June 30th, 2003


First Million

The old adage regarding the second million being easier than the first holds. So, probably does the one about the easiest way to a small fortune is to start with a large one, but that's less relevant here.

To get the daytrading urge out of my system, I joined HSX, which I've found to be good fun and informative. I joined May 11; today my account reached H$3M (50%)-- I had most of the account leveraged as a bet against the Hulk, with some additional big wins with NEMO and from skepticism of Charlie's Angels. I've also learned a lot, and expect to hit H$4.5M (next 50%) a lot faster. If anyone else is interested in HSX, let me know and I can earn H$ on a referal (and can get you oriented).

Care Bears are back in stores

Weekend Rehash:

Friday, ommkarja reminds me, we went to a show at Club Cafe. It was fun.

Saturday, I had frisbee games. Lost the first, 10-12, and won the second, 15-9. Watched some of the other games. Then went home, played with the dog in the park, and went out for ice cream with ommkarja. She dropped me off in South Oakland, and I spent the remainder of the evening as a participant in a bachelor party. Run by CMU Betas and the like. Met some interesting characters. I'll leave the details off of this entry. If there is interest, I can write up a more private version with more details. I can reveal that the score of the Pirates game was 4-5 (loss to Rockies), and my team won the first (6-4) and lost the second (5-6) games of ghetto beer pong.

Sunday, I finally slept a bit (6 hrs, versus about 3 the previous two nights). Spent the morning in the park with the dog, and the afternoon monkeying with my car. Then maryneedssleep and toddl came to ommkarja's cooking. It was yummy, and good to see them. Unfortunately, the drive the Pittsburgh was unable to induce labor -- this week though, they believe!

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