Still temporarily wealthy…


The brokerage has come to terms with the stock split mentioned recently.

But the money transferred between checking and brokerage is still in both places.


I would get all excited, but there’s the strong possibility that this could get ugly. I envision both companies looking at the other’s accounts and saying “oh, the money is over there” and simultaneously deleting both instances from existence, with no paper trail to speak of.

I can’t wait to find out how it ends. I might do the noble thing and alert somebody to the discrepancy, but I’m sure that would only aggravate the situation and usher in the aforementioned worst-case-scenario.


A Brief Moment of Wealth

I am in a strange crossroads right at this moment.

1. I transferred money from a checking account to a brokerage account yesterday.
2. The money is showing up in both accounts online right now.
3. A stock in my brokerage account has split during the night.
4. The brokerage is showing the correct number of doubled shares, but is still showing the old share price from yesterday, which means it is showing double the value on my balance.

So, for the next few minutes, before the systems getted synchronized, I’m going to pretend I became slightly richer overnight.

Who wants beer? I’m buying!


My, it is thundering something fierce up here.

And I do love the thunder.

In fact, I love a rainy night. I say that with full knowledge that all readers have that song stuck in their heads right now, as I do. Which is fine, because I like the song, too. Even the Chipmunk’s version.


The Earth has completed one full revolution around the sun since I first posted on LiveJournal.

On that day, Howard Dean dropped out of the presidential race, I was home sick, and I was trying to figure out how to get the pine straw off my roof without a ladder.

Today, Howard Dean is still out of the presidential race, I have a sinus thing going on, and I have more pine straw on my roof. But it is different pine straw, and I have a ladder.

Progress, progress, progress.

I’m the same age as Winona Ryder! And the NASDAQ! And Email! And the microprocessor! And…

In 1971 (the year you were born)

Richard Nixon is president of the US

Charles Manson and 3 of his followers are convicted of multiple counts of first-degree murder

An earthquake in California’s San Fernando Valley kills 64 people

New York Times begins publication of classified Pentagon papers on US involvement in Vietnam

The $70 million Kennedy Center opens in Washington, DC

A four day revolt at New York’s Attica state prison ends after being stormed by 1000 state troopers

A new stock-market index called the Nasdaq debuts

Walt Disney World opens

Intel releases world’s first microprocessor, the 4004

Ray Tomlinson sends the first e-mail

Libertarian party established in USA

Kid Rock, Denise Richards, Sean Astin, Winona Ryder, and Ricky Martin are born

Pittsburgh Pirates win the World Series

Baltimore Colts win Superbowl V

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath is published

The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour premieres on television

“Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon & Garfunkel wins Grammy for song of the year

All in the Family premieres

What Happened the Year You Were Born?

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