Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Give It Away Now/ Charity

WARNING: I'm a little bit buzzed right now, read at your own peril.

I got rejected from Hunter College this morning. In retaliation, I had a rum punch for breakfast, whined via text message, forgot why I was upset, ran errands, and signed up for a writing workshop. I think I may take rejection exceptionally well. Or it could be my short attention span at full mast.

Additionally, today I learned that the Georgia State Supreme Court called limits on malpractice awards "unconstitutional." Well goody. Ten days past my statute of limitations. I have not decided whether I will pursue the change of other excruciatingly unfair laws for the good of all georgia-kind or just take my wounds and my injuries and limp off into the future.

I have started an investment portfolio for the first time in years. I've been investing in my health for the past 6 - 7 years, health care is expensive. I had a fairly amusing conversation with a guy who didn't know his ass from a hole in the ground on the topic of the new health care bill. Obviously, my crippled ass is in favor of it and I'm damn glad it passed. I still recall the shock of learning Americans not employed by the government or in the military didn't necessarily have health coverage. This is an aside, but my co-intern at the Detroit Free Press Christy told me her mother died at home, of breast cancer, because health insurance wouldn't cover the condition. Her family converted from being Republican to Democrat after that.

Anywho, since I'm investing in my health with tens-of-thousands per year because I've just gotten tired of spending that kind of money, I've decided to put some of that money toward playing with the stock market. 24 hours in, I've taken a $24.00 drubbing. Oh well. I'll do some more reading and then evaluating my "starter stocks." I've never invested in individual stocks, I've always tended toward Mutual Funds instead. But I like stocks, thus far, and they are fun and easy to buy in small amounts. All good.

Well, I'm going to enjoy my buzz.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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