Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Monster Run on FCP

It has been an extremely hectic week, but it has all been worth it. I have totally upgraded my computing by purchasing a new desktop and a new Dell Inspiron 9400 Lap top. Both machines are insane compared to my old computer, but I am really loving have a lap top. The reason I chose the 9400 was so that I could 4 table with the 17" screen and I am glad I did. Despite nothaving my wireless rauter hooked up yet, I have been playing poker on my balcony an hour or two an evening and I absolutely love being able to do that.

Poker has been going incredibly well since I made the upgrades, I deposited $500 on FCP to clear $50 in bonus money and I went on a tear playing 4 $50 NL tables that saw me increase by FCP bank roll to $1132. I was hitting huge hands and getting paid off. I also played more aggressively yet patient and it seem sto have worked. I cashed that out and am now trying to figure out where to go. I have bonuses pending at Inter Poker, Paradise Poker and Ultimate Bet, plus there PSO promo's that I can do. For now I am going to continue organizing my laptop, then maybe read a chapter of Antonio Esfariardi's Book. Its actually not a bad read, and I think it has helped my No Limit game quite a bit.

Lat night I purchased my suit that I will be wearing for my wedding, I got it from Harry Rosen at the Eaton Centre. I went with a Linen Suit very light in color, so it is the perfect look and feel for a wedding on the beach in mexico.

Money easy come and easy go right now as I have made a lot of major purchases of late including Computers, Furniture, TV and now a suit. I still have to buy my wedding rings and then I am hoping to be able to relax and enjoy all of the nice changes that Amy and I have made to the condo. We are still waiting for the furniture I will let you know how it lookd once it has been delivered.

Tonight we are going to clear some more stuff out, play a game of squash and hopefully watch a movie.

Monday, July 10, 2006

New Computer Arrives

I picked up my new Desktop computer today at lunch. I am now waiting anxiously for the work day to end so I can get home and hook it up. I had been having a tonne of trouble 4 tabling at most of the poker sites, My computer was constantly freezing and causing me to restart and get back to all of my tables. I lost out on a few nice pots and it really hampered with my playing time as I was spending more time getting set up then actually playing. Hopefully this new machine thta is equipped with a Pentium 4 processer and 1 GB of RAM will elimnate a lot of those troubles.

As for the weekend, I played a little poker on Party, working my way through a $75 Re-Load bonus. I played .25/.50 PL Omaha/8 on 4 tables and did well earning $88. I only played for a couple of hours, so its not enough hands to get excited about but it was nice to book a win over a couple of sessions. I still have 450 Raked hands to go before the bonus releases, which I am hoping to get done by Wednesday.

On Saturday, Amy and I went to our Friend Matt Seon's place in brooklin to have dinner and drinks for his Wife Terra's 30th b-day. After dinner and cake we hit Eldorado Golf course for a little night Golf. I am not a golfer and play terribly, so I was a little nervous about playing in the dark, but it turned out to be lots of fun, and I managed to make some good shots and was making better contact then usual.

Sunday, Amy and I went for a huge walk and ended up at the Roger's Centre to go into their Roger's Cable/TV Store, we needed to pick up our High Definition digital cable box to go with our new TV. After a little hassle we were able to get the box home and hook up to the TV..... and ofcourse that day Roger's happens to be having difficulties with thier network, so we are missing quite a few chanels. We were able to get the DVD player to work, so we watched a movie called GIA, this was a pretty depressing movie about a super model who makes it big, but falls into the life of a drug user and acquires AIDS. It was very disturbing to watch her fall from the top, but worth the watch.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Canada Day Weekend

I decided to hang around for the long weekend instead of going to any cottages. Friday night we went to dinner and then came home to start working on organizing our condo. We had an engagement party on June 25th and were lucky enough to receive quite a few gifts. Being in a condo we dont have much excess space so we have to sort out what we have to get rid of for the new items. Saturday, we woke up early and went for breakfast at Over Easy. Its a great spot to hit for breakfast, with delicious food and friendly service. After that, we went for a walk over to the Eaton Centre, I looked at suits to wear for my Wedding in Mexico, we saw a very nice linen suit at Harry Rosen which is the front runner as of now. I think i'll go back this weekend and look into making the purchase.

We then took a walk around the streets of Toronto and ended up at the Jazz Festival and then took a look around city hall. One of the major pluses about living down town is that when you take walks there is always something to see and this weekend was no exception. From there we headed home and got back to work on the condo, removing a table, 5 chairs, and a bunch of other stuff that we never used down to the moving room. We did all kinds of work but still lots more to do. I am planning on calling a furniture store this weekend and having some come take a look and make suggestions on how to optimally make use of our space.

On Sunday evening we went to Amy's brother Rick's house for dinner, He and Dana cooked us some tastay steaks along with Salad and Mushrooms. It was an awesome meal, we then sat outside and talked wedding plans and other details while having a few drinks. It was lots of fun.

Monday, we hit the bay to purchase a new TV, we got a 42" LCD Read projection made by Sony, I also ended up splurging on an out door set that we have been looking to get for quite some time. We both extremely happy with the new additions and are anxiously awaiting thier arrival set for this saturday.

Poker wise, I got destroyed on Tuesday night losing $215 playing both .25/.50 NL and .50/$1 NL Holdem on Inter Poker, the big loss occured when I had 97s and flopped an OE Straight Draw to go with a flush draw, I check raised all in and got called by a set of 8's, I hit my flush on the turn, but the board paired on the River to lose me the pot. I was extremely frustrated and lost another pot w/ QQ shortly after where I laid down the best hand instead of calling an all in bet on the turn. In my head I wasnt ready to lose $200 in 5mins which i why I laid teh hand down rather then calling the $75 bet. In the future I will not be looking to make big lay downs with over pairs in these games, there are just too many donks that are willing to make large bets with marginal hands.

For the time being I am awaiting teh arrival of my new computer's so I have not been playing very much, My desktop is suppoed to be ready today so hopefully I will have it all set up for the weekend.

Thats it for now.

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