Monday, April 20, 2009

Computer Built & Using Scripts

Well my computer is finally built and you know I couldn't wait to fire it up to play my first session. The thing about it is that I had put everything together on Saturday with my boy Al but had trouble loading the OS so finished that up on Sunday. I also had to transfer a bunch of music and videos from my old computer so I can eventually get to formatting the hd and putting it in my new box. Although I am tempted to just wait and get another 1 TB HD. Then, I thought I was gonna get all sophisticated so I downloading some scripts to run to help me multi table. My Hotkey program selections are Stars Assitant, StarsHotkeys, and Debustifier. It takes a little bit of getting use to because I had to tweak the settings to give me what I want. I didn't really like how Stars Assitant would bring up the active table and not really let you select what table you can act on. I guess it is just different because the program is essentially telling you to play optimally I guess but hey I wanna do stuff quicker on other tables like when I want to snap AA and such things. Other than that my first session wasn't that spectacular. I ended up have like a 28% ROI over 43 games for a whopping $83. Oh well I am not complaining because it was a winning session but it felt good to get comfortable on my new computer. I also had to mess around and fidget with the custom table layout when the tournaments. It was kind of tilting and next time I will be sure to set that up before I start playing by just opening tables and setting stuff up. Its tilting trying to line up the stuff to stack it and make the same size but it got accomplished. Other than that life is pretty good and I can't complain at all. I am having a good month and really liking how my game is progressing. I really see myself getting more comfortable in a lot spots where I used to was not. Hmm it seems like the quality of my posts are so bad but meh I don't care I kind of enjoy writing whats on my mind. Till next time.


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Running Alright + Go Man United and Nuggets

I have still be running fairly good this month. For the most part, I am a little off pace to reach 1k games for the month so I might have to stretch out some longer session on my Saturdays so that I can meet this goal. I still think that I am learning new stuff everyday which is good. I just try to play as best a possible and not lose any of the old stuff that I learn. I guess I just need to keep playing and find time to study and evaluate my game. That is the only way that I am going to get better is if I keep playing and studying. Often time, I think it is real easy to get caught up in the success that you have an therefore are less inclined to study. Well, then you are only hurting yourself in the long run because I am sure there are players out there that are always looking for an edge and that is key. Another funny thing did happen the other day I was playing and looking at the chat and obv people are talking about how bad I am and how I suck balls. Honestly it is just sooo funny to me and all the hate just feeds my positive energy. I obv think that when people hate on you they want what you have. I guess since they have to be a reverse grinder they have to hate on me for doing ok oh well lol.

The Nuggets have secured the second seed in the playoffs and we are playing the New Orleans Hornets. This is kind of a scary series because I know how dangerous the Honrnets can be with CP3 aka She P 3 lol. Hopefully we can play good against them and handle them in 6 games and I think that is how long it is going to take. Man United had a pretty big win in Porto yesterday to advance to the semi finals of the UEFA Champions League. United is the first English team to win in Porto so it was a huge win and even bigger goal by Cristiano Ronaldo. That goal might be the strike of they year tbh. Hopefully they beat Arsenal in the semis and march our way to Rome to win the title back to back. Thats all for now till next time.


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Lazy Weekend

Well, I was totally lazy this weekend and did not get anything that I wanted to get accomplished. Wow Wil that sounds so earth shattering on your blog. Saying that you are going to do something and don't do it. Yeah will it is what it is. On Friday night I played some poker and ended up going to a friends house party for his birthday. Poker was good and I had a nice session. Unfortunately after I got done playing I took my sorry ass to sleep. I am so notorious for just going to sleep and the truth of the matter is I like to sleep waaaaaaaaaay to much. Sometimes I think about going to a doctor to get it checked out but other times I guess its normal. The only problem is that when I go to sleep like that it messes my sleep schedule all up. Basically I ended up falling through the party at like closer to 12. It was a good time drank and clowned and then passed. Man I like patron weeeeeee. Anyways I ended up waking up, going to IHOP, then coming back to my house. Unfortunately when I got back home I proceded to fall back asleep and wake up at like 5. So mad at myself didn't play any poker or anything. On Sunday I went to church and I don't play on Sunday's anymore. Ok cool perfect it seemed like I could go ahead and build my computer. I called my boys up who were supposed to help me out so it turns out to be a no go. Now I must go to work early so I can get off earlier so I can grind. I want to grind for at least like 3-4 hrs and then put together my computer. Well that is my plan. Hopefully I will be able to actually follow through with a plan that I have created. The only glitch in the plan is that I have to wake up and be in at work by 5 am. Will he make it?


Friday, April 10, 2009

April So Far

April has been treating me pretty well I am running pretty good. I will play today and tomorrow and obv take Sunday off for Easter. I am also excited because I will finally be able to put my new computer together on Sunday. Its terrible because I have had the mobo and cpu for a while just was too lazy/broke to put everything together and get the parts off of newegg. I will have my buddy up here help me so I hope that I won't run into any problems. Other than that I am just chillin right now longing for the Seattle sun. I guess I don't really let the weather affect me too much but geez is it too much to ask to see the sun geesh. I also need to figure out times where I can sit down and study my game. The only problem is that sometimes I feel like I rush myself going through stuff sometimes I dunno. The only way for me to continually get better is for me to keep studying and that is what I plan on doing. I have to continue to tell myself not to focus on short term success and look as my poker playing as one giant session. Pretty uneventful post but going to try and do better updating.


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

March Reuslts, April Goals, and More!

Well March again was another trying month. I am happy because I actually reached GoldStar but sad how my profit ended up for the month. It seemed like the month was going so good then out of no where I hit a downswing. I guess I just have to get used to it. It's so frustrating when you think that things are turning the corner and then you get totally pwned. I guess that is variance for you but it really hurts. I ended up making around $812 with a measily 10% ROI. I guess I should stop complaining because I wasn't down for the month but really I do expect more from myself. To be honest I thought that this year was going to be my break out year in terms of poker and so far it has not panned out this way. Oh well this is only the end of the first quarter of the year and I still have three quarters left to play. Sorry I had to put in a cheesy football reference in on this blog. Either way I guess I can say that I am happy with the amount of volume that I put in this month. 758 games played is not bad at all and I long for the month when I actually hit 1k games played which I think is doable since I am playing more tables and I got a new monitor and just have to put together my computer finally. When I look back on this blog years from now I am just going to cringe about how I say I am going to do something and then don't do it. I guess like that one post said I am just a man of excuses :-p.

April should be a good month but unfortunately my grad school really with start this month towards in the end of April. I can't say that I am all too thrilled about it but I know that it is necessary in the long run for my professional career. Besides that I am going to try to be hardcore and put some tough goals on myself. Hey shoot for the moon and if you miss you will land in the stars. Heare is a list of my goals:

-1k games played
-25-30% ROI
-Update blog more

Obviously the VIP Status will take care of itself if I put in the volume which is why I did not include this month. I am happy with the way my game is progressing and just waiting for the results that I expect/deserve. Even though that sounds kind of cocky I don't care because @ this point that is how I feel.

In terms of life and what not everything is cool. I finally got a 23" Samusung monitor on a sweat deal and I have all of the parts to my computer. Now all I have to do is just put it together which I plan on doing this weekend. Probably Sunday so I can keep myself entertained and not play poker on Easter. Everyone and their mom probably knows by now how my Broncos how just been torn apart. I mean yes Jay Cutler is a cry baby, yes we got a lot for him in draft picks, but how did Josh McDaniels come in here and just mess everything up is just beyond me. He had one job to do which was shore up the defense now we need a qb because I am not convinced that Orton or Simms in the answer there. I mean I think these guys can manage a game but being Pro Bowl calliber I do not see. I guess it is better to have an overall better team and a good qb rather than a Pro Bowl QB and a suspect team. I mean at least that is what I keep telling myself. The Nuggets are doing good and are in position to be the #2 seed in the West. That is definitely suprising and I hope they lock that up and actually get out of the first round of the playoffs this year. Manchester United have hit a little bet of a rough patch but I know that they will pull out of it and win the EPL and Champions League.

I was going to make another post about this but hopefully I can write this and no one will read it. Right now I am struggling with the concept of the value of a dollar. I mean yeah I make good money, yeah I make money playing poker most of the time :-s, but I am kind of calling myself out for not saving like I should and being frivolous with my money. I kind of have the mentallity that when I leave this earth I will not be able to take anything to heaven. With that being said why act cheap. I am not gonna say I go out getting bottle service every night but I do need to do better. I have a gym membership which I don't use, a Netflix membership that I will start using more when my computer is built, and I spend way to much money eating out and drinking good when I go out. I dunno I guess it comes with growing up but I need to do something. I made a budget for myself when I started working and I tottally don't use it @ all. I mean don't get me wrong I have alright contribution in the 401k and do like $100 a week in my savings account but bottom line I think I can do better. I don't want to be the person saying wow I worked x amount of years and have nothing to show for it. I mean hear it is year 1 down and I am not 100% sure if I have anything to show for it. I got some things in my apt but it is not where I want it to be. Meh let me not start because it will be the LONGEST post ever. Good luck to all my other buddies with their goals and see you @ the tables.