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Many Things, Small and Big

I think Shiro’s pregnant. Shiro and Kuro didn’t mate on Thursday, like they were supposed to if Shira had been ovulating. Also they’ve been hoarding a ton of food, even though I always give them plenty to eat. Hero Material is absolutely thrilled that we’re going to have baby hamsters. My feelings are a bit mixed. It was a bit weird to work on my sex demon romance synopsis on Sunday while Shiro and Kuro were…er…doing it. But the idea of babies…!

I need to do some research on how to take care of pregnant hamsters.

Last night, I was stunned to read that Citi is looking to sell off its assets and/or entire operation. I remember how flush and confident Citi bankers were when I was interviewing for my first job out of college. (I was applying to be an investment banker, but I ended up as a management consultant instead.)

Interestingly enough Ford and GM are selling and/or getting rid of some of their corporate jets after the House hearing. I guess Ford and GM felt very bad after the harsh words re: their extravagances despite their “liquidity” problems. Business Week had a more balanced view on this. I have to agree with some of the points made in there. Commercial airlines really suck, in terms of service and reliability. You can never know if your flight’s leaving on time or not. The worst are the U.S.-based airlines. Per Japanese businessmen I know, Northwest first class is worse than ANA coach. (I have no idea since I’ve never used Northwest.)

BTW — Hero Material and I tried to watch Revolver. Tried because t was the most horrible movie ever. I Love Your BlogWe just gave up. The protagonist’s motivation was very weird, actions bad (meaning they made me yawn with boredom), plot nonexistent, and too many stupid people doing random things. Yawn.

Finally — Lovely Debora gave me a “I Love Your Blog” award. Thanks, DD! :)

Now…I pass it along to: PBWriter and Plot Monkeys. It’s sad, but that’s all I have because the rest is all industry and/or finance-related blogs.


6 comments to “Many Things, Small and Big”

  1. Barb Sheridan
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    · November 23rd, 2008 at 12:11 pm · Link

    When the girls had hamsters (two males) they always hoarded food. It’s a hamster thing I suppose.



  2. May
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    · November 23rd, 2008 at 10:44 pm · Link

    Yeah, tell me about it.

    I think I read PBW and AK and you and Joely and that’s it.



  3. Nadia Lee
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    · November 23rd, 2008 at 11:56 pm · Link

    Barb — It’s amazing how she hoards stuff! And she’s been binging on whatever seeds she can get her teeny little paws on.

    May — It’s just hard to find blogs to track. Partly it’s due to so many people writing blogs, and it’s partly due to time constraints.



  4. Cyn
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    · November 29th, 2008 at 6:06 am · Link

    Congratulations on the upcoming additions. Too bad you can’t get an ultrasound to share with the world. I look forward to hearing how your hamster’s birth story. Oh, and don’t forget–male hamsters have the potential to eat their young.

    I wonder if they stuff them in their cheeks, first? ;p

    No comment on the Citi stuff. The economy’s in the toilet. I’d rather be a hamster than an employee right now. I think my odds of not being laid off would be better.



  5. Chelle
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    · November 30th, 2008 at 2:17 am · Link

    How cool on the babies! I hope you can get pictures if they have them.

    We used CitiFinancial for our truck loan and they’ve even lowered our interest rate when we called to see if they’d work with us after hubby came home from Iraq.



  6. Nadia Lee
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    · December 4th, 2008 at 11:52 am · Link

    Ah Cyn, you’re hilarious! Kuro LOVES to stuff things in his cheeks. Hero Material and I were shocked at the amount of stuff he can store there.

    Chelle — I’d definitely share when I get a chance. I can’t decide how Citi works. I think some of their divisions may be more independent than the others…or I’m just dreaming.



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