It's been quite a while since I wrote anything here. Why? I'm lazy.
Ok, so what've I been up to? Well, I've had two basketball games since my last post and I'm finally starting to play pretty well. Last week, I had 12 points on 4-of-6 3-point shooting. This week, I had 10 points--2 3-pointers, an 18-foot jumper and a couple freethrows. Those are decent point totals since this league plays a 36 minute game with a running clock and a 2-minute half time. Our team is averaging somewhere in the low 30s per game. We lost both games, but against decent teams and both games were pretty close. Last week, we just couldn't hit our freethrows and this week, we basically didn't have an answer for their big man.
Well, I have played for about a year online and have seen moderate winnings. Mostly, I'd been playing to get experience and learn more about the game. Recently, I decided to try and grind out some actual steady money, so I started playing Limit Hold 'em cash games. I started at Micro Limits--$.5/$1, 4-tabling--and am gradually moving up. My win-rate was just over 4BB/100 hands for almost 6,000 hands. I just moved up to $1/$2 Limit and I'm up, but I've only played a couple hundred hands. Anyway, I'll play $1/$2 until I've won about 300BB, then I'll jump to $2/$4. Slow and steady.
Since I returned from Europe, I've been reading a lot. Mostly, I've been reading books on poker, but I've also read some good fiction. Right now, I'm reading David Sedaris' Me Talk Pretty One Day. Sedaris is just a great author with a unique perspective and writing style. It's just fun to read his stuff. Next, I think I'll move on to John Irving's latest book, but first it has to come out in paperback.
Work's been rough
That about says it all. When I returned from Europe, I assumed the responsibilities that had previously been two peoples' jobs. Actually, it seems I've taken on even more responsibility than that. Anyway, I've been ultra-busy and it's been keeping me from pursuing acting like I want to. I know I should continue pursuing acting, but my schedule at work is very demanding and volatile and I don't want to over commit myself. Hopefully, things will calm down by the end of the year and I can get back on the bus.
Headin' home for football
I will be going to Florida to see the UT vs. UF football game next month. Really, I'll be hoping to see the game since I don't have a ticket. Basically, I plan to fly into Orlando, rent a car, drive to G-ville and start hunting for a ticket. I'll be getting to G-ville on Thursday afternoon, so that'll give me almost two full days to find a ticket.
I really should find something more interesting to write about.