Being the manly man that I am -- I'm always eager to try the hottest foods, ordering Thai food extra hot, asking for my Indian food to be as hot as possible despite the indredulity of the server -- I ripped open the bags and started chomping.
"Mmm. This is good," I said. And it was. I chomped some more.
Then the pain began.
"AAARRRGGHGHGHGHGHHGHGH!!!" I said. And it was. My lips were burning fire! My mouth a mass of pain! Nothing could be done to balm the wounds inflicted by this devilish beef by-product!
Can you guess how this story ends?
After the pain subsided, I ate some more.
I'm so predictable.
Where's the Human Torch when I need him?
Buy your own ultra-hot jerky. Yum.
The Gingeriches stopped by and chatted for a while. Harrison had a new stuffed shark, and he charged around the house shouting, "Shark charge! Shark charge!"
The $1124.97 that each couple lost in the investment club will translate into big-time tax savings. Just think: we paid $1125 in order to gain a $297 tax advantage.
Our best tax hedge? TQNT: we purchased eighteen shares at a total cost of $851.13 and sold them for a total of $181.64.
Not that I'm bitter or anything, but ABTL, the stock that I recommended buying at $1.42, is now a $2.77, down from a high of $4.25. We could have made some money there, but then I guess we wouldn't have had any tax help, huh? If we'd put our $1430 in ABTL at the time I advocated, it'd be worth $2784 now. The SUNW that we bought instead is worth $337.
Our investment club disbanded last year, and I think our wives are all much happier for it.
On this day at foldedspace.org
2007 — Scattered Thoughts on Intelligence In which I meditate on the nature of intelligence.
2006 — Four Things In which I respond to an internet meme, listing four favorite things in various categories.
2005 — Sidetracked In which I move all of my books from upstairs to downstairs.
2004 — Stop! I Will Tell You What to Do In which Kris isn't bossy — she just likes to tell me what to do.
2002 — The Dream of the Red House In which I have a very strange dream.