Monday, February 27, 2012
On May 1st, I will be flying to Las Vegas for a six month stay, but not really sure about what I am going to do after that other than I am not coming back to Holland. I came back even though my girlfriend from here and I split up in 2009, so I don't really have any attachment here now. My current girlfriend is German and both of us were living here with no attachment other than that I had a residency permit for my business here. The business went OK as I could always pay my bills and expenses, but I never could seem to make enough to save any, so I started playing poker in the casino to do that. The guitar building business turned out so that I had to deal with way too many morons and idiots that want something for nothing. Case in point- a couple of months ago, I had a guitar for sale on Marktplaats for 2000 euro, which is quite a bit less than even what I had in it. Anybody with any intelligence would know that is a good price, but I get retards bidding 200 or 300 on it. Trying to insult me? WTF? I have to say that I have never seen monkeys like that except for here, so it must be something in the culture. At least sitting at the poker table with morons is easy as I am taking their money, so the decision to move is an easy one. I would rather make poker a full time job and do guitars on the side in a location where people value quality over being cheap at every opportunity. Adios mofos.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
I have had a great month in the Holland Casino in Amsterdam, especially considering the amount of hours that I have played this month. Six nights played for a total of twenty hours, but I am up almost four thousand euro for the month. I have been a winner every month that I have played for the past ten months, but this is my best hourly. During January, I noticed that I was getting tired sitting at the table and decided to do something about it, so I started exercising again. I have a rowing machine in my apartment and I am currently doing fifteen minutes per day and would like to get up to twenty. Thirty always seemed the point that it got to be too boring, so I think twenty every day along with some kind of dumbbell/kettlebell workout would be good. I also adjusted my diet to a more balanced one and added a lot of vegetables and cut out some of the red meat, along with cutting back on alcohol. I have already noticed the difference in the mirror and in the way that I feel, so I am obviously going to try to stay on track, especially since I am moving to Las Vegas for six months. Correlation between the poker results and my fitness/diet change? Not sure because of such a small sample size but the benefits of looking and feeling better are worth it alone.