This month-end summary is going to be a few days early. Now that G is about to start his summer vacation, it's going to be tough for me to post twice a week, so I'll just post once a week for the summer months. Our big plan for the summer is to take a 6 week road trip back to the Northeast. We'll probably make like 10 stops, not including the tri-state New York area. We were originally thinking 8 weeks, but since this is our first road trip longer than 10 days, we wanted to keep it a little simpler. One of the awesome things about being a pro poker player is the ability to take off as much time as you want to take vacations. We'll probably take road trips for a few summers and once D gets older, we can do awesome trips all over the world. You can't take 6-10 weeks whenever you feel like it in most 9 to 5 jobs. Pro Poker 1, 9-to-5 0.
I'll talk about some of our stops and ask for feedback in the next post. Oddly, I have zero desire right now to go to the WSOP - call me boring, but I prefer to spend time with the family. Despite doing reasonably well the last time I played a bunch of MTTs, I just can't get that excited about it. But I'm hoping my feelings about it will change one of these years. I get more excited about taking the kids to see the Grand Canyon, Hawaii, Alaska, Yosemite, etc (and globally later on), than I do about sitting around for a few weeks playing live MTTs and cash games. Where's that screwdriver?!? But who knows? Maybe I'm turning into Clark Griswold, and the kids and the wife will hate the long trips, and I'll have nothing to do in the summer. Nothing to do but gambool.
As for poker, I had my best month since Black Friday. Still running below ev, but as long as it's $1K or less, I can live with it. So just to keep this going, I'm going to have to post another photo of something Chanel. Yes - it's dopey, but it beats more shirtless photos of Eric Bana, and I'm not going to jinx myself for no reason. Anything to prevent that epic run-bad from Q1.
I started working out this month! I threw out all my old sneakers when we moved (they were all really old), and I bought a new pair a few months back. Funny thing is, I hadn't opened the box since I bought them, so Mrs. Fly would make fun of me every few days about those "awesome brand new" workout sneakers I bought that weren't getting a workout. Ah... you know you're in a good marriage when your spouse still cares enough to make fun of you. Anyway, I've just been walking on the treadmill, but as they say, you need to learn to walk before you can run - literally. I still work up a good sweat on the 12% incline, and I'm more into the fat-burning than anything else, so that's a good start for now. I can watch videos on my ipad, so it makes working out more entertaining.
The book is basically on life support. I like the idea, but it's kind of tough getting it off the ground. As it is, I'm having a tough time writing these monthly strategy posts - people seem to be lukewarm to it, and you guys are people who are really into poker. Although poker *can* be a simple game, there are multiple layers of complexity, that I'm not sure the typical reader would really care about it. I would ideally like to write a more general mass-market book, and not get as much into the nitty-gritty that could scare off a lot of casual readers. I don't want live noobs to pick up the book and say, "WTF at all these calculations and simulations?" The poker community wouldn't be too happy if I scared off all the fish. But I think as I mull it over, I'll be able to draw the line at some appropriate place, to balance relevant information without it being overly complex. Hopefully. Stay tuned.