Sunday, December 8, 2013

making the right decisions? yes or no

too bad i didnt spend most of my life here in los angeles, away from machines, away from tougher players and tougher $1 2 games, i wonder how high my money would be now had the vast majority of my time been spent here instead of NV?

After taking a room for a week yesterday I was down to $3017, and after eating at Burger King, (where i walked after making the ATM deposit) and paying my cab here, i had $2990 left. lost 2 buyins for $98 total at $1-2 $40 buyin NL and thought i was finally going to have my first ever loss at the commerce. I decided to move to Omaha, and was pretty card dead but man were the pots awful huge and the players very weak. at the lowest point i was stuck $122. but i managed to get off that game with a new roll of $3025.

I think the reason im doing well this time not having any losses is my game selection has improved, and instead of playing the FUN games (think plo8, stud, and higher buyin NL) im playing the games i do best in instead. For isnt that the only real reason for playing is to increase my roll --and in turn my circumstances? it sure isnt to have fun or for enjoyment. Fun and enjoyment is what u do with the money when all is said and done, its not for the tables or while u play. Not if u want to be successful. we can all agree on that, right?

so my better decisions is why im still over $600 better off than when i left Jean, despite having spent over $500 since coming here this first week. (and maybe a little bit of luck)

i probably shouldve just taken the original hotel i abondoned the bags at, its closer by far. and theres also better motels i found more convenient to the bus with fridges and microwaves for no more than im paying now. in fact the place i took yesterday i originally thought was convenient to my bus, but i looked at the map wrong and found it wasnt. paid $17.85 plus tip to get there for $20 cab fare, every trip at that, so when i got into my room and turned the heater on full blast, i looked up online google transit (which ive come to depend on for bus schedules thanks to Britni) and it was showing NO BUS in the area at all, and said to drive or taxi 4-5 miles away to get the bus, and im thinking WTF? cause im still in a pretty populated major suburb not far away. so i sent out a few emails to my most trusted advisers.

turns out i was wrong, or actually, google transit was wrong. there is a bus 3 blocks from me, on a major street, and i can use it to get to the commerce or transfer to another bus even though its not the closest or the most preferrred bus. its run by a TOTALLY DIFFERENT bus company, and is why it dont show up on google transit but has its own website. Herbie told me this isnt the first time things dont show up on google transit. so i looked up their schedule, downloaded it and its only showing weekdays. now granted i did this from my phone and NOT my laptop, but then why was there a bus today?

i paid for a cab anyway cause i thought it might only be 1 an hour, but it seems like every 30 minutes, looking at the schedule but i have no idea if theres one this sunday morning since its not on google transit. and their site says weekdays. maybe that means everyday i dont know. yeah i seen a bus leaving just as i was crossing the street, so i think wasting todays $20 on a cab mightve been dumb. cant expect to win $200 every night. tonights been the worst night yet and im not quite done playing yet.

and i still could really use a better battery too, and i sent KOD a message, but he hasnt returned my text yet. and i havent even looked at emails yet, i simply went to create and type up a new blog before i did anything else.




38 comments:

  1. "so i sent out a few emails to my most trusted advisers"
    if you would do this more often and LISTEN to the advice you get things would be 100% better for you.

    god luck and PLEASE, keep trying to make good decision.

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    1. Problem is, only One of those trusted advisers wrote back. i dont get near the good advice i used to get, so i never am sure whats best anymore.

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    2. As I have told you Tony, you never listen to advice and just do what you want anyway. It is foolish to provide you with advice.

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  2. You are not going to make $35/day playing 40NL. The rake is too brutal. So you are on average losing money each day while living in a spa.

    I realize that you don't believe this given your past weeks results. I'd try to explain to you what variance is, but you wouldn't understand.

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  3. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/12/07/pennsylvania-newlyweds-killed-man-for-thrills-police-say/ lucky this wasnt me

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    1. What don't you understand, Pete? If you got killed the show would have gone on, but what would the world do without Tony BigCharles? Lucky for us all, these democrats didn't get him.

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    2. What don't you understand, Pete? If you had been killed the show could have continued, not so with Tony. For if Tony BigCharles had been killed the world would spin into madness without his leadership. Fortunately for us, this liberal (probably secretly gay) couple missed him.

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  4. Big loss last night, TBC. Better run back to Jean before you lose it all in Cali.

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    1. who told u? there was one guy at the table who knew me, he said he knew me from an Adam on my twitter from Ventura, not sure who that is. he of course, like everyone else, tried to claim he dont post.

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  5. OH a big loss to the guy who thought he couldnt lose as long as he stayed away from machines. bwahahahahahahahaha

    Where you running to now big boy? We all know you run away when you lose.

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    1. everyone here all knows u are an asshole too. a big loss was both EXPECTED, and doesnt mean anything. as long as u come out ahead far more than u lose, its all that matters. Herbie was at the Commerce tonight also, won, caught the greyhound back into Vegas this morning, and told me i should come back too.

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  6. Where are you staying? The MTA covers most of LA but there is also a Montebello line. I would take a look at both websites (no porn) and figure things out. I saw you the other morning at Commerce by the way. but didn't say hi because the porn thing sort of creeps me out.

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    1. i have NO idea what porn thing u are reffering to, and i still dont know if this is really u

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    2. Tony, obviously she was referring to your post about the free wifi blocking porn and gambling sites.

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    3. The whole viewing of adult sites in public is something I'm just not comfortable with. Like poker rooms aren't full of individuals who already have their share issues already? I'm sure TBC is mostly harmless but when you've played as much poker as I have, maybe making the acquaintance of one more character is one character too many.

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    4. But i also feel that the casino isnt the proper place to view it either, (although it shouldnt be blocked on ur computer alone in ur hotel room). What i was complaining about was the blocking of 2+2, AVP, etc. cause i wanted to read something from Pokerdogg, etc, and i couldnt bring it up at the casino. the wifi BLOCKED websites that TALK about gambling, in forums, the bikes website, and bravopokerlive website, (but not their iphone application), and not seals with clubs application or bovadas. only their websites. I dont really think the casino higher ups meant to block this, or even know its blocked. they contract out for the blocking, and the web guard block sites block ALL things they consider adult related. (which also includes sites for guns, alcohol, and drugs, and of course, gambling).

      So u can play online poker, but u cant visit a gambling forum and read about gambling? this is complete bullshit and no wonder i was complaining about it

      if this was a legit woman, she would understand this without me needing to spell it out, so obv this is a troll. u cant serious believe they would take me snowboarding, then not be willing to introduce themselves. even lightning is smarter than that. Josie once told me a pretend private detective wasnt legit once and i believed it. theres a real Alysia Chang with pictures on some LA google searches who plays poker, this just isnt really her. the real alysia chang is an older asian lady about 50. someone is using her name.

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    5. "even lightning is smarter than that."

      Hmmm ... I'll have you know that I won the St. Joan of Arc sixth grade spelling bee. Unfortunately, my friend John knocked my legs out from under me, sending me to the floor. The teacher, Mrs. Lynch, then yelled at me and told everyone to get back to their seats.

      So there!

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    6. "even lightning is smarter than that."

      I'm not too sure about that!

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    7. Someone posted on my blog a couple of references to the comment "even Lightning is smarter than that" as Anonymous. Was it you, Thundering?

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    8. I agree with thudering36 knowing lightning as i do..... i lay odds of 6-5

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  7. i have a new roll of only $2823, and though i should feel happy ive got alot more than i had when i left Jean, i dont feel that way at all. in fact, i feel like a total donkey, and i thought Herbie investigated the size of my ears, and verified this to be the case. I got exceptionally lucky in the first week (to win about $1200) and Herbie estimates my long term win can only be about $400 max a week in $40 NL. he mostly played higher, but did play a bit of $40 NL with me for a while.

    all night long i felt i made bad calls, due to a guy on twitter who was upset, (long story soon to follow) but primarily due to my OLD Very bad habit of not wanting to leave stuck. i was out 3 buyins for a total of $103 when i left the $40 NL game to sit in the $1-3 PLO PLO/8 game. and i sat with $100, and i had it back to $151 and was feeling good when the board comes 22K and i cant lay down my A2 and i lost to a boat by the river that he hit on the turn. i was actually still good on the flop.

    i go back and play some $40 NL with Herbie, and later return to the $1-3 omaha, also with Herbie, and after Herbie leaves to catch his bus (and i show him where to get the bus--and about freeze to death without a jacket) i have over $200 in chips on the table off my final $100 buyin, and at one point get as close as $47 away from being even, but eventually leave the game stuck $307. i made a poor call of a shove with A345 on a board of 457, guy has nut low and rivers kings and sevens for high also. i keep wanting to take coin flips when way behind and this isnt a good things. how to stop it is an altogether different issue.

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  8. on the way home, i got off the bus and was passing a mexican restaraunt, and a guy standing outside who seemed to be an employee sweeping offered me a jacket to wear and i took it and was extremely grateful. not sure how he knew how badly i needed a jacket, maybe the Lord told him to give me that jacket, who knows? But ive got me a warm jacket thankfully now.

    and i seen a guy post on twitter to @sharkslayerr (todd brogsomething or other) about sending money to him to give to someone in need, and this was right when id lost my first buyin pissed at my play, and i told him not to trust him because he had promised me money way back when on many occasions then never sent.

    at first he didnt send because i was afraid of trusting paypal, but ive kind of got over my fear of paypal, but i keep thinking someone will fuck with me, by sending and later reversing it. if people like Hamsterdam didnt exist and there wasnt any past history im sure Todd might not even know of, i wouldnt have this fear.

    anyway Todd (sharkslayerr) blew up, blocked me on twitter, and later readded me but blocked me from seeing his tweets, so i still cant DM him back and reply to him. (tried once he readded me--still dont work). i was going to explain myself. i do NOT ever promise anyone anything FINANCIAL, and my mom has often got upset with me over this, but i believe its a lot better to not promise even when 90% sure u will do it, than take a chance of promising and not following thru. why? because people depend on u once u say u will. ive depended on numerous people in the fact who never followed thru and its really annoying. its much better to just NOT promise in the first place. i dont understand why people do this. he said it was because i didnt make it easy for him to send, but since the first conversation i gave him my paypal more than once, told him to use it, he promised more than once he would, and i never ever got one single dollar, so i finally quit reminding him a couple months back. i just thought he wasnt really serious in the first place, was i wrong on this?

    if he truly understood autism, and all the ways people tried to fuck with me with the fake stakes, etc, he would understand, and not have gotten upset with me. i wonder if any of his friends will show him this comment, such as suzy or lori or rooster?

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    1. Am I following this correctly? You have been harassing a guy for months because he promised you a handout a while back? What a dishonourable, charitable man he is!

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    2. no i quit because i knew he was only fucking with me as far as helping me out, and i was doing better and wasnt nearly as bad off as i was then. But its far worse to tell someone u will do something and not follow thru than anything ive ever done. no one ever had to offer to help, but if u say u will and then dont, then it becomes a debt, like an obligation. People should just not offer if they dont mean it. surely we can all agree on that.

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  9. new roll, $2938, and i deposited another $172 in the bank today. also i took my clothes to a laundry to have them washed by the attendant. ill be quite a bit worse off this saturday morning when my week was up than i was last sat morning, so i should make plans to ride the tour bus into Jean

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    1. Tony, read the title of your last blog entry.

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  10. seattle irish, im having these dreams where im in a car and riding straight up on an almost 100% vertical incline. had those a lot in my life, only difference in this one, someone else was driving.

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  11. I had a dream I was back in cold war days and standing in front of an F-111 which was starting to taxi to take off. I hung onto the underneath of the jet just in front of the front landing gear and then it took off. The jet was going hundreds of mph (but not supersonic) but I still managed to hang on during this climb and then the F-111 leveled off. In the dream I was surprised I was able to hang on tens of thousands of feet up in the air and then the pilot pulled the eject handle. The F-111 does not use ejection seats since it does the whole crew capsule and the part of the jet that I was hanging onto was NOT part of this capsule (which is mostly just the cockpit of the side by side pilot/copilot seats). But I did float back down to the ground with the ejection capsule and landed safely. Man I am lucky I did not crash/burn...

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  12. new roll $3510, getting ready to sleep and later on switch motels to be more conveinently located

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  13. WHOA - we need details! That was a big jump in the bankroll! :D

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    1. not really much to say, yesterday was a very good day, i won over $500 and was feeling really good about it. Today i woke up about 4am, got checked out of my room, took a cab to commerce with my 1 bag left, and proceeded to lose $92 really fast in the $40 NL. and then $200 more in 6-12 stud and the other players werent much good but my luck ran horrible. some of u might even claim thats not much for 6-12 and i shouldnt play 6-12. but im stuck $292, new roll $3198 only and im really pissed off. just thinking of coming back. should i be unhappy? and i need to update the blog too

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    2. This is what happens when you do nothing but sleep and gamble. Fuck the job thing bec we all know it is never happening but you really will never end this cycle of up and down until you learn to take breaks and do something that doesnt involve gambling. You wont bec you cant - I get it.

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    3. problem the reason i dont do much besides sleep and gamble isnt just that im a workaholic because i need the money (i've vastly changed my opinion on 3k being enough to live on) but its when i do other things besides gambling (such as buy a book or play online games on facebook, people tell me im being stupid to waste my time in that way)

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  14. new blog up within an hour, hold off til then to post more comments if u want them seen, they will be seen a lot more in the newer blog. its been too long since an update

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