I’ve been wanting to do this for awhile, but for some reason, today seemed like the day to start. The number one reason for my procrastination has been a conviction that I will let this blog sit in the garage, unused and gathering dust, like a bicycle bought in early spring. But today was a good day, and it seemed like a good time to see if this is as fun as it looks. Well, let’s see how it goes.
Quote of the day:
“Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value–zero.”
I came in to a bit of money today. Not so much that its life changing, or even life sustaining, but enough to really make you want to high five the bank teller when you show her the check. And enough to smugly consider, as you walk away with your receipt, how she has no chance to go out with you some time, but that she can freely discuss my flush condition (and dashing (rakish?) good looks?) with her co-workers when I exit.
Inevitably though, the high cannot last. In its place will come the crash. The one that happens after you realize, “it could’ve been even more” with a little luck, or a shrewder maneuver. Then you wonder, how long before this happens again? Will it ever? And after you complete the checklist of where it will all go, you realize, dang, it really wasn’t all that much in the grand scheme of things. Still, a pretty sweet day.
So I’m off to a running start. Money addressed, religion and politics next I suppose.