Thursday, February 10, 2011

snow day

well this is the end.

probably only 30 or so minutes left.

i'm typing pretty frantically as to get everything i need to down in time. truthfully, i don't know what happens next.
i have no idea what happened but i hope it fixes itself soon.
i cant even remember the last time i've been in this situation. probably a dark day years ago in toronto? i'm not sure.

i suppose all i can do now is embrace it, in all its madness.

the power is out.

my laptop's battery is the last ounce of juice i have left.

i was actually grinding online and timed out in a few small pots. i was even in a $100 tourny but pretty shortstacked.

i should go to a coffee shop or something to finish it out but I'm probably close to bust now anyways.
thankfully i already brewed some coffee, so it seems like as good a time as any to sit down and update.

so, where am i at?
broad question, with lots of different answers.

physically, i'm in vancouver. i've got a great place i love in the core of downtown.

healthwise, i'm probably at my peak. i've hit the gym 4x a week for the last 18mos or so. probably in the best shape of my life.

pokerwise, i'm stagnant. still grinding, mostly 2/4NL right now. cash games have been pretty consistent.
the last year in tournament was has been pretty disappointing, as I consistently fell just short of big scores.
i finished in the top 20 of at least 8 tourneys with over $100,000 for first place (5 of which were $200,000+).
and after all that I still only probably ended up $20k in tourneys.

but still, all considered;
mentally, i'm in a good place. i'm happy, still very much enjoying what i'm doing.
i'm concentrating now on improving my work ethic, as the games get tougher and I need to work harder.
at the same time i'm working on managing my state control to make that easier.

i guess not much has changed, but i don't think that is a bad thing at all

*beep* *beep*

my computer is fading now, only 10minutes left.
i can see the dark at the end of the tunnel.

i have no idea what to expect, or when my life will return to normalcy.
everything i do seems to revolve around electricity.

maybe this is like the poker equivalent of the snow days i looked so forward to as a kid?

only difference now is that i go to a separate school from all my friends lol :)
well, that and no snow.

anyway ill try to make the most of the day as best i can.

until next time


B said...

3 months of the gym eh? Nice Johnny... stay in the zone - don't start slacking... I've got some vacation time coming up - I'll let u know the dates. We should hit up the Philippines. I pray to the poker gods for u often. Keep grinden

Maurice said...

You've got a lot to be proud of man. Electricity comes and goes, nothing you can do about that. Maybe work on being less dependent on it?