Alan Tudyk’s and Nathan Fillion’s encounter with Justin Bieber at the Halo 3 release party (x)
my top ten problems right now:
1- I am not at comic con
2- I cant go to comic con
3- I am unable to go to comic con
4- I dont have a chance to go to comic con
5- Comic con doesnt contain me
6- I am not at comic con
7- I AM NOT AT COMIC CON
8- I AM NOT AT COMIC CON
9- I AM NOT AT COMIC CON
I AM NOT AT COMIC CON
(P.S: I cant go to comic con)
Joe Jonas speed dating fans x
Having been thrown somewhat unawares into the place of running several businesses, I keep coming across dumb-ass words that people use instead of normal words because it’s business and businesses should be fancy.
As far as I can tell, these words exist just to confuse people who are not indoctrinated into business, which worked very well on me for a while. Here’s one…EBITDA.
Pronounced EE Bih Duh, it’s earnings before interest, tax, debt, and aaaaaaaaa something that starts with an A.
EBITDA is a fancy word for “profit” that exists because some companies (like auto manufacturers) have profits that are heavily affected by financing and debt (because they have huge capital expenditures that they finance). The business world created EBITDA so that there could be a number more directly comparable between businesses and industries and different countries (where taxes are different.)
But in a company like mine, EBITDA is just profit. Profit, by the way, is the money we make (revenue) minus the money we spend (expenses) before we pay taxes (you only pay taxes on profit, so that’s implied.)
Also, when I asked several times on phone calls “What’s that word you keep saying?” and they said “EBITDA…y’know, earnings before interest taxes debt and aaaaaaa” it would have been really nice if you had said “EBITDA, it’s basically just profit” because it’s not like I don’t have enough to worry about without spending two hours researching why this word exists only to discover that there’s no good reason for me to use it anyway.
The D doesn’t stand for debt (the I for interest covers that), it’s depreciation and the A is amortisation (depreciation of intangible assets).Those are taken out because you can decide on depreciation policies and therefore manipulate your profit figure. Choosing to depreciate over a too long useful life will reduce your expenses per year and falsely increase your profit.
(Sorry, I just did a professional accountancy exam this morning so my brain is overflowing with this stuff! Only one more until I qualify!)
LOST SD CARD AT DISNEYLAND PARIS
This is going around Facebook and I thought I’d share on here to try and boost the signal.
This adorable family lost an SD card at Disneyland Paris on either 24th & 25th February 2014. As you can see, it’s full of very important photos and the person who found it is trying to reunite them with their owners.
Please reblog so this gets maximum exposure. Thanks everyone!!