The My Day In Pictures articles are to keep friends and family updated on what is going on with my life. It was instituted at the request and for the benefit of one of my favorite people in the world, one of my aunts who is a retired telephone operator and lives a few hours away from me.

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Joshua Kennon May 15 2014 Coca-Cola Refreshment Corner Disneyland

The Coca-Cola Refreshment Corner in the Happiest Place on Earth

I experienced investor nirvana this morning.  I was standing on Main Street in Disneyland out here in Southern California, taking a photograph of The Coca-Cola Refreshment Corner, with the cart vendors selling Nestle ice cream, and the loudspeakers begin playing, “The Wells Fargo wagon is a comin’ down the street”.  It’s as if my investment portfolio…

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Kansas City Symphony Prokofieff Joshua Kennon

An Evening of Rodrigo and Prokofiev at Helzberg Hall

After dinner at Pierpont’s in Union Station, we made our way over to the symphony hall, arriving a few minutes before the orchestra took the stage.  Tonight is a big departure from our usual Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.  Particularly of interest to us were the second and third groups on the program.  The second was Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar and Orchestra, which was performed by Jiyeon Kim, a guitar virtuoso.

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Metroid Pixel Art Joshua Kennon

I Captured a Metroid

My youngest sister made our day yesterday by stopping by the house to visit for a few hours.  She had been at the NakaKon convention in Overland Park and saw an 8-bit pixel Metroid collectible she thought I’d love.  She was right.  Upon holding the specimen, I temporarily reverted to a six year old, 1980s-living, NES-dominating beast.  Behold, and listen to the theme if you need some adequate inspiration.

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Loren and Saren Amazon Princess

Loren the Amazon Princess, Pot Roast, and Snow Days

With the holidays concluded, too many Thanksgiving, Christmas, and reunion dinners to count, endless nights with family and friends, and the bulk of the busy season behind us in the businesses, we spent today in our pajamas as the snow fell outside, cooking a pot roast and working on some projects we wanted to finish.  (Technically, we still have one Christmas celebration left, which was postponed until later this week.)

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Mexican Coke from Costco - Copyright Joshua Kennon

Visiting Aunt Donna, Mexican Coke, Race Cars, and Putting Together a Retirement Plan

Visiting Aunt Donna, Mexican Coke, Race Cars, and Putting Together a Retirement Plan Our afternoon was spent in Independence, Missouri taking advantage of the secret rebate Costco is giving its members on imported Mexican Coca-Cola.  At Amazon, a 24 pack of 12 ounce Mexican Coke is $44.95.  Costco normally sells them for $19.92 if you have…

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Coca-Cola Christmas Tree Copyright Joshua Kennon

A Coca-Cola Christmas

You can tell what I’m studying because I become completely, totally, hopelessly obsessed with it; the recent posts about the structure of the bottlers, the biographies of past executives, the SEC disclosures, the look inside the factories, the custodial trusts for the nieces and nephews and the DRIP for my sister, the discussion of deferred taxes as a way to leverage investment returns without debt, and now, even the Christmas tree.  It’s always Coca-Cola.

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Providence New American Kitchen Restaurant Kansas City Meatloaf

Dinner at The Providence New American Kitchen at the Hilton President in Downtown Kansas City

Aaron, Caleb, Tara, and I are in downtown Kansas City because later this evening, we are meeting Matthew and his wife Jaclynn at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City to see the premier of Mozart’s The Magic Flute.  Arriving early, we realized we hadn’t eaten anything and picked a nearby restaurant that had decent reviews; the Providence New American Kitchen at the Hilton President.

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