I just set a record for the most spent at Walmart in one sitting, but dammit, if im earning $19 an hour at my job, thats a decent living wage, and ill be damned if i dont live at least somewhat comfortably as lazy as i am. I spent $182, plus $10 for a cab, ($7.25 with tip, the guy helped me carry things). so my new roll is now at $3719. And yes, that includes the Bovada money. No reason not to count it since ive never had a problem with one of their checks bouncing, and with it being safely in my bank acct.
the only Bovada money NOT being counted is the $64 still on there to work with. Hopefully nothing happens to it since i probably wont be able to deposit anymore.
Just got done putting ALL the food away thats frozen or goes into the refridgerator. havent yet unpacked the microwave to test it out. i figured lying down to relax (and updating the blog--was of bigger importance).
Its nice to have a room i want to stay at for some time, for this is easy to get back and forth to either poker room, and now i have AC and a microwave both, along with fairly cheap rent still (less than Vegas that is) so no reason to consider moving. Plus i seem to get along with the employees as much as i can here.
So if im going to stay here, (dont see myself being in Vegas anytime in the next year anyway) I figure as much as im earning at poker, i might as well spend some of the money on stuff i need. u see, like i told those guys on RTP--if i am free to use the money on things i need--im not as likely to waste it betting on things thats minus EV, because the money will mean MORE to me if it can be spent instead of just being warehoused for gambling purposes. they made fun of me for thinking that, but surely some of u can see why thats true. still not yet received my packages of over 100 comic books though.
$182--what will that buy at Walmart? it bought a microwave for $49, a $29 set of sheets, blankets, pillowcase, etc. ice cube trays, pans, dishes, trash bags, a pumpkin pie, eggs--which were the first thing to fall out of the trunk of the taxicab and break-- peach juice, frozen burritos, applesauce, dishrags, dishtowels, ketcchup, soap, shampoo, eucerin cream, paper towels, microwave dishes, and a bunch of other assorted food items. i actually thought the cost would be far higher, more like $250 or so, and was pleasently surprised.
if i was to ever move, i would need another suitcase or 2. theres no way in hell id ever be able to take anything out of here.
i was in the game at the Peppermill this morning for $60 in the $1-2 (walked there straight from the bank after depositing the Bovada check) and briefly had it up to $201. i left with only $11 profit, a bit pissed about the following hand.
a new guy whose a $3-5 regular buys in deep, and opens in EP for $6, i know he can have anything from playing with him the other day, two guys call, and i look down to see KK (rob's favorite hand) and i made it $20. the original raiser sure enough folds, and the first caller made it $60. i smell aa, and unlike Rob, i couldnt fold, but to save commiting money if an ace hits, i decide to call and lay it down on the flop if the A comes. flop comes J56, he bets and sure enough i lost my whole stack to his KK. well not my whole stack, cause i had him covered, but most of the profit. (lost $130 that hand)
$3700 isnt much to live off of and play $1-2 NL with, but if u have a long term win rate of $19 an hour it might be ok. Also thanks to lightning for sticking by me. his frequent telephone conversations have proved invaluable help as i try to make a better life for myself and treat others better. my best shot to have a huge upward swing in the bankroll now will be next saturdays freeroll tourny. i understand the freeroll is a 2 day event instead of a 1 day event. Probably due to the extraordinary slow blind levels, and of course ill have more chips than many of the players, (not only at the end, but at the start too) and yes some will have more chips than me too.