... I wish I could join you... its great in DR I am sure you will have a great time.... Take advantage now because later on those resort prices are going to increase.... :)