April 19, 2010

Your journey has now begun! May the force be with you, young Padawan!

I like the title of this blog post. It sounds insanely epic, and I sort of feel like a Padawan being issued a challenge on my path to become a Jedi Knight. A poker Jedi, but a Jedi none the less! What is my challenge?

  • I will play 4 hours of poker every day.
  • I will update my blog at least twice a week.
  • I will watch at least 3 videos per week, and take good, solid notes.
  • I will get into the habit of working out every day.
  • I will diet.
  • I will learn how to cook good, healthy food.
  • I will go out sarging at least twice a week.
  • I will learn spanish.

Once I have internalized these goals, my final challenge will be available to me. My final challenge will be to move to Barcelona (in early 2011) to play poker full-time. I will then be a full-fledged Jedi Knight, and I will be one step closer to achieving full mastery!

May the force be with you, fellow Jedis.

Posted By ohjoy at 01:39 PM


April 17, 2010

I love the fresh smell of sulfur in the morning!

Norway is fucking great. Best country in the world to live in, apart from it being fucking expensive and fucking cold! Oh, and I almost forgot the sulfur smell in the morning because of the Eyajafjallajøkul volcano on Iceland having some sort of eruption and the winds obviously carrying that smell right to my fucking doorstep. Wet sulfur kind of smells like a rotten beach or something along those lines. It’s not really that great. Bracing for the Hekla eruption.

Posted By ohjoy at 11:20 AM


April 16, 2010

Son of the Morning

Who am I? It’s a deep question to post on a poker blog, but I think it’s important to think about this question. It’s not necessary to answer it, just to think about it. Recently I started delving deep in to the depths of myself, to figure out who I am.

Like most kids, I finished high school, and started college, or the Norwegian equivalent of it anyways. However, that wasn’t a pain free process. It was the most dreadful time of my life to date. Ever since I was a kid, I have had an uncanny ability to pick up on things and learn it. So much so, that the Norwegian school system has held me back. I could probably have finished a master’s degree by the age of 18 if the school system was tailored to me… but it’s not. What can I do about it? Absolutely nothing. The one thing I can not do is sit here and feel fucking miserable about the Norwegian school system, and blame them for my apparent lethargy. It isn’t really their fault, nor is it mine. It’s not anyone’s fault. It’s an “unfortunate chain of events” that caused me to become smarter than the average person, yet being the rabbit racing the turtle. I used to dwell on this, but no more. Like a superhero, I’ll use my powers for good!

Using his powers for good.

I came across this new view on life after having gotten into “the art of pickup”. This sounds like a complete cheesefest, and I have to admit that it is. I’m not going to go into detail about pickup, but I’ll go as far as to saying it’s the sickest thing that has happened in my life since I started playing guitar at age 15. However, these guys who are into pickup, they’re also very much into improving as a man and improving the quality of your life, because after all, what generates attraction is who you are – not what you say. This is where I found out about things like self-realization, the ego and the likes. I recently read the book “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle, I re-read Tao Te Ching and I re-watched movies like Matrix and Fight Club, and I was literally blown away by these books and movies. All these things are central to my new set of beliefs, my new view on life in general.

I have become aware of self-realization. I want to become the best I can be in all my endeavors. It sounds massive task, and it probably is. It takes hard work and dedication. A well-known pickup instructor said that in order to become good with women, you need three things. You need discipline, training and execution. I am ready to put in the work; I just have to detail the fields in which I want to put in said work. If you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m quitting school. See my previous blog post for some more detail. The plan is to quit school, play poker for about 6 – 7 months, and move to Barcelona in 2011 and live as a professional poker player. Sounds like a pretty sweet plan, yeah? I agree. How does this fit in with self-realization, which was what I started this paragraph with?

Pretty sweet plan.

The Merriam Webster’s dictionary defines self-realization as “fulfillment by oneself of the possibilities of one’s character or personality”. It sounds massive, I know, but there’s even more! Abraham Maslow, famous for the Hierarchy of Needs, also wrote extensively about self-realization. He defined the term as “the impulse to convert oneself into what one is capable of being”. And to finish it off, I’ll quote Wikipedia: “Based on Maslow, the most common meaning given to self-realization is that of psychological growth and maturation. It represents the awakening and manifestation of latent potentialities of the human being – for example, ethical, esthetic, and religious experiences and activities.”

Self-realization, to me, means becoming the best I can be at everything I do. That’s because I am a perfectionist at heart. In the heat of battle, I do not settle for second. I am a fucking winner, and to be completely fulfilled, I have to reach my maximum potential in each and every one of my endeavors. I’m not really a dabbler; I am more of a committer. If something catches my interest, I absorb everything I find about it like a sponge. I become almost obsessed by it, and I have a strong feeling that a lot of you who are reading this are the same as me. Very rarely do I dabble in something on the surface, and I mostly end up digging deeper and deeper.

Jessica Alba also likes to dig deep.

So with this in mind, I’ll end up answering my original question. Not the “who am I?” question, because I can’t answer that now. I’m 21 years old, how can I possibly know? No, the question I can answer now is rather “What do I want with my life?”

I want freedom to do what I want. I want to learn a multitude of languages. I want to experience a multitude of cultures. I want good memories. I want to be able to look back at my life and not have it flash before my eyes. I want to be able to get some popcorn, lay back on my deathbed and enjoy the fucking movie. Oh yeah, and I want to update this blog more often!


Posted By ohjoy at 09:48 AM


April 07, 2010


Hey guys, I’m moving to Barcelona in 2011. Do any of you people live in Barcelona, or are familiar with Barcelona on a level deeper than tourist level? I’m looking to live kind of central, and not too far away from downtown Barcelona.

After my exams in may, I’m dropping out of university to play poker and live at home ‘till after christmas. After christmas, I’m ready to conquer Spain. FFFFFFFFFFFYEAH!

Posted By ohjoy at 01:14 PM


February 28, 2010

My band's demo!

Sup guys, you can check out my band’s demo here !

I’m on vocals, in case you were wondering.

I’ll upload the entire demo somewhere when we’ve finished the final song, and you’ll be able to download it then. I hope you guys like it.

Posted By ohjoy at 02:22 PM


February 25, 2010

Winter Olympics, and we disappoint

I came across this article earlier today.

Yeah, I’m proud. Fuck y’all.

Posted By ohjoy at 10:23 PM


February 22, 2010

Petter Northug jr. is the fucking king of Norway


He deserves this after his bad run in the Olympics thus far. Gogogo.

Posted By ohjoy at 11:42 PM


February 18, 2010

No poker, more plugs

I have played very little poker lately.

However, I have started working on a little project. I went down to some tattoo and piercing place and got myself a nice little piercing. I got two 3mm holes in my ear lobes, which I’m planning on expanding to something bigger. Eventually, I’ll get plugs. Sweet.

Posted By ohjoy at 03:00 PM


February 07, 2010


Peter: Hi Stian Christer, welcome to Betfred Online Live Support. How may I help you?
OHMYGODIMONFIRE: everyone who plays like 1/2 and higher is a fucking nit, and you need to introduce an ante to the no limit holdem games to create more action.
OHMYGODIMONFIRE: that’s it, really.
Peter: I will pass your comments on to the poker team

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