Life Update

Posted: August 11, 2009 in life

Since busting the Main Event most of my priorities have been put on the back burner for one reason or another. I’ve played less than 5 sessions and haven’t booked a winner since mid June. I’ve all but quit my baseball teams as I constantly struggle w/trying to compromise sunday poker w/playing ball as well as performing mediocre at best due to never throwing during the week. I announced my retirement from pickup hoops only to make a less than triumphant return last week. Needless to say my life is def. upside down at the moment, but it’s not exactly in shambles.

Most of July was spent w/very close friends. My best friend came to visit for 8 days and I couldn’t have had more fun. He got blacked out one night w/some brod he met on the plane and by the time I found him he was locked outside the Luxor in the pool area screaming “That bitch is crazy” at the top of his lungs. Checked out Kid Cudi and Asher Roth that same week. One of my boys from baseball hooked us up w/VIP and bottles. Surprisingly Asher Roth and B.O.B. killed it…Kid Cudi was less than impressive. Also less than impressive was how fucking wasted my friends got. It ended up being an early night due to that fact.

Immediately after my boy left town my roomies brian, brandon, and Bhanks as well as Cking all took a last-minute RV trip to Tahoe. I free rolled the trip in exchange for driving the 500 miles each way in this 32 ft bus…

Easily proved to be the most stressful thing I’ve ever had to do in my life. Overall the trip was great. I will never again make that drive in a RV, but I will definitely be returning to Tahoe again soon.

This week has been a solid start to getting back into my old routines. I’m 4 weeks into my second round of P90X and I’m pretty excited w/the results. Either this weekend or next monday I plan to have my body fat measured and am extremely curious of the results. I was about 9% in college when I was in my best shape which I don’t anticipate being near now(considering I’m not avg. 15 miles on the track a week these days and am about 8 lbs heavier) but I am hoping to be ~13%. I also dunked clean for the first time since my Jr. year of college. I seem to be getting up pretty easy w/the exception of the occasional shin splint in my left leg. Hopefully I can get to the point of throwing down consistently given that I shoot about 15% otherwise…

With life mostly on track hopefully poker will quickly follow. I admit I’ve spent very little time thinking about the game and even less playing it which saddens me. I win because I work very hard on my game. I’m worried that this time away will prove to be more than just a minor set back. I just don’t really have the funds to work out the kinks and get the rust off. This is the first in 5 years where you can walk into my house of consisting of poker players and not really hear the game being spoken of. Regardless it is time to get back on the horse. I either sink or swim, either result is more productive than sitting back watching myself go broke.

I’ll leave you w/a little dose of Hanks regulating the pool area…


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