Today was actually one of those rare days that I worked.
Although I think that I work just by sitting at home, watching TV and trading stocks and options. In addition to all of those responsibilities, I also screen telephone calls from tele-marketers, as we still have a landline or two.
My wife doesn’t use the same lexicon as I do and considers work to be something more honest in nature whereby money is exchanged for services.
I don’t know where she gets these kind of ideas, but I do know better than to disagree.
So today I worked, which was compounded by the fact that I worked on Monday, as well.
The problem, though became apparent as early as Monday, and something really does have to give.
I’m not one of those people who feel that they really need to have it all. I’m not a Cosmo woman. I’m perfectly willing to sacrifice.
But now that my son has convinced me that I need to get with “The Twitter” and revive the blog, all in the name of generating buzz for the OTP book, I barely have time to watch TV or trade stocks.
And now there’s this work thing.
Guess which one I’m perfectly happy to give up?
Today was especially difficult to juggle all of these demands, and I’m afraid that my tweeting suffered.
This came as an especially cruel blow, as I was so proud to receive a direct private Tweet from Herb Greenberg, now back at CNBC, and was looking forward to even more recognition from one of the greats.
His one word Tweet to me was “Funny.”.
That was good enough for me. I didn’t even care if he didn’t call me in the morning. His scent on my Droid screen still remained.
Today was one of those days that really deserved lots of attention toward watching the tape and trading on it. After all, how often does the market move up about 200 points from the open and then just stay there?
Not many. But what made it a really good day was that I still had plenty of positions that I had not yet been able to call cover.
That happens even less often.
What was so nice about selling so many contracts today was that it generated enough options premiums that I could use the proceeds to buy even more shares in some of the holdings that weren’t moving today.
I was able to pick up more shares in Mosaic, Riverbed Technology and Textron.
And it was that same Textron whose call options I bought back after just having sold them yesterday.
Now, all we need is for Textron to move up a bit more, since it did recover much of its earlier days’ loss and then sell new call options.
As my son would probably say after seeing Charlie Sheen on his Violent Torpedo of Truth Tour, “Winning.”
But I didn’t have much opportunity to Gleet.
That’s gloating while you Tweet.
What I did realize is that my wife, who is increasingly more accurately portrayed as my Sugar Momma, needs to step up her game just a bit.
Perhaps a second job.
That would be a very nice good faith move on her part, and one that would certainly be appreciated by me.
I can write these kind of things in this blog, because she has the good sense not to read it, although on certain days I’ve been known to suggest that she read the days’ entry.
Today won’t be one of those days.
Since I’m not “working” tomorrow, I plan to juggle all important aspects of my life in their proper proportions.
At the rate that I’m going, I’l have Ashton Kutcher like Twitter numbers in no time and I promise to do it without a backside view of my sugar momma in her granny panties.
I won’t pander for numbers.
Tomorrow, I’m hoping for a negative image of today. I’d love to see a market drop in pretty much everything, except for those of my holdings that didn’t participate today.
You’ve got the idea.
Textron, Mosaic, and Riverbed. But add to that list JP Morgan.
And then there are those that didn’t participate enough.
Goldman Sachs, British Petroleum and Hewlett Packard.
There may be some others, as well, I just can’t remember. My mind has been too drained by working for the man.
Something has to give.