Sunday, July 03, 2005
The 4th of July is my favorite holiday. There's something about watching fireworks that is just magical. Independence Day, for me, embraces everything that is good about summer, and our freedom here in the United States, and memories of childhood and finding joy in simple things. The fourth was one of my dad's favorite holidays, too, and is now for me a day where I hold a cocktail to the sky and toast the man who influenced a lot of who I am today, and who continues to inspire me even in his absence. He died 5 1/2 years ago, and despite the passage of time, I still miss him. I think that's why it's so important to me to continue to celebrate our favorite holiday the way he would be if he was still around. So, I'll raise a glass tomorrow and enjoy the simple things and the company of good people. "Turns out now where, but who you're with that really matters..." Good stuff. Thanks, Dave.
In poker news... I placed 3rd in a $10 SnG on Full Tilt today, and made a few bucks on the $.50/1.00 limit table. The WPBT Vegas trip somehow converted me back into a limit player. I have no idea why. I just haven't been in a no-limit cash game mood (though I am still playing no limit tournaments). I have a feeling that is my natural habitat: no limit on the tourneys, and limit on the cash games. In the no limit arena, I think I just work better when under a sort of strategized and timed construct, as opposed to the open-endedness of a cash game. Or, I'm crazy. One or the other.
Now I'm off to clean out the closet in my spare bedroom. I know, exciting stuff. Tonight I may be heading over to my cousin's house for some chilling and drinking and blowing off of fireworks, though of course tomorrow is the Real Thing. Probably no more poker for me today. That's OK - it's been a nice weekend so far.
I hope everybody has a safe and happy holiday weekend (what's left of it!)