Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Decatur Georgia

I am sort of an old man in that I like to read local news blogs about my town every morning. This morning I came across a story about my art! :: LINK :: There is even comments on the article; pretty sweet.

Playoff Beard

I'm not shaving until I am even on the year.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Art Project

For my last project I tried to make a house, but I had a run in with the police. They left pretty quickly and didn't question what I was doing since it looked like I was walking my dog. I was trying to make a social statement on the inflated housing market, but it was gone by the time I woke up. I replaced it with a new one this evening: video
video

Friday, February 20, 2009

I feel like I will never have a successful, significant, or enjoyable career and that makes me really hate life.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Worthless

I have completely lost my mind. I took a shot at 100 200nl against an excellent regular and blew over half my roll. I have lost about 170k the past 30 days. It will be a difficult struggle to get even on the year and to find motivation to keep going.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Art Project

So I tried a new inflatable piece tonight. I tried to make it look like an arm was coming out of the building. It didn't quite come out as I was hoping, but it still is pretty cool. It is just down the sidewalk from the last guy I did as you can sort of see in the way too dark video at the bottom...


video

Monday, February 16, 2009

Wise Words from Kevin

"If someone gives you 10,000:1 on anything you take it."

Friday, February 13, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Poker

Well, if you haven't figured it out yet, I have no self control and I am an idiot gambler. I played this guy heads up 100bb 25/50nl. I am back in a deep hole on the year. Here are some of the big pots:

the dark tlt posts small blind [$25.00 ].
gamblegambel posts big blind [$50.00 ].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to gamblegambel [ Ah Qd ]
the dark tlt raises [$125.00 ]
gamblegambel calls [$100.00 ]
** Dealing Flop ** [ Ts, As, 5d ]
gamblegambel checks
the dark tlt bets [$300.00 ]
gamblegambel calls [$300.00 ]
** Dealing Turn ** [ Qh ]
gamblegambel checks
the dark tlt bets [$900.00 ]
gamblegambel calls [$900.00 ]
** Dealing River ** [ Qc ]
gamblegambel checks
the dark tlt bets [$2700.00 ]
gamblegambel raises [$12868.00 ]
the dark tlt calls [$7890.75 ]
gamblegambel wins $2277.25
gamblegambel shows [Ah, Qd ]
gamblegambel wins $23881.00 from main pot
the dark tlt doesn't show [Kd, Jd ]

gamblegambel posts small blind [$25.00 ].
the dark tlt posts big blind [$50.00 ].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to gamblegambel [ Qs 5s ]
gamblegambel raises [$125.00 ]
the dark tlt calls [$100.00 ]
** Dealing Flop ** [ 5h, Qh, 4s ]
the dark tlt checks
gamblegambel bets [$200.00 ]
the dark tlt calls [$200.00 ]
** Dealing Turn ** [ Ks ]
the dark tlt bets [$700.00 ]
gamblegambel calls [$700.00 ]
** Dealing River ** [ 7s ]
the dark tlt bets [$1850.00 ]
gamblegambel raises [$6096.75 ]
the dark tlt calls [$4246.75 ]
gamblegambel shows [Qs, 5s ]
gamblegambel wins $14293.00 from main pot
the dark tlt doesn't show [Jh, Kh ]

the dark tlt posts small blind [$25.00 ].
gamblegambel posts big blind [$50.00 ].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to gamblegambel [ Ks Qc ]
the dark tlt raises [$125.00 ]
gamblegambel calls [$100.00 ]
** Dealing Flop ** [ 3d, Kc, Kd ]
gamblegambel checks
the dark tlt bets [$300.00 ]
gamblegambel calls [$300.00 ]
** Dealing Turn ** [ 5s ]
gamblegambel checks
the dark tlt bets [$900.00 ]
gamblegambel calls [$900.00 ]
** Dealing River ** [ 4d ]
gamblegambel checks
the dark tlt bets [$2700.00 ]
gamblegambel calls [$2700.00 ]
the dark tlt shows [Kh, Ah ]
the dark tlt wins $8099.50 from main pot
gamblegambel doesn't show [Ks, Qc ]

the dark tlt posts small blind [$25.00 ].
gamblegambel posts big blind [$50.00 ].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to gamblegambel [ As 8h ]
the dark tlt raises [$125.00 ]
gamblegambel calls [$100.00 ]
** Dealing Flop ** [ 2c, 3s, 8c ]
gamblegambel checks
the dark tlt bets [$300.00 ]
gamblegambel calls [$300.00 ]
** Dealing Turn ** [ 4d ]
gamblegambel checks
the dark tlt bets [$800.00 ]
gamblegambel raises [$26532.25 ]
the dark tlt calls [$2925.00 ]
gamblegambel shows [As, 8h ]
the dark tlt shows [Jh, Jc ]
gamblegambel wins $22807.25
** Dealing River ** [ 7d ]
the dark tlt wins $8349.50 from main pot

the dark tlt posts small blind [$25.00 ].
gamblegambel posts big blind [$50.00 ].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to gamblegambel [ Qc Qd ]
the dark tlt raises [$125.00 ]
gamblegambel raises [$500.00 ]
the dark tlt raises [$1500.00 ]
gamblegambel raises [$4525.00 ]
the dark tlt calls [$2822.50 ]
gamblegambel shows [Qc, Qd ]
the dark tlt shows [Kd, Kc ]
gamblegambel wins $602.50
** Dealing Flop ** [ Ks, 3d, 6c ]
** Dealing Turn ** [ 9c ]
** Dealing River ** [ Kh ]
the dark tlt wins $8944.50 USD from main pot

gamblegambel posts small blind [$25.00 ].
the dark tlt posts big blind [$50.00 ].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to gamblegambel [ As 8c ]
gamblegambel raises [$125.00 ]
the dark tlt calls [$100.00 ]
** Dealing Flop ** [ 7c, 9c, 5h ]
the dark tlt checks
gamblegambel bets [$200.00 ]
the dark tlt raises [$800.00 ]
gamblegambel calls [$600.00 ]
** Dealing Turn ** [ Ah ]
the dark tlt bets [$1650.00 ]
gamblegambel raises [$3950.00 ]
the dark tlt calls [$2300.00 ]
gamblegambel shows [As, 8c ]
the dark tlt shows [5d, 5s ]
** Dealing River ** [ 2h ]
the dark tlt wins $9799.50 from main pot

the dark tlt posts small blind [$25.00 ].
gamblegambel posts big blind [$50.00 ].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to gamblegambel [ Ah Jd ]
the dark tlt raises [$75.00 ]
gamblegambel raises [$400.00 ]
the dark tlt calls [$350.00 ]
** Dealing Flop ** [ Jc, Ad, 4s ]
gamblegambel bets [$700.00 ]
the dark tlt calls [$700.00 ]
** Dealing Turn ** [ 6c ]
gamblegambel bets [$1550.00 ]
the dark tlt raises [$7817.75 ]
gamblegambel calls [$2874.50 ]
the dark tlt shows [6d, 4d ]
gamblegambel shows [Ah, Jd ]
the dark tlt wins $3393.25
** Dealing River ** [ 4h ]
the dark tlt wins $11148.50 from main pot

the dark tlt posts small blind [$25.00 ].
gamblegambel posts big blind [$50.00 ].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to gamblegambel [ 8c 8d ]
the dark tlt raises [$125.00 ]
gamblegambel raises [$500.00 ]
the dark tlt calls [$400.00 ]
** Dealing Flop ** [ 6h, 5c, 3h ]
gamblegambel bets [$850.00 ]
the dark tlt raises [$2450.00 ]
gamblegambel raises [$4524.00 ]
the dark tlt calls [$2924.00 ]
gamblegambel shows [8c, 8d ]
the dark tlt shows [As, Ac ]
** Dealing Turn ** [ 5s ]
** Dealing River ** [ 2d ]
the dark tlt wins $11847.50 from main pot

I wish something would come into my life that would encourage stability.

Art Project

So my inflatable giraffe was torn to shreds by the wind from the grate by morning and by evening someone had come by and thrown away everything before I could even get a chance. So I started to brainstorm. I thought it would be cool to build a giant replica of the lotto ball machines on the grate after accidentally purchasing some clear trash bags...With some help from my gf I purchased and painted 100 ping pong balls, made a giant dome, and set it up. Despite the 30mph winds and three different set ups the balls wouldn't budge off the ground. Oops, it would have been cool if it worked. So I began to brainstorm some more and came up with this guy:I got to work with trash bags and packing tape and left over balloons from new years eve and constructed this guy:I brought him downstairs and he came to life...Check him out in motion:
video
It's hard to see from the video, but he has flaming red hair (deflated entertainer balloons) that whips around wildly. I brought him back upstairs for a few more finishing touches [plus I really want my gf to see him in person] before I leave him out on the streets for some rando to throw away. I love inflatable street art.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Art Project

Sculpture was one of my favorite classes in college. It has been a while since I've really created anything of the like, but I got the bug today to make something fun. I came up with the idea of cutting up trash bags and taping them together to make an inflatable creature using an air duct beside my building as the blower. The assembled project looked like this on my living room floor:
I brought him outside and connected his legs to the air duct and he came alive:
I wonder if he will be intact in the morning. Here is a video of him in action (please excuse my camerawork, my laptop is no steadicam):
video

Sunday, February 8, 2009

I Just Don't Think You Got It

b.j.p.10.00 posts the small blind of $25
th.e.g.hstrider posts the big blind of $50
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to gamblegambel [8d Ac]
pe.r.n.octali folds
Co.m.e.ToButthead folds
gamblegambel raises to $112
dr.h.o.gue calls $112
b.j.p.10.00 folds
t.h.e.g.hstrider folds
*** FLOP *** [3d Jh Qs]
gamblegambel checks
d.r.h.ogue checks
*** TURN *** [3d Jh Qs] [2c]
gamblegambel checks
dr.h.o.gue bets $200
gamblegambel calls $200 ok what, you checked back a jack to big bet turn?
*** RIVER *** [3d Jh Qs 2c] [7h]
gamblegambel checks
dr.h.ogue has 15 seconds left to act

dr.h.ogue bets $1,188, and is capped
gamblegambel calls $1,188, and is capped give them a little rope and they look for the closest I-beam to hang from
*** SHOW DOWN ***
dr.h.o.gue shows [5s Ah] Ace Queen high
gamblegambel shows [8d Ac] Ace Queen high
gamblegambel wins the pot ($3,072) with Ace Queen high

dr.h.o.gue: dude is this rigged?
d.r.h.ogue: snap call with ace rag?
d.r.h.ogue: checking into this sht random donk hears about one dude cheating and now thinks every time he gets owned someone knows his hole cards

Saturday, February 7, 2009

"No One Is Donating" -Moon

f.u.lltiltok posts small blind [$25.00].
LI.B.E.RTY 6 posts big blind [$50.00].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to gamblegambel [ Jd Js ]
Kr.a.k.enOut folds
gamblegambel raises [$125.00]
c.u.z.i.can909 calls [$125.00]
Bl.ue._.H.u.rricane calls [$125.00]
f.u.l.ltiltok folds
L.I.B.E.RTY 6 raises [$375.00]
gamblegambel raises [$1375.00]
cu.z..i.can909 calls [$1375.00]
Bl.u.e._H.urricane folds
LI.B.E.RTY 6 folds
gamblegambel shows [Jd, Js ]
cu.z.i.can909 shows [Tc, 6c ]
** Dealing Flop ** [ 2h, 7d, Th ]
** Dealing Turn ** [ 6h ]
** Dealing River ** [ 3h ]
cuz.i.c.a.n909 wins $3572.00 from main pot

Also... the poker community needs to recognize that it was I who originally nicknamed Allen Kessler the chainsaw over two years ago. It originally came up when moon and I joked how tight he was and how it reminded me of my old handle AKoChainsaw3 on party poker. AK being a beautiful pun for big slick and Allen Kessler.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

OK OK OK

I've had a few nights to sleep off whatever it was that happened in January. I think I have things back in control. I went ahead and emailed Full Tilt (themasterj suggestion) and had them restrict me from playing 50/100nl+. I just don't have the self control to stop chasing loses and after spewing 75k last week something had to change. I've done a little reanalyzing and think I can keep my average daily swing less than 5% of my liquid roll and still keep a healthy hourly rate and be happy for the next several months. Crossing my fingers, because we all know bailouts just don't work.