Monday, May 2, 2011

An update

Today I was able to successfully make a deposit on one of the smaller online poker sites. My hobby is restored, and I'm pretty happy about it.

In my first night back, I donked off 145 big blinds - 100 of it on a single foolish hand. I will attribute it to a combination of unfamiliar surroundings, rust, and a tiny bit of tilt vs. a bad player. I'm playing a ridiculously low buy-ins right now, so my buy-in basically covered the cost of a Starbucks latte (that might have been part of the reason for the poor play as well). I'm not concerned.

In other news, something odd has happened recently on the poker writing side of my little hobby. In short, I have lost my motivation to write about the game, but I'm not sure why. I just came back from a 2 day poker trip full of the usual crazy stories of hands and opponents, but I have no motivation to tell the tales right now.

Perhaps it's a temporary thing. Perhaps all the Black Friday stuff disheartened me and removed my motivation. Or, perhaps I've played enough hours of this game that the "uniqueness" of wiping out a fish or mentally working through a downswing or outplaying a solid player are no longer "newsworthy" in my eyes.

It remains to be seen. I'm certainly not ready to sign off forever - I'm sure there will be some occasional topics I'll want to share. But at the moment, I don't think I'll be sharing on a daily basis. My more recent posts are crappy and uninspired, and I don't think it's worth the effort for me, and certainly not for the few of you reading.

Ta ta for now.


Anonymous said...

And strangely, I read this entire post after reading the first few lines(I probably only read about 5% of your complete posts, usually just the first few lines) and found it interesting. :-)

Go Tribe.

Rich Da

bastinptc said...

It's a natural progression, and I think your analysis as to why is on the mark. That said, I'd hate to see you go away.