General Information

Fool Since:
December 9 1999
Aliases:
ohmlee (2/18/2005), ooolllooo (6/26/2003)

Investing Basics

Investing Experience:
Medium
Risk Tolerance:
Medium High
Investing Style:
Motley (i.e. Anything goes!)
Portfolio Size:
Large (12 or more Stocks)

Investing Expertise

Greatest Investment:
NFLX purchased in 2004 at $17.84 a share and then again 2 weeks later when it dropped to $10.80.
Worst Investment:
RBAK bought over $143, sold under $3.41
Money I Manage:
My own. And the dog's. (This year they both contributed to Foolanthropy.)

Education And Work Information

Job Title
Freelance Educational Writer, Part-Time Bookkeeper
Company / Organization
#1 Job: Self-employed, #2 Job: Keep bks for boyfrnd/partner's co.
Former Jobs
Children’s Bk Author/Artist, Scholastic Clssrm Mag Ed, Kndg Tchr, LangArts Tchr, Computer Prt countr

Interests

Personal Quote:
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. ---Edgar Allan Poe
Favorite Vacation Spots:
New York City (where I used to live), Hawaii, Carizzo National Plains monument (most often visited, near to home, quiet, subtle high desert where one can park RV and stay quietly days on end, reading, hiking with dogs, watching stars at night, and never ever see another soul (except partner, our dogs, and local wildlife, plus a few cows.), or pretty scenic venues for 1/2 marathons.
Favorite Video Games:
Video games? What are those?
Great Books Read Recently:
West with the Night by Beryl Markham, The Man Who Loved Dogs by Leonardo Padura
Book Currently Reading:
No Good Men Among the Living by Anand Gopel and Wave by Sonali Derangiyagala

An Interview with okapimoon

Last updated: 10/9/2012
The Fool:
Make a confession.
okapimoon:
Sometimes, I buy cookies, and hide them so that no one but I (not boyfriend or dogs) know they are in existence within the house. Furthermore, I am very bad at sharing chocolate (and the dogs can't have any anyway)(but evenso...)(it is a minor flaw...)
The Fool:
What's your greatest athletic achievement? Little League champ? Ran a marathon? Did 4 consecutive sit-ups?
okapimoon:
Running a marathon, although most certainly, not running a fast marathon. Have run four marathons in last decade, starting running only after age (@#*..--)(a number I won't say outloud or put in writing except on official docs): Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Death Valley (my personal favorite). Now, however, only run halfs. Much more doable, more fun, easier to train for, and quicker recovery. On the other hand, now that I think of it, for one of my birthdays during same time period, boyfriend bought me a weekend rock-climbing class in Joshua Tree, and a year or two later another RC class that due to limited enrollment turned out to be a private class, and I have to say, rock-climbing absolutely rivals marathon running as an athletic achievement, marathons, more for endurance, rock-climbing more for strength, balance, strategy, and facing fear.
The Fool:
What lesson do you wish you’d learned ten years ago?
okapimoon:
It's never too late to go back to art school, along with the corollary lesson, community college is an awesome place to learn, at any age, and one of the best deals in town... as long as public education stays public.
[Read the full Interview]