Thursday, May 31, 2007

Hello World

Hello blog world!  Sorry I've been away, but I've been busy.  Combination of holiday weekend, with friends in from out of town, and FINALLY BUYING A NEW COMPUTER, I've been a bit busy.   Also, things have been hectic at work, so what can you do?  Obviously based on the time stamp I'm posting from work, so I'll keep this short and sweet.

 

Poker.  Been getting my ass handed to me.  I hadn't been on PokerStars in a while, so I fired up a few SNGs to see how things were shaking out.   And RiverStars is still rigged!  It didn't matter what cards I held, someone always would river something better.   The best one was when I flopped a boat with a BB junk special on a flop of 8c2c2s.  I check and villain bets out.  I checkraise, and he calls.   Turn is a red 3.  I bet and am called.  River is the other red 3.  I bet, he reraises me all in.  I call, and he flips over A3c.  He flopped a flush draw, and runner runnered threes full to crack my deuces full.   And that is just an example of my failed attempts at RiverStars.  Tilt has been a little better to me, but not that much.   The river seems just as evil.  From last night, I limp with A6h in the SB, along with 4 others.  Flop is A69, one heart.   I lead out, everyone folds but the button who jams, putting me all in.  I call, and he flips over AQoff (he limped preflop).  Turn is Th, giving me a nut flush draw in addition to my 2 pair.   River brings the Qs, and IGH.  I'm just getting no love from the decks.  At least I can watch my river beats on a 19 inch LCD again, instead of a dinky 14 inch laptop.   Which brings me to…

 

My new computer!  HP, AMD Athelon 64x2 Dual Core 4800, 2 gb ram, 320 gb hard drive, Vista, yadda yadda yadda.   The only downside I've discovered is that both my new wifi usb receiver and my wireless keyboard/mouse both are 2.4 ghz.  I don't know if it's a signal conflict or if the keyboard/mouse signal is just weak, but every now and then the keyboard won't respond or the mouse clicks won't register.   Hasn't been a problem (yet), just mildly annoying.  By and large, though, it's good to have my own machine back.   I finished copying my 15 gigs of mp3s over, so I can get back to listening to music again, reload the mp3 player for the gym, etc.  I can also freely install stuff like Open Office, games, Stumble, etc., without worrying about the IT Nazis at work.   Which brings me to…

 

Work.  Last week I was busy working on an Environmental Impact Report for the City of El Centro, and focusing on responding to Air Quality concerns (side note, this shows the power of the agricultural industry in this region.   As a very windy desert area, air quality is consistently not in compliance with the standards established by the State of California.  Yet they readily allow the use of crop dusters for pesticide application, as well as allowing the farmers to burn their fields every so often to recharge the soil.   Crazy.).  So I was finishing that up and my boss dropped a Request for Proposals on me, on Wednesday afternoon.   And it was due by the end of the day on Tuesday, after the holiday!  It took some work over the weekend, but I got it done.  Some days it is dull as hell, some days I forget to look out the window to see if it's dark out there yet.   Still, it beats the hell out of being unemployed.

 

So that's where I am right now.  How about you?

1 comment:

BrainMc said...

Are you heading to Vegas next weekend for the blogger meet?