Felix the Cat

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Wedding day!

Well, today is the day! Here is the link for the live webcast of our wedding: http://wedcast.istreamplanet.com/lwc/whitechapel.asp 7pm PST! Enjoy!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

So, Full Tilt released a huge update approximately 8 days ago and it's been a disaster. They have since had 5 more small updates and they're still having major problems.

So while perusing the various threads over at 2p2, I came across this gem:

"Full Tilt support emails are like fortune cookies. Just vague enough to be true, not specific enough to be helpful."

Truer words have never been spoker.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

To Whom This May Concern...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Jody gets on the scoreboard!

So, congrats to my boy, Jody, for his first ever WSOP cash. He busted 198th, but cashed. Pokernews got the hand wrong that busted him, but whatever. Roland de Wolfe limped in, Jody shoved the nuts (ie. J7o) and Roland calls w/ AKo and it holds un-improved. But still, a great day for him. Glad he got it and glad I was there for it.

Afterwards, he, myself, and his brother, Jeremy, (who is here for the week) all played some more $2/$5. For the 2nd time this week, between the 3 of us, we had a +$3k day (me w/ +$1700). Good times.

I'm sick w/ a cold, but still managing to put in hands/hours, since the games are so ridiculously soft right now.

That's all I got for today. I'm sick, and tired, but seperately...but I just read something that had me in stitches for about 4 minutes. I laughed so hard and for so long, my sides still hurt:

from mydrunktexts.com comes this gem:

"(703): (rec'd): fucking a dude (rec'd 1 min later): i mean: fucking a, dude (sent): wow, that comma made all the difference there"

Tears :)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Slow 'n low

So I haven't written in a long time. I just got tired of telling the world all about me. I dunno, whatever.

So I'm still playing poker and I'm still grinding away, although it's been really tough, at times. The only other thing that I would rather be doing is running/cooking/owning my own restaurant, but for those that know me, that's nothing new. But, all things considered, I'm really happy, still.

Anyway, having a good time during the WSOP this year and beating the cash games for a good bit. Also, my best friend, Jody (Fidodell to 2p2'ers), is getting dangerously close to going deep in today's $1500 event. Gogogogogogo Jody!

Speaking of which, someone posted this and I it really struck me as, well, damn good motivation. Maybe it will help someone else too?

I've really learned that day-to-day results really don't matter one bit...it's all about the long-term and the correct decisions. I mean, I've known this all along, but KNOWING it and not just saying you know it, I've learned, are two very, very different things. I've learned that slow 'n low, (ie. the tortoise, not the hare) wins the race. Life's is easier now that I understand that.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Never quit on your dreams!

Never quit on your dreams!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Mmmmm rain...

Let me start by saying that I have absolutely been killing the games the last couple/few weeks. That is not the reason for lack of updates. I just write when the mood strikes and, well, it struck this morning.

It's 830am here in Vegas and it's absolutely POURING rain outside and I couldn't be happier. Amanda & I have said that the only thing missing from Vegas, which would make it 100% perfect, is rain. Since we first said that @ 6 weeks ago, it's rained 7 times. It reminds me of growing up back in Portland, Oregon...

There really is something just pure and wonderful about waking up early on a Saturday morning and enjoying a cup of tea (or coffee) and listening to the sound of the rain. It's really a little slice of heaven for me and right now, life couldn't be any better than it is. It really is the small things that can make everything in life seem just a little bit sweeter. Today is a good day.

Since it has been a while since I last updated here, I had planned this whole long, drawn-out post about all the 'events' that have happened:

- Sugarland concert
- Amanda & my week long trip to LA
- The WSOP
- My best bud, Jody, coming to stay during the entire WSOP
- The 2p2 gathering
- Go-Karting/Golf
- The big BBQ w/ a bunch of 2p2'ers
- Meeting Floyd Mayweather @ a NBA Summer League game
- Coldplay concert

Well, that'd make a ridiculously long post and I don't know that many would want to read about all of it. I'll just summarize. :)

I played in Event #2 of the 2008 WSOP and busted out #229 of the 3k or so that entered it. John Nieznanski, tournament director @ the Bellagio, shoved his A2c into my AA in blind vs blind and had the flop come 225r to essentially end my tournament run. It was pretty awesome to cash in my first ever event, but it really showed me the crazy variance that goes along w/ tournament poker.

I didn't play in any other events and to be honest, wasn't that "up" for the WSOP this year. I don't know...maybe it's because we still were getting settled into living here and whatnot that I wasn't really mentally prepared for the 7 weeks, but for the most part, to me, it was a lot of "meh". I fully expect next year to be completely different.

Having Jody here was a total blast, though. Everything from battling it out racing Go-Karts, playing bogey golf, getting my ass handed to me in NHL07 on the 360 (he IS Canadian, eh), or talking poker, non-stop, for 6 weeks, Amanda & I thoroughly enjoyed having him here. Hell, Assani and Anthony seemed to like him here too. A great guy and we had a helluva lot of fun. I just wish we could play as much poker as we'd both wanted. C'est la vie. That's what the other 11 months are for, right? :)

Speaking of Jody and poker, it occured to me this morning, while perusing the regs thread over at 2p2, that our little poker group really has come a long way from when we first started a year ago. The group consisted of me, Jody (Fidodell), Mark (Awful Fish), Alex (RiverFenix), & Tony (PHILIVEY9563). While we're not yet killing it up as high as we want to be, we're certainly gettin' it done at SSNL. So congrats fellas and keep crushing!

So, to recap, life is good, I have a fantastic girlfriend, great friends, and I couldn't be happier with my life.

Tonight is the Miguel Cotto v Antonio Margarito fight @ MGM. We're gonna head down and pick up tickets there at the arena. It should be an incredible fight. I hope to post about it soon with some pics we take tonight.