Archive | October, 2011

The Hub

27 October 2011

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I’m coming to the realization that if I do this, my life over the next two months is going to suck. It’s not like I didn’t already know that, but sometimes I forget how tough it is to put in 10+ hour days. I think to myself, “Oh no big deal, just grind a bit […]

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The Cellphone

25 October 2011

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For the first few months in Canada, I was racking up a hefty cellphone bill. I still had my old iPhone and despite the “all inclusive” North America plan, I apparently was roaming quite a bit. After seeing how much it’d cost me to stay on the plan, I decided to get a new phone. […]

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The Case II

24 October 2011

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Two entries ago, I was considering the idea of attempting to earn 70,000 VPPs over the final two months of 2011. If you’d like, you can read the entire soliloquy here but basically I didn’t like the idea of busting my ass 8-10 hours a day, everyday, for an extra $4/hr. One of my readers, […]

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The Setup

21 October 2011

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So I finally got around to posting pictures of my place and of course, I had to get a shot of the grind-station. Shortest. Blog post. Ever.

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The Case

20 October 2011

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I’m lazy. This comes as a surprise to, well, probably none of you. Several of my past entries chronicle the lethargic attitude that often overcomes me and my struggle to get back on track. Playing poker for a living leads to this sort of thing, as I’m responsible (irresponsible?) for setting my own hours and […]

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The Half Year

18 October 2011

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The other day, a friend pointed out that it’s been six months (and three days) since Black Friday. Wow. Time flies. It seems like just yesterday I was putting the final touches on my ‘office’ in Sacramento and now, well, I’m more than a thousand miles away, living in a different country. In honor of […]

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The Glamour

15 October 2011

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Last night, I told a friend of mine about my recent downswing and she simply responded, “Stop that.” I laughed and thought ‘if only it were that easy.’ Today, it was. It definitely felt good to book a four figure win after drudging through the past 600 games which didn’t do much except make a […]

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The Boo

13 October 2011

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Well, today sucked. I sat here for a few minutes trying to come up with some eloquent manner to put that and finally decided it wasn’t worth any more of my time. Not that I’m particularly busy at the moment. In fact, I’ve got nothing to do. Gym? Closed. Food? Already ate. Poker? No thanks. […]

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The Canadian Thanksgiving

11 October 2011

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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, everyone! I, like many ethnocentric Americans, had no idea that Canada had their own special version of “our” holiday, in which we spend time with family/friends and give thanks for the things/people in life that we often take for granted. Note: I use a lot of slashes in this post. Not sure […]

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The Timeline

10 October 2011

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People always ask me what it’s like, to play poker for a living. And as best I try to explain it, I can never fully capture the gauntlet of emotions that run through me each and every day: joy, sadness, agony, jealousy, boredom, apathy, frustration, elation, relief. Hopefully this helps. The following is a timeline […]

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