Saturday, August 20, 2011

Day 613

Well, we got everything set up at the BlackFinn Saloon for tonight's Dalmatian Rescue Casino Party. Now, it's time to get the rest of the weekend errands finished before it's time to go back to the restaurant for the fundraiser later this evening. I've got a load of laundry in the washing machine, the grass is being watered and I'm making a grocery list. I've also got to fix one of the posters for the silent auction tonight, because some of the information was wrong. Needless to say, it's going to be a busy afternoon. We'll probably go eat dinner at the restaurant before the party starts, because the food smelled pretty good while we were setting up. I hope this turns out to be a good fundraiser for the Dalmatians. We usually do real well at these type of events, but occasionally nobody shows up. Like everything else in life, you just never know.

Every day I seem to get another open sell order from my broker in the mail. I got two more today. In this volatile market it would be silly not to have stop loss orders and downside protection, but nevertheless, it is sad to see all the panic and uncertainty obliterate a good portfolio. I've learned my lesson though. When the market is going down, you can always buy everything back again later when prices are even lower.

Someone Retweeted one of my Instagram pictures the other day. Maybe Instagram actually is a good way to communicate. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I do know that it is definitely easier to upload a picture than it is to write a thousand words. I guess I'll keep writing though. I enjoy writing. It would be nice if there were a way to seamlessly integrate all these online extensions of yourself in a single place. I have a feeling that I already do that on Facebook, but I seldom visit Facebook anymore since Google+ appeared.

I'm going to need to post today's entry earlier than usual, since I still need to go to the grocery store and give the dogs their evening walk before the Casino Party starts. Wish us luck this evening...

Dalmatian of the Day

Watch of the Day


  1. Good luck tonight- I've vegetating after my swim- yup, I'm tired.

  2. Enjoy your dogs and the casino. You should check out Wordless Wednesday. It's a fun way to post quickly and read blogs with interesting photos and few words.