Out Of My Mind On A Thursday Mornin’

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One Margarita, Two Margaritas, Three Margaritas, SHOT!  Luke Bryan won a CMA for that song. And now more than 100 million Americans can cheer with that song since they got at least one shot. One shot (Moderna or Pfizer) is 86% effective and getting both shots is around 95%. I got my first shot a couple weeks ago and next one coming up soon. The process is simple (I signed up at riteaid.com). The shot is quick and painless although some have reactions like a sore arm for a day or two. The second shot, especially for women, can have unpleasant side effects that last up to three days. But hey, it’s better than getting COVID and 95% is a whole lot better than 86%. If you aren’t vaccinated, now is the time. Eventually all travel, concerts and even large social events will require it.

Who would have thought that the hottest fragrance in personal care products is ZERO. That’s right. Perhaps Old Spice has sickened too many consumers with their odd fragrances or consumers are just tired of smelling like something they don’t want to smell like. Or perhaps it’s the new wave for the new generation of consumers that don’t want anything extra added to their products. Ginger Lily Farms already has the best-selling gallon fragrance-free soap and now our new line of ZeroDerm products is in huge demand. All ZeroDerm products are free of just about everything, amazing for people with allergies, and the lotion is dermatologist approved and lasts up to 24 hours. The best-seller so far is body wash and already the #1 gallon seller on Amazon. The line also includes shampoo, conditioner and hand soap. I recommend it for all hair salons, less than half the price of branded gallons and better performing.

ZeroDerm 24 Hour Advanced Therapy Daily Moisture Lotion Gallon benefits

Broadway is opening back up to 100% capacity middle of September. Are things moving too quickly and are we setting ourselves up for another disaster?

Biden’s latest $1.9T stimulus gift is just the beginning of what he is proposing to spend and to create the biggest government economy since WWII. While I am not going to get into the politics of this, the key point is that all this spending is creating incredible demand. But Biden never took this into consideration and consumers will pay handsomely. For one, prices are going up quicker than ever. Supply shortages are nearing records and this will continue for months and well into 2022. Already chip shortages are affecting many industries, commodity prices have soared and now freight costs have more than doubled. All this while Biden keeps Trumps China tariffs in place. $3.00 and even $3.50 gas will be commonplace. And with all this demand for goods and unemployment benefits still extended, who is going to make all this stuff and provide the services we all desperately crave?

EMMA Beauty is surging in popularity for many reasons. Everyone loves the polish, the colors, the price and the innovation. The newest product, Spectrum, is totally awesome. Consumers can now have gel-like nails using regular nail polish and Spectrum. As they say, the proof is in the pudding!

TNG Worldwide remains one of the very few companies to maintain nitrile gloves in-stock throughout the pandemic. We just received fresh shipments of blue in all sizes except XS. And I am sorry to say, that size will no longer be available. One thing that is for certain, many items will be eliminated due to the pandemic and supply side issues. We also have all size in clear and black vinyl in stock.

My last blog I mentioned Etherum (ETH) and how it was going to change finance as we know it today. It was priced at $2200 and now it is soaring past $3500. Some experts are saying it will go to $8-$10K by July. The entire crypto category is very exciting and I love to keep learning more about it. You should too.

Are drivers today more obnoxious, rude and crazy than ever before? They are either going too slow while texting or going too fast.

Sorry to say I have not watched anything on TV worth reporting. Movies seem to be blah. Could it be people are just bored with content and little excites us anymore? Hobbies are much more interesting and fun. I do miss Texas Hold’em, haven’t been to a casino since last February. I’m waiting for the locker rooms, spas, gyms and amenities to open up first.

Peace & love!

Larry

Out Of My Mind On A Monday Mornin’

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What a world we live in today. Perhaps the Roman’s had it right all along, put Gladiators in a coliseum filled with fans to see which one kills the other first. That was the world then, 100 BCE to 400 CE, a 500 year tradition. Or how about living in 1980 when Carter was President and inflation soared over 18%? Remember when gas was over $4.00 a gallon and that we would run out of gas? Bottom line is that we are always living in some of crisis but today, the crisis seems impossible to turn around.

Just when we thought we were turning the corner on COVID-19, here comes the next variant, more contagious than the first one. And where are the vaccines you may ask? Production is way behind and countries are scrambling. Today in the USA alone, we have more than 25 million cases and more than 420,000 deaths. Fauci advertises more than 500,000 next month alone.

In Michigan, Whitmer has allowed restaurants and bars to reopen next month at 25% capacity and stop serving at 10PM. Really. In California with Newsom under pressure, he is going to reopen the state. Meanwhile, Florida is wide open and people are flocking there in waves.

Surely you have heard of the Patriot Party. Nope, not the New England Patriots partying after Brady left them, and BTW, who have thought the Super Bowl would be the two best quarterbacks defining age and youth? And why did Pepsi, Coke and Bud opt out this year? Trump’s Patriot Party could amass more than 40 million followers and then some. Just because Biden is in the White House doesn’t mean the country is ready to unite.

OK, the new stimulus package Biden wants starts at $1.9 trillion. Here is what that will buy you. It is actually how much American’s (both business and personal) pay in income taxes each year. It is also how much American’s have saved due to not spending on travel, entertainment, dining and other fun stuff. But sorry folks, Apple is worth $2.3 trillion so really, when a millionaire used to be a BIG DEAL and a billionaire was WOW, now trillions means nothing.

My optimism starts when cruise ships start sailing. Alas, now the first tentative dates are fourth quarter 2021 and even into 2022. What does this suggest? 2021 will be much like 2020 and perhaps even worse in terms of cases and deaths. The vaccine is the wild card…..

OK so what can us mortals do in 2021 to get us through? Personally I have been cooking up a storm, learning Chess and Spanish and working out. Just watched Fran Lebowitz’s new documentary on Netflix, a little satire on life and NYC, reminded me of Larry David. I’m using record numbers of firewood and my bourbon collection keeps on expanding because if I can’t go to a bar, at least I can think that I am at a bar. Speaking of bars, will they ever be the same?

I have also been fascinated by BTC (bitcoin), Ether and truthfully, the entire story about blockchain technology known as D3. The more I read, the dumber I become. These 20-year olds talk in a different language (mainly because D3 is a different language) and how they grew up to know this shit, I have no idea as they certainly didn’t teach this in high school. According to its fans, this will be the next big thing like the Internet was in 1995 and will be how payments are made among other things. Companies like The Graph, Polkadot, Cosmos and hundreds others are the new black web just itching to become mainstream. One of my guru’s that I follow predicts BTC is in the very early stages of development and will be worth over $150K next year and can approach $500K per coin. Then again, if GameStop can go from $4 to $159 in a couple weeks, anything is possible.

OK, enough of all that. Let’s talk beauty for a moment. Finally after more than one year in development, Ginger Lily Farms ZeroDerm is launched, the first 100% allergen-free and everything-free personal products for bath and body. With so many people allergic to just about something, this is going to be a really fun product launch. Line includes Hand Soap, Body Wash, Shampoo, Conditioner, Hand Soap, and coming next month, the signature product: 24-hour Moisturizing Lotion. All at $24.99 gallon.

ZeroDerm Advanced Therapy Nourishing Body Wash has a velvety and lush consistency and makes skin feel clean, smooth and healthy. Fragrance-free. Gallon.

Happy Monday!