Friday, 27 March 2009

Sigh all round...

I should've known that having posted a relatively positive post last time it'd all be downhill from there on and it really has been!

Pretty much every tourney Ive played Ive bubbled - put in the hours with no return :( The razz cash games have been a big grind varying from small profit sessions to big losses which overall means ive dropped a fair amount of my previous profits in the last few days!
Still in profit for the month but only just. currently standing at just +$163.12

Equally as negative is the situation with the Finnish girl i met. I am genuinely baffled. Never been so lost for words before. Everything started out so well then things went quiet which is fair enough but the total apparent lack of reason behind everything after the very positive start just baffles me. I'd been nothing but friendly and really feel like i was at least due a reason but despite asking the replies were very few and far between and not exactly explanatory... sigh. I'm not too sure how to feel. I'm a bit disappointed as thought it could've been cool to have a local to show me around when/if i visit later this year for the rally (and the reason i liked her although that doesn't bother me now as shes proved herself to be a bit false!). I almost feel bad for her because she's really done nothing good for herself or her country while over here. We discussed how we perceived the French to be a bit rude but what I've seen from her is the most rudely i think Ive ever been treated, especially considering the apparent lack of justification. Ahh well, i guess its her that'll be missing out and best of luck to anyone else who tries to 'befriend' her. hehe
Perhaps I'm being a bit sour so i apologise if i come across like that - i am a little disappointed i guess but I'm kinda happy i know where i stand now rather than being messed around. Not that anyone even reads this so i guess it doesn't matter what i write! haha

I just hope that her fellow Finns are a bit more warm than she has been when we visit!

On a slightly more positive note... The F1 starts this weekend! yay! I've just watched the 1st practice session which was nice to be able to do. It's nice to have the season underway again. Also, playoff time in the hockey now so exciting times ahead :)

Despite being messed about by the only girl I've properly let my guard down around for years and seemingly being unable to win ANYTHING at the poker tables - I'm in a surprisingly happy and positive mood.

Result :)

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Razzing it up...

Sooo... another update.
Ive had yet another change of interest on the poker front in my quest to find a profitable game. I think i may have cracked it (saying this will probably trigger a huge downswing though so expect a negative post in a few days! haha) and it comes in the form of Razz. Ive always found razz to be profitable but never really put much time into it. Ive played it every night for a few hours a go for the past week now though and had pretty good results. playing anywhere between $1/2 and $3/6 (although i did take a total punt at $8/16 as there were a couple of players i had marked as fishy sat at the table) and have managed to yield some decent scores. +$205 tonight, +$153 yesterday, +$71 the day before. obviously Ive also had a few losing days but overall its proved a successful venture to begin with! All this action is over on Full Tilt as i cant stand the razz on Stars. Pokerstars use much smaller antes than Full Tilt which leads to their games being significantly tighter than those on Full Tilt which doesn't seem to suit my style of play.
Its helped my bankroll out a lot though as I'm +$572 for March so far... 95% of that is from the past few days!

Ive continued to play some tourneys on the side as well but haven't had any luck in these recently. I seem to bubble everything i play which is a bit frustrating but we'll grind on and hopefully hit form again one day :)

Devils have got their act together and strung together a pretty good run at the end of the season having won their last 5 games. Final game of the season later today and then we head into the Playoffs which are always a good watch!

I'll finish on a slightly less positive note but I've gotta keep my chin! hehe I mentioned having met 'Jutta' from Finland in my last post. We went on a 'date' down the bay and to the hockey which seemed to go OK, or at least i thought. She seems entirely uninterested in even contacting me since though - no idea what i did wrong but its been playing on my mind for ages. I'm still hoping that she sticks to her word and we get to go on a few day trips or things in the future, even if it is just as friends as I'd love to have been able to keep in touch and be on good terms. Fingers crossed that she is just busy with uni at the moment and gets in touch again but I'm not going to gold my breath :( Still interested in Finland though and seriously considering going over for Rally Finland later this year... should be a good crack. Would've been better to have my own Finnish tour guide/friend to accompany me on the trip though :) sigh... life goes on. hehe

My sleeping has been dire recently. Its 6.35am now so i really should at least start thinking about getting some sleep before the ice hockey later today!

Over and out for now.
See you at the tables!

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Life, Poker & some other stuff...


Coming upto a month since i last posted and not a lot has changed! Pokers still proving a grind and nowhere near as profitable as it used to be... I think it's a combination of the games getting tougher and my boredom of it and as a result, not sticking at one format which is having a negative effect on my game. I really hope the US change their legislation on online gaming soon to bring some new players to the game again which may help reignite my interest! I have to be honest - i only like the game if i can win - i only play for the money and at the moment, my hourly rate isn't great so its not really worth my effort. I dont have much else to do in the middle of the night though apart from sleep and that'd just be dull! :)

I finished Feb +42.22 (yep showing a tiny profit)... Better than a loss though so i guess i cant complain too much. I havent seen nice profits since i stopped playing the MTT's but i really dont have the time or interest to play them anymore. Dilemma! I thought id found the route to a steady income the other week with the double or nothing sngs. i could easily multitable upto 12 and was showing consistent profits of about $20 p/hour then suddenly went on a nasty downswing over a few sessions which just disheartened me and i havent returned since. *sigh*

Ice hockey hasn't been much better recently. Devils can't seem to win anything! well... maybe thats a bit of an exageration but they cant win the important games! I feel like want to get on the ice and play for them! haha But as you may have guessed, im still no closer to playing. I should have a bit more spare cash next month though so will go out and buy some kit hopefully!
Another crazy idea ive just gotten is about taking up some Mixed Martial Arts or Jujitsu. Not sure why as im not the fighting type but it'd be nice to know i could stand up for myself if need be. Not that i dont think i could now ofcourse... i'd like to learn some submission holds though! lol

I've also got a new found interest in Scandinavia and Finland in particular! Ive always loved that part of the world for its nature, forest lakes and ofcourse rallying but always been put off by the language barrier. I met a girl the other night on one of my rare outing to Cardiff while i was a tad drunk who's from Finland and i instantly got on with her well! It's so interesting to get to know about her culture and language and also to teach her and show her Wales as she seems pretty interested. I think im going to enjoy the coming months! Should be fun and educational. Im seriously considering going over there at the start of August for Rally Finland if things go well which'd be awesome. We'll see how things work out :)

Really bored at the moment, hence typing here! Pokers boring, Maple Leafs are losing so i cant be bothered wiith watching that either and UFC doesnt start till 3am and ive got to be up by midday tomorrow so i think i may be having a short nights sleep :)

ok so i didnt post this ages ago as i was thinking perhpas Jutta would read it but i guess ive probably written very little that she doesnt already know so i'll post it anyway. UFC's well underway now. Not too bad so far...