August 27, 2015

I'm a genius again. My Monday investments are up 4.5%. It could easily have gone the other way, but apparently I didn't think so.

This grand victory is worth of celebration only if I ignore all the money I lost on other investments in the couple of weeks before this coup. I'm still bleeding from my wherever.

August 27, 2015

These are the landscape installation guys. They are removing a thin layer of asphalt from the former driveway. The moment before I took the picture, four of them were hacking at the asphalt with shovels and pick-axes. While a Bobcat sat there.

As soon as I raised my iPhone to take a picture, the guys scattered, perhaps due to insufficient personal documentation.

I explained to them that the Bobcat might be useful. They're out there with it now.

August 25, 2015

I was a freaking genius until 3:00 p.m.

I look at it this way: I averaged down.

August 24, 2015

As you know, I think the market is nuts and I had a plan to get out. As you might expect, the market crashed before the plan kicked in.

So what does a guy who hates the market do on a day like this? Yep, I went bottom-fishing 15 minutes before the close. It trended up, then slid a bit, leaving me down a smidge. I think that's a timing difference—I bought an S&P 500 ETF, and the index actually had a nice little bump up at the close. The ETF likely trails the index a little bit.

I read a quote today from a guy in China who had gone bottom-fishing on last Friday's crash. When he woke up this morning he was already down 4%. He's probably crying in his won-ton soup right now.

August 21, 2015
August 21, 2015

I want to shut down my Facebook account. Every time I log on to do it, I have five friend requests. Guilt, guilt, guilt. Honest, it's not that I don't like you, it's just... oh, hell, fine, I'll be your damn friend.