Saturday, January 16, 2010

2010: Off to a good start 

Philly 'burbs
January 2010

We're just a few days into the new year and I haven't had much time to really sit down to get my thoughts in writing. It's been a pretty stellar start to 2010 after a 2009 that was my best in a very long time. It will be tough to beat last year but it's doing a fine job trying right off the bat. There have been some minor inconveniences business-wise but they just seem to highlight the good things in the last two weeks. May be I'll even take some time in the future to tell you about them.

I'm in the process of planning my first half travel plans which will once again find me spending time with my good friends in G-Vegas and sitting on the grass watching Spring Training Phillies games. Mardi Gras was a passing idea but I'll make up for missing that by spending a bunch of quality time with the gang down in Key West. Anywhere from a week to a few months depending on how juicy I find the local poker games or how quickly I plow through my bankroll on nekkid girl bull riding prop bets. Texas, Canada, Arizona, and California continue to be on my wishlist. Aim high.

I'm still cruising along with the Full Tilt gig at Poker from the Rail and I have some great things in the works. I plan to tear up the WSOP in my second year better than my first. I will buckle down for two months of intensity to justify my existence in this silly industry before continuing the insanity that is my life. I will extend my personal record for "consecutive years spent in a drunken oblivion". Somewhere along the lines someone thought they wanted to hear whatever stories I had to tell.

I've also begun contributing to Pokerati Dan's new webiste Soccerati. It will be fun talking about one of my favorite sports (1. Baseball 2. Soccer 3. NFL...) especially with the buildup to the 2010 World Cup. We'll see how we deal with balancing the World Cup and World Series of Poker this summer. Dan has managed to wrangle up something like 9 different writers so there will be plenty to read.

Even though 2009 was outstanding, I'm looking to make 2010 crush all others. Luckily I have a fine group around me to come along on this sick journey. I will see you when I hit your little city/town/borough/shanty.

Just point me in the direction of a good dive bar and bottle of booze.