To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, January 29, 2010

Inspired!

I am still having fun being my own personal day-trader, though I must admit, I don't know what I am doing... at all. Luckily, I have two (2) consultants which I confer with often, but pay nothing. Thank you Cody and Wes! I adore you both!

Today, I decided to purchase Nintendo stock. I do not own anything Nintendo (though I did purchase a DSI at Christmas time for a small parentless child named Blake, for which Jackie made fun of me, I think mostly because I said "well, the kid doesn't have parents, so he probably doesn't have a TV, at least he should have a Nintendo that he can play by himself with at least five games). Mainly I don't own anything Nintendo because, first, I don't have much time to play with anything Nintendo. And second, because if I had a Wii, I would somehow make time to play it and I don't sleep enough as it is.

So, the reason I purchased the NTDOY stock is mainly because it reminds me of my nieces and nephews. Over Christmas Haley, Jacob, Izzy and I all bonded over Mariokart. Haley (8) and Jacob (6) were WAY better than me, but I totally kicked Izzy's butt. She's 4. So, like most activities I try, I must be at least as proficient as a 5-year-old. So, that's encouraging, right?!? Actually, I was all over the place with Mariokart... I'd get 12th place and then 1st place (beating Jacob 2x out of like 100). Nonetheless, I was stoked with my progress.

Also, my brother-in-law Ryan posted this as his Facebook status last week. "We take the kids into a bowling alley for the first time and our 3-year-old says "look, they're playing Wii!" Aaaahhhhh, how cute and disturbing all at the same time.

Plus, the NTDOY stock was down 5%, so it seemed like a smart investment.

So, Jacob, Haley, Izzy, Christian and Sarah-Jane, this stock was purchased in honor of you crazy kids. It's my shout out to you folks! If I win, I'll buy you all new game! And, Chloe, Livvy and Ethan - I am looking into Webkins stock! (I guess, I should add my sister Kimberly and my sister-in-law Julie to the list of honorees for the Webkins stock, since both admitted to me that they purchased their own Webkins "because the games are really good." And, in deed they are. Jules, I tried to use your login, but I forgot the passcode... the "Smooth moves" game was calling my name! I miss that cat telling me how fantastic I am!)

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