regardless of what anyone else may think of my long absence (6 days without a new post)--i feel like im doing just fine. still holding onto a bankroll of $3113, after wins of $100-300 each of the last 3 days, (including today) and i know i dont want to end my blog--ive met a lot of very valuable friendships from the blog people id never met in real life otherwise. some might have disappeared (vook lester) and some i might never get to meet (zin, pokerdogg, wec, etc) but most of this week was spent hanging out with people i hadnt yet met. Mormoninvegas, (he claimed cizzle was a good guy even though he didnt try to meet up with me--but he did him??) and also the pokermeister who has a blog, along with tierscore from chicago. spent a lot of time with donkeytax this week also, and his advice and insight on the games is helpful too. i miss wec's insight too--his playstyle and mine are similar and his info used to be quite valuable.
and most of my time has been spent playing poker in either the Nugget, stratosphere, or the V with the one night spent at Planet H. mostly $1-2 NL, a little omaha8, and ive managed to hold my own, keeping the roll about 3k, but no real success, i mean its not growing any. but i am just playing poker, no more VBJ machines since leaving Jean. (except for showing docglock the machines in the Palazzo). the next day a guy who looked like hamsterdam (280 pounds) sat and played briefly, standing on 9, wasnt sure if it was intentional or not, but then he left a few minutes later. i moved to his machine, turned out he left $50.50 in it. and he never came back so i put my ticket in and started playing. i doubt he knew he left it. had he not already left to go home, id thought it was $50 of his money possibly.
ive found out it does help to divide my play up into multiple short sessions instead of 1 long session. also been playing on Bovada a bit, my $20 deposit is now at $75. u must realize--a lot of why i didnt bust out and end up on the streets when doing really poorly a year or so ago came because of bovada--that $1000 tourny win one time helped me out tremendously, and i think there was also a 2nd win of $400-600
mailed off moms card and birthday gift, and i still need a dentist, but my tooth hurt less the last 2 days. (still have most of the advil i bought) i dont think theres an infection cause theres no swelling or fever, just that it feels crooked and grating on the adjacent teeth. im pretty old not to have the other half of the wisdom teeth removed yet, so i worry about it. i just dont want anything cold to come into contact with it.
Benny would still like me to be living in reno--mom would still like me to come home for a visit--and id still like to be around good poker games. but to go to reno--cheaply--i need to go first to LA--then to sac--and then to reno. its a long drawn out process. and people were right about good games during march madness. and playing at the V, u actually see real tourists other than just europeans. i wonder what u see in the rooms im NOT at on the strip.