Wow. I am tearing up again. I REALLY appreciate the Blogger community. I am on the comeback trail. Quadrupled my bankroll in a few days which feels ok. Shut Up! I do not care if the $50 from Party was Free! I earned those EP points for the $25 from Empire! Hell, at least I am not counting the cost of the Hat!!!
I got so many good responses from everyone that I wish I could say April Fools. Some of the highlights were (although I appreciate them all):
Hugs from various chick bloggers like April and Shelly!
The crippled, withered, little arms of Iggy typing out a nice “Been there, Done that” comment in his Vicaden and Guinness haze! That really means a lot!
Bastard Studio who didn’t have the balls to yell a little louder at me while he watched me piss away my Bankroll, and then has the nerve to insult me! (heh, just kidding dude, some things you just cannot stop).
Pauly still reading my Blog. I thought he put it into the pile of “Not so good Blogs” and discarded it.
I appreciate everyone else who said a kind word too. It really means a lot. The puke-in-my-mouth feeling has finally subsided and I have gone back to work. I am definitely going to take it slower. I do not think playing every night was fair to the wife. So this week you can find me at the Blogger Invitational and hitting the tables on Wednesday Night, and Friday night grinding it out on the .50/1 tables. So far I have had the best run on Party so I am going to keep trying to build that roll. I am sure Empire is going to get mad and send me a bonus code or two, and now that I have both accounts I can switch back and forth a lot. So maybe this was not such a bad thing. The Nerd expects it to take me another few months to get back to 3K, and I think that is possible.
I blew my last Bankroll on August 01, 2004. If you want to read that tear jerker it is this location. So it took me about 4 months to hit the 4K level. So that puts me into May. We shall see. It is funny reading the old post because it has a lot of the same themes in it as this one. Very interesting. Some of the same comments too from Bad Blood and Chris Have-the-heck-do-you-spell-his-last-name!
My real goal when I rebuild is to stop being nightly-results oriented. I have real issues with that and it really effects me when I hit the higher levels. I really need to cap my play at (x) hours a night, no matter if I am up or down. Stop peeking at the cashier. She is cute, but cmon! I also need to learn when to leave. If I am a couple hours into a session and way up, I think it is a good idea to say “If I lose 5 bucks I am leaving”. Why not? Sessions tend to ebb and flow and there is no shame at leaving near the highpoint. Tables change, suckouts happen, protect your earnings, you, well, earned them.
So I will see you guys on Wednesday. I have already paid for the entry and would LOVE to win! I do not know if I have the mad tourney skillz people like Otis have but we shall see. Just remember there is always a percentage of luck involved in these things! On Friday I am thinking of hitting the Blogger Tables. I know it tends to be –EV but it is fun and I have actually won a few times.