Sunday, May 11, 2008

6,833 hands, $270 profit

It's been a while

Long story short, I got really sick (again), finally hooked up my boxing rig and have really not been playing too much poker, or blogging for that matter.

I mentioned I found a heavy bag/speed bag rig up my street a while back, and my brother and I finally got the impulse to run out and buy some equipment to make it all work. We got some hand wraps, a pair of bag gloves and a speed bag. I've basically been hooked on this thing, beating the crap out of it every morning when I get up. It took a while to get used to and is actually a lot harder than you'd expect. You can't just punch it to the rhythm; you have to make sure your swings take pretty exact motions, all in near-perfect timing, so that the bag swings directly back and forth. I finally got pretty good at it getting a pretty quick beat going, but ended up breaking the swivel - the part that holds the bag in place and lets it swing properly. Kind of a pain in the ass, but it looks like the part is relatively cheap and pretty easy to replace, so it should all be back up in no time. The guys over at have helped me with a few things, they seem to be a nice group of guys. Most of them are monsters on the bag, look up their youtube videos they link to.

Still half-assing it

With the boxing rig and me struggling to breathe through my stuffed-up nose, I really haven't put many hours into the grind, but I've run pretty well when I do play. I'm actually on pace for a ~30k hand month, but as I've mentioned before, the actual number of hours I put in really isn't enough.

Last night I came home piss drunk and played a very profitable 300-hand, +$120 session. I've actually played like half my hands drunk this month. Kinda sad, heh.

I got a call on Thursday from my 'boss' asking if I wanted to work Friday, but I was so sick that I told her I just couldn't do it. I could barely breath through my nose and was coughing up lovely green stuff for my first three waking hours or so for like a week straight. It's all clearing up now, but I'm still not sure exactly what to do regarding working or sticking to poker. I think the healthy thing to do is probably to just go and start working with her part-time and play poker when I get home - I spend most of my day being lazy anyways, so why not get out, get active and make some extra coin on top of poker? Not to mention she's like the best boss ever. There is one serious problem in that I've had a bad back since high school hockey (took/gave too many hits my body couldn't handle) and I really don't want to mess it up more. Some other potential workers are nipping at my heels so I'm going to have to start next week if I'm working with her at all. I can already smell the horse manure and feel the dirt under my nails.

Happy Mother's Day to all the mums out there, hope your kids and hubbys got you something nice or made breakfast or whatever.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Seriously.... Get some hands in dude ftw! ;o) Jagsti