Sunday, February 28, 2010

Marching On

No Poker Content:

I saw on Facebook a friend had commented on some pictures of a Naval vessel that were posted.
It got me curious about the ship I spent a month on during my ROTC summer cruise.

A quick google search led me to the 'plankowners' site of the USS Thorn. My summer cruise occurred 20 months after commissioning so I served with some of the plankowners.

I looked through the site than ran into one page that saddened me:

How am I old enough to have served on a ship that was new when I boarded but has been decommisioned and used for target practice????

Grats Canada on Hockey Gold, don;t know how US lost the momentum from end of regulation. It does strike me as strange that overtime is 4 on 4 when US played the rest of tournament 5 on 5. But going to shootout would have been worse.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

SCOOP Ticket Step 1

After reading all the uproar over the pokerstars email I sat at my desk contemplating PokerStars offer I decided to consider two factors:

1) Has Stars accumulated any good will?

2. How hard is it to meet the 1st condition?

never has a bankroll which is why playing poker is clearly a game of skill.

I am sensing a theme but doubt I will get a $109 ticket for showing the most work or imagination.

Monday, February 22, 2010

So Lonely

It's not easy being the only American in a Canadian Company today.

No emails.

No calls.

Don't they understand I am in pain from the top 2 (1:40 mark)

Monday, February 15, 2010

'Good Luck Waffles'

Waffles lit me up in chat yesterday. I had been telling him for months in IM that now that he is divorcing it was time to pursue his dream girl. Of course the tard felt he had to level up his character in some RPG first so I had to put up with his crying in IM about her changing her facebook status from 'single' to 'in a relationship'. I suggested he move on to another blogger who apparently desires some relationship drama so she has more to talk about with her girlfriends.

It was at this moment that it hit me that just like Dane Cook in 'Good Luck Chuck' waffles may be the key to women finding happiness.

The best part for you ladies out there is you don't actually have to sleep with waffles for it to work. We concluding all it really takes is waffles believing he has a chance with you.

So as a service to my single female readers, for a token $5 transfer on Full Tilt I will convince waffles he has a chance with you. Between his delusional self and my ability to goad waffles into a bad prop bet I have to believe I can succeed in getting waffles to believe he has a chance.

It may actually take him months (who am I kidding years) to work up the nerve to talk to you so you may never even have to reject him.

If you have a troll fetish and actually want to be set up with waffles I can arrange this for $250. The extra cost is for your own good and money will be donated to a worthy charity as it would feel like profiting from conflict diamonds to keep.

On a side note all the Fidus employees in Ottawa have the day off for Family Day, all the Canadians in Fidus US office have President's Day holiday. I am stuck working because Cisco does not have Presidents Day off so I am missing FTOPS O8 (scene of my glorious FTOPS final table).

Such a bad beat!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Back to "Start-Up"

Last year I made a decision that I was tired of working for start up companies and the long hours that entailed. Thought decision to go to services company would free me up. Then they pimped me out into my old industry.

Even at the biggest companies apparently they will request that you put in some extra hours to reach project milestones. I am probably stuck working 60 hour weeks for most of February.

Poker will probably limited this month, I may even have to use medals to maintain my IronMan streak unless RushPoker can get me some points. There is no reason to give former blogger RecessRampage an opening to a longer streak just in case he drops pathetic claim that Platinum Star status on PokerStars is worth more than rakeback on FullTilt.

I hate that Gold Star status on Pokerstars may slip away from me as well, I like to maintain that so if double status tournies return I can sneak my way to SuperNova, came close last time they ran promotion but settled for bump to Platinum.

Next Post will probably be my NCAA tourney preview.

At least the long hours this time mean the sure thing of overtime rather than the speculative payout of IPO. It's like I switched from playing tournies to grinding cash.