In a number of weeks, once I save up money enough to invest some, I shall spend some of my reserve on another foray into the speed dating arena. I believe that's an appropriate tactic, spend some, save some, build up my portfolio on both ends.
That's the first rule of finance: invest first, live off the remainder, you shall be grateful in the long-run that you did.
I shall do more due diligence this time, make the plans more near term. That way, I shouldn't get caught unawares this time by a venue closure. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice. In the words of Pete Townshend, "(We) Don't get fooled again."
I really feel that I'm being 'called' to do this. And answer it, I shall certainly do.