Mr. Sensitive

July 19, 2013

FSX Friday Update

Filed under: Uncategorized — lbej @ 19:09

This was the first big week of Q2 earnings reports, and so far we’ve learned that the state of the economy is…meh.  Bank earnings were as strong as expected—JPM, WFC, BAC, and MS all hit multi-year highs—while tech earnings were surprisingly ugly—GOOG, EBAY, INTC, and especially MSFT all got clobbered.  Ben Bernanke testified on Capitol Hill this week, and he gave the economy more like a meh+.  The net result: the Dow hit a new all-time high, but with a gain of only 0.5%, even that felt awfully meh.

The Family Stock Index likewise reached an all-time high on Monday—for the kajillionth time this year, I think—before trading back down to close near the flat line.  It’s too damn hot for us to be just trading up every day like this.  I got spiders and kids and dogs and cats walking around—and penguins, too, for all I know—and everybody’s making messes and eating and wearing clothes and it doesn’t get cool enough upstairs for me to sleep well until about 3 a.m.  So if the market could just lop about five percent off the FSX and keep it off until, let’s say…mid-August?—that would be great.  Capisce?

Ugh.  I can’t believe I thought that.  I’m not the one who’s Italian around here—I’m sort of a mottled pink-purple something-or-other.  It’s Reagan’s fault—the capisce-ing, not the pink and purple.  Do you know that Reagan’s started saying ‘capisce’ all the time, only she doesn’t use it right.  It’s supposed to be like this:

MeYou’re going to go back upstairs and flush the damn toilet before you do anything else, capisce?


Instead, Reagan uses it like this:

MeYou’re going to go back upstairs and flush the damn toilet before you do anything else.


You see?  It’s supposed to be ‘do you understand?’ not ‘I understand,’ at least colloquially.  Mario can correct me if I’m wrong.  I wouldn’t recommend it, but he can.

Not only does Reagan say ‘capisce’ all the time and use it incorrectly, but she says it weird and different every time.  I’ve heard coopeese, capachee, capushe, and I don’t know how many other permutations.  That’s really my own fault, though, mine and my brothers’.  We think it’s hilarious to say words wrong and put them in the wrong places (‘the ring that cut the blade from Sauron’s face’), and the more you think it isn’t funny, the funnier we think it is.   Reagan’s right there with us.  I guess you seep what you row.

Katie and/or Reagan and/or Jenny are going to handle the advancers and decliners, because it’s too damn hot for me.


  • Ruby (RJET) +10%. Boo-boo’s heading to Philadelphia tomorrow for a fun visit with Uncle Mario and Nicole. By fun visit, we mean trip for work, but she still seems excited.
  • Ray Gun (REGN) +3.3%. Reagan: Why. Am. I. Up? I can text Chawly. I went to the pool today. I’m going to New York in 4 days, and I’m very excited. I didn’t break my patella yet, but we’ll see. (She thought she broke her patella yesterday.) (She says, she didn’t think. She knows.)
  • Nami & Lita (NL) +3.3%. They’re looking forward to some alone time with Zero. They’re going to eat Zero. It will be a great meal.
  • Lee (TGI) +2.7%. Reagan: He’s really excited for me and Jenny to be gone so he can party with his son all day without us interfering. Lee: That’s what I do all day anyway while you two sleep and stay away.
  • Brinkley (BCO) +2.7%. He’s also ready for the party with Daddy. Also, he has discovered that he’s in love with Fruit Rollups. And Reagan said he’s also excited that he’s going to be a ballerina when he grows up. At least that must be why he practices spinning around all the time.
  • Mario the Elder (MGEE) +2.6%. Jenny: Grandpa’s up because he’s looking forward to having the house to himself. Would it be bad to say he’s up because Boo-boo’s leaving?


  • Jodi Ann (JOY) -2.5%. Jenny: She’s getting stressed about having all those people there. Reagan: She’s upset because we’re not getting there sooner. Katie: Hot + pregnant + having two kids around isn’t always easy. I know. Good news though – the girls are relatively self sufficient, as long as you feed them every once in a while. And give Reagan some tea. Lee: Are you saying something terrible about me?
  • Marcus (MCS) -2.8%. Lee: So are they not excited to see you guys? Reagan: He’s down because his wife is stressed. Lee: They’re running to Canada right now. And Marcus doesn’t remember enough French, so they’re going to get trapped in Canada. And Jenny can’t go get them because she doesn’t remember any of her French. Jenny: I remember my French! Lee: I know more French than you do.
  • Jenny (JNY) -4.3%. Jenny (in an excited voice): I’m down…wait, why am I down? (She was clearly expecting me to say she’s up.) Reagan: She’s down because those iPod cases she ordered are never going to get here. Jenny: They’re being meanie-butts. Katie: All the big turning 12 excitement is over. She’ll never get to experience watching Breaking Dawn Part Two with her dad for the first time ever again.
  • Zondro (ZQK) -6.4%. Reagan: Cause he is just so, um, dumb. And Wilsie never lets him eat. Katie: He’s down because I KNOW that he’s the one who trampled my second zucchini plant to death.
  • Zero (ZAGG) -12%. Katie: He’s down because he’s going to miss #euregirlsminuskatieroadtrip. (I just decided to hashtag in the middle of this blog post to see what Lee says about it.) Lee: He’s scrawny like a bird, like a big bird. So the cats are going to eat him. (As previously mentioned.) I haven’t seen them, but I imagine them as giant cats. Like leopards. Like panthers.


Name Ticker 7/19/2013 Change
Brinkley BCO $27.60 +0.72
Charlotte ICE $178.99 -1.68
Dustin DST $69.49 -0.21
Ghost Marisa MOLXA $25.11 -0.30
Icarus FAST $46.81 -0.31
Jenny JNY $15.37 -0.69
Jodi Ann JOY $50.26 -1.30
Justin SCI $18.65 +0.05
Katie CATY $23.15 +0.38
Lee TGI $85.00 +2.24
Lisa LNCE $30.74 +0.33
Lucas LEI $1.33 +0.07
Lulu LULU $67.70 +1.34
Marcus MCS $12.91 -0.37
Mario T.E. MGEE $60.30 +1.51
Mario T.Y. MAR $41.62 -0.11
Namilita NL $10.96 +0.35
Nicole E. NICE $38.49 -0.11
Nicole M. COLM $62.95 +0.44
Reagan REGN $274.86 +8.86
Ruby RJET $12.81 +1.18
Wilson WILC $7.15 +0.13
Winston ED $60.48 +1.28
Zero ZAGG $4.72 -0.63
Zondro ZQK $6.44 -0.44

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