Welcome to Friday!
Just lay your stuff there on the little table in the entry way so you don’t forget it when you leave.
Make yourself at home in my humble little Friday. As they say in Mexico: “Mi Viernes es tu Viernes.”
Can I get you anything? Some iced tea, maybe? I think there may be some pound cake left over from last week’s kaffeeklatsch. And you know what they say in Germany: “Mein Kaffeekuchen ist dein Kaffeekuchen”.
Have a seat! Sorry about the slip covers. The cat has a weak stomach. And you know what the Italians say: “Il mio gatto vomito è il tuo gatto vomito.”
So tell me all about your week. I really want to hear all about it.
But before you do, let me tell you about MY week.
Oh, and here’s a coaster for your drink. You know how these marble table tops stain so. It’s like they say in Germany, “Meine Couchtischringe sind Ihre Couchtischringe“. But only because they have a word for everything.
So anyway, as I was saying, you won’t believe the week I had! On Tuesday I found out that my monster spreadsheet had a circular reference in one of the equations and … long story short … well, I’m sure the Dow will probably recover quickly on its own. The stock market is amazingly resilient.
Luckily, I had just moved all of my 401K funds into government securities last week. Completely unrelated. Something I read on a fortune cookie at lunch last Thursday.
Man! Those fortune cookies can be amazingly prescient. I mean, I know that’s their whole shtick, but the one I got last Tuesday said, “當附近有一棵橡樹時，不要在柳枝下面避難”, and I was like “Whoa! Dude!”
Long story short, I put all my 401K into T-Bills. But don’t you worry. The Dow will recover. I fixed that circular reference in my spreadsheet. It sucks you had all your funds in high risk international funds.
More iced tea?
Oh, did I not give you a coaster? That is a nasty ring. Ah well, it’s just marble. Italian. And as the Italians say, “Se metti un altro anello di sudore sul mio tavolo di marmo, chiederò a Guido di spezzarti le ginocchia“.
Ha ha! Those wacky Italians.
Seriously, use the coaster. This isn’t Gomorrah.
Where were we? Oh yes! You were going to tell me all about your week.
Oh, goodness! Is that the time? I really must get busy. Don’t forget to get your stuff off of the table in the entry way on your way out.
Great visit! You must come back again soon, preferably when it’s less humid.