Friday, March 7, 2008

Spring has Sprung!

I was walking home this evening and I noticed that the willows beside the sidewalk are budding. Pretty soon the apple blossoms will be out in full force. The weather's warmer, and we're up to 11 hours and 25 minutes of daylight (I've been keeping track). This weekend is the daylight savings time change, so next week I'll have almost two hours of daylight left after I get home from work. And, to top it all off, I might be going fishing for the first time of the season tomorrow. Just maybe.

I haven't been writing here as much recently because a lot of my energy for writing has been directed toward helium. So far I've written 9 articles on a variety of topics including GPS systems, Christianity, New York hotels, Chicago restaurants (I've been to neither), coffee, computer software, movies, and viral infections. My articles have made me a whopping 11 cents, but I did come in fourth in a contest, which made me $5. My articles and such can be viewed here.

I had a random thought today: do you think that the habits and general appearance of Patty and Selma Bouvier are a subtle jab at the French? Is Matt Groening that cunning?

In investing news, I'm thinking of buying an index fund, such as this one, or maybe this one. They're both at 12 to 15 month lows, and my Finance profs always said making money in the stock market is easy: "Buy low, sell high". Timing the bottom is the tricky part. What I should do is not be greedy; I should just start taking small positions, and if the market continues to fall, increase my position. It's not going to fall forever (he said just before the markets collapsed).

What have all of you fantastic people been doing?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just put money in RRSP's, easy, works and I don't have to worry about it. I can't be bothered to micromanage, but some people like that.