I sold a third of my stake in KKT on Friday. It was the first sale I've made in some time. I intend to hold the rest of it but I wanted to realise the gain (it has doubled in three months) and have some more cash on hand as I expect volatility to continue. There may be some other sales next week and with the dividend payments that will be coming in over the next few weeks I should have enough cash on hand to remain flexible and to be able to take advantage of any opportunities that crop up over the next little while. VMG also issued a supplementary prospectus and I will be getting one option for every two shares I hold and will have two years to exercise them. More opportunity.
I took Friday off gym wise and watched some DVDs that Coffee Snob loaned me. A British series about being a political advisor, that reminds me of things that I didn't like about being a political advisor. I spoke to a couple of agencies and will be getting a bit more active in looking for work. There are quite a few options I will be looking at. I know that it's a good idea to "recharge" as some of my friends have said, but having time off doesn't seem to be doing that. I still feel detached, so part of me thinks I might as well feel detached and get paid. I've not been to therapy for a while and I don't feel like I've missed it. I like my psychologist, but I'm not sure what the therapy is meant to be doing.
YW: Tiretiretiretiretiretiretiretiretire! I went to town on the big tractor tire.
5 rounds - 6 tire flips across the room, 20 tire pushups, 6 tire flips back, 10 sledgehammers left and right.
5 rounds - flip to one corner, 10 tire jumps, flip to next corner, 10 tire pushups, flip to next corner, 10 tire situps, flip to next corner, 5 sledgehammers left/right
10 rounds - drag tire 10m, 5 burpees. (Oh man dragging a heavy tire is HARD!)
Then a long sweat in the sauna.
TW: Legs - Squat practice up to 120kg with a towel wrapped around the bar. I'm getting more used to this. Max weight leg presses, max weight openers, max weight closers, overhead squats (I succeeded at 40kg this time) calf extensions. Then another long sweat.
Last night I was at a birthday BBQ where I was a hero for bringing haloumi. I watched a very disappointing Wallabies outfit lose to Ireland and decided that I have had enough of Channel Nine. I am boycotting them until the end of the World Cup. They delayed their broadcast of the game to show the NRL playoffs, refusing to show the Wallabies on another channel. Then when they did show it, they interrupted the game with ads every ten minutes or so. (Something you can't do with a live broadcast.) They padded a two hour broadcast up by half an hour at least. Channel Nine, you are out. This evening I went to the pub to watch the close of Wales v Samoa and enjoyed Canada v France. It was a much better game to watch, and I did ten pushups for every point the Canucks scored, so it was a better workout than the Wallabies game.
We have Roxy's family dog in the backyard, and I just came back in from playing with Smock. We had a real battle of wits going on.
Also, we have upgraded the internet to get ten times the data for a pittance more. Much better.