I guess it's time for a yearly wrapup like last year... - it seems to be a spreading meme on the blogs...
Anyhow, life wise, yeah, I got married, bought a house, inherited some kids - so all that was goot. I still have a job that pays, and that I'm good at, so all is fine there. I certainly can't complain about the real world - (although if any of you have a winning lottery ticket send it over this way) - that's pretty solid.
But ah, the poker world. Hey, I started out the year with a four figure bankroll - and ended with one too - if you move the decimal point..... ;-(
From last November on, I just got crushed. Didn't matter what I did, what I played. To be honest (and it's something that bothers me still) I'm still not completely sure if I ran into evil variance or the limits of my ability. I felt like I understood the game more and more, but kept playing worse - or at least the results were worse.
At least over the last few months, I've tried to reset things from ground zero, practice sound bankroll management, and basically become a nitty TAG to rebuild my fundamentals. I've basically quit playing NL cash for now, and have focused on cash STTs/MTTs and limit cash games (HORSE and anything that's not NLHE)
I know it's not the way to really play long-term, but I gotta start somewhere. I think I'm getting better (finally) - the results are better over the last few months - but I've been telling myself that for months now....
I haven't played live since March (which was a disastrous AC experience) because I haven't had the time or money to do so. Jenn and I are pondering Vegas trip this summer around WSOP time - though it would take a miracle run for me to satellite in to the Main Event like I did in 2006, so this visit wouldn't be partially subsidized by Full Tilt - but still, I think would be fun.
Anyhow - poker goals for 2008? - simple - play better, play smarter, and end the year in the black, not bright, nuclear-glowing red.
Life goals for 2008? - just maintain... - sounds like aiming low, but with so much to juggle and be responsible for, treading water can be a success in itself - anything else is gravy.
bye silly pig, hello rat!
(yeah Chinese New Year doesn't follow the Gregorian calendar, so what...)