Friday, January 09, 2004


The check arrived in the mail today. It was inside a business class envelope with two cellophane windows. It came from the Walt Disney company. I had forgotten I was a stockholder.

It's pretty easy to forget.

I own one share of Disney stock. It was given to me by an outfit called that sells single shares of stock as gifts. They wanted me to see their product since I did a feature on their company. I didn't think much about it until now. Now that I've received my first dividend check.

I'm not sure how I'll spend it.

21 cents is not the type of money I want to throw around carelessly.

I'm sure it'll be just enough to bump me into another tax bracket.

Sing along if you like:

"It's a small check after all...It's a small check after all..."