First, buying stock is always a gamble. That being said, it sounds like you were looking for instant gratification. Never a smart move with Stocks, as any number of "outside" influences can alter the markets and individual stocks. If you buy something, have the conviction to give it some time, set limits - gains or losses, but know your exit strategy BEFORE you enter.
What's your game plan in investing? It is not a POS, but it depends on your investment horizon. I do like how you bought a little here and a little there, but what did you think would happen? Sometimes you do not see the fruits of your investments for awhile. If this was Iraq you would be broke, but that's another story. See how i got my political jab in there?