What It Is: 6/30/08

What I’m reading: The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, along with more 10-K statements and annual reports for my Top Companies issue.

What I’m listening to: 5:55 by Charlotte Gainsbourg again. And again.

What I’m watching: Yankees-Mets, The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman, and the Roberto Benigni scene from Night on Earth.

What I’m drinking: Harp, at a semi-business get-together Saturday night.

Where I’m going: Nowhere for holiday week. Still more writing and layouts to do!

What I’m happy about: A week from today, this issue will be over. Oh, and yay! Germany loses!

What I’m sad about: Not a lot. I’m too busy to be sad. Which is sad in itself, I admit.

What I’m pondering: When Gillian Welch & David Rawlings are going to put out another album.

2 Replies to “What It Is: 6/30/08”

  1. You are 100% correct! I was reading a sample on my Kindle (the intro and the first few chapters), finished it, and thought, “Man, this guy is a douche.” I’m into the topic, too, but I reached the end of the sample, the Kindle asked if I wanted to buy the rest of the book, and I just deleted the file. Pfeh.

    Instead, I decided it’d be nice to take a break last night from these financials and analyses by downloading a copy of Hadji Murad and rereading that. Fortunately, I’m dosed to the gills on Xanax & gin this issue, so I can’t read very much before passing out.

    I’ll probably read Peter Bernstein’s book Against the Gods, for more on the topic of risk.

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