Monday, September 28, 2009

Vacation In Orlando...

I've been on a little vacation for about the past week. I have been in Orlando hanging out with a bunch of my friends and just taking some time away from poker and the other stressful things in life. I haven't spent too much time on the Internet and I don't think I've played a hand of poker since last Sunday after I busted the $5k buyin WCOOP.

I will be getting back down to South Florida in the morning and I heard there are two live tournaments coming up at the Isle casino. I will most definitely be playing these tournaments on Wednesday and this weekend. They aren't huge tournaments but I have been desperately wanting to play some live tournaments lately. I am really excited and am looking forward to Wednesday. I will log my hands so I can write up some good tournament reports when I have won/busted.

I'm excited to get back to playing poker online too. A week break was nice. I got to relax and not really think about poker too much. Some of my buddies came up this weekend to Orlando and I celebrated a couple of birthdays. Went out to downtown Orlando and then another club in West Orlando last night. I had a good time but I've been a bit bored going out lately. I'm still NOT DRINKING. It's been over 2 months now with no liquor and it's not bad at all. It's only bad when it's time to go out or other people around me are drinking. Hopefully I don't come off sounding like an alcoholic lol. I definitely can live without drinking but if you are in a social environment where all your friends are drinking then it can get boring. I have my doctors appointment at the end of October to see if my liver function levels have decreased due to no liquor consumption. It will be interesting to see what the next step is in the process if liquor/diet had nothing to do with it. I'm pretty sure they don't have anything to do with it but only time will tell.

I also got to play some basketball this weekend with the UCF team. They have a new practice facility and I have been in there almost everyday since I have been in Orlando shooting and working out with one of my buddies who used to play for them and now plays overseas. Michael Jordan's son plays on the UCF team. MJ was actually at their practice and watched them play on Monday but unfortunately I wasn't in there that day. That would of been crazy to play in front or actually play with Michael Jordan haha. I saw MJ my first or second year I was in Vegas for the WSOP. We were eating at FIX at the Bellagio and he was eating a couple tables behind us with friends. I didn't go up to him or anything. He was eating and I am not really one of those people who get starstruck (after all he is just famous for throwing a ball in a hoop, right? =)..) He's just human and I wouldn't want to invade his space like that. It was crazy to see everyone attack him and run up to him as soon as he left the restaurant. He is by far one of the best, if not the best basketball player to have ever played. His son wasn't playing in the runs the other day so I can't comment on his play although I've heard some nice things about him. I watched some of his high school games and he looked good. Hopefully the UCF team does well this year.

I will update Wednesday or Thursday hopefully I will have some good news about the Isle tournaments! Night.

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