After a solid day at the tables on Friday I ended up taking Saturday off as tickets for my local football team, the not-so-mighty Lincoln City FC, were only a fiver and I ended up going with a couple of mates (yes, sorry for the blatant 'I have friends' brag). This 0-0 encounter was the second worst football match I've ever watched in my life, falling second only to a game featuring, you guessed it, Lincoln City FC in a play-off final I went to watch in 2005.
Here are just a few things I would have preferred to have done than endure this game:
- Watch back the Liverpool defeats to Everton, Blackpool, Man Utd, or any other games we've managed to lose already this season
- Listen to an entire 'Slip Knot' album
- Attend a Political Conference
- Read Wayne Rooney's autobiography
- Watch either of the Sex in the City films (my girlfriend will tell you how much I abhor Sex in the City, yes, sorry for the blatant 'I have a gf' brag).
It kinda sucks that weekends tend to be the time when the softest games are available, because I'm often doing stuff at weekends, because that's when friends and family are off work. If I didn't, I'd have no social life whatsoever, but I'm sure it's -EV for my hourly rate. But meh, Life EV is important too so I guess it isn't worth worrying about too much, it just rather came into focus as Saturday felt kinda wasted (even X-Factor wasn't all that good this week, sigh).
I've almost hit the half a million hands played milestone...
Days played/elapsed: 76/151 (50.3%)
VPPs earned (Day 76): 1458
VPPs earned (Total): 59,200
VPPs remaining: 34,050
Total Hands played: 499,902
A few things going on in the blogging world currently...
Daleroxxu is planning to play poker in 52 countries in 52 weeks next year. Sounds like a rather cool plan. In 6 years I've only played poker in 4 different countries so it should be good fun for him.
Both AceSupper and Nick Rainey have ridiculous grinds in motion...
AceSupper was planning to play 10,000 18-man SNGs in October. I thought this would be pretty impossible when he set out to do it, but with 7500 games remaining and 1 week left in October, it has to be 'gg'.
Nick Rainey is trying to achieve SuperNova Elite status by the end of the year, which will require him to earn over 500,000 VPPs in the next couple of months. I probably shouldn't mention this as it makes my 'Supernova Quest' look a little pathetic, but nevermind!