Thursday, September 19, 2013

Is This Thing On?

Not sure if anyone will ever read this stuff again but I had the idea I might try this again...Just for my self.

Life has been crazy in the 3 plus years I have been away from this site...Job changes, sickness, wellness, and children leaving for college.  Not sure I know where to start but I will get through it.

More tomorrow.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

4 Months

Its been 4 since I’ve posted anything. I just have not had the time or inclination to put effort into anything written for others to read.

As far as things go, work is getting better with more orders and hitting budget equaling more time spent at work instead of being part time. I look forward to the day when I can work a full week on a regular basis again.

Lauren is ten and a half weeks out from her ACL reconstruction and is doing well. She is at or a little ahead of schedule in her recovery and gets to start running as soon as soon as her new brace comes in. This is the time where she will determine how long before she can start playing ball again. The effort she puts into her workouts starting in about 2 weeks can get her back on the field sooner then expected…as long as she doesn’t overdo her therapy. It’s a fine line she will have to walk for the next month or so as she regains her strength but has to limit what she does. We want to avoid a set back that will cause a delay but also want to help her be ready to play by the beginning of May if possible. She still has a long way to go to reach that goal.

On the down side, the poker league I played in for the last couple of years is ending its run. Its to bad because the group of players, 30 plus most nights, are fun to play with for the most part and had enough good players to make every tournament interesting. There is another league that I could jump into but I’m thinking I’ll take some time off before finding something new.

I have been playing online again, not a lot but enough to remind me why I took the year off. I’ll still join an occasional tourney or play the random micro limit cash game but I think my nights of grinding might be over. We’ll have to see.

I’m finding this return to writing harder then I thought it would be.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Time to Push Back

I feel so beaten down by life right now. I could go on and on about all the things that suck right now and point fingers at the decimation that is my life but the reality of it all is that I have probably caused most of it if I actually took the time to go over everything.

I’m unmotivated.

Maybe its me going through a mid-life crisis, feeling self absorbed and rejecting criticism because I don’t want to look into the mirror for fear of what I might see…I know that much of this comes from trying to deal with the burdens of balancing my personal desires with my responsibilities. But the weight of financial hardship, trying to work through nine months of partial pay and feeling like a red-headed step child has left me bitter with tinges of surly.

Its time to work out of the rut.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Knock Knock...

Is there anyone out there?

Life has gotten in the way of this here blog.

I could write about it but it would be at least a long short story.

I hope everyone out there in the blog world is doing well.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

That was fun

Well I did it...I played online poker for the first time in over 3 months. My buddy waffles sent me a little scratch so I could give it a try and what do you know...I had fun. The best part of it all was cashing in two out of the three MTTs that I played in which included a final table appearance in the PLO tourney I played in. I played weak tight for part of the hold'em tourney I cash but turned it around when I needed to do so and took 23rd out of just under 1000 low limit morons. Turbos take such skill.

This whole pandemic thing is driving me crazy. I understand that this flu is going to spread across the world but it is a flu and as such we will require bed rest and liquids to help us through the illness if we happen to get sick with this swine variety.

I'm meeting a blogger tonight. OSU is flying into Chicago for work and his Brother's graduation from college so we are going to get together for a beverage or something after my son's ballgame. It should be a good time.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Do We Have a Pandemic?

Since the Swine Flu is basically a regular flu that may just spread a little fast, I offer this.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Like Riding a Bike?

What can I say, my two fans have spoken up so I must move this thing along.

I have played no poker since the last time I posted so lets not even pretend that this here post has anything to do with the game. But what I can do is catch you up with a few things in life.

Since I’m learning how to write again, I think we will do this in a few short bullets and let it go at that.

1) Work still sucks and the part time thing because of our great economy is still kicking my butt.
2) Softball E. is having a very good season for her high school team with an ERA of just over 1 and averaging about 12 Ks per game.
3) Baseball E. is starting his season and has tryouts for his first travel team on Sunday.
4) Speedy E. living life and driving dad crazy.
5) Mrs. PE keeps me from losing it almost every day.
6) I have very little desire to play poker right now.
7) Well, I would like to play but cannot justify the use of the money since I had to spend my bankroll just to pay some bills.
8) I’m sure there are more things but like I said…I am learning to write again.

Have a great day.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


I've been asleep at the wheel for a while. So much going on with the family that I just have not taken time to update this part of my life. I'm not sure anyone is interested anymore since I left the blog-world a couple of months ago...Lets see if I can get back in the groove.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

My Addiction

Having an addictive personality can cause issues with anyone. The fact that I know I have this issue helps me to look at the warning signs that mean I’m taking things to serious and thus, allow me to step away from things from time to time. But I’m not sure Facebook will allow me to step away.

I created my account to get in contact with my cousin. It had been about 20 years since I had talked to him and a conversation with my mom gave me the idea to see if he had a page. He did and we have had a couple of conversations with him since the first connection. Rob, I know I still owe you a story and I will get it to you eventually. But, what happened is a test of my resolve.

I find that I open up my home page and leave it open on my laptop. I will check for updates on a regular basis throughout the day. I will chat with friends that didn’t have my IM and make random comments to their updates. I am a Facebookoholic.

There…I have that off my chest…I feel better.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Life Goes On

No, I have not died…No I have not been playing poker online. I have had an interesting month since the last time I thought it was important to write.

Let’s start with life…

I was sitting in my chair a couple of weeks ago, watching TV and chatting on the girly box when my oldest daughter reminded me that I needed to take her to a friend’s house to take care of their dog. So I get up from my chair and my hand has fallen asleep. I have a slight tingling sensation but why worry about something like that. I probably just leaned on it wrong.

So we head to the house and I wait in the car for her to let the dog out and give it some food when I realize that my hand still feels asleep. Not like it was but kind of dead. This worried me a bit and I hurried home to contact a friend who’s girlfriend is an EMT or something like that anyway. She tells me to call the ER and talk to a nurse to see what they think I should do. By this time I feel the sensation in my forearm and a little in my bicep. So I give the ER a call and they say call my doctor because they will not give any recommendations without seeing me in person.

I call my doctor…I surly dude who doesn’t like the fact that it is almost 11:30 at night when I call. I tell him what is going on and he relieves my feels by saying it doesn’t appear to be a heart attack based on the fact that my chest doesn’t hurt and I’m not feeling sick. Then the hammer drops when he says it sounds like a stroke.

Iwalk into the other room and kindly as my wife if she could give me a ride. I think it would be a stupid move to get behind the wheel of a car if there was any chance of a stroke or heart attack happening so we head to the ER. I new I’d get in fast because they really don’t want dying in their waiting area and we get to the area where they check blood pressure. 178/143 is not a good thing and they sent me into a room and hooked me up to some machines.

They did an EKG and my heart came back strong. No issues there so the next best thing was to do a CAT scan. I was a little worried about this because of the feeling numbness in my hand but it came back OK. So they gave me a little pill and walked out of the room for about an hour. When they came back my blood pressure was back to normal and I checked out.

The lesson I learned from this is to make sure not to skip taking your medication…for a week.

Everything else in life has been solid. Mrs. PE is going back to school, Softball E is getting ready for her first high school season, Speedy E can’t wait for the summer because she has a job lined up and will be able to buy her own computer with the money she earns, and Baseball E is just finishing up with basketball.

On the poker front, I have played a few live tourneys and have final tabled two of them. No big monetary gains but solid play from me overall. Have been doing pretty well in the cash games I’ve played which seems to get handed over to my wife for bills but that’s OK.

I’m glad to be returning to the spring…life always seems to be better when the sun shines longer and the air is warmer.