Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Mateo The Idiot, Part 1

My friend called me and told me there was surf. I checked the online surf report and it said the surf was flat.

"Don't worry... Mateo was just down there and he tells me there's some nice small clean waves."

So I left the market and headed to the beach, foregoing lunch in the process. I rubbed my neck down with Tiger Balm and turned the heat way up in the car to keep my muscles supple and loose.

I met my friend in a parking lot. He entered the car and started to cough... "Fuck man!" he said, waving his hand in front of his nose while wincing, "it smells like a fucking locker room in here!" He opened his window.

We drove the 30 minutes to the break in near silence as he scrolled around on his "crackberry" and I sung every lyric to the "meaty" Pavement album "Terror Twilight."

It was obvious when we pulled into the beach's empty parking lot that there was no surf. "This looks bad," I said.

"Yeah, but this guy Mateo..." my friend began as his voice trailed off. The mightly Atlantic looked like a mighty mirror.

"Lunch on me then!" he offered.

We downed our burritos. Between bites, we took turns cursing Mateo.

Then this crazy dude from the gas station with curly hair and eggy eyes sat next to us. He had food in front of him but instead of eating it, he just sat there looking at the girl behind the counter. This brought the vibe up to an uncomfortable level and we decided to drink our coffee on the bench outside the shop. That's when we saw Mateo crossing the street in our direction.

"DUUUUDE!" Mateo called once he saw us, playing the air guitar like Wayne from Wayne's world, circa 1989.

(more soon, I'm out of battery... going to bed)

Dane Cook, "The DMV And The Year 3000"

In need of some comedy.

Virtual Office, $8272. Dow, -71.29, 13,913.51.

Evolution, $1134 on 30,900 shares traded.
Momojuicing, $962 on 12,000 shares traded.
Tapeworm, $345 on 2 contracts traded.
OBAT, $159 on 8600 shares traded.
Bubs, $116 on 400 shares traded.

Denarii, $48 on 1600 shares traded.
Akalawoo, no trades.
Me, -$494 on 26,000 shares traded.

Great day for the VO, fucking frustrating day for the Dinosaur.

Again, since I feel like it, I will repeat my new mantra, "volume sucks." Why? Is it because more people are trading away from the Hybrid Market? Is 1.2 billion shares the new normal? I don't know. All I do know is that I hate low volume markets.

Still, why complain about volume when the rest of the VO is making money hand over fist. Volume in the overall market is really inconsequential when you have moves like those made in DRYS and ANW today. Heck, even RDN moved a lot...

When the volume is absent, you need to go where the volume is.

Anyway, I'm not sure if I'll get a daily post up tonight, I have lots of non-blog related stuff to do. I'll sum up my day for you with 2 words. I sucked.

Enjoy your evening.

The Humble Beginnings Of Fox Business News

Two lame business stories and then, straight to sports!

I can't even get this channel where I live (in an undisclosed location near the sea surrounded by screaming toddlers) so it's hard for me to really rip into them.

Meanwhile, the poll is almost closed. According to my readership, FBN will fail, or at best, be no more popular than Bloomberg TV.

Sucker Punched By Mother Market

Same ole, same ole... I was up and gave it all back. I wasn't really paying attention, didn't see it coming and then SLAP!

Anyway, even I'm sick of this crap by now. I'm taking my laptop and heading off to the library. Not sure what I'm going to do with it there, but I don't want to get involved with revenge trading.

NOTE: Here's the story behind the punch.

JJ Is Back

It's amazing that "the Fly" can post a sentence and get close to 100 comments on it. He is a gifted blogger.

Meanwhile, it highlights the fact that this JJ is a controversial figure.

A match made in heaven.

I Need A New Chair

My back is shot, my neck is shot and my posture as I sit at the computer all day is awful.

Have any of you ever used this chair?