For some reason I just checked in on here and realized I promised more content 6 months ago and have provided....zero new content. I'm not really sure why that is, but anyway....I'll try to do better.
Year in Review
I won all the money at poker this year (including a the big end of a bad beat jackpot) while playing basically half time. I'm not sure if I'm playing better (probably not) than I used to, but I am definitely quitting games when they aren't very good and that has to have had a positive effect on my hourly rate. The game has quite frankly just gotten very, very easy for me. I spend 95% of my hours in the same casino playing with the same 30 people, my home field advantage is astronomical, I am literally impervious to downswings at the stakes I'm playing, and nobody has a clue how to handle me as I play every single hand and am the only player in my game that remotely considers any sort of balanced strategy concerns.
I've sort of decided to be a little more private about things, and I'm not really sure why. I've always been a complete open book (and any of my friends will tell you that I'll answer anything honestly), but I feel like maybe having financial results on my blog is not the best thing to do. I actually got audited for tax year 2012 (mostly because of CTRs at Commerce) and it was kind of big and scary and shitty. The result was "no change" (I "won" but let's be honest nobody wins when you get audited), but I still don't really ever want to do that again.
I'm sort of kinda actually dating someone, so that is super cool. I think she's the second woman I've gotten past a second date in maybe 2 years (which has mostly been intentional). It is also kind of big and scary, as I have no idea how this shit is supposed to work. But fuck it, if Danielle can get herself engaged surely I can handle some sort of relationship, right? OK that's an apples to oranges thing and doesn't matter in the slightest, but it's time for me to stop being a miserably lonely shit and get out there and do some stuff, so....
2017 is going to be a good year for me. I'm accepting the fact that I'm not going to work and just do poker/sports full time because damn it I like it and I'm good at it. I am going to travel a bit (simple stuff, as I'm a simple person, but still stuff), I'm going to get into shape, and I'm making a pledge to do one thing per week that improves my life long term (examples include....buying a stationary bike....getting a passport.....getting my rental properties squared away). Pretty much I'm going to stop worrying about what I "should" be doing and just embrace the path I'm on and see if it makes me happy. Blah blah blah, yada yada yada....you get the idea.
Merry Christmas, everyone.