Running Hot

I’ve been running hot in just about everything lately. The last two days I’ve bet on Brandon Lang’s free picks and both covered netting me 55 bucks. Then tonight I played 2 poker tournaments a 16 dollar sng and a 12 dollar 180 man and I happened to win both netting about 630. I just ran like a god in the 180 man with some decent play accompanying it. Seriously the game is so much luck that when I think I’m playing bad and I lose, compared to how well I ran tonight to win. Also we had a big day in business today and I expect the new website to boost sales throughout 10′. Plus the market has been on a heater and I’ve been making some decent cash there. This is far different than the feeling that transpired throughout all of 08 and 09 where shit was just hitting the fan. Any money that I am making now is just replacing the money I lost over the past years. I have high hopes for the next couple days because good vibes make good things happen. That is the secret (it’s a book not a real secret).

Not to mention I ran 6 miles at 5:50 pace which is getting me closer to broad street shape. I’m way ahead of my shape that I was in last year at this point in time and my new goal is to place in the top 100. I’m sacrificing going to my brothers graduation for this race so there’s some added pressure to do well (not really). He doesn’t care though I’d suspect. As a human being, things that are important to some people just don’t mean anything to me. I think I was born without a sentimental value or without all my emotions in check. Important things like weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays are all just … lets get them over with and move on.

You can despise me for bragging once again. My next goal to make happen is getting this website to generate more traffic. I don’t care about the notoriety but more so the challenge of putting content people care about and visit because they think it’s a worthwhile read. I understand completely that this post makes me come off as a pompous ahole but this is an overview of my life as I see it and the truth is what I tell.

By |2010-03-24T01:59:27-04:00March 24th, 2010|My Life|2 Comments

Snowed in

So it’s obviously snowing out and I’ve been playing poker. Literally, eating gushers and playing poker. Last time I wrote about it I logged 2000 hands for -200. Now I’ve logged 6862 hands for -180 dollars. That means I made 20 dollars in 4800 hands. I’ve spend hours and hours of frustration to accomplish nothing. This is why poker is just not time well spent. I’m really trying hard to work on my game and I feel like I have a pretty big edge on a lot of opponents but coming out on top has just been difficult. My holdem manager says I’m running about 100 dollars less than expectation so that’s at least something positive.

Thank you Jess Baker and Jill for letting me know that the video blog wasn’t terrible. Obviously 7 minutes is too long so possibly a shorter summary of something would be better. I’d have to think about how to incorporate that into this. On a side, note I had 117 unique visitors for the month of February which is more than I’d expect. It’s not an incredible amount of people but at least it’s an audience which makes me at least feel some satisfaction of people reading what I write.

You’d think that being snowed in would mean drinking but unless I can go out an interact with people, I really don’t think drinking by myself is too amusing. I’ve had a beer or two but nothing crazy. Today was one of the first days I’ve woke up whenever I wanted without being hungover. Usually I either have to wake up for work or I’m hungover and I feel like shit, so it was a nice change of pace. I don’t expect I’m going to work tomorrow as it will be nearly impossible to get out of the driveway. That sounds like a Mad River Thursday to me.

By |2016-11-01T23:59:04-04:00February 10th, 2010|My Life|2 Comments

Rare Monday and the experiment

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I usually don’t post on Monday’s because I feel like shit and this is the last thing I feel like thinking about. However, I have decided to make a post to sum up my last couple days and express some thoughts through my head. A quick financial summary – I went 3 for 4 on my sports bets to tally a +150 weekend, which puts me at exactly even for the season. After 12 weeks of the season to be even with the book is actually amazing. I threw a c-note on the pats at +1.5 tonight so that will swing me in one direction.

Yesterday I was complaining about being sad and depressed. This is actually pretty easy to understand why. 4 days of no work had ended and it was back to work today. Plus, and this is gonna sound really gay, seeing my brothers back from school and all these other people who I used to see while growing up and realizing that that phase of my life is ending, sort of makes me think about the past and it’s just depressing in a sense. It’s all normal and there isn’t anything you can do about it but it just gets me thinking. Also the aftermath effect alcohol has on the body can make you feel down.

To summarize things from my poker playing; not so good. We held a live tourny on Saturday where we had 30+ people play. I finished 5th but I really felt I played great the entire time. I didn’t once get it in behind the entire tourney and it was just a bit unlucky to run my 88 into 99 on my final hand. I also played a 2000 person tournament and finished 265th. Problem was the buy in was 11 dollars and it paid out 16. So I wasted 5 hours for 4 dollars. I also busted from the Sunday Million early when I couldn’t win 2 races. I still think I’m playing well but luck has not been on my side. I think I’m going to play in a live tourny on Wed so I expect to do well.

If you read the title you would wonder what my experiment is. Basically after 4 days of heavy drinking, I look and feel like a loaf. I don’t think I’m an alcoholic but I certainly do abuse the shit out of it on weekends. After these 4 days of drinking I end up feeling shitty and wondering why I do this to myself. What I want to do with this blog is show you what the effect of abusing alcohol is on the body, mainly my stomach.

In the past 4 days I think I’ve probably consumed about 50+ beers. At 100 calories per beer, we have 5000 calories in 4 days not counting any food. That’s about 2 days of what my daily intake should be if I were eating healthy, which explains why I have no appetite on days after I drink heavily. Considering I didn’t work out at all, this is the main driver for why I feel like shit. This is the end result of my stomach after this unhealthy binge. P4170181

My theory is that all the liquid goes to the love handles. What I plan to do with this blog is take a picture for 5 consecutive days of how my body transforms when I treat it with respect. I will go to the gym for 5 straight days, do some light lifting, and then run 3-5 miles at a 6 minute pace. I’m not doing this to impress people but for my own knowledge and to understand how negatively beer works on my body. If you want to give me derogatory comments about how stupid this is or how you could care less, that is completely ok with me. I would actually like to do this for a couple of weeks but I have a feeling that isn’t possible. I have a plan that instead of getting wasted Friday I’ll leave work and drive straight to AC and try to play a long long poker session. I’ll will keep this posted on a daily basis. That is all.

By |2010-01-27T14:22:54-05:00November 30th, 2009|My Life|0 Comments

Almost Holiday

A couple of days off is always nice. I have no plans outside of Thanksgiving dinner with the normal family. I’ve eliminated sports betting from my daily life after hitting the 100 bucks to the red for the season. This is such a nominal amount of money but it’s more about the -EV that comes along with betting. I’m not saying I’ll never bet on another game again, but when I’m sober, I really have no urge for the action. Without watching sports on TV, this leaves me playing poker. I appear to have received a nice cash out curse from stars. I don’t really believe in this but I have seemed to take a turn for the worst. My big pairs don’t hold against small pairs, people hit flushes, dominated hands get me drawing dead on the flop. Standard stuff that everyone who play poker whines about from time to time. I intend to take a break and maybe get into it a bit more when I have a few days off. I satellited into the Sunday Mill through FPP’s on Sunday. I finished an uneventful 2000 out of 8000.
Other than boring gambling nonsense, everything else has been just as boring. The curb’s season finale was certainly good. Sort of makes me want to see them bring Seinfeld back. I thought the Californication was average but Rick Springfield is still entertaining. Dexter had a nice twist at the end which has me looking forward to next week. I’ve confessed to watching Glee before and I’m actually starting to get annoyed with it. They use up the whole show with songs and I think they have run out of story. Quinn is really hot though and even though she’s 18 in the show, I think she’s 23 in real life, so it’s all good.
That’s it. Wish I had something exciting to write about. I’ll have to turn to some rants I’ve been saving up because my life has turned to blah. Till next time.

By |2016-11-02T00:02:07-04:00November 24th, 2009|My Life|1 Comment

No New Business

Not much has changed since my last post. I don’t really have anything of interest to write about but to take the advice of Evan Cohen, it doesn’t really matter what you write about as long as it’s something. To expand, people come to the site because, most likely, they are bored and are looking for something to keep them entertained for a minute or two. If there is not a new post up when the person goes to this site, they are disappointed and will hold it against me because of my lack of attention to this blog. So as long as I write something, anything, people are satisfied. However, to the people who read this, they are sitting there thinking, “why am I wasting my time when all this guy is doing is rambling about how boring he thinks my life must be because I am reading his blog.” I have felt this feeling of boredom that you are experiencing. Basically, you are sitting there, you have nothing to do or maybe you have something to do but you don’t feel like doing it. You’ve already channel surfed and although Saving Silverman is on you’ve seen it countless times and there has to be something more productive to do. So you go to your computer and log into facebook. Sometimes I like to click on one of my friends and then it shows mutual friends, and then I’ll click on my favorite mutual friend and then it brings up more mutual friends and then I repeat the process until I think why the fuck am I wasting my time doing this. Or you click on one of your friends and they are in a photo album but it’s the album of a foreign friend and you click on the pictures and you realize you are slideshowing through pictures of a random persons trip to Italy and once that I happens I just X facebook, put my head in my hands and wonder what has become of me. Anyway, you have for some reason found my page and now I am entertaining you with my mindless drivel. No worries, I’ll give you the lowdown of anything I think is pertinent ranging from gambling to TV to drinking, all of my favorite activities.

To start, my sports betting days have come to a screeching halt. After wagering 350 on Vanderbilt two weeks ago (and winning) i’ve been on a 1-8 slide losing all of that money plus another hundred, bringing my season total to the minus 75 dollars. I could go into detail but it hurts to much to recount. I only made one bet this weekend and it was on Pittsburgh who couldn’t cover. That’s one bet in 2 weeks and I’m hoping to stay away as long as I can.

I’ve been investing my time into poker once again. I bought holdem manager a while back, bought sharkscope, and have re-subscribed to cardrunners. Basically all of this is important to being a winning player. If you play and don’t use these tools, most likely you are not a winning player. To be honest, I invested about a grand in two months with absolutely no return. Losing players blame it on bad luck, but I was honest with myself and knew I had some leaks that I had to plug. Considering I’m writing about it, it’s safe to say I’ve turned the ship around and have been playing what I consider high level poker. I have 3 final tables in 3 days taking 5th, 3rd, and 2nd in 12 dollar 180 man tournaments. I’ve also been playing 16 turbos and 20 dollar HU to round off my tables. In my opinion, I haven’t even been “grinding” long hours but I expect to change if I can keep up this little run.

Quick TV update. Californication is the best show on television. If you don’t watch this show and you like crude sexual humor, you are seriously missing out. The last episode was phenomenal and I’m liking this season much more than the last one with Lou. Becca sort of gets on my nerves but it’s really just an awesome show. The stripper is hot, Felicia is a hot milf, I can’t remember the beat TA’s name (jill?) but this love triangle cracks me up and my wish to be Hank Moody and have all these girls love me while still being an asshole, grows with each episode. Seriously, I come out of this show wondering how I can be more like Hank.

Dexter is sort of building up to the climax which I like. The episodes have been a little slow and the LeGurta-Angel thing is annoying, but John Lithgow is playing a good role and I’m anticipating quality last couple episodes. Wagon and I were cracking up when Lithgow barged into the Asians house and then when they said they were going to call they police, Lithgow was like “don’t be absurd!” Bow-Chicka-Wowow by Masuka was good too.

Curb has been on point. This show is one of my favorite 30 minute times slots of the week. If you don’t watch it you are really being a tard. I feel like they give Jerry this aura of being better than everyone else. When Funkhauser told his joke and Jerry was like “I like him, he’s crazy,” that had me rolling. Even though I think Leon has this mandatory requirement to be funny, which usually bothers me, he plays the part well and actually is hilarious. Just watch the show if you have no clue what I’m talking about.

I’ve been buying these variety pack beers. Yards last week and the halloween Magic hat before that. The thing I’m not taking into consideration is the alcohol content of some of these. I have seen multiple that get into 6-7%. What happens is I’ll drink 12 or so, do a couple shots, and then next thing you know I’ll be blacked out for hours. Last Saturday, I literally can’t remember anything from 10-2. I can only imagine how I act and getting home safely is a miracle. You’d think at my age I would stop clowning around like this but I just never change. Mon-Thurs I don’t drink an act like a normal human being, which is how I want to act. But come Friday and after a couple beers it just becomes a shit show and I try to impress myself with how much alcohol I can consume with no regard to the fact that I’m going to become a puddle. However, this weekend is another opportunity and I will make an attempt to do better. That is all.

By |2016-10-28T15:53:21-04:00November 18th, 2009|My Life|0 Comments

Last Few Days

The title might make you think I was going somewhere or doing something exciting but I’m not.  I’ll just run through random bs from the last couple days.  My friend Evan said that it really doesn’t even matter what you put in a blog as long as it’s something to keep people unbored.   I had 32 people visit my site on Friday.  32!  So that’s a start.  Once the domain name gets established hopefully I’ll hit triple digits one day.

Here’s a recap of my weekend highlighting the major points.

– Bowled a 213 last night ending my streak of hundreds of non 200 games.

– Shot a 89 on a par 66 course which wasn’t very good.  I feel like I play down to the level of the course which is one of the reasons I never want to play there again.  Walnut Lane and Twining Valley are currently the only 2 courses on my list.  Slow greens, indistinguishable fairways, awkward lies…   If they sold beer on the course I would reconsider.

– Lost 125 dollars Saturday night at 3am playing someone heads up for 115 dollars each game.  Won the first and lost the next 2.  I was under the influence at the time.

– I’ve only went to the gym once in the last week and stopped running for a while so I feel like a piece of shit.  I don’t know how people can go through life never exercising.  I intend to pick up my routine this week.

– I went car shopping for a new TL.  It’s constant haggling with these clowns.  I have time on my side so I’m not rushed into anything but I have the feeling I’ll cave sooner rather than later.  I was offered 1500 down and $530 a month which would include the money I still owe on this car.  I think this price is too high and if anyone who reads this has experience with recent car sales, I’d be happy to listen.

– I got a new Storm for 200 plus a 50 dollar mail in rebate from Verizon.  I told them that I want to speak to their cancellation department if they weren’t going to let me upgrade 4 months early.  They gave in pretty easily and I got a storm with new found insurance.  I really don’t even want the storm but I’m tired of my current phone and am looking for an upgrade.  I’m sure I’ll be writing about the good an bad about it once I get it.

Finally I want to send off with a funny video.  Only the last 15 seconds are funny but you have to watch the full minute to take it all in.

By |2010-01-25T23:02:23-05:00May 11th, 2009|Sports|1 Comment

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