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Fried Green Toddo


Go Raiders!


Goin home, goin home
By the waterside, I will rest my bones
Listen to the river sing sweet songs
To rock my soul

(Grateful Dead)

Well, another week is edging towards completion and I gotta tell ya-I'm looking forward to doing nuttin, honey! Sleeping late and watching the pigskin sounds pretty good as these last few sessions were labor intensive and sleep sensitive. It's funny-the simple things in life are sometimes the most rewarding. I can't think of anything better than having a beer with my brothers tonight and spending some quiet time around the house this weekend. It's been a while since I did nothing!

We've been targeting this calendar week for over a month now and, right on schedule, the Minx reversed course and came for sale. I didn't write on Monday (site was in transition) but when the ISM came out that morning, I turned to Gekmo and said "that was the high for the year." I didn't share that with the readership because I've been doing this long enough to know that calling bottoms and tops are a lesson in futility. Besides, this column is predicated on education and my goal is to add value to your process-not tell you what the tape is going to do.

The countdown continues to continue and next week promises to be another barnburner. There will be conferences in Telco (Lehman), Media (CS First Boston and UBS Warburg), Semiconductors (Bear) and Storage (Solly). We'll also have a handful of company sponsored meetings, a spate of economic data, an Elmerfest (FOMC) and, much to Bucky's delight, five new meals!

I've gotta hop and make sure my weekend risk profile is an accurate extension of my thought process (hint). Before I go, I must once again thank the readership for the incredible response we've received regarding the flagship site. I would also like to offer snaps to her queen majesty, Casey, and the ultra-svelte Mr. Dwyer on their efforts and commitment to the cause. Minyanville is only as good as its citizens and we've now taken the first steps on what we hope will be an incredibly fantastic voyage.

When you power down tonight, leave the flickering ticks at the office and enjoy your time off. Weekends are a reward--not an opportunity to catch up on work--so focus on the family and friends and enjoy the fruits of your labor. You've surely earned it.

Have a peaceful weekend.


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