Thursday, June 29, 2006

Poker tomorrow

It was Ed's birthday this week and so since we've all been itching to play again I decided it was time to host another poker game at my place. Lo and Behold! The 1st Annual Ed Mayhall Poker Extravaganza is born! It's going to be incredible. There will be stacks and stacks of cash and prizes to be won, we're having naked dancing ladies, some clowns, midgets, and exploding dogs.

Well, we'll play some poker at any rate.

Look for image posts in my Flickr space; I'll try to take some shots as the evening progresses and post them online realtime (Not that anyone in the ether will see that but it makes me happy)

212 lbs today. Two days ago I was 210 but me eating at the Indian buffet yesterday has shown an immediate impact (when I have bad days for some reason my weight jumps up like 3 pounds then 'recovers' again) - I'm right where I should be to meet my goal of 200 by September 1st. I have to say I'm really glad I'm tracking my progress visually against a goal line because if that weren't the case, I'd have given up already more than a couple times. For instance, you go to a family reunion, you eat poorly, you come back home and weigh yourself and realize you've really damaged the momentum of your weight loss progress. Disappointment, Annoyance, and the desire to pig out. This is the part where I'd normally quit. Slap the numbers on the chart though and all of a sudden it's easy to realize that you're still doing pretty well overall and the trend is still moving in the right direction. There's still a chance to recover. It's a dorky support mechanism but it's working OK.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Blogging on the go...

I'm writing this sitting on a 50 seater plane just landed in Houston for Emily's family reunion. I'll be posting pics to flickr while we're away, so be sure to check them out.
I have to say I've REALLY embraced the whole mobile internet thng. It's FINALLY actually usable and useful. Look at how far we've come ! just yesterday I was SSH'd into telnet.org from my phone, and tomorrow I'll be checking in for our return flight on my phone/pda. Fun stuff.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Poker Tournament Results

Well... I lasted longer than Bill and Phil but I didn't win :)

Was great fun though. Actually I think Phil Hellmuth was the 2nd to go out - a victim of Songo - in an rather unimpressive sequence of events for him ($200 to him is like, what, less than a penny to me?) and Bill wasn't far behind (another notch for songo) - In fact, Songo pretty much cleaned house until neuboy started cleaning up too late in the game. I managed to hold on until 4th place at which point I went all in after flopping 2 pair - Against neuboy's flopped trips :) The rest is history.

It was a fun event. There was lots of badmouthing and joking around at the beginning and Bill Fillmaff provided plenty of laughs before Phil finally showed up (only a minute late - Not bad for him.)

I guess Ed and I need to start working on the next contest at BillvsPhil. Making a movie. We'll have to see about that one... The trip to vegas to play live with the pros sounds like fun though :)

Times Old Roman?

Thank the heavens. I HATE Times New Roman. Find me a document I've EVER written that used that hideous font and I'll give you a lollipop.

Stuck at 214.5lbs... I'm still tracking below my "goal" line if I'm to reach 200 by September 1st, so I'm doing well (yes, I'm graphing my progress in a spreadsheet, cos I'm such a dork) but the fact that right now my "actual" line is horizontal, and heading right FOR that goal line is worrying. Early days yet though.