Sunday, July 19, 2009

I will fight on...

I started this challenge with visions of bankroll busting side action. You know, the field was soft and I had the edge. Patience and perseverance.

I forgot to do one thing...line up the bets. D'oh!

Ok, I didn't forget, what I did do was embark on the absolutely busiest summer of my life. It took me 40 years to get to this point but damn. The beginning of summer seems like a lifetime ago.

The highlights of the Summer Bankroll Challenge:

1. The Mrs and one of my best friends had conspired to take me to St. Louis to watch the best baseball team in the world, the Minnesota Twins.
2. Same buddy and I get the families together the next weekend and attempt a tasty pig roast. Pig was tasty and no one was hungry. (Another weekend shot)
3. While all of this was going on, I work on a team of 3 software engineers. One of them, his wife had a baby and he began 2 weeks of paternity leave. The other, went on vacation at the same time. Sigh.
4. The Mrs and I went on the "Weekend of Rock" tour and partied like it was 1999. Man was that a blast! But one of the secrets to good bankroll management is to not take the bankroll out for a stroll while partying like it's 1999. Son of Julius Goat! There goes another damn weekend.
5. This weekend. Turned 40. Plans galore. I miss my bankroll and the virtual felt.

So, anyone still want a piece of me? I may actually play some poker here in the next few weeks. No guarantees, but it could happen. Near as I can tell, I'm up about 3% since the beginning and all I've been doing is grinding out low stakes hold 'em and razz cash games when I have a few minutes to do it.

Sigh...this summer thing is a lot of work!

1 comment:

  1. You may win the whole thing.

    Happy birthday! Sounds like you've been busy. Here's hoping the birthday plans are as good as you hope.