Martha’s Vineyard “On Thin Ice”
Having rented a beach house on Martha’s Vineyard, a highly improbable quirk of scheduling left Rocky and the entire Humbert Clan as President Obama’s neighbors for the week. As a “proud American”, Rocky did not complain when his tea (and tee) time were delayed by the Secret Service.
However, far more onerous than the Presidential Motorcade is Rocky’s experimentation with his vacation house’s Subzero Ice Machine.
Upon arrival, the beach house ice machine was set to “thick ice,” with cubes ideal for gin and tonics. But as Rocky likes to live dangerously, he changed the setting to “thin ice.”
Several hours later, Trophy Wife asked Rocky, “What happened to the ice machine? There’s no ice.”
Sure enough, the ice was so “thin,” it was entirely gone. Chastised for his irresponsible adventures, Rocky restored the settings to “thick ice,” and retired for the evening….
[Disclosure: Rocky has noticed that the markets experience high volatiltiy when Rocky is away from his trading screens. Rocky currently has high speed internet, and so long as the internet remains functional, Rocky expects a quiet week in the markets. But if his internet connection goes down, then there will be huge price movement.]