Well, even though staying where i am isnt the greatest long term solution due to a few things (28 day limit in a row) (i need to wash laundry) and also a couple of other important things needing done, but ive found out one thing, FOLLOWING BANKROLL RULES WORK.
u see, about 10 days or so ago i was down to the $1300s, ever since ive followed the bankroll management rules of never betting over 1% of my roll on any 1 spot. (a little more liberal rule than the 1/200th rule i wasnt able to follow). also i was told if i followed the other rule i probably wouldnt be getting a wide enough spread. and ever since ive not violated those rules once, the highest bet i ever made was $13 on any of the last 10 days or so. and its worked for the most part, as far as me not losing all the rest of the money. been going back and forth between $1300 and $1100, and im still in the $1200s, well before my $80 net fee should be deducted out anytime now. its due on the 22nd, but was still in my bank acct as of this morning.
also i am missing out on some free play in vegas i wish someone was getting for me, $15 every week at the LVH, and $10 every week at the hardrock. $10 every other week at the wynn.
But the math is proven to work as far as not losing the money if i dont overbet my bankroll. am proud of myself for keeping my bets so small for such a long length of time, i wanted to be able to prove to myself i wouldnt go broke if i followed the math. its just grinding out the comps is harder, much harder than it was. and im slowly having less and less days prepaid up. like now im only paid up til next thursday and thats day 23 of my 28 day limit consecutively.
nice to know the $2-6 spread is going daily at the Riv at least according to their poker facebook page, and not sure what this is about a $100 high hand first 2 hours, i dont see how they can afford that, i hope the blinds arent outrageously high. also it seems to only go til 3pm too
no way could i play $1-3 NL if i was in vegas, at all the good games such as wynn i used to like simply to keep the phone plugged in constantly.
i would try a bit of $1-5 stud at sams town i used to consider too far away to ride the bus, but it only goes a few hours a day too. and i dont have enough money online to make any progress, am down to $18 again on lock, but once more is in there i still think it might be my ticket out. was disappointed to miss out on a seat in todays 100 seat satellite to the 100k, i wonder if anyone else played and won? i think i qualified on a merge site once that way, and ended up making anywhere between $50 and a few hundred way over a year ago, not sure.
--started typing this blog post about 12 hours ago before i slept, never got it finished. woke up, didnt finish the post, went downstairs, won $32, and went to eat. then came back upstairs and used my last $13 on lock to join 3 sngs 2 of which i am in now, the 3rd one isnt yet full. overall my actual cash not in the bank or on debit cards is only about $50 less than it was when i first started following the bankroll guidelines. so its not hardly moved for like 2 weeks. There is the proof the bankroll guidelines work. now that i know they work, i only wish i had the roll to put it to use.
Now about the title of this post. i originally was going to talk about something thats been bugging me. i've seen twitter feeds, and other stories and comments a lot in the past by others thats put walmart in a bad light. and i just read a news article about a law in OK prohibiting walmarts from selling items without a 6% markup over dealer costs. Supposedly the law is to protect other businesses, but the only thing its doing is really hurting the people who are really struggling to pay their bills and most deserving of economic help. Customers shopping on black friday were disappointed they couldnt get the free debit cards other states were offering with purchases, (their ads all had to say not valid in OK).
i've been told that not only in NYC do most people not have cars (find that very hard to believe) that also there are no walmart stores except for far out in the suburbs. that walmart stores arent legal there. Which is really ignorant, because a place like that with an awful lot of poverty and very high prices for food, etc, are where stores like that are most needed. In every community it moves into, walmart has done more to help those struggling financially that any other business. its provided a ton of a lot of jobs to people who would otherwise not have the skills and experience to get one. Gave a lot of people a way to get out of poverty. Now dont ask me why im not applying there, its because theres no available openings anymore, and there wont be until there is a BIG improvement in the ecomony, and businesses feel more comfortable hiring again. But in the past, and still today, its kept a lot of people employed who otherwise wouldnt be.
and its not just the jobs, there is also all kinds of people without much money who depend on it to clothe their kids for school, buy groceries at a reasonable price, and other things. without a walmart, a lot of people would basically go hungry because they wouldnt be able to make their food stamp dollars stretch far enough. So why do some Obama supporters, democrats, who propose to care about the poor, go around badmouthing walmarts? Because they are non union? That fact alone has enabled them to hire a lot more people.