“We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem.”
~ Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Well, as normal as my life ever really gets. Vegas is over, and the vacation planning has yet to begin. So I'm working on my poker game.

My poker playing over the last month has sucked. I had a major accident where I slipped on a wet tile floor and fell into a big puddle of weak-passive. Took me forever to wash the damn stuff off!

This week has been good so far. I spent Sunday writing some objectives (which I'll keep private for the moment), and reading through DoubleA's book (damn, this is good!). I took some time out to chill and work on a new knitting project. Of course I did listen to the Phil Gordon's Little Green Audio Book while knitting.

Yes, I am quite aware that I may need professional help, thank you.

On Monday I played a $4 x 180 SnG on Stars. No distractions. No other bloggers. No girlie chat. No TV. The only noises in the apartment were from a snoring cat and chillin' lounge techno on the speakers. I concentrated, I waited, I pounced ... I came in fifth. Oh sweet jeebus, placing ITM feels so good.

I've done well in some cash games as well, and have doubled my bankroll since adding to my balance of 43 cents on Sunday. (I worded it that way on purpose - "doubled" sounds more impressive than "I made fifty bucks", don't you think?).

So I've challenged myself to stop goofing around and to double my bankroll again by the weekend. I'll keep you posted.

6 Responses to “SSDD”

  1. # Blogger meanhappyguy

    wish I could buckle down and double my bankroll... shoot...

    but playing with the bloggers is too much fun :)  

  2. # Blogger Astin

    Weak-passive blows the big one. Remember, don't play scared. As long as you're playing at limits you're comfortable with, it's only money. If it's ever more than "only" money (ie.- it's rent, food, the need to turn tricks, etc.), then play cheaper.

    It's amazing how losing the distractions helps. When I was barely playing for a couple months, I'd sit down with the TV on, or music on, and a browser open, writing e-mail and playing with the cat. I basically should have just deposited money in someone else's account. Last week, when I decided "I'm actually going to try and win a bit." the distractions got shut out, and things turned around.

    Still need to play live against you sometime. I'll be practicing this weekend (Rama on Saturday, but that'll be mixed with craps, and a home game on Sunday), so be afraid :).  

  3. # Blogger drewspop

    Good luck with that goal Kat. I'll be checking back to see how you did for sure.  

  4. # Blogger katitude

    Yep blogger play is definitely +EV in fun, but -EV for the bankroll.

    Astin, two words for you - BRING IT!

    Chris, ty..I'll post my spreadsheet on Saturday for all to laugh at *grin.  

  5. # Blogger Drizztdj

    If I ever double my bankroll again I'd be doing flips.

    Remember its all relative.  

  6. # Blogger CarmenSinCity

    Good job baby! Maybe it's all those silly distractions that keep making us lose! That sounds a lot better than the alternative (that we suck).  

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