Thursday, June 22, 2006

Crazy tests I'm addicted to them!!

You Belong in 1976

If you scored...

1950 - 1959: You're fun loving, romantic, and more than a little innocent. See you at the drive in!

1960 - 1969: You are a free spirit with a huge heart. Love, peace, and happiness rule - oh, and drugs too.

1970 - 1979: Bold and brash, you take life by the horns. Whether you're partying or protesting, you give it your all!

1980 - 1989: Wild, over the top, and just a little bit cheesy. You're colorful at night - and successful during the day.

1990 - 1999: With you anything goes! You're grunge one day, ghetto fabulous the next. It's all good!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

One of my questions answered

I have always wondered about this, then on a strength training forum I saw this as one of the quotes attached to a memebers posts.

The reason animal rights activists are more violently opposed to fur than leather is it is safer to harass rich elderly women than bikers!

Monday, June 19, 2006

Moving to Prescott

So it looks like we are going to make a concerted effort to move to Prescott. There are about a million things that can go wrong with this adventure, but you can get killed crossing the street also.
I try not to make decisions based in fear, but I tend to over-analyze situations and try to come up with the perfect solution, kind of paralysis by analysis.
Strangely enough, not with this move, I am ready to close my eyes and JUMP.
Pine trees, clean air, fishing, great food, art festivals almost every weekend, no more heat, ( still gets hot there, but as soon as the sun drops behind the mountains it gets cool ).

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Investing and working out

Hand problems still there, I can do any pushing or squating movement just fine. But when I do a pulling movement to heavy my hand twinges almost like a carpal tunnel thing. ( I did have problems with that and this is not that )
So squats and presses it is for a while ( the really sad thing is that pulling movements are what I do best, and cleaning kettlebells into position is a pulling movement )

On the investing front I wired money to my account yesterday. OH YEAH. Back in the saddle!! While I've been away, Sugar and Orange Juice have both skyrocketed. The cool thing about this is the fact that I had positions in both before I closed out my account ( in the black I might add ).
I am a trend/technical/contrarian trader, I don't get caught up in fundamentals ( weather, mining reports, labor disputes, technologies, ect ).
Now I am still an amatuer at this and I still make mistakes ( can't beat the markets, but you can go with them ).
There are 3 techniques I use.
1 Trend, if something is in an up or down trend that I can identify when it starts I will invest accordingly ( yes you heard right in futures you can make money when the price drops )
2 contrarian position/50% rule, ALL futures markest have four movement nuetral/or sideways channel, new high, new low or 50% retracements.
3 Chart formations, when something influences the futures, good or bad, it tends to make certain formations, I trade those also.

The single most powerful technique among those is the 50% rule, let me explain.
Take Soybeans, from the middle of 2001 to the beggining of 2004 Soybeans went from 450 cents a bushel to 1050 cents a bushel ( at 50 dollars paid out for evey cent move it was substantial to say the least ). As this rose put options were getting VERY cheap, ( or options that make money when the price drops) but we didn't buy any ( it would have been good though.) Then the price tanked after the first part of the year in 2004 from 1050 to 500 roughly. Ok the 50% rule simply states that the markets by their nature have a rebound effect. They will rebound 50 percent of any move made, so since it dropped from 1050 to 500 it should hit 775.
Here is where emotional control comes in, the 50% does not tell us when it will happen, it could be 20 years from now or the next day. BUT the faster and longer the drop the MORE LIKELY it will happen within the next year.
So if I would have had money to trade then I would have bought call options ( that make money when the price is going up) with a strike price of about 700 ( strike price just means you can excersize if the futures hit that price ). At that time I could have gotten calls with a year untill expiration for less that a thousand dollars. 6 month later Soybeans touched 775, those measley 800-1000 dollar options turned into 8000 to 10000 dollar options.
And stuff like that happens every year, and much smaller 50% moves happen somewhere every month or so, it is flat easy to turn a 300 or 400 dollar option into a 800 or 900 dollar option with a few months.

The Canadian Dollar just started a decent 50% move, but the options have gotten expensive right now, rice is poised to make a move. Who knows what will move next. I don't care. Baby I am Back!!!!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Yesterday's workout

clean and press 5x5
bent over row 5x5
side press 3x5
double high pull 5x10
quick and dirty!!

Monday, June 05, 2006

See now, wisdom is a cool thing.

I just hit a personal best on my grip workout, I am going to workout tonight. BUT i am going to do a more traditional barbell workout as to minimize the impact on my grip ( ketlebell hit the grip hard). See, hit a record and back off! I am getting smart in my old age, or rather really scared of getting injured!! I will post my workout later tonight!!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Hell Ya' baby!!

I have had about a 2 week layoff with any kind of grip work because of my hand.
Yesterday I picked up my Coc 1 gripper in my left hand ( the healthy one ) and just crushed the hell out of it, the handles clicked when they hit together!!
Before the layoff I was spotty at best with my left hand.
I decided to do an actuall grip workout right now, I GOT REPS ON BOTH HANDS FOR MULTIPLE SETS, @#$# *&^% *&$@ *&^&* YES!!!!!!!
It totally felt like the spring had lost strength in the 2 weeks
right hand 5, 4, 3, 3 reps
Left hand 3, 3, 2, 2 reps
Backoff weeks when working for limit strength ROCK!!!!!!!!!!

what kind of drink are you

You Are a Martini

There's no other way to say it: you're a total lush.
You hold your liquor well, and you hold a lot of it!

Well duh! I am Irish, Scotch, and Native American.

Thursday, June 01, 2006


LMAO, no, no monestary for me. I could not survive, no sex, no talking, ugghhhh.
Unless of course it is a Trappist monestary ( they make the best beer in the world ).
Actually I am still recovering from my hand/wrist injury so I have not worked out much. Mostly 2 handed swings, today I am going to attempt a full workout. I will let ya'll know how it goes!!