01 September 2005

*sigh* August *sigh*

well, this month didn't go all that well, but whatever. at least we got through it alive, right?

oh, keep in mind i was in Maine for about 2 weeks, which severely crippled a lot of my production.

films seen for first time:

The Bad News Bears
The Dukes of Hazzard
March of the Penguins
The 40 Year Old Virgin
Poolhall Junkies

um...there was something else, but i can't remember what...

books read for the first time:

The Teachings of Don Jaun: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge (C. Castaneda)
Tournament Poker for Advanced Players (D. Sklansky)
Harrington on Hold 'Em Vol. 2 (D. Harrington)


days spent filming: 0
editing projects started: 0
editing projects completed: 1 (Reclaiming our Past)

illicit gambling:

DISCLAIMER: so these numbers are really skewed for a couple of reasons this month. 1) while in maine i couldn't play my normal 4 tables at once online, which severely limited the table hours and therefore my winrate (table hours are, of course, different from real hours). 2) i also couldn't, for obvious reasons, find games at my normal stakes ($2/$4 limit where i buy in for $100), but rather smaller games and live tournaments which involve significantly less money. 3) i had three live cash game sessions which were just disasters. 4) i've made a concerted effort to improve my tournament game, which is sort of a feast or famine proposition and that's taken even more time from cash games. i've been playing very well in tourneys, but running into a bit of bad luck. (i.e. tonight in a $5 tourney where first prize is $380 i'm the chip leader for a long time until my QQ is cracked by TT when he makes a improbable flush on the river, severely crippling me. i get busted a couple of hands later in 25th out of 315), 5) on top of all that, i managed to hit a rough patch this week. so it goes.

hours played: 93.1
+/-: +$343.66
$$/hr: $3.69
bonus $$ won: $200
tournaments cashed: 5
tournaments won: 2

ugh...but still a winning month, so i guess it could have been worse. next month we'll try to get back over $1k


days spent driving all around the Northeast: 3
weddings attended as groomsman: 1
times tipsy in front of parents: 1
legal fish caught in maine: 1
legal fish accidentally dropped back in water: 1
lobster eaten: 3
nights spent sleeping in same bed as milo: 1

the iTunes top 25:

  1. Chicago (Sufjan Stevens)
  2. Reno (Bruce Springsteen)
  3. Softley and Tenderley Jesus is Calling (Robert Sean Leonard and Steve Zahn)
  4. Radio Cure (Wilco)
  5. Seven Spanish Angels (Ray Charles and Willie Nelson)
  6. When the Stars Go Blue (Ryan Adams)
  7. Come On! Feel the Illinoise! Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition, Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me in a Dream (Sufjan Stevens)
  8. Jesus Was an Only Son (Bruce Springsteen)
  9. Miss Misery (Elliott Smith)
  10. Outta My Head (M. Ward)
  11. Day is Done (Nick Drake)
  12. Casmir Pulaski Day (Sufjan Stevens)
  13. Promising (Wilco)
  14. Lonely Street (Willie Nelson)
  15. You Heard Wrong (Bill Ricchini)
  16. White Center (Damien Jurado)
  17. I Wanna Die (Jolie Holland)
  18. Burn (Ray LaMontagne)
  19. Ode to Divorce (Regina Spektor)
  20. Ariel Ramirez (Richard Buckner)
  21. If I had a chance (Soltero)
  22. South Nashville Blues (Steve Earle)
  23. Une Annee Sans Lumiere (Arcade Fire)
  24. Not Dark Yet (Bob Dylan)
  25. Jealous Guy (Jimmy Scott)


mattreed said...

What are your thoughts on Regina Spektor?

lucas said...

i think she's pretty cool. not the greatest thing ever, but i enjoy it.

mattreed said...

i see her as an angry Joanna Newsom, but I like her all the same

billiam said...

what a night!