I was a homeowner the day I signed a contract and moved into my house. But I haven’t actually been a HOMEOWNER in that I maintain a home. I live in one, and assume the weeds will pull themselves. Well, with Ash getting more pregnant daily and soon to be out of commission in terms of larger-scale projects, I’ve decided to kick my own ass and get things done. First up was cleaning the office last night, and organizing our loose-leaf recipes into a book. It’s a start, and it’s not the most daunting part (the backyard and front yard would take that cake), but it’s a start.
I think I’m going to use my new stud-finder to hang some stuff up today. And as soon as Cold #49206 goes away, I’ll hopefully have a bit more energy to do other stuff. Baby steps.
Inspire by Susan’s online vow of intent, I am making a public vow that I’m not going to have alcohol or soda until the end of May as an experiment (with the only exception being an energy drink on mornings of disc golf tournaments). Going east, and even trying to eat healthier, I still felt kinda run down a few days, particularly after drinking liquor – even in moderation. I had had more soda than normal, so that might have been it.
So I want to give it 6 weeks to see if I feel better. No Dew, no Pibb, no Vodka, no wine. I don’t think it’s a matter of being able to do it or not. Let’s see if it helps my body feel better in general. If it does, that doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m going to give up both permanently, but it’s certainly going to make me rethink doing anything silly more than occasionally.
I know the cardinal rule of poker is nobody wants to hear bad beat stories. I agree with this for the most part. But I got three in one night, so I feel I can rant.
I’m the chipleader in a live tournament last night. I get AA. I’m first to act, so I slowplay, hoping for a raise (the table had been raising with some regularity). Nobody does, but I get the two blinds. Flop is 10 8 7. I raise, I get a re-raise, I push him all in. OF COURSE, he hit the straight on the flop.
Even still I have plenty of chips – I’m in the high end still. We play for a while, and I’m now pretty much in the middle of 7 people left (they paid top 4). One of the smallstacks pushes all-in. It’s about half my chips, but I have AQ suited. He flips over AJ (I’m a 72% favorite to win) He not only flops the jack, he flops two. I’m down to 1100 chips.
TWO HANDS LATER, I have JJ. Someone raises to 1000 before me, I push my last bit in and he calls. He flips up 10 10 (I’m an 82% favorite to win) The very first card turned over is a 10.
Then I get home to find out that the three major online poker sites are done, the feds took them over. Looks like I’m out $530 that I had in there.
Good day for poker.