Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Return To The Desert

Good evening everyone.  I've got some pretty big news for this milestone entry.  I haven't felt like writing much over the past six months, and as it turns out, my lack of words (and views) play right into this being the post that is going to put this blog over 100,000 total pageviews.  I moved back to my hometown in September with the intent of living there for a long, long time, having giving up a recently-earned full-time job at the University of Texas at Austin, but things didn't work out with the girl that I moved back for.  I've spent most of the last half-year between work and my apartment, and having signed a one-year lease, I didn't expect any relief til December 2016.  However, after the possibility of shortening the length of my lease without penalty came up in a casual conversation with my landlord, things happened pretty quickly...  Within weeks, I had a couple who viewed and signed a lease for my place, I gave my two-weeks notice at work, and I made plans to make the 2,700 mile-plus drive out to Las Vegas, where I'm staying with my brother and his family until I get settled.

For those of you who are friends of mine on Facebook, thank you for your support as I made my swift journey across our wonderful nation.  This may explain why I neglected to respond to your well-wishes...  I left my hometown in New Hampshire at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, and after driving through the night across Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and half of Iowa, I arrived in Des Moines at about 3:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.  After spending the night, I left at around 11:20 a.m. on Sunday, journeyed across the rest of Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, and a tiny bit of Nevada before arriving at my brother's place at 7:20 a.m. Monday morning.  Yes..., PHEW...

I'm currently a professional poker player, and my immediate plans are to find a permanent place to live, in addition to finding a job to pay my bills...  :)  I'm hoping that my attitude and mood will improve tremendously over where they've been in the last six months, and that I'll feel like writing a little more.  As a footnote, I'd like to remain in the desert for a LONG TIME this time around, so if you plan on visiting, let me know when you'll be in town.  :)  Thanks again for your support, and I'll see you soon...


  1. Good luck in Vegas. Congrats on the milestone.

  2. Whoa! This took me by surprise, although it does explain that conversation we had a couple of weeks ago. I just assumed you were thinking about visiting.

    Good luck, hoping this is a long run in Sin City. I'll be in town in about or month or less, so I'm sure we'll be getting together, if you have time for me between the freerolls!

    I'm a little confused tho....you said you were a professional poker player but you're looking for a job? Isn't poker playing your job?

    In unrelated news, I guess you were disappointed by the Spurs....and who the heck saw OKC coming, huh? Look at what they are doing to the Warriors. Unbelievable.

    1. Airball on my attempt at humor I guess... :) The Thunder are legit too...

  3. Welcome to Las Vegas or as in your case welcome back. I hope you have many many years of run good life and poker with us degen desert rats. :-)

  4. Best of luck, looking forward to your poker and Vegas stories. Just added you to my blog roll.