well for the first time in a long time, im finally doing something a lot of other people have recommended i do, that i never felt i had enough money to do. Which is to pay my rent upfront for a month (which ends up saving me about $160 a month). and since today was the first of the month, this was as good a month as any to do it.
I've always felt i didnt have the money to do so, but considering i lost $500+ the day before, and was thinking about making some bad decisions, i figured i better do it now before i end up NOT paying it and leaving reno, and being without a place to live again. now if i want to leave reno and go to lake tahoe, ill be coming back here and have my things stored safely, or if i take a short vacation of say a weeks time to visit Vegas, Grump, Lightning, PPP, or Josie. Also would like to find out WTF ever became of seattle irish. no one on this blogs heard from him since i left vegas.
the $160 approximately give or take i save paying upfront monthly is going to amount to a lot over the course of a year too. and speaking of missing out on something, all the hours i played in July were essentially for nothing. for theres no monthly freeroll this august at the beginning of the month like there usually is because of the tourny with Estafario at the end of the month that u have to win a drawing to get into. (the 100 with the most hours --im #1 in hours-- 19 of them will win a drawing aug 21-23 to get into the tourny with him, and all 20 of them will get at least $500 or more). But theres an 81% chance u wont get in, no matter how many hours u played.
so July just wasnt the right month to get a lot of hours in.
i passed the 344 hour mark, and im still at $15 per hour win rate, so i guess im not doing too bad. im just anxious to hurry up and get it over 500 hours as quickly as possible, without it ever dropping under $12. thats still a lot more per hour than most people with jobs earn per hour--most jobs are minimum wage of $7-8 an hour or less.
I dread the job i need to do of cleaning out this microwave too, and also of fixing a tooth ive held off due to the fear of intense pain.
i dont understand why this one guy on twitter said this---
Chris Hudgins @DesertDealer 3h
@sevencard2003 congratulations on paying rent 1 time, something that everyone else in the world does every single month
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about me paying my rent monthly. many people dont pay monthly at least not in vegas. many live with their family, friends, or spouse and pay close to nothing at all. many people get behind on their rent and never pay--im always seeing people in the process of being evicted at many of the low price places ive lived at. its really only those with plenty of money who do what Chris said. in vegas, theres at least 100,000 people living in weekly rental places, considering they have about 1000 units and theres at least 50 of them in vegas. all of them pay weekly instead of monthly.
and another bill im paying now is my phone, and also my internet. so there goes close to $100 more but not quite. still need better broadband, and then my bills will be over $100. Remember its been a while since i could play candy crush saga from home. what i want is a much nicer apt with wifi once im a few thousand better off. i feel like the post commenter named "dave" in the last issue of the blog gave a lot of good advice as to what all needs done as the roll grows before i start playing a little bit higher. that, and an apt with a lot nicer kitchen.
and im surprised i was able to deposit on Bovada a couple days ago. living in NV, im not supposed to be able to. has anyone else in NV or NJ or DE successfully deposited on Bovada once the ban went into effect?
But i dont think i deposited nearly enough to not have to worry about going broke, or to be able to play decent stakes. i dont like to lock up a lot of money and have it directly removed from my bankroll, but ive only got $53 there still after that deposit. 1% of my roll is really all i want to have tied up there to be safe. (even though the money there isnt part of the roll).
take a look at any room reservations site for reno or tahoe, u will be really shocked. only 6 out of 79 hotels have a vacancy at all on fri and sat this weekend, and the lowest price is way over $100, no matter how run down the motel. its a good reason for me to avoid going to tahoe to play the VBJ machine. (the only one thats beatable with a wide enough spread, because the ones in sparks are no good, with single points and a shuffle every hand).
so yeah im down to about $5300, but thats still not bad considering the bad year of late 2012 to early 2014. those were the worst 18 months ive had in many years, and most of u probably thought id not still be in action today.
i do a lot better on bluffs if done early in the session instead of late, and sometimes get away with floats too.