Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I'm Back

I can't believe it's been this long since I've posted. I didn't miss it, to be honest. I haven't felt like doing it. It's like trying to get George Bush motivated about reading.

Updates? I've lost over $100k in the stock market and haven't made any progress on the house. Also, someone was shot on my corner last night. I think he may be dead because the cop cars were still there this morning. I hope the guy who got shot was a criminal, and that they catch the shooter, so that we kill two birds with one stone (no pun intended). But since this is DC, I'm not getting my hopes up.

I got a second estimate on the foundation issue, and the second guy wanted $4,900. I'm starting to think that the first quote $3100 now sounds reasonable. I may call the guy today. Maybe I should make some progress on the place while I still have SOME money left.

Also, the abandoned building a few doors down from me has had people in there clearing out the debris from the inside and the stuff from the shared driveway that keeps me on a first name basis with the tire-repair shop. So that's good, I guess.

Things are going well with the girlfriend. In the famous psychologist Maslow's heirarchy of needs, sex is like number 3 or something, so maybe that's why the other stuff (like losing money and people getting shot a few feet from my doorstep) doesn't bother me so much. I've also been meditating lately, so maybe that has something to do with my better mood. There's a lot to be said for Zen, but if given a choice between having sex with a hottie and sitting in a chair and practicing mindful breathing, I think you'd rather get your rocks off too.


[UPDATE]

According to the DCist, it was a fatal shooting. Maybe the police will start patrolling more in my neighborhood. You know, instead of giving people parking tickets in Georgetown.

8 comments:

Jamie said...

Ahh, you didn't really lose any money, since you never had it in the first place. Unless you plan to retire in the next five years, in which case you're an idiot for having money in the stock market, you got nothing to worry about.

Of course if the U.S. goes the way of the Roman empire, which is also entirely possible, it's really gone. But in that case, your money will be of no value anyway. Only your ninja, McGvyer and marksman skills will be useful then.

john swanstrom said...

OK....so we're all broke...No ski trip this Winter and no European vacation next Summer. The question is what the heck are we going to do to entertain ourselves until this economic nightmare ends?

My suggestion......convert a room in your house into a Home Theater! I AM NOT CRAZY It's not as expensive as you think! You can buy a HDTV projector for $1,000, a screen for @250 add a HDMI cable and you have a Home Theater in your house.

www.BuildYourOwnTheater.com

Anonymous said...

You're a derivatives lawyer. Are we supposed to feel sorry for you?

Lemmonex said...

I have never been happier to have no assets.

HomeImprovementNinja said...

jamie: i'm thinking long term, so i'm not (too) worried.

john: nice plug...smooth. i'm too lazy to delete it now.

anon: no, i'm the one feeling sorry for you. that attitude doesn't lead to good karma, baby.

lemmonex: yeah, me too :)

Shannon said...

I don't think your post was a cry for pity, but I'll be all compassionate anyhow.

There, there, baby. It'll all work out. You'll see.

zandria said...

All those thing don't sound like very much fun, if you ask me...

I hope you have a nice Halloween celebration tonight to take your mind off of things!

Sara said...

Hey- maybe if everyone got their rocks on we could fix the economy. Jus' a thought.