Quick update that probably won't be so quick.
I had written a very long and emoish blog post on a change that has occurred in my life and didn't feel like posting it. Long story short, as of late (maybe the last year) I have become utterly obsessed with learning a ton of stuff that I can barely wrap my brain around. For one reason or another I've been incredibly fascinated with all sorts of things ranging from quantitative finance and learning how to construct, model and apply algorithms to other fields like quantum mechanics or the exploration and research that is revolving around the human genome. I'll stop there but I could probably list 20 topics but they all seem to fit under two categories: Some sort of business/investment analysis and the study of the natural universe. As I read and actually, now find and watch videos online that cover these topics I find more and more things I need to know or want to know and it sort of branches out of control. Basically, its hard for me to focus on one specific topic, even though I'm getting better at it.
So ya, life is good. Which is odd for me to say. I'm normally a pretty pessimistic son of a bitch. A "glass is half empty" type guy. Nothing is ever good enough and I can always do better, blah blah blah.
Last week my company flew me down to Indianapolis to show me around the operations we have there. I was also toured around the city, which is beautiful btw, by a banker that took us out to lunch downtown and just basically wined and dined us. Flying back, I was admiring my Titleist hat I was given at the golf course and reading the Wall Street Journal I snagged from the lobby of Indi's new private terminal, I realized how lucky I am. I mean, I'm sitting 20,000 feet in the air on a private jet reading about how bad the economy was. It was a surreal moment and made me step back and be really thankful because things could be a lot worse.
This is at the terminal
This picture sums up the paragraph above
So life is good. I've been playing a little bit of PLO trying to hop back in. I dropped down a stake to grind out some hands and just get back into the flow. I've been filming some low limit sessions hoping to get some good content for a video or three. So far though there really hasn't been anything great I think would help out leggo customers so I don't want to push out some filler type content.
Currently I'm watching Ashton destroy....literally destroy Gus at 200/400 HU PLO. He just said he's up quite a bit today which is sweet but I really worry about this kid sometimes. I've never seen anyone move up and down faster in limits than Ashton and I have no idea how he does it, let alone stay sane. He's won the last 12 allin pots (out of the last 14 hands too, gus seems tilty) which I guess makes things easier, I can't imagine it going the other way and dropping half a mill or something in a day though. One things for sure though, it's fun as hell to watch.
Last bit of poker info. We split the PLO forums up on 2+2 finally. They were getting more and more traffic so it finally got chopped up into Small Stakes and High Stakes forums so feel free to stop by and check them out. Theres been some really good content in both forums so hopefully that trend keeps up. I'd encourage anyone trying to get better at PLO to start posting in the forum.
Jess is also getting into poker which has been very unsmooth. I'm actually really pumped that she is interested and wants to learn but we've been butting heads a few times. I sometimes forget that she is at the very very first level of poker knowledge and I get going on some stuff that goes over her head and she gets mad. So we're taking it slow and I'm not trying to throw too much at her and just basically trying to keep it fun.
She is also cooking me biscuits and gravy right now and I can start to smell em' so it's getting time to eat. So ya, life is really good.
Hopefully I didn't just life jinx myself. Tomorrow I'm going to Grand Blanc outside of Detroit to rail the Buick Open and hopefully watch Tiger crush. This will be my first time actually watching a PGA event live. Obv looking forward to that, I just hope it's not like watching poker live because if so, all I'll be doing is dying to shoot some golf the whole time.