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March 24, 2008 – Comments (6)

Hello gang.

It's been a little while since I penned something here (can I say penned when what I'm writing involves no ink or paper?), so I figured I'd jot down just a few lines.

First, I noticed that I am, for the moment, Top Fool once again.  I'm writing this to preserve the moment as much as for any other reason because, to be frank, I wasn't sure that recapturing that crown would ever again be within my grasp.  I'm still in awe of the fact that I even made it to the top spot for as much as 5 minutes given the caliber of the investors that share their insights with us daily here on CAPS.

The weekend was a good one - aside from the fact that Little Eldrehad made her first trip to the emergency room.  She's just fine - though we're not sure exactly what happened.  You see, she just loves to help Daddy mow the lawn (she has a little toy lawn mower she runs around the lawn whenever I'm mowing - and loves to help sweep the grass clippings off the sidewalk too).  Since I was using the string trimmer I told her she had to wear her sunglasses if she wanted to help (lest the string trimmer throw some piece of debris into one of her eyes - Big Eldrehad wears safety glasses for the same reason).

Anyway, as near as we can decipher from Little Eldrehad's recounting, it was some kind of big crash made at a full sprint involving her, the screen door, and her sunglasses.  Maybe the door pushed the glasses into her face, or maybe she fell and the floor did, or maybe... well... we'll just never know.  What we do know is that the inch-long cut above her eye required six very small stitches.

Again, though, she's perfectly fine.  Of course there was a bit of drama at the ER when the medical staff had to wrap her up like a mummy so her little arms and legs wouldn't flail around as the doctor was trying to fix her up.  One great thing about soon-to-be four year olds, though, is that they generally live in the moment (I can stand to learn a little more along those lines from her, but I'm slowly catching on), and as soon as the drama was over and we were out of the ER, the entire incident was pretty much forgotten (at least by her).

Speaking of medical stuff, I'm doing just fine myself.  I'll get the results back from my latest round of routine imaging/tests this coming Friday - but so far everything keeps coming back clear - and I expect this latest round to be no different.

On a side note, the MSN Strategy Lab is also a lot of fun, and so far I'm holding up pretty well over there too.  If your interested and haven't headed over there yet, you can find it here.

Anyway, I think that's enough rambling for one day.  Have fun out there!


Russell (TMFEldrehad)


6 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On March 24, 2008 at 3:00 PM, britpick (98.75) wrote:


Welcome back to the top spot.  It's been a while, and if only the investors in that pesky Dryships would realise what damage they are doing to the ratings of many a good CAPSter, things could be even rosier. 

Also very glad to hear that your personal health is holding up.

Keep up the good work, I'll be looking for some more insightful recommendations in the near future.

Best regards

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#2) On March 24, 2008 at 3:21 PM, Tastylunch (28.72) wrote:

congrats on the top spot in CAPS and I'm very glad to hear Eldrehad the younger is ok.. That must have been quite a scare for you.

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#3) On March 24, 2008 at 3:33 PM, BroadwayDan (98.04) wrote:

Return of the King.  Hey Russell - maybe there's a way to integrate your newsletter and this blog more effectively - just rambling here as well, but that blog is important and has some really promising picks.  Oh well, I can always hype it on TheJesterCapital.  Pardon the plug.  :>  As long as we're doing some idea generation, Fools being able to link their CAPS ports would be killer as well.  I know many of us use multiple ports, and I think there are many great Fools that started using CAPS as a big watchlist and would now like to really go for score.

I almost always think less is more, but not here!   Keep them blogs coming, if only for an update or two on your picks.  Stay well and best of luck to Little Eldrehad who will be that much tougher going forward.

Fool On,


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#4) On March 24, 2008 at 3:49 PM, Gtrinvestor (96.64) wrote:

Hey CAPSCommando, where is the tie?  Seriously, good luck in representing the CAPS community out there in MSN. 

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#5) On April 02, 2008 at 12:47 AM, HistoricalPEGuy (65.88) wrote:

Its been awesome seeing you trump the so-called "experts" on MSN - you are truly doing the fool community proud.  Nicely done, sir. 

Its never easy putting yourself out there for the world to see.  Few have the gumption -- but that's what this community is all about.

-- HPEGuy

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#6) On August 01, 2008 at 12:24 PM, TDRH (97.15) wrote:

The market is humbling.   I like (and own) your pick NVDA.   Not sure why this stock is so unappreciated at the moment.  You did a great job of representing/promoting the community.

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