July 26, 2010
I'm slowly readjusting to civilian life post WSOP. Â Shopping for groceries is a surreal experience. Â You half expect the cashier is looking at you waiting for you to signal hit, stay or double down.
Vegas this summer was different than the Vegas of summers past. Â In 2007 I beat David Benyamine out of a 300k pot at 7am on the tail end of a Spearmint Rhino trip. Â In 2008 I lost that legendarily large pot against Patrik Antonius. Â 2009 placed me into the surreal world of a reality television show. In 2010 I took a much needed vacation. Â I went to the movies. Â Worked out. Â Watched the World Cup. Â Read books by the pool. Â In a hammock. Â Played some tournaments. I even had a deep run in the Main Event (I came in 684th, my first ME cash, a nice merit badge but honestly who isn't disappointed when they have a whole buncha chips that late in the game and doesn't see November?)
Tonight I head out west with Chuck to run some DC strategy with the men behind the curtain. Â Expect more frequent updates now that routine has returned. Â I'm currently knee deep in reading 40 screenplays in 40 days, writing crossfit for my alter-ego. Â In the past few days I've read (and watched) Die Hard, Thelma and Louise and The Shawshank Redemption. Â The next 7 scripts are some of my favorites: The Matrix, Network, Memento, Toy Story, Shakespeare in Love, Pulp Fiction and Casablanca.
Poker videos? Â They're coming soon. Â On a Sunday in August for sure. Â Fender and I are meeting up this week to talk about where to take our series. Â After feeling burnt out for awhile, I'm getting my sea legs back, little by little.
PS I think we can blame the dearth of blogging on my new fascination with Twitter. Â It's just so easy to spew thoughts in 140 characters or less!