I'm Not used to making my living online, not since being in Butte with $230 a month rent, plus all utilities, for another $100-150 a month, with Party and Planet and Pokerstars. way way back in 2002-2003. In fact, thats about the only way it can work. Games were not only easier then (i came to Butte with the same $700-800 roll about what i have now). but its not so much the games were easier, its that the expenses were a lot less. and thats why i wish i had someone i know and trust that i could live with to cut down on expenses. someone whod charge me next to nothing in rent, (about the same price i paid in Butte, under $400 including everything). Also in Butte i went out to the bars and played live and think i started off lucky to not go broke, got up to as much as $2000 or close to it within 1-3 months. too far back to remember too much.
yeah pokerstars and planet and party, netteller, firepay, those were the good old days. its too bad i didnt have my 15k roll back then, id gone the rest of my life without ever going broke and probably done so well id never fallen into the temptations of the machines. But back then i was transferring all my winnings to Lorna online and another girl at times up in Canada possibly named Anne who called herself on YM superflygirl21 or something like that, ive forgotten the id. But the vast majority of the time it was Lorna. this was like a year before i met Britni. (by that i mean talked to her online).
so as always, it was poor management of my money outside of my poker decisions that kept me from ever achieving success. i couldve easily saved up a large roll in the early days of online poker had i been a little smarter. but i was a lot younger then, and having a good woman in my life took on a whole lot more importance then than it does now.
but yeah needing under $400 a month (not counting food) is MUCH easier to survive at and earn playing online, than $164 a week rent, $13 a week ethernet connection, $30 a month cell phone, bus fares, laundry, food, and any other expenses. i dont see how its possible nowdays unless u have friends u can live with
and im sure not going to craigslist and living with people i dont know at all. thats very dangerous. if i was a member of a very small church that saw me as family, maybe theyd find me someone safe to live with. i need to live in a poker house, where everyone is grinding poker and learning from each other and getting MUCH better at the game.
almost got no food in here, and still waiting for Vince to bring over the damned pans and kitchen utensils he was supposed to tonight, and u are very limited without a microwave. and im sure not paying $100 for one new, or $25-40 for one thats probably broken at a thrift store.
and im too broke to take any breaks playing live poker $2-6 spread limit at sams town. maybe at club fortune where the blinds are $1.50 per orbit instead of $3 per orbit, but its raked heavy too. also one of the bigger rooms of my apt not only has no light except for the laptop, theres nowhere to put a light in either.
dreamed last night that i was at the top of a large hill, and was sitting in a chair that has a zipper u zip closed to be free of outside elements, kind of like being inside a miniature car, and it was driving itself slowly down the hill from 1 casino to another nearby, and u have to steer it very carefully.
had just left there with mom, from a large library/bookstore inside, where the library had a whole lot of pro-gay propaganda, (the type Putin bans from Russia) and i was talking with mom about how to slip in books with opposite viewpoint into the library as approved books without the library knowing.
then it kind of turned into a bookstore, and i saw a lot of old digest dennis the menace type and blondie and dagwood and little lulu comic books i wanted to buy.