Monday, April 11, 2011

The Weekend

The weekend: (Fri) Drove to Alice’s. She wasn’t feeling well. Sore throat. We ate chicken, vegetables and rice, then watched half of The Trotsky, a clever Canadian film about a 17-year-old revolutionary who believes he’s the reincarnation of Leon Trotsky. First half was brilliant, second half enjoyable. (Sat) We got up early and drove to Berkeley Bowl West, had brunch, shopped, went to Costco, then relaxed at my place, watching the Seattle, San Francisco and Hawaii episodes of “No Reservations.” I made guacamole for our get-together at Richard & Lisa’s in the afternoon. We hung out in their backyard for a good two hours, catching up, talking politics and life like we always do. Alice was still nursing her cold. She drank tea while we drank mojitos. At 7 we went to Biff and Rhonda’s for dinner. Jess and Jen were there. Rhonda served up a great dinner and we stayed until 11. (Sun) We relaxed, went to Starbuck’s in the a.m., ordered Yang Chow for lunch, watched TV while I did my taxes. At 4:15 we drove to Alice’s with Sandy. She made a wonderful seafood dish while I fixed her computer and brushed Sandy’s hair. After dinner we watched 60 Minutes and finished the last half of The Trotsky. Alice’s throat still bothered her. I left at 9:30 and fell asleep at 10:30.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

April Showers

I’m been hitting my poker books again, watching high stakes poker when I can, and gearing up for another wave of poker playing now that we’re just a few months away from another WSOP summer. I won’t have many opportunities to compete in big tournaments this year, so I’ll have to choose my poker time carefully. One thing I’d like to work on is my emotions playing online. For the most part, I’m all right at accepting things as they are, yet sometimes that dark part of me undermines my ability to play well, and I lose control and good judgment as a result.