I know by Friday I'm mentally beat and I'm sure it's because I'm trying to concentrate and do so many things at once. Here's what I'm doing at once for most of the day: On the open, I've got the left headset with a guy reading news, on the right ear I've got my trading partner talking to me, and the squawk box in the background. Then I'm thrown into a dozen opening order positions at once and am trying to scan 64 different charts looking for moves while I trade all my opening positions off the individual tapes and the spoos. To my right is my laptop where I'm trying to work into and out of two dozen spread trades at a time, so I've constantly got alerts going off telling me when a bid or ask has moved and I have to adjust my orders. After 20 minutes I'm out of the opening trades and am into some news event or a basket of sector stocks (gold, drillers, homebuilders, etc). If there's nothing going on there, I'm scrolling through all kinds of matrices on excel looking for out of line spreads or scalping a merger spread for nickels like a damn nintendo game. After an hour of record keeping after the close I'm ready for a beer and the couch. Up at 5:30 the next day to start all over again. Man I love this job! How many other nut jobs out there like me?