I am really steamed as I right this because I tried to blog twice earlier today, and every time I would get to the end I would hit tab and then backspace and boom… page back and everything is lost. I think from now on I’m just going to type it into Word first and then copy and paste.
So anyway, I apologize for not blogging in a while. The big 3 have been keeping me real busy since coming back from spring break on Sunday. Brace yourselves this is long. If you don’t want to read all of it I suggest skipping to the Partying section because I love the Salvation Army.
School work has been keeping me pretty busy during the daytime. I had my prospectus for my term paper in Computer Ethics due Thursday. I am doing my term paper on Internet Gambling, which I’ve been worried, about which I know seems weird since all of us internet poker players are well aware of all the facts of the UIGEA and all of the pitfalls that have come with it. However, while I am well-versed with knowledge on the topic I am way too biased, which if I write it that way, intentionally or unintentionally, I will be committing the cardinal sin on this paper. Fortunately, Rod (xxrod17xx to all of you) had the same class last semester, and he did his paper on basically the same topic, so he gave me some tips that I think will help me out.
Also, I got two of my three mid-term grades back, a B+ and an A-. I am pleased with these grades; however, I fear that my third mid-term grade will not even be in the same neighborhood as the first two. But, no one in the class seemed too pleased with the test so maybe he will curve it or something… we shall see.
Over spring break I played a ton of poker, both tournaments and cash games. More than I have in a long time. In the tournaments, I had a few small cashes but it always seemed like I ran poorly at key points of the tourney, never won that big race, got sucked out on etc. However, I really wasn’t that pleased with the way I was playing either. I feel like since I haven’t been playing too many tourneys lately I may not be as aggressive and fearless as I am when I am at my best.
In the cash games, I went on another big downswing, probably close to $1k, which caused my bankroll to go to the lowest point it’s been since Jan. 7th. I play all the games and I jumped into some 50PLO and 3-6 HORSE and really played the games like I was rusty, which I am. So, after losing a big in those games I tried to play in the .40-.80 ds 160 max bi games on FTP. These games have been very weak, and I definitely thought I had a sizeable edge in those games because I play much better post-flop than the players that were playing in that game do. However, I ran really poorly in the game, and lost some more. It seemed like everyday for a week I would go on lose about $200 and quit.
Well, fortunately yesterday my luck turned around. I 4-tabled 50NL and 2-tabled the 160 max game. I ended up winning about $450 in about 1500 hands playing those games last night. Then today, after running errands, which I will get to later, I decided to play some more and won another $300 over 1500 more hands. So after going on a 1k downswing I won about ¾ of it back in two days which is real nice. However, I probably won’t be playing much the next few days.
Since coming back from spring break I have gone out drinking Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. All of those days were fun, although one of my friends tried to get into a fight the one night, which wasn’t cool at all since it was 100% his fault. However, I don’t remember too much of it, which I don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing. The only thing I know for sure is the next morning when I woke up I only had $1 less in my wallet than I had the day before (talk about a break).
Wednesday and last night I went over to my buddies and we had a couple beers while watching the college bball games. Afterwards, we just went down to the bar and had a couple beers. I haven’t been at the bar sober in a while and it was really weird being down there the last two nights sober. Let’s just say it’s not as fun. Tonight, I am alone at home and its 10:17 pm. Weird I know, but two of my friends went to a sorority formal and the others have been MIA all day. They probably went to a bar on the other side of town for happy hour and didn’t make it back yet lol. It’s probably not a bad thing that I’ve only had one beer tonight since this weekend is doing to be filled with absolute debauchery.
Tomorrow, many people of campus are throwing St. Patrick’s Day parties because the rumor is the Pope moved St. Pat’s tomorrow because Monday is Holy Monday. Personally, I think its BS but whatever it just gives people like me two opportunities to celebrate! Although, rumors are cops are going to be out in full force looking to bust people for being drunk in public, so I will have to TRY to control myself lol. Fortunately, I am of age and don’t have to worry about underages unless we are at my house, which I doubt we will be.
So, today my buddy and I went shopping and I had an absolute blast, and I HATE shopping. Why did I have so much fun? Well the first stop we made was at the Salvation Army. There I bought two green t-shirts, my favorite one being the one that says I
Stepping Stones. The other one has some plot-line from some 80s Cusack movie written on it… you know then one where he holds a boom box over his head outside of the chick’s window. Well at least that’s where I think it’s from. The other two things I bought were a pair of slacks that are brown, green and purple checkered, and are just awesome. Unfortunately, they are huge on me and I will be swimming in them tomorrow. (Figuratively of course) The other thing I purchased was a green and white flannel pullover sweater that I will be wearing out tomorrow as well. All told those 4 things cost me $10.46. God I love the Salvation Army.
After that we went to the beer distributor and got three cases of Keystone Light for $44.50, and two 4-packs of Guinness which cost $17.00! How ridiculous! Then we went to the liquor store and purchased a bottle of Jameson, a bottle of Bailey’s Irish Crème and a bottle of Sky Vodka. We got the Guinness, Baileys and Jameson whiskey for Irish Car bombs which are probably one of the greatest drinks I’ve ever had.
After that we went to the pet-store to pick up 3 mice. Two for my pet snake and one for my friends pet snake. Well when we got home we looked in the backseat and realized the mice got out of their cardboard boxes! They were running around in his car and it took us almost 15 minutes to corral all three of them. Unfortunately, for those mice we did get them all rounded-up, and they are no longer with us… if you know what I mean.
So, that is pretty much where I’m at right now. I’ll probably hit the sack early tonight, set my alarm for 9 am. Wake up, take a shower, play the Boondock Saints Theme Song and some Dropkick Murphy’s, put on my sweet threads, wake up my housemates, and take an Irish Car Bomb. This weekend is going to be so sweet. God I love college. It sucks that I’m graduating in two months. I guess this is my last chance to REALLY celebrate St. Patty’s which to me is like a college kid’s Christmas, and I’m not even Irish.
Wow, that really was a long blog, which I apologize for. I guess I need to work on this blogging thing… lol I’m such a newb. If you read the whole thing, I appreciate it and honor you. I hope you all enjoyed it. Until next time…
That’s all for now,