Faithful reades will surely have no trouble translating my cryptic title and for all of you unfaithful readers....the hell with ya'.
I was hoping that by this time I would be back to my revoltingly cheerful self, but it ain't so. I am still struggling with the damned sciatica and my failing vision and alternating between cursing, groaning, whining and kicking the furniture and the dog. (no, there is no dog). All of this has fiercely addled my brain so be unsuprised by whatever odd things come out of my mouth or, more precisely, dribble out of my fingertips.
I am only here because I promised you all I would utter a few noises from time to time to let you know that your earnest blogger was still alive and kicking......well.....kicking anyway. So here I am.
There is no way to describe my mood.....not even this word fanatic can come up with the proper words so I will simply say that I am doing my damndest to cope. Not very graciously, I am afraid......hence all the Shitpissfucks.
Well, anyway, the good news is that, while I am unable to find a pain free position in a horizontal orientation like the bed, sitting upright on my hard dining chair at my computer is relatively comfy (???).......I have seriously considered closing the Laptop, putting a pillow on the lid and trying to get a nite's sleep sitting right here....that would also save me from having to transport my ungainly self from the bedroom to the computer each morn as I rise from my bed of nails lurching creepily like the Creature from the Black Lagoon and scaring the cat, so I guess I should think about taking the idea seriously. If I could see better I could spend my upright hours blogging endlessly for your amusement or edification, but correcting all my typos is too laborious for that to work out well. Sigh. I guess we all simply have to keep slogging (or lurching) forward and see what happens.
Of course my mood was not improved in the slightest on Friday when I watched a phenomenon occur on Wall Street and missed profiting from it only because of pain, laziness and a weakened spirit. On Thursday the Google we all know and sometimes love reported their quarterly earnings. This act often makes the reporting company's stock go up or down mightily and I had intended to position myself to take advantage of any bounce that might occur if Google beat estimates, but failed to do so because the market closed before I was able to enter my transaction. I could have bought a single call option giving me the right but not the obligation to buy 100 shares of Google at $900 or so per share (yes very pricey as they say in New England).....said option only costing me a couple of bucks. Imagine my consternation when, upon arising and lurching in on Friday morn, I discovered that Google had jumped up 60 points at the market open and showed no signs of ceasing to rise even further as the day wore on. In plain English, had I wisely invested the $200 on Thursday, I would have been more than $6000 (yes, thousand) richer on Friday. Sob. I think this may be the perfect moment for me to utter my last Shitpissfuck of the day.
Stay tuned for the next chapter, folks. No one including me knows what will happen next, but when I find out I will be sure to let you in on it......should you really, really want that.........
The New Yorker covers: July 7 & 13, 2008
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