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29 May 2009 @ 08:56 am
My portfolio has been churning out a good bit of income from selling the most conservative type of options--sell to open puts and covered calls.  That's income, not capital gains from selling stock.  Why did I not know about this?  I may retire to a gator-free gated community in Florida.
Current Music: Amanda Palmer - Runs in the Family
26 February 2008 @ 06:11 pm
Why isn't there a Swear Like A Pirate Day?  I'd participate.
08 September 2007 @ 09:14 am
Whenever I see 'HP' I think "Harry Potter" not "Hewlett-Packard."  This is not good news for the (relatively) venerable company. 
Current Music: Aside - The Weakerthans
27 August 2007 @ 04:48 pm
The minimum wage is nothing but an artificial price floor--historically, one of the most popular Bad Ideas.  Look what's happened with Cuban currency, the western music industry, and practically everything in Nigeria.  A thing is worth only what someone is willing to (freely)trade for it.  That's it.  Whether that's 300 Cuban pesos per USD, zilch (in the case of bootleg mp3s) or whatever base-hundred currency conversion the hallowed Federal Republic of Nigeria is using at the moment, successful commerce hinges on the trade, not the price.
Current Music: Cake - Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
20 July 2007 @ 07:45 pm
I've realized what bugs me about Al Gore; he reminds me of Joe McCarthy.  I wouldn't go so far as to suggest a Green Scare (alright, yes, I would, but purely for the poetic counterpoise) but I will keep my eyes open for the blacklist.
Current Music: Mathematics - Telepopmusik
04 July 2007 @ 08:36 am
As with many biometric rules of thumb, bra sizing may become wildly inaccurate when confronted with extremes.  A calculator for standard sizes may be found here.  (The trouble-shooting section at the bottom is useful, too).

Using this, my 29" over-rib measurement and 36" bust measurement suggests a 34C  However, a 34C risks my very own Super Bowl Incident and the loose 34 band size, in any case, will instigate a one-garment striptease over the course of the day.  Instead, I wear 32DD; it's worth the trip to a store in a large city to keep "The Girls" happy. 

Not unique, just a couple of standard deviations. 
Current Music: Time Is Running Out - Muse
28 June 2007 @ 08:10 pm
Why is there no Blazing Saddles slash?  Also, look!  Hybrid?  Meet Purebred.
Current Music: Mr. Brightside - The Killers
22 June 2007 @ 05:07 pm
The real test is a lot easier than this one.  Maybe it's all a scam.  That would be a great idea; start a club people happily pay to belong to. 
Current Music: My Elastic Eye - Chemical Bros.