January 18, 2010
Happy New Year everyone.
Randomly I noticed recently that my blog was nominated for best user blog on DC so thanks for everyone who put forward the nomination, Iâ€™m very touched that my ramblings are enjoyed.
So what have I been doing in 2010? Not a lot, really is the honest answer. The temperatures in the UK plummtted to -15 Degrees C so we had a little snowâ€¦
Obviously this shut the entire country down becasue weâ€™re woeful at dealing with stuff like that. I got to work from home which initially excited me until I realised I hated it. I think Iâ€™d have been happier if I wasnâ€™t stuck on my desktop and could work from a laptop but having to work on a desktop meant it was bascially the same as being at work just with no-one to talk to and the distraction of knowing there a DVD Player and a projector less than 10 feet away. Consequently my work took longer than it should and I was in no mood to be sitting at any poker tables.
I did start a Video Playthrough of Dungeon Keeper though, nothing like being completely evil in a PC game for stress reliefâ€¦hmmm wonder if I really want to say thatâ€¦ah well.
I have been thinking about what I want to achieve in 2010 since 2009 was a real breakout year and, aside from a few dings to th olâ€™ pride near the end, pretty much everything Iâ€™s set myself at the start of the year was accomplished (The SN failure was a mid-year â€œadd-onâ€)
Now while multiplying my â€œbankrolledâ€ stakes by 10 again would be great this year methinks the Boomer doth expect too much if thatâ€™s a set goal. Additionally attaining Supernova this year while more than reachable may be reliant on me playing higher stakes.
What I do want to do is start enjoying poker more again. Towards the back end of last year it really began to feel like a 2nd job and I have my 1st job for earning money and occaisionally stressing me out thank-you very much. Additionally last yearâ€™s mini-blow-up at the end highlighted that Iâ€™m still not on top of my tilt goals.
So on that front Iâ€™ve made a little bet with BBB.
1) If I make an emo DC post â€“ $5 fine
2) If I b*tch like a whiny little girl on Skype â€“ $5 fine
3) Chat-Tilt â€“ $5 fine
4) Emo Blog post â€“ $10 fine as that takes twice as much effort and is twice as useless since Iâ€™d probably delete it out of shame anyway within 5 mins.
This will run all through 2010. Itâ€™s for my own good in the long run. If I can eliminate the worst side of my personality from my game then I truly think Iâ€™m capable of breaking into mid-stakes and having anotehr breakout year, if I canâ€™t then Iâ€™m going to get stuck.
I think Iâ€™ll be watching Eightfold Path again a few times this year, I currently only have a 1200 emo-post roll.
Would be Nice Goals:
2) Be Playing 10/20 by year end
3) Have Visited the US and not ruined the image either I or the British have :)
Have a Great 2010 all