dating for business nerds

mobile home park repairs, new manager – non-farm payroll report

My new manager for my mobile home park #1 has been a life saver. He is on his game, at least seems honest, and will not put up with bad tenants. If we can get the park fully rented again I will at least break even in the mean time until I can buy more trailers to fill the empty lots available to rent. I am in another deal to buy an 18 lot park, with 18 park owned trailers, all fully rented, for $190k. You might ask why am I buying another park if my first park has gone to shit and I’m not profiting yet? Well I’m pretty ambitious so I don’t let one park bring me down. It will work. I believe in it, the people helping me, and fixing it up to rent fully. So far I have bought a park that is known as the worst/drug heavy spot outside of town. How’s that to know you are a park owner of scum? Hmm…I guess it could be worst. I was once a young man that would run away from this type of situation, now I’m going to go head on and fix it so I will suceed. If I want to be powerful and successful I need to learn how to fix problems. This is definitely a problem and with a $80k mortgage I definitely need to fix it. I will blog more as more trailers are rented out with more progress.

As for stocks. I steadily keep losing my money. It is simply amazing how well I can lose money. I’m not saying I’ve always lost money, but recently since August 2007 I’ve made some big loss trades. I should be making BIG gains, but for some reason I’m not making the right decisions. Granted, I don’t have time to watch the market all day, buy and sell when I want, but I had plenty of opportunities to make a profit and get out without losing the bulk of my money. Now that my down payment I was using to create more money for a deal is down I’m going to have to work and think triple hard to bring my trading money up to where it was before basically $40,000. Currently at $3000 (minus the $6000 that really doesn’t count because its my down payment, well was $10000 I should say).

I admit my ambitious move to put $10k into a trade to earn $20k probably wasn’t the smartest move, but a 50% chance is pretty good I think. Now that the $10k is $6k I’ll have to work it extra hard. I’m already -$8k down for the entire year. Not one withdrawed profit yet. My $40k profit should of been taken out immediately to put into real estate. Dumb me. Well I guess I learn repeatedly the hard way as usual. If I was married and she know would it make it any different? Would she convience my thoughts otherwise not to re-trade the big profit? Probably.

I plan on trading SHLD in the retail season. SHLD has broken its major downtrend and a lot of positive buzz has been on the stock from a billionaire buying up 5% of the stock just recently.
Currently at $151 and a high of $170s I think or should I say by the facts and charts right now seems like a great time to get in. AAPL @161 just moved up finally of course (taking forever).
AAPL might be the better stock going to $200? Whatever I trade it has to move up or I need to sell my options. The time value of Calls slow the price movement up if the stock stays flat and falls. This I have learned. The recent non-farm payroll report boosted stocks HIGH. I should of NOT bought Put options knowing that there was a “rumor” that the payroll report was going to be higher then expected which is bullish. Again, dumb me. Hard learning.

As for the ladies. I took one charming lady interested in the finance field out to lunch. Haven’t heard back from her – going to send her some small flowers. Will this get me any attention? noticeable? probably unlikely, but it is worth the try.

later -fn


dating for business nerds, AAPL, trailer park news

Well last night was quite a night. Plenty of beautiful women yet I “freeze” at every given moment to talk to one. I find it interesting that the women that I call bottom feeders just like men that prey on easier women flock to me. I must be radiating off “desperate nerdy fumes” because some how I get myself into uncomfortable situations. I’d say even after 9 straight hard liquer double shot drinks I’m still sober. A woman hitting on me, completely drunk and vulnerable, starts physically showing her affection. Right there I could of easily took her home and had a successful night to most bottom feeder guys. She was bottom feeding on me, at least I think. Granted I consider myself a pretty nice guy I don’t know how to tell girls I’m not interested so I just try to disappear. I know that sounds crummy and wrong, but what else can I do?

Last night I met a wonderful, cheery, cute woman engaging herself into the finance industy. To me this is a complete turn on and makes her even sexier. But rather when she asks someone to dance, even though I like to dance, I freeze and right at that moment history creates itself. Possibly now that guy will be the guy she personally chooses, and although I have many more simular interests with her and she liked my compliments because I chose to stand there and not act I am virtually non-existent. So then later say I might end up doing something even more incredibly dumb like sending her flowers to see if she remembers me to spark her interests that I’m still thinking about her? Oh, of course, but probably by then any chance will be gone.

Did I also say that I’ve been hitting on a woman 20 years older then me? Okay, shes into business too. She stays in shape and in my opinion is much sexier and prettier then most 20 years I go after, but still maybe too mature for me? She left early because we came together at the bar. I think she likes me, she maybe even had a fantasy, but realistically she would not let me persuade her to date me even if I think shes hot. I was thinking though with the laws of attraction even if I was dating her and we were looking for simular partners in our age group wouldn’t this still attract our opposite sexes for more options? You know how you are married or dating and suddenly all these beautiful women/men suddenly appear, but you are locked in a relationship. Well that is what I was thinking. maybe it might do us some good?

For stocks AAPL has reached $154, but my options have been re-evaluated it seems twice and have only gone up to the price I paid for them. Twice now I could of sold them up $2500. I’m hoping my patience pays off. Current Apple Inc. news has been moving it up. Last year AAPl fell the first week of October through the half of the month. Will history repeat itself? Investors are very optimistic and earnings is in late Oct. The $2900 appraiser is going out to evaluate this new trailer park. I hope everything is an okay and the park is appraised much higher so I could possibly use the funds to purchase a much bigger park by the time I’m out of the USCG. Currently my first park is taking a lot of work moving out tenants, throwing away tons of trash, and getting it up to habitable standards. The new property manager has been a big help and I hope he can handle it. I pray my parks run successfully so I can fly out and take the property managers out to a nice dinner to reward them.

well thats a nerds life for ya.