September 11, 2011
A couple of weeks ago I went with my daughter to an amusement park, and my daughter is only 5yo so I thought I didnt need to go on any scary rides... Well, it turns out she has grown alot since I was there last time and I quickly realized I couldnt get away that easy. Oh did I mention im terrified of hights? Once Im like 3meters over see level im freaking out ;) Anyways, we are going up in some rolercoaster and my daughter looks at my on the way up and says; "Dad, are you scared?" and i answer " Noo im fine" putting on the biggest smile i can. She just snap answers " If you are scared you know you are pretty safe on theese rides, you dont need to be scared". Soulread obv. We have an amazing day and I actually went on to go on a few other rides but chickened out on the biggest one she wanted to go on and let that over to my friend who was with me :)
A few days later, I go out to have lunch with one of my friends, I meet him and he tells me one of his buddies will come to. We eat lunch and when we are finished the friends says that he will go skydiving later that day. And I have been telling my friends that some day I will go skydiving so without thinking about it I just casually ask him how to go about getting one of those tandem jumps. His answer was pretty interesting, he says maybe you can do it later today and just picks up his phone and calls somewhere and books one for me 6 hours later. Im sitting with my coffee in my hand and just freaks out lol.
Later that day I show up at the very small airport that is located 1km from my app. The instructor had jumped like 15k jumps in his life so I was pretty calm with this and just felt excited not that scared. We talked about how everything will go down etc. Then we went on the plane, a small plane that only took 6 persons. 2 was going to jump from 1500 meters and me and 2 more was going for 4000. From the moment we took of up to 1500 meters I was very calm and I was hearing Tommy Angelo in my head " Sit up, breathe" playing over and over. Then we come up to 1500 meters and 2 guys opens the door (wich was like a small steal port) and I do the big misstake and look out. Panic. Why am I here wtf am i doing I just want to go home. I say something loud like "jesus christ" and the instrucot asks me how im feeling. "Good, but im terrified by hights" is the only thing that comes out of my mouth. So we laugh a little and then he starts to hook us togheter. I cant really describe how scared I was at this time but then I start to think about what my daughter said. " If you are scared you know you are pretty safe on theese rides, you dont need to be scared". And after that I just said to myself to just let go and do this. We open the door, the other 2 guys jump out and we are right behind, 50 seconds of free fall and the rush from that is not of this world. Just insane, I have never felt anything near that. Then the parachute comes out and everything is still, the sun is going down in the horizon and I just try to suck everything in.
This spring I will go and take my own certificate so I can jump by myself wich will be sick. And remember I was terrified by hights, Im not anymore :)
I got in around 150h last month wich felt great, the results was really good, up there with my best month this year but I had a sick winrate but ran really bad at higher stakes. I was actually down in 3b pots at 3/6+ wich is pretty sick. But 6 months straight with decent winnings and if one would compare this to any "regular" job I would be a fool to complain:) Im working very hard with Jamie Glazier and its one of the best poker/life decisions ive ever made ( If you want to know more just pm me)
September has been ok, up a few k now so I hope all hard work will continue to pay off.
Another thing about poker that i realized after beeing out drinking last week. This is going to end soon, making this much money will only be there for the very best players, ( ill try getting there in time ) so I have to take care of the time I have right now and the following year because if nothing happens with the poker business I think it will be very hard to make alot of money.
No more drinking. No more seinfeld etc on repeat on my computer. More hands / month.
I can be lazy when im older.