Tuesday, October 19, 2010

twins, new york, house, life, etc

I have a few minutes left on my flight to new York to hopefully sweat the twins hopefully take two from they hated Yankees. It’s been a depressing postseason and while I’m not giving up hope it doesn’t look too good. Michelle, Schneider, hoppman and I thought it’d be fun to make a little weekend trip and check out the new Yankee stadium. We’re staying in Manhattan and if we don’t have a game 4 I’m sure we’ll find something fun to do around town.

I’ve been putting off blogging because I felt like I should give a recap of everything since I last blogged but now I digress and am just going to go forward.

Poker is pretty good this year it’s just been slow the last few months. I’ve been doing well winning bets but have been losing small at the bigger games so it’s been breakeven for a bit. I’m in a really good place mentally though and also with my methods for making money…heads up limit and I’m finally a competent heads up no-limit player. I’ve also this year learned and turned a profit at 30/60 stud hi/low and stud high as well but I’m not really big on the latter. My latest game I’ve been working on is PLO which was kinda fun and I don’t really have any expectations with it. Everyone just gets super excited about it but I really don’t know too many people who have stuck with it for the long haul. I started with cash, but I sucked at it and the rake kills you because of all the flops you see so I changed to sit and goes and I’ve played a little more than 100 $33 hu sng’s. The players are very bad and that has helped with the fun factor for me as I’m so competitive and winning makes it more fun.

My house is finally coming together really well. I remodeled the basement this summer and all that is left is carpet which will be installed in the next couple weeks. I got a pingpong table for down there and was planning on a pool table but I decided I’d rather have the space than something I wouldn’t use very often. I’m working with a vendor on getting a custom golden tee machine with all of the courses and I’ll get a dart board also.

I pick up on the way home from NY now…

What was hopefully going to be a sweet baseball weekend turned into an awful baseball yet unexpected fun tourist trip…for some reason I was just so focused on baseball that I didn’t even really think about new York city, but we actually had a lot of fun checking it out. We decided to wear our twins jerseys on our day trip around the city and it was fun getting razzed. One guy even opened his like 4th floor apartment window to yell at us. We rode the subway there and back and man is that convenient. I wish I could do something like that for the twins games. I know some people have the light rail, but it doesn’t go into the north metro. And the north star just doesn’t sound all that convenient.

Brilliant me (and partially schneids fault cause he actually bought the tickets, I just clicked on them initially) got tickets for the ALCS instead of the ALDS which we didn’t realize til we were standing in line at the stadium. Omg. We walked around for 45 minutes and literally saw 0 scalpers. It was very weird and frustrating. We decided to see if somebody at customer service could somehow help us and we found out the game was actually not sold out. Idiots. Who would have thought though? We said give us your best seats and he gave us 4 wheel chair row legends club seats and in we went. When we got to our ‘seats’ which I say loosely because there were no chairs there, we talked to the usher about getting us chairs and they wanted to split us up so we didn’t block the view of the season ticket holders who were sitting on the patio behind our row. No shot. We didn’t fly all the way to new York, pay 300 for seats next to each other and then get split up. Long story short we were able to ‘upgrade’ to normal seats for another 50 dollars and that was that.

The flight to/from NY is so short seeming so I had to finish that tonight (10/19). Since getting back I went to the wild home opener (they’re supposed to be kinda brutal this year so I’m just going to enjoy it for what it is). I’ve also gone to Canterbury a few times. I haven’t played any fall poker classic events yet but I’m going to play the 6max no limit on Thursday as it sounded fun and the main event on Saturday. Michelle has been deep into her school work so I’ve also been getting a lot of hands in online.

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