Thursday, August 22, 2013


Greetings.  Not that it matters to many but it matters to myself.  As I am watching the Barclays and switching from it to the football game I realized what my buddy J.P. meant when he said I was opening too soon when I drive the ball.  We had a text conversation about a week ago, he told me what he saw after reading my blog and looking at the video.  I went back and looked at it myself and did notice that I was casting a bit but I could not see where I was opening up too soon.  It somewhat frustrated me but it was not until today as I watched Stadler, who is leading, hit the ball that I realized that I am not always on the right plane and that is why my shoulders are opening up too soon and why I am casting at the ball, probably creating an outside in motion which pushes the ball to the right.  I JUST REALIZED that as I took some practice swings with a diet dr. pepper bottle.  I noticed that my right shoulder was not lower than my left when I was swinging through and that my left shoulder was opened and my hands followed and I saw the cast!  Wow!  Now I need to get on the range and hit some balls to get the right feel and get that muscle memory involved!  Thanks J.P!
J.P. Stadler is doing work even with that gut!
Enjoying the WSOP Main Event coverage.  Maybe one day I will get to play in it.  Quick and sweet!  You all stay nice as rice and mello as jello!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

My pursuits in life

Well met!
Got a few things going on in my life along with fatherhood.  I started getting back into the gym regularly after tipping the scales at 374 this past January, after my doctor's visit, to make sure everything was ticking okay.  Well here it is August and I am down to 327, 47 pounds!  Nice but not where I want to be.  Goal is to be under 300 before the end of the year and by next August to be at 240-250, my playing weight when I was at PITT.  I plan on doing two a days in the next week or so, running in the morning and weights in the evening.  I just need to get to bed a little earlier.
The other thing I have gotten back into, since the weight loss, is golf!  Oh, how I missed it.  Funny thing is my wife continued to hammer me about getting back into golf, to get me away from all the poker.  I told her that golf is more expensive than poker and I do not want to do that right now, that was four years ago.  Now she understands that it is expensive, with the range balls and rounds of golf, the new (used) clubs (from ebay, finally have my 14 that I like) in the bag.  Now I want this mizuno bag with samurai warriors fighting each other, of course this is a vanity item like my superman putter cover, so I may have to wait for it.
Well, those are the two things that I have gotten into, the weight loss got me into golf and golf is my new sports love, more than football!
I have not given up on poker, I do not get many sessions in because as a father of four, three still at home and a husband, your time must be allocated accordingly.  Also, hitting the gym and playing golf sucks up the free time.  There fore, my sleep time is used to play a lot of Black Ops 2.  Yes, I am a video game geek as well.  My kd is 1.14 and my wins are at 1.15.  More of a first person shooter guy who used to enjoy rpgs but because of the lack of "TIME" they are not purchased as much.  I did enjoy the newest Assasin's Creed.
Here is a video of me playing at Bayou Barrier on the West Bank, unfortunately the same weekend that Kidd Kraddick passed away after he played some golf at the country club nearby.
Work, right now is becoming a challenge only because of the fact that we are dealing with loads that have damaged units and it is out of our control and very frustrating but I truly enjoy my job and plan to be here for a long time.  This blog is about how my poker life coincides with my real life and real life has swallowed up poker.  No doubt, poker will always be there and some of my plans to develop a good bankroll have gone to the wayside of procrastination or just not doing them.  But there is a plan in place and my wife is on board.  So I plan on using this to track poker, my weight loss and my golf game, and life as I move forward.  I do not have many readers, one or two, so it will be a journal of sorts for you all and myself.
All right you all stay nice as rice and mello as jello!