Monday, January 17, 2005

Boredom Overcome

I've been a golfer since I was 7 or 8 years old, meaning, i've been at it a long time. Golf has taught me many things - primarily humility and patience - but especially a sense of self-competition. As any golfer who has carried their clubs on their back down an empty golf course can tell you, golf is a game played against one's self first, and once in a while you match scores for dollars or honour (or beers) what have you with other golfers. In the end, every hole becomes a challenge to control one's emotions, thoughts, and finest muscle movements in quest of bettering yourself.

Enough of the philosophical stuff, what i'm trying to say is that I have a second hobby which I love, and happily they are complimentary as far as weather goes, meaning i dont have to drop one for the other. Poker is a game i have played since my earliest days of high school, though not until recently has it become the same sort of obsession as golf. Again, a game played alone... there must be some conclusion we could take from this about my personality, but again thats a bit too deep to delve into.

Hold-em is now part of my life, hopefully one which will keep me as interested as golf has. I tend to be a person who obsesses over the things i'm interested in, and forgetful of those things i'm not. I take a beating well (thanks to golf for showing me that good can turn bad in a few seconds), have a brain that's pretty good with numbers (thanks dad), and a fierce drive to constantly improve on those things that interest me.

Anyways, I think you'll see more poker posts than golf during the winter, and more golf posts than poker during the summer, but that's normal for me. In either case i'm going to play it hard and give it my best - just like William Hung.

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