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Published on January 27, 2005 by in All Posts

Saying that I ignore my blog is getting so boring and passe. Maybe my blog ignores me. Ever think of that?? Huh?? Lots has happened lately. I went to the Bahamas, won 9K by taking first in a tournament, got my car towed by the NYPD which consequently destroyed my differential and forced me to stay in NYC for another 5 days while the shop fixed it leaving me with exactly one clean pair of underwear, a lonely cat at home, and a boatload of work to catch up on. I never thought I would say that I am happy to be back in Ithaca with 14 inches of snow on the ground but here I am. Blech. I have so much to say I don’t know where to begin. I guess I will have to post some pictures later. Stay tuned you never know when the sporadic urge to update this thing will hit me again.

 
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Published on December 19, 2004 by in All Posts

Gainfully Employed!

I took a job recently. I am pleased to announce that I am now the Operations Manager for InternetTexasHoldem.com. My job includes marketing, programming, sales, strategizing, and pretty much anything web-related. So it combines my two core competencies, poker and online marketing. I couldn’t be happier.

I also won my way into the PokerStars WPT event next month. I finished with that tournament not 40 minutes ago. So I will be at the Atlantis Casino Resort in the Bahamas from January 5th-12th. Looking forward to this one, too! Not bad for only spending $75 to get there. The package is worth $11,000; $1000 cash, an $8000 tournament buy in, and $2000 for a week’s stay in Atlantis. Whee! Life sure is peachy at the moment!

 
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Published on November 8, 2004 by in All Posts

SuperStar!

So about 3 years ago, Christine and I went to see a taping of the Comedy Central stand-up comedy show Premium Blend. Well, this afternoon, my lifelong dream was realized. I finally saw us on an afternoon rerun of the show. The camera panned the audience and caught our fake laughter performance for a fleeting moment… my moment of stardom! And Tivo caught the moment for us to enjoy forever! Hooray!

 
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Published on October 25, 2004 by in All Posts

OOPS!

To my credit, I have a very good excuse for not posting. Nothing has happened. I don’t really do much of anything other than play poker. And do I ever play poker!!! Check this out:

Yes, ammbo is me. I won two tournaments yesterday. I made a deal in the BIG one and got an extra $3K on top of it. Rent is paid for a while!!! All I got for now, I am still in shock. I’ll post more later.

 
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Published on September 13, 2004 by in All Posts

Triumphant Return

Well, it’s a return, anyway. Life is dandy. Let me get you up to date… I now live in lovely Ithaca, NY. It is already getting cold here, and the misery of Ithaca winter should be descending upon us any time. I am playing a lot of poker for the time being and looking into teaching GMAT classes. I have also talked to a few people about doing some consulting for website advertising, but nothing has come of that yet. Poker is going swell. I played an online tournament for $100 on Wednesday and made $2500. I went to Turning Stone Casino on Thursday to play a few tournaments. I left with $100 less than I went with and a $1000 voucher in my pocket for a tournament they are holding in October. I think that covers the trip. On Friday we drove to Atlantic City. I played a few tournaments with limited success, but I did leave with a $500 voucher for a tournament coming up later this month. Whoopie. The entire trip was rather unlucky. I played very well in my opinion, and I should have had more to show for it. Oh, well. We had a great time in the car. Road trips are so much fun. I now know all of the words to more than one Brittney Spears song, thank you, ClearChannel for homogenizing America’s musical selection. I promise I will make more of an effort to keep this updated. I shal;l regale you with stories of poker success! I need a real job!

 
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Published on August 13, 2004 by in All Posts

No Go.

So Cornell Business School correctly declined my petition to have my application reconsidered on late notice. With such a fast turnaround time, I was giving myself about a 10% chance of getting in regardless, so this is no surprise. I will certainly be applying again next year to them and to other schools. In the meantime, I will be moving to Ithaca next week to be with Christine. What am I going to do for money for the next year? Well, I have two kidneys, and it is a high demand market… I will be playing poker and doing some consultinng work for companies looking to advertise online. Between the two, I only need to make half of what I was making at my job to be ahead of where I was financially. The job I just left was paying for both our rents plus about $400 per month; Enough for 4 round trip tickets to Ithaca per month. This does not add up, as a guy has got to eat. If my poker results are as good every month as they were last month, which is unlikely given that I made about $9000 in a month, I will be quite well off. The best part of this decision is that Christine supports it, and that is all I need.

 
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Published on August 5, 2004 by in All Posts

Wow. It has been a long time since I updated this. My life is progressing at a breakneck pace all of a sudden. I tendered my notice at my job on Monday, my last day is this Friday. I was facing the prospect of living five hours from Christine for another year while barely making enough money to cover two rents much less travel and living expenses. So I am moving to beautiful Ithaca New York soon. How soon, you ask? Well, if you recall, I had applied to the Cornell MBA program in April. When I accepted this job, I turned down an offer for an interview with Cornell, explaining that I had an opportunity elsewhere. On Monday I emailed my contact there and they called me today. I have a phone interview tonight for a possible admissions/waitlist decision tomorrow for a possible orientation session on Monday! Talk about breakneck speed! Obviously this is not something I can count on, so I am hedging a little. I am in contact with some people I have done business in the past who can use my expertise in search engine marketing. I can do freelance gigs for a year while waiting for next year’s MBA class. Starting my own marketing company is a goal of mine anyway, so getting an early start will not be a bad thing.

It really is amazing how events can stack up like this. Two weeks ago I was just working, not especially liking or hating my job, and now I am on the cusp of a major life change. Amazing how this world works!

 
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Published on June 30, 2004 by in All Posts

Big Day
Today is my 3 year wedding anniversary. I have been making a certain someone’s life miserable for a full three years! So all of you who took the under on three, pay up. The vegas line is always wrong! I also get to go see Spiderman 2 today. My company bought all of the tickets to a showing today and doled out the tickets. Gonna be a good day!

 
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Published on June 25, 2004 by in All Posts

Check it out! The Saudis read my blog.

 
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Published on June 21, 2004 by in All Posts

Cool!
We were just walking through Central Park on the way home when we saw a big crowd of people milling around. Naturally, like the lemmings we are, we gravitated toward them. We got there just a few moments before the Olympic Torch was brought through and passed on to the next runner. Talk about the right place at the right time! If my cell phone were not dead at the time I would have snapped a picture. Kind of an interesting, one of a kind thing to witness.

 
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