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Quiet Here

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There isn’t much happening, which is a good thing, really. But it takes a bit of the wind out of my sails when it comes to chronicling the hilarious goings-on around here. Last night under the dramatic glow of the big moon it was all calm and quiet.

I tried to understand short-selling and all the excitement over the wallstreetbets sub-reddit escapades. We turned on a rerun of “Vera” on the local PBS station. I assembled the border of a new puzzle while Cyndie put together another scrumptious dinner featuring a homemade lentil soup that was aromatically simmering on the stove when I walked in the door after work.

Delilah harassed Pequenita in-between grinding her fangs on a beef knee cap treat. Only two eggs appeared in the coop nest boxes for the day.

The television news featured citizen reports of difficult attempts to get vaccine shots. I talked back to the tv, imploring them to recognize demand out-paces supply. If you want to be one of the first to get a shot, it will involve extensive effort or brilliant luck. The other option is to be patient and wait for the supply to increase.

Plan for the worst, hope for the best.

If one chooses to be patient and wait, it is good form to avoid whining and complaining about things at the same time.

By the time sleep pulled my eyelids closed at the end of the night, all was quiet on the homefront.

You won’t hear (read) any complaints from me about that.



Written by johnwhays

January 29, 2021 at 7:00 am

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  1. Here’s my favorite simplified explanation of the GME situation I’ve seen so far, stolen from a reddit comment 😆:

    – Let’s say 5 bananas currently cost 10 dollar
    – One ape on the market has 5 bananas
    – Snake asks to borrow 5 bananas for a bit and instead sells the 5 bananas thinking price will go down soon (shorting). he thinks he can buy them later for less and give them back to ape, so he makes profit on the difference.
    – Group of apes notice what stupid snakes are doing and decide to buy all bananas on the market until snakes have no other choice than to buy from the group of apes in order to return what they borrowed
    – If group of apes stay strong then banana price will go up. 

    There is a multi-billion dollar hedge fund (snake) that has shorted Gamestop (they’ve bet that the stock price will go down). People on wallstreet bets (apes) noticed this and told everyone that if they buy Gamestop stock this hedgefund will lose billions of dollars. This is starting to come true.

    It has been a wild story to follow!


    January 29, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    • Thanks! It was interesting to see the drama unfold on reddit, but then got a little bizarre when EVERY national news outlet began making the topic the first item on their radio and television broadcasts.
      I like considering the aspect of snakes and apes doing the bidding.


      January 29, 2021 at 12:26 pm

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