Friday, March 30, 2007

Finally Friday

Ahhh....what a week. Spent the beginning of the week in Vermont on a company audit, only to find myself spending a day in the hotel room with a nasty head cold on Tuesday. Finished the audit on Wednesday an thankfully made it back home with no incident and no relapse on the cold, so I'm glad that is over. I probably should have just cancelled the trip at the last minute, as I felt the cold coming on last Thursday night, but thought I could tough it out.....guess I was wrong.

I'm actually playing some poker again. saw fit to give me $25 to open an account with them....never one to pass up the opportunity to play some penny poker, I've been dabbling over the last few days with some .10/.20 NL games. They're soft, but I've been playing pretty loose and just having some fun rather that trying to really build the bankroll. I have no idea what the requirements are to actually cash out with the money, but don't really care either. So I played a few hands this morning, lost $10 over successive hands when my limp in on stellar hands like 10-9s and Q-Js from early position saw me flop top pair both times. On both hands I put in pot sized bets and had the BB call me down both times and see them catch trips on the turn to take down nice pots with stellar BB hands like Q-7os (trip 7s) and 10-4os (trip 4s) to my top two pair both times......sigh. Table was pretty much calling any minimal raise (say .60) and folding to anything over that. So in both hands, I wasn't in position to toss a huge raise out there, so the better option would have been to fold, but suited connectors are sold, and it was free money, so meehhhh.

Just finished setteling up my outstanding tax bill with the city of I mentioned before (I think) our house in Reynoldsburg (and in the Pickerington School District) actually sits in the city of Colubus city limits, thus we have owed them a 0.5% income tax since moving in (2001). So Merry Christmas least we done with it and can now sell the house with no issues and move to Johnstown.

Headed out to the construction company tomorrow to do the carpet, lights, etc for the house....basically spending our $10k upgrade allowance and trying not to go overboard. Then back home to do some packing and then get ready to watch the Buckeyes/Georgetown game tomorrow night. Then off to Montreal on Sunday for a two day conference on Mon/Tues. Thankfully I've been able to avoid any heavy travel for the month of April, so the moving and closing should be safe from any issues....not to mention the vacation at the end of the month.

Of course this is going to come back to haunt me, boss mentioned two trips to China between now and October, as well as 1-2 trips to Mexico on top of the normal travel. Will see if they actually happen.

Having trouble getting excited by the sale of the house....we'll be in a small, dumpy rental property in Johnstown while the construction is going on.....Going to be a rough 6-9 months until we can move into the new home. At least I won't have any grass to mow for the summer.

Time to get back to work.....btw, do any of the gand know anything about any Blogger Tourneys getting started for the WSOP??? Please drop me a comment if you know of anything brewing.



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