Wednesday, October 16, 2013

American Giant Hoodie Doesnt Live up to the hype

For those of you who read the articles talking about the American Giant hoodie as the "Greatest Hoodie of all time" I have to let you know as a connoisseur of hoodies that this jacket does not live up to the hype it received.

A Slate article that can be seen here: helps to tout the hooded sweetshirt as the greatest ever made. Bayard Winthrop I am sorry to tell you I disagree and I own a collection of hooded sweatshirts that only few can compete with.

It did not ship until August 5th, 2013 I ordered it in December. Anticipation often leads to a heightened experience but not in this case. It is too thick, the fit and feel is not as good as Organic Earths hoodie and has odd stitching patterns that do not look smoothe in my opinion.

I did like the hoodies from Alternative Earth a lot more than any other place with the exception of Douglas Vincent from New York. I had one of my favorite shirts stolen outside of Baltimore when my rental car was broken into and it seems like he redesigned his website and I am unable to get more hoodies and shirts from him but he is right up there in terms of quality, design, and material.  I guess you can read more of my hoodie thoughts and soon I will post a collection of my many hoodies on my "Richart Ruddie Typepad blog".

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Do You Have Everything?

Question of the day:  Do you have everything?

Ironically this question was asked when getting off the airplane so its intention was dealing with bags where as my answer was more philosophical:

You never have everything and when you do have everything you don't realize it at the time until it's gone.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Random Bits of Advice & Knowledge

Time is the most precious commodity in the world. Value it and use it wisely. Do not look back and ever say I wish I had done this.

Enjoy your time today so that you are not looking back saying "I wish I had done...".

You can't change what has happened in the past but you can control part of your future so make a difference towards what the future holds.

"I didn't know I was lost"? Perhaps you weren't lost but yet it took the journey to figure out how to get there.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Top 10 Companies To Go Public After Twitter

Now that Twitter has announced their intentions on going public we should look at the next 5 companies that are highly anticipated or have a high probability of announcing a public offering:

10)  Zendesk

9) Glam Media

8) Dropbox

7) Spotify

6) Rovio

5) Twilio

4) AirBnB

3) Pinterest

2) Uber

1) Square

For those of you interested here are the current trading odds on Twitter's Public Offering:

Twitter IPO - Which exchange will Twitter be listed under?       
NYSE                                      -150      
NASDAQ                              +120     

Twitter IPO - When will Twitter trade publicly?               
Before Dec 1st, 2013       -150      
After Dec 1st, 2013          +120     

Twitter IPO - IPO Price 
Over                                      35½ (-115)
Under                                   35½ (-115)

Twitter IPO - Opening Price on 1st day of trading            
Over                                      39½ (-115)
Under                                   39½ (-115)

Twitter IPO - Closing Price on first day of trading
Over                                      55½ (-115)
Under                                   55½ (-115)

Twitter IPO - Ticker Symbol
TWTR                    5/6        
TWIT                      3/1        
TWT                       9/1        
TWR                       9/1        
BIRD                      35/1      
EGG                       50/1

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can possibly go

"Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can possibly go"

Monday, August 5, 2013

Tupacs Good Deed

Faith in Humanity Restored a working title for an upcoming project of mine inspired by stories like this one:

Saturday, August 3, 2013

What Rhymes With Hug Me?

Here is a list of words that rhyme with Hug Me:

What Rhymes with hug me? Bug Me

What Rhymes with hug me?  Chug Me

What Rhymes with hug me? Doug Me

What Rhymes with hug me? Drug Me

What Rhymes with hug me? Jug Me

What Rhymes with hug me? Lug Me

What Rhymes with hug me? Mug Me

What Rhymes with hug me? Nug Me

What Rhymes with hug me? Plug Me

What Rhymes with hug me? Pug Me

What Rhymes with hug me? Rug Me

What Rhymes with hug me? Rugby 

What Rhymes with hug me? Slug Me

What Rhymes with hug me? Shrug Me

What Rhymes with hug me? Snug Me

What Rhymes with hug me? Thug Me

What Rhymes with hug me? Tug Me

What Rhymes with hug me? Ugg Me


Thank you Robin Thicke and the Blurred Lines 

Monday, July 29, 2013

How To Find Out Where You Stand in Life

Where are you in life right now? If you died today would the world remember you and say that you made a difference? A riddle that speaks volumes to both your mentality and perspective on life is below. Try to figure out the answer and read my thoughts below:

Where Do You Stand in Life? Are You Ready To Die?

You are in a 2 seater car escaping a deadly hurricane when you come to a stoplight next to a bus stop. At the bus stop there are 3 people. Standing up is your best friend who saved your life when you were younger, a sick elderly lady that needs to be taken to the hospital, and on the bench is the girl of your dreams that you always wanted to meet. 

You have 30 seconds to make a decision. What do you do ? 

Think about it................

Still thinking about what to do?

It's a philosophical question about who you are and what you have accomplished in your lifetime and where you stand with your current progress in life.

Answer to Where You Stand in Life Is:

You give the keys to your best friend who saved your life and let him ride off with the elderly grandmother. The girl of your dreams is on the bench so you go and sit down with her and let the hurricane come while the two of you enjoy your last moments together. 

If you have accomplished and are satisfied with yourself then you are willing to sacrifice for others and to be with the girl of your dreams and returning the favor to the friend is acknowledged. 

You get to choose your own answer and leave it in the comments section below:

Do I Really Care About the Money?

In the end it's just a means of bartering. Numbers are just an easier way to keep score right? If you have a higher score then your enemy and they are happy and your not then what good is it?

Put your money to good use and make a difference in the world. Hopefully sooner then later that catches on with the world.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Can't Find your Taskbar in Chrome? Here is How to Fix it

So I read a lot of stuff on the internet. You will find that good help the first time around is hard to find so I want to save you time and solve your taskbar that is suddenly dissappearing only when you are using Google Chrome.

 Everybody who says to change to small icons and get out of presentation mode, F11 is WRONG. DO NOT LISTEN TO THEM JUST DO THE FOLLOWING: 

Right click on the toolbar/taskbar section
Turn on Autohide
Go to the task manager (control alt delete) and go to processes
Kill the explorer.exe
Go to the next tab to the left and start new task
type in Explorer.exe
Unfloat the taskbar and problem solved.

Your very welcome 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

cnbc crowd rules

Possibly the next Shark Tank television show? Premieres May 14th at 9:00 on CNBC will be interesting to see how this relates to crowdfunding which has grown to immense popularity of popular website Winner receives $50,000 per each show with the crowd handling 97% of the vote and the panel handling the other 3%.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Thomas Edison behind Da Vinci

After watching one of the greatest simpsons episodes of all time: it reminded me of something valuable in life. No matter how famous you are or how many great accomplishments you have made there will always be somebody ahead of you so you can never ever stop inventing and trying if you want to be the best.

Thank you Simpsons for a classic episode!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Quotes I like Today

La Ola es Mia- The Wave is Mine

Don't Give a Mogwai water at night

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