Thursday, February 15, 2007

Ahh Poker, Why Won't You Let Me Go?

Hmm. I got an email from Bodog a few days ago letting me know that I had $24 left in my account and that I should, you know, do me some gambling. Which I did.

So now my account balance is sitting a bit north of $900, which I guess means I might be playing a bit more poker in the near future. I gambooled the $24 up to $150 playing blackjack, then went on a nice run at the $200 NL tables. While $900 is a fairly piddling bankroll, it's something, and I actually have missed playing poker of late. I'm probably going to knock around the $100 NL tables for awhile and see what happens.

It's kind of funny how our monkey brains work, as far as feeling like I was totally burned out on poker back in October/November, and almost grateful for the UIGEA to hit the fan, as far as forcing me to cash out and focus on other endeavors. I didn't really have the itch to play in the months following that, despite knowing I could reload some cash into Neteller and get back to donking away chips at the table.

Once Neteller went into lockdown, though, and I had no easy way to deposit and hardly any funds to play with, suddenly the desire to play increased. Tell me I shouldn't play and that it was time to focus on other things, and I was grateful and couldn't care less about playing. Tell me I absolutely can't play and lo, I get stubborn and convince myself that I really miss playing. Contrary, indeed...

Things are still chugging along, as far as all of my affiliate marketing machinations and house flipping schemings. I need to stop looking at listings, as I found a duplex that just popped up this morning. Foreclosure property, 1700 sq. ft., pretty much ready to rent, listed at $49,900. Gah. No more houses.

3 comments:

Gnome said...

Poker loves you! Glad you're back at the tables.

Tim said...

Why not just buy a few more houses and quit the job? You hate it anyway and seem to love doing your own thing...

ScurvyDog said...

Tim,

That's definitely the plan, as far as the real estate investments eventually becoming my full-time job. First step towards that plan is to prove I can make an equivalent annual salary flipping houses, which I'll hopefully hit this year.