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(••‿•) Ramblers Gotta Ramble

Discussion in 'The Cocktail Lounge' started by Three Eyes, May 16, 2018.

  1. Three Eyes

    Three Eyes 2018 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Just a quick note to extend my appreciation to this community. I've been here a short time -- since mid-December 2017 -- but you all welcomed me like I was an old drinking buddy from years back. I've truly felt at home here. And just about every one of the regular contributors have put some ideas out there on the boards that helped earn some $ this year, FYI! I hope I contributed at the very least in a small way to your enrichment and/or possibly entertainment, too. With all that, it feels almost an act of betrayal to be saying "adieu" for the time being. :(

    I'm one of those genetically predisposed members of the species :confused: who has insatiable wanderlust...I get cabin fever o_O simply from staying in the same town for more than a few weeks. So every now and again, I move the trading funds to cash, put myself into walkabout mode, and just get off the beaten path for a while -- mostly hiking and trekking and eating (and drinking!) and snooping around archaeological/cultural sites. Early next week, I'm headed to the Balkans in Southeast Europe for the summer and into autumn. Barring unforeseen events, I won't be back stateside and ready to trade again until mid-November. Nonetheless, I will try to check in here from time to time, as schedules and technology permits.

    HUGE thanks to @bigbear0083 for the stock picking/market calling contests. He set up the remaining future monthlies and quarterlies, so I'm going to cast some picks now, and hopefully have a chance down the road to edit them in future. Try not to laugh too hard at my mid-May picks for the rest of the year! ;) But DO laugh a little, because no matter what else we might have in common, I dare say each and every one of us enjoy a good laugh every now and again! :D

    Everybody have a GREAT summer :cool: filled with good health, warm happy moments :), and many winning trades and investments!

    Bestest regards! (••‿•)
     
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  2. stock1234

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    @Three Eyes We will miss you around here :( I hope you will have a great time in the Southeast Europe though :) See you again in November ;)
     
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  3. T0rm3nted

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    You’ve been a joy to have around and share ideas with @Three Eyes. Enjoy your break and I look forward to your return!
     
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  4. emmett kelly

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    Be safe. Share some photos with us if you get a chance.
     
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  5. bigbear0083

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    Oh wow! Thank you so much for that shout out @Three Eyes! ...and right back 'atcha my man! ;)

    I know we have discussed your upcoming trip several times over private the past couple of weeks, but I'll just say it again here too.

    There's really no other way to put this -- you are going to be HUGELY missed around here.

    You have quickly become one of our "prominent" members of this community, so losing you for almost all of H2 is going to be rather tough. I for one am going to really miss your presence on this forum. :(

    I cannot even begin to tell you how much I personally appreciate all of the great contributions you've brought to this forum since joining up! You are the prime example of members I have always envisioned this place had more of. I really love how you quickly acclimated yourself with the community and just jumped right into the discussions! That's precisely the kind of thing I've always hoped new arrivals would do. Sadly, it's been far and few between.

    Anyway, not to make this post seem all depressing (sorry about that!) but as the others have also said, I do hope you have an incredible time out there! Be safe and enjoy your time away, and will hope to be catching up with ya again perhaps around the midterm elections? Or maybe around Thanksgiving. ;)

    Happy early 4th of July to ya! :D
     
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  6. Three Eyes

    Three Eyes 2018 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Thanks for the kind wishes, @stock1234 , @T0rm3nted , @emmett kelly & @bigbear0083 ! You guys have really made this forum engaging...I'll miss it quite a lot!

    @bigbear0083, for sure I will be back right here by November, and hopefully I will even be able to check in from time to time throughout the summer. In any case, as frequent travelers (and the Greeks) like to say "It's not 'goodbye,' but rather 'until we meet again!' "

    That's a good idea! if I'm able to pull it off, I'll post 'em into this thread.

    And to you and everybody else! A good Memorial Day weekend, as well! Labor Day... Halloween... :D
     
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  7. bigbear0083

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    Hope your summer has been amazing @Three Eyes! By the looks of the pics you've been sending us on the weekly stock picking threads every weekend it seems like you've been having a blast. :D

    I noticed you were lurking this afternoon. Just had me wondering if you were back home yet or still overseas? Think you said sometime in November but wasn't 100% sure.

    Anyway, just thought to check up on ya.

    Hard to believe summer officially concludes the end of this week (I think this Friday, right?). This year is going by waaaay too fast. :p
     
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  8. Three Eyes

    Three Eyes 2018 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Yes, I'm lurking a bit --- testing out some new bandwidth here in Greece. The past 3 weeks or so I've had bad web access, so just said "screw it" and focused on R&R and capping off a great summer.

    So, not back stateside yet, but except for maybe a few daytrips here and there, I'm settling down in Greece for the next 4 to 6 weeks just hang out in the tavernas with the locals and chill a bit. Still looking at returning sometime in November, but if my internet holds up here I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things here on the forums.

    I read in the Florence thread about your fence --- sucks big time. Exact same thing happened to my fence during H. Isabelle in 2003. Felt super lucky tree fell on fence and not house as it was a big tree. AND I lost power for 5 days! I don't wish that on anybody! Anyhow, glad you're out of the woods with that storm and rest of hurricane season is calm for everybody!
     
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    Three Eyes 2018 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    It’s time to ramble again...heading out late this weekend to wander the Nordic/Baltic region. Just want to acknowledge how awesome this community is and how much I’ve learned from everybody here to improve my game. I’ll try to keep up with the monthly competitions, and the weeklies when I can. I’m afraid I’ll have to let the dailies go until I return sometime this autumn. Hope everyone has a great and profitable summer! And to my fellow domestics, Happy Independence Day...remember, it will be difficult to come forth on the fifth if you drink a fifth on the fourth. But that shouldn’t dissuade you from trying if that’s your thing and/or you get a really good deal on a case of Maker’s Mark! Skål!
     
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    Have a great trip!
     
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    Now that sounds like a solid plan for the summer slow months. Man, have a great trip.

     
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  12. Three Eyes

    Three Eyes 2018 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Thanks fellas!
     
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    dang. i'm just now getting to see this...

    @Three Eyes - while admittedly a part of me is super sad to see you heading off again on this extended trip, but i know how it's sometimes necessary to get away from it all.

    i just went through that this week actually lol.

    case in point -- i just wanted absolutely nothing to do with the markets, this forum, or anything related for a couple of days at the very least. i just needed to get away from everything, and boy did it feel amazing! so much so, that i almost feel like i maybe want to do it more often haha! it was great.

    sometimes it is just necessary to do that to sorta reset, refresh, and just get away from the daily grind if you will. feels so good.

    and yes, if you can log in here on like a weekly basis or something that'd be awesome too haha. just to give us an update of how you're doing, and if you have pics to share like the last go around haha.

    have a very safe trip! enjoy it! happy belated 4th to you!

    and thank you so much for everything you do around here daily. gonna miss ya bigly 'round here.

    catch up with ya soon! ;)
     
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  15. Three Eyes

    Three Eyes 2018 Stockaholics Contest Winner

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    Thanks @stock1234 !

    I absolutely know what you mean about disconnecting @bigbear0083 even if for just a little bit. Ya go crazy if you never take a break here and there! You had it coming (much well-deserved!) and I hope the amazingness of it gets you to consider some more disconnects in the future.

    Stockaholics is pretty much the only on-line socially-oriented forum I follow and contribute to with any regularity. While I absolutely have to get my money's worth and devote as many good weather days out and about as I can while travelling this summer, I expect to have better internet access in the Baltics than I had in the Balkans last summer, so I'm thinking at least a weekend check-in should be pretty doable. Finger's crossed!
     
  16. emmett kelly

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    Bon voyage! Send photos our way when you get a chance.
     
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  17. Three Eyes

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    Thanks @emmett kelly ! I'll slap some pix into the weekly competition when I can. Stockholm this week.
     

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