December 02, 2009
Hey guys, decided to make a new title despite the overwhelming popularity of â€œa blog by bosoxx34â€. The new title is from an episode of this past season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Since math is obviously highly relevant in poker I figured itâ€™d fit well.
As far as my prop bet, Iâ€™ve decided to stay at 100nl for the month. Iâ€™ll have a much longer post about my 2009 in about a week or so but right now my normal stakes are 200 and was planning on making the jump to 400 this month however I canâ€™t 4 table those while still being profitable. Add in the fact that Iâ€™ve had some tilt problems in the past especially when 4 tabling and I donâ€™t tend to play super long sessions, this is best for my making the 45k hands and making money.
While 200nl isnâ€™t insanely difficult, I canâ€™t play more than 2 tables at a time profitably whereas I have no problem 4 tabling 100nl and making money and continuing to play my A game. Iâ€™m not sure why itâ€™s like that but I have no problem staying at 100nl for one more month and playing 200 and 400 after the first of the year. What Iâ€™m losing by dropping down Iâ€™m gaining by playing more tables.
As far as meditation goes. The short term results are good, Iâ€™m much more relaxed. I didnâ€™t realize it at the time but when I was all in, I would stop breathing. Sweating the cards I needed to hit or needed to fade. Or if I knew a card would be awful for me on the turn or river Iâ€™d stop breathing before I saw it. The last couple days Iâ€™ve focused on my breathing while playing and donâ€™t flinch when a good or bad card comes. Now when I say stop breathing itâ€™s nothing drastic but it does cause the body to tense up and canâ€™t imagine the future effects are good. Hopefully the results continue as its only been a couple days but itâ€™s encouraging so far.
The only bad part about meditation is that Iâ€™m the least flexible person of all time. I couldnâ€™t even pass the sit and reach fitness tests in gym class growing up so despite the mediation bench my quads still feel like theyâ€™ve gone through a workout by the end of the session.
My favorite show is on tonight, Friday Night Lights. This is the fourth season and itâ€™s in my opinion the most underrated show on television. Fortunately I have Direct TV so I can watch it before the NBC viewers but if you havenâ€™t seen season one, do yourself a favor and buy it on Amazon. While future seasons arenâ€™t as good; season 2 is mediocre and season 3 is solid (season 4 so far is very good) the first season is just outstanding television.
It looks as though weâ€™re getting closer to a Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao mega fight. As a huge boxing fan Iâ€™m ecstatic. This should be a very good fight as Mayweather is probably the best defensive fighter of this ear while Pacquiao offense is tremendous. Also, the 24/7 leading up to the fight would be incredibly entertaining.
College Basketball season is in full swing. Iâ€™m personally a Michigan fan, but my father has season tickets to Syracuse so Iâ€™m not really a die hard of any team. I root for both and am disappointed when they lose but I donâ€™t get anywhere near as wrapped up when Iâ€™m watching the Redsox. I also adopt a team every couple of years. For example I became a fan of Marquette Dwayne Wadeâ€™s sophomore year, then I followed Villanova when they had Foye, Ray, etc. And the past couple years I canâ€™t help but root for Purdue. Basically Iâ€™m a college basketball fanatic and am really excited for the year.
Dewey Finn: Give up, just quit, because in this life, you canâ€™t win. Yeah, you can try, but in the end youâ€™re just gonna lose, big time, because the world is run by the Man. The Man, oh, you donâ€™t know the Man. Heâ€™s everywhere. In the White Houseâ€¦ down the hallâ€¦ Ms. Mullins, sheâ€™s the Man. And the Man ruined the ozone, heâ€™s burning down the Amazon, and he kidnapped Shamu and put her in a chlorine tank! And there used to be a way to stick it to the Man. It was called rock â€˜n roll, but guess what, oh no, the Man ruined that, too, with a little thing called MTV! So donâ€™t waste your time trying to make anything cool or pure or awesome â€™cause the Man is just gonna call you a fat washed up loser and crush your soul. So do yourselves a favor and just GIVE UP!