Archive for February, 2014

accountability update…

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
  • Reading:
    • Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine: I really dug this book.
    • Ministry: The Lost Gospels According To Al Jourgensen: I didn’t really dig this book
  • Photography and this blog:
    • Hahahaha…mebbe a couple of Instagram shots…it’s been cold and snowy and, well, I’ve been putting in a lot of hands on the poker…
  • Health:
    • Lose 50 more pounds: finished ITM in our first Fatbet round of 2014, dropping 13 pounds in 4 weeks. Immediately backslid a bunch after the round ended by having a weekend binge of sugar and carbs. I joined the gym at the office and put in about 5 hours of cardio in 3 days to finish off the round, and found the cravings that I wasn’t having for the entire preceding four weeks came back with a vengeance… The next round won’t start until next Friday, but I’m already trying to get myself back into ketosis and out of the 230’s…
    • Get to the doctor: no traction. Appointment date set. Presumably I’m still on the cancellation list, but have heard nothing…
    • Get to the dentist: feh. I may go start this adventure soon.
  • Entrepreneurialism:
    • Been focused on the Android stuff first; got a couple of ebooks and hardcopies on order. Not exactly lots of traction, but, well, I’ve been putting in a lot of hands on the poker…
    • Spec out the app ideas…
    • Update/upgrade my personal workstation: finally got the iMac upgraded to Mavericks, and performance is better but not great. Gotta get on the tools next, and maybe, actually, write some fuckin’ code.

Wow. I’m really negative on myself right now. Not quite sure what’s behind that.

  • Travel:
    • Iceland may be dicey because of budget; now we’re thinking San Diego for spring break, which wouldn’t suck. Probably could make some time for Vegas, which we haven’t done in a loooong time…
  • Camping, hiking, backpacking, stargazing: too cold. Must plan.
  • Gardening: too cold. Must plan.
  • Hunting:
    • Shooting: too busy. Must plan.
    • Hunting: too busy. Must plan.
      • Almost made it out to the Great Outdoorsman Show in Harrisburg with Bob and Carl. Weather fuct that plan up good.
    • Butchery: too busy. Must plan.
      • Have started developing a list of people possibly interested in a Cowshare. I really wanna see that happen…
  • Meditation: been doing well here, getting in many good sessions. I still don’t have any tangible evidence that its getting me anywhere
  • Screen printing: nope. Not a goddamn thing.
  • Poker: lots of traction here, having put in over 1,000 hands on both WSOP.com and Borgata. I’m playing tables appropriate to my bankroll, having brought both deposits up over 50% since February 1. Getting in about 80% Omaha and 20$ NLHE. Just need to keep putting in the hands and growing the roll.
  • Limit social media time: I have successfully cut out Twitter and Tumblr. Still too much FB. Way less Reddit. Getting better but need to stay focused…
  • NO ZERO DAYS: definitely succeeded here — I can’t think of a single day where I didn’t hit at least ONE of these goals square in the nose. Definitely feel good about that…

So why am I so negative on myself? Dunno. Poker’s been taking a lot of time and attention, and I guess I haven’t been making much traction else wise. Getting the hands in is really critical to improving my game, but it feels like its taking over.

And, hey! 9 years today with Sunshine! Holy crap! Who’da thunk that 9 years ago, we’d be here, now, this way, this day. Crazy, man, crazy…