Aboot time I blogged, eh?
Once again it has been ages since I added anything here so I decided it was about time to get on it. Truth is, I haven't had much going on that I felt was interesting enough to write about. Since all my poker content goes on Card Squad and I rarely leave my house anymore, I have been in a bit of a slump when it comes to writing personal stuff.
Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy spending time at home. When it becomes all I do though I get a little snaky, but isn’t a permanent thing, it is just where I am at right now and I'm ok with that.
There are certain advantages though. Not having to get up to an alarm, kicking around in sweats and a t-shirt all day - there are worse things. I’ve also been reading an extraordinary amount lately. Mostly poker books – some for the second or third time, but also a few that I recently picked up. I’ve reached another plateau in my game, so it was time to review and mix up my strategies again. I’ll be discussing that on CS soon, so for now I will digress…I sweated April in the 17k on FT tonight, and she did an awesome job – even though she was short stacked for part of it she managed to steal blinds when appropriate and double up when needed. She placed in 17th, which was within the top 3% of the field. Congrats, April!
I’ve had several conversations lately about where people live, and what it is like where I/they are from – so since I am (one of) the resident ‘foreigners’ of the WPBT I thought I would add some pictures of my city and surrounding area. Perhaps I will even debunk the myth that we Canucks all live in igloos and ride dog sleds ;)Please note: I did not take these pictures (obviously). I'm sure the postcard-quality gave that away already ;) I found them around the web, but they are pics of some of my favorite places in and around Calgary. You can drive to any of the places shown outside of Calgary within one to two hours - shows what a diverse landscape surrounds us here.
Canada Olympic Park, which is within the city of Calgary. Those are the ski jumps from the '88 Olympics
And if it isn't farmland, it is fields and fields of nothing
This is Drumheller, which is in the Badlands, about 1.5 hours NE of Calgary. This was dinosaur country, and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology is located here.
Another view of the Badlands
These are Hoodoos which are natural structures formed by erosion