I’ve started actually researching the pharmaceutical companies that I’m investing in on Robinhood. $100, baby! Burn away. No, I’m kidding. So, at first I was just going off the volatility and earnings (expected vs actual) data provided on the website, as well as the one-paragraph blurb of the company, which I have to say are pretty minimal. I was up $2 for a while, now I’m down $1. I’m only invested in pharma and a little photovoltaic. So, I realize, well, don’t realize, but, I am looking at like the pharma product pipelines now. Turns out either you need a few blockbusters or a healthy pipeline to be a successful pharmaceutical company. All the companies I’m invested in that I’ve checked so far have pretty healthy portfolios, i.e. pipelines. I’m also invested in this solar panel company. They claim they’re the biggest one out there, though I’ve never heard of them. Not that I know the names of any solar panel companies at all to begin with, but in any case. It’s kind of fun to kick around a little money, and if this is a lot to waste for some of you, I apologize for being haughty and must say that I am not burning it recklessly. I do intend to make meaningful investments, and possibly profit if the morality aligns with it. Morality is such a weak thing, though, from my experience. It’s pretty disappointing (the fact, not morality). I’ve seen it lose. So.
On that uplifting note! I am playing music to our cat who is sleeping on her bed on my bed, for once. I realized this is something I can do for her. Give her a taste of the human world, seeing as humans are obsessed with music. Maybe not all of them, but definitely the stereotype is that they are. It’s trance. I think she likes it. It’s hard to read cats but if I assume my delusions are not completely factless, then there’s hints that she enjoys the music. That it’s enriching. I lost taste for music a while ago. I don’t know what happened. In any case, I’m not as passionate about it. I need to practice piano more, learn more fundamentals. Music theory is fascinating. I just say that but I don’t know if it’s true. Too much coffee only presents itself as a thing once you start exercising. For me, at least. I don’t want to project health standards onto others. Projection, that psychological phenomenon. If only they would invest more in social sciences. The omniscient They. You know who I’m talking about.
Vape vape vape. What a waste. Still on my medication, so I guess that’s that. Go back to work in a month. I hope I can function properly without having my brain psychically melted by the malice of coworkers. Anyway you can tell why I’m still on medication. It’s kind of funny they sent me a debit card where they deposit my disability payments. I think it’s funny, like here’s a card. Like it’s from a scifi video game or something. Reminds me of that one for SNES, Flashback. That was a pretty good game. Not that I can tolerate violence in video games anymore. Our cat is so healthy. Good lord.
Poster from my brother as a birthday gift now displayed on the window, to the outside world. Not that the courtyard parking garage staging area for the block is much of an outside world. I don’t know what this means.
Okay so you listened to or scrolled past my drivel; now here’s a poem:
The Toy Geography of Finance
Megacorp LTD. makes me shine shine shine
I put the dime in the bucket, in the claw machine
And out comes the toy
What joy, joy, joy
To have this funding, to have this income stream
I wonder where it goes, does it wind and sinew like
A stream through the cliffs
The rock ground down by fluidic market pressure
Tides mystically raising and lowering the stocks
And the pebbles shore and shove downstream like men on the trading floor
Dive into the ocean
Where the financiers, moored, gaze upon the riches