Friday, August 22, 2008

Best Blog Ever...

First off. I WILL POST MORE BLOGS. I am sorry!

I held my tongue for too long but I've had enough! What the hell is wrong with the Olympics? Sure, some of the Olympic sports they have really involve athletes and are exciting to watch, but some of the other sports are ridiculous. I was involved in a conversation the other day and said that the Olympics really isn't about measuring athleticism but more of individual talents/skills. I mean events like archery, canoeing, etc. They are pretty weird and uncommon things. I guess each sport is its own and I can't knock any of them because they all require hard work and dedication... BUT one sport really caught my eye and made me laugh harder than I've laughed in a while. Olympic WALKING. Yes, OLYMPIC WALKING!!!!! Are you kidding me?

There's a video of some walking. This is just really amazing to me that it is an Olympic sport, that I have actually been training for ALL MY LIFE!!! I mean think about it, I walk everywhere! I walk around my house all day, or walk around the mall, and walk many other places. And I always walk faster and blow by the other people who are walking in the same places I'm walking at! I can't believe I didn't know there was an Olympic event for this, or I would probably have all the gold medals possible!!!

Haha, enough of that, but honestly its comical. I guess there are rules to it such as you have to have one knee bent, and you cant have both feet off the floor at the same time, and some other rules. When I first saw this on TV yesterday all I could think about was a Malcolm in the Middle episode where the father wanted to beat another guy at the park in speed walking. I thought it was a hilarious episode, until I find out that speed walking is actually an Olympic sport haha. Crazy. I tried to find a video on youtube or something about it but there is nothing. Sorry guys. If any of you have watched Malcolm in the Middle or seen the episode, you know what I'm talking about. (Its Episode -- Malcolm Holds his Tongue.) That show is amazing and a classic.

Enough of Olympic talk. I just think its amazing how certain skills are showcased and people can earn medals for their specific skill, but I guess that's with a lot of sports. I guess what I'm trying to say is that if you put LeBron James on a football field, or a soccer field, or a baseball diamond, or a track, or a swimming pool, he would be able to compete on almost any aspect. He is truly an athlete and one of the worlds greatest athletes. I think those people are special and I looked at Olympic medals as being deserving to athletes like that. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed watching Michael Phelps dominate swimming and the other sports I have seen, I just guess its funny that there are some of these obscure sports/talents that are showcased in the Olympics. Okay I'm done.

On to poker talk. I was entered into an FTOPS Singles contest and I didn't do so well. I played all the Full Tilt Online Poker Series and had a couple close shots (30th in PLO Event and 40th in the 2nd to last Knockout event.) I played all the events and they didn't go so well like I said. I bubbled the $2500 buyin event where I played flawless poker, and went card dead in the end. I'm working on my game a lot and trying to fix the things I'm doing wrong. Hopefully I can keep evolving with the game and hopefully get ahead of the evolution of the game so I can start dominating and go on a sick heater that all these people talk about. I don't know what a heater is but I would love to be on one =)

The WCOOP (Pokerstars online series of poker) is coming up in a couple weeks so that will be exciting and hopefully I can be on top of my game for those events. There are some huge tournaments going on for that so it would be nice to do well in some of those.

Aside from poker everything else is going good. I have just been working out and hanging out. My sister's wedding is in a couple of weeks so that is exciting for her as well and her baby is on the way in a couple of months which is actually a boy. She's happy and I'm happy for her. It will be interesting being an uncle. It hasn't hit me yet but I'm sure it will once the baby is actually born.

I haven't played in a couple of days since the FTOPS ended and I just was kind of pokered out, but I will come back strong for the WCOOP and hopefully can get my first 6 figure score.

I will leave this blog at that. I have the Men's Olympic Walking on television and I still cant believe it haha. I will leave you guys with a couple of quotes from my favorite poker player, Stuart Paterson.

These quotes come from him one day when I was at his house and him and some of our other friends were talking about my blog. Stu said:

"Aside from strip clubs, your blog is the most entertaining thing."


"If someone asked me if I wanted to walk or you had to take your blog down, I would want you to keep your blog."

Hahahahaha. Those are two prime examples of why Stu is my favorite poker player and one of my best friends. He always provides comic gold. I guess you could say his comedy is as good as Olympic Walking. Ironic right? =)

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