Monthly Archives: June 2018

Pamper-Her-Friday by Rg2® 407: ‘Dr Pepper Snapple to Pay $103 Special Dividend’ A Morning Love Note: ‘A Summer’s Romance Collection’ by Rg2 (110)


“Dr Pepper Snapple to Pay $103 Special Dividend”


Morning, Love,

Would you meet me on the dock for breakfast by the bay? I’ve got a piece of news to share.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. (ticker: DPS) is set to pay a special dividend of $103.75 per share to all current stock owners. I noticed Dr. Pepper Snapple is not part of your stock portfolio.

Let’s change that, shall we?

DPS is currently trading at $121.31 per. In honor of Pamper-Her-Friday, I transferred 100 shares into your sweep account. The ex-dividend date is July 5 (the date we must be in ownership) and the record date is July 6. The dividend will be paid on July 10.

This special dividend is the result of Dr. Pepper Snapple’s upcoming merger with coffee purveyor Keurig Green Mountain Inc. (ticker: GMCR). Following the closing of the merger, DPS will be renamed Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. and trade under the ticker symbol “KDP” on the New York Stock Exchange.

Our strategy? We can take the cash once the divvy pays or we can do a dividend reinvestment through which the dividend will automatically be reinvested in the new company, purchasing as many shares in KDP that your $10,375 will cover. I calculate the new company’s shares will be trading anywhere from $18 to $20 per—while also paying a dividend just to hold the new shares.

So it’s up to you, angel, how you’d prefer to play it: Cash out or reinvest. You may even prefer to take the cash, buy yourself something you’re deserving of, or perhaps take part cash and reinvest the balance in other companies with an eye towards the future.

You know I’ve always been a futurist, so I’m doing the auto-reinvestment.

But if you opt to cash out and would like to treat me to a Kem or Sade Adu concert—just because—well, I’d make an intriguing date.

I’m a gentleman after all.

Happy Pamper-Her-Friday, love.



Pamper the woman . . . for a summer’s romance. -Rg2

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Posted by on June 29, 2018 in Pamper-Her-Friday


Pamper-Her-Friday by Rg2® 406: ‘Come with Me to Big Momma’s Farm’ A Love Letter: ‘A Summer’s Romance Collection’ by Rg2 (109)


“Come with Me to Big Momma’s Farm”

That ’58 Ford jalopy inherited from my father?
Well, for months I’ve invested sweat equity to restore,
Taking pains and fingertip strains to heal its body
No details, chassis to paint finish, did I ignore

Sorta like my approach to you, woman, in summer
Your spring season lacked the touch of a special man,
Flowers around you bloomed in full view—like you
Little did you know of yours I’m a devoted fan

Yours appears to be a fabulous social media life
Snapshots picture perfect . . . at least at first glance,
But there’s always a backstory lurking beyond the lens
Does that intoxicating face belie disenchantment by chance?

Trust me, you’re not alone, most of the country’s uneasy
When Obama left, remember, he actually shed tears,
He was aware of the pall the horizon would cast
Prayerful the future wouldn’t crystallize our fears

But here we are, back to the future, so to speak
You have faint knowledge of Big Momma’s struggle,
She raised a family, ran a farm, and fought for Civil Rights
Just imagine the responsibilities she had to juggle

I’m going down to the Delta, will you come with me?
Would love to have you nestled in my passenger seat,
We’ll take in the landmarks and -scapes along the way
One another’s thoughts, each passing mile, we’ll complete

My only request before we embark: Take my credit card
To your favored retailer feel free to make a run,
Purchase a bevy of flowing sundresses of your choosing
And fragrance, trinket and foot accessories . . . when done

Let me know if there’s anything more that you desire
I want to make certain roadtrip creature comforts abound,
Phones? Maps? Green Book? Emergency kit? All checked
And the most vintage collection of ‘90s R&B to be found

I’m taking you to Big Momma’s farm to meet a lady icon
We’ll reconnect with ancestral spirits and sacred land,
Rediscover the foundation of the lives we’ve been given
Bear witness to my kissing grandmother’s hand

But before we go, how about a tip-of-summer escape:
A private send-off picnic in the make-over truckbed,
Parked by Castleton Lake under a Pamper-Her-Friday sunset
Reciting poetry in your ear for the sweet days ahead . . .




Pamper the woman . . . for a summer’s romance. -Rg2

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Posted by on June 23, 2018 in Pamper-Her-Friday


Pamper-Her-Friday by Rg2® 405: ‘AT&T Romances Time Warner…and I, You’ A Love Letter: ‘A Summer’s Romance Collection’ by Rg2 (108)


“AT&T Romances Time Warner…and I, You”

My Angel,

Time Warner said yes to AT&T.

They’ve consummated an $85B(illion) love affair after a heavy courtship. Time Warner shareholders will receive 1.4 shares of AT&T common stock along with $53.75 in cash for each share of Time Warner they own. That means AT&T issued 1.185B shares of common stock and paid $42.5B in cash. It’s the second-biggest show-business merger of all time.

AT&T shares hover around $32+ per and TWX shares have just surpassed the $100 mark as I write this. Look for both to increase going forward—not to mention the sweet quarterly dividend both companies pay. Once Time Warner is absorbed, AT&T will likely raise the dividend in due time and TWX will no longer trade on the open market.

Aside from my ownership of both companies, this merger will likely raise the share prices of other media companies as creative content becomes even more valuable. As a result, the Pamper-Her-Friday Group will up its ownership stake in other media firms such as Fox, Altice, Disney, Comcast and smaller content creators operating below the radar.

I’ve been approached once again about selling the rights to the trademarks Pamper-Her-Friday by Rg2® and Romance by Rg2®. I won’t sell, angel, (well, a man should never say never, right?) but I am open to strategic partnerships/licensing deals with high-quality industry players. After all, Trump doesn’t own the properties, he simply licenses the “Trump” name/brand for a hefty revenue sum and George Foreman never owned the manufacturer of those grills—simply licensed his name for a cool $100M.

If this business information is rather boring to you, how about we raise the “Excitement Quotient” in honor of Pamper-Her-Friday? I’ve sold a handful of AT&T (1000 shares; the bulk I’m letting float into infinity while reinvesting the dividends) to finance a series of summer getaways, flyaways and romanceaways for you and I.

Wherever you’d like to explore, let your hair down, bare your feet, taste the wind . . . and hold my hand all the while, consider me your exclusive romantic travel companion.

I thought the Caymans would be a nice start. Azure waters, beckoning sun-ups and -sets, and luxe-hut open-window, warm, breezy nights comprise the ideal environment to take your breath away.

Oh, and Rg2 poems and love letters written and read to you each evening to document our experience.

When do we leave? Friday, of course.

Pamper-Her-Friday, my angel.

Can you come?

Ever yours,


Pamper the woman . . . summer’s arrived. -Rg2

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Posted by on June 15, 2018 in Pamper-Her-Friday


Pamper-Her-Friday by Rg2® 404: ‘Last Spring Fling, Can We?’ (Before Summer) A Love Letter

“Last Spring Fling, Can We?”

Is it true you’ve been curious of my whereabouts
The recent weeks I seemingly left you at #403?
Have your Fridays past not quite been the same
Tell me, woman, have you truly thought of me?

Worry not, I didn’t abandon you nor my craft
Not once did you exit the archway of my mind,
I’ve worn you something like a pectoral tattoo
Covered and hidden like a precious Nubian find

I’ve taken care of some tight middles and loose ends
Business matters have selfishly demanded my focus,
Prepping the launch of a new Pamper-Her-Friday project
Would love to fill you in over frappe mochas

Under a storied elm tree in a vast spring meadow
A thick blanket unfurled to its ends over the grass,
A timeless straw basket the secret contents of which
are the most succulent seasonal edibles I could amass

For a final spring fling before the summer solstice
Sends you into the arms of another handsome chap,
My temporary absence perhaps left an opening
Ah, but could another man truly fill the romance gap?

That would exist in all the moments we’re not near
The pampering of you so unique to this writer,
Did you once entertain the notion I wouldn’t return?
Somewhere between a cliff-hanger and a nail-biter

It was only a matter of time to stage the comeback
You had to know I’d regain my pampering mojo,
I missed making the dimples appear in your smile
The sensual way your fingers dance in my curly ‘fro

I’ve missed you as much, woman, can you tell?
But sentiment without action is simply wordplay,
The wicker basket also contains a palm-size box
So forever you’ll remember this Pamper-Her-Friday



Pamper the woman . . . in anticipation of summer. -Rg2

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Posted by on June 8, 2018 in Pamper-Her-Friday

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