Tuesday, October 31, 2017

so I had been playing at Bovada, and then they rolled their poker to Ignition

Ignition has been doing stuff that annoys me - like....not letting you see how many players are on a limit table - making it very difficult to find a low limit LHE game

some time ago I took out 250 of the 350 I had and ended up taking it in bitcoin - that money in the last month has gone from 250 to 400 bucks

At this time, seeing no good poker sites available for US players not in one of the legalized states, I have decided to pull the last 60 bucks from my online poker site and do some crypto currency trading - what the hell - wish I had gotten in years ago when mining was a thing and when I thought about it at $700/BTC - currently close to $6400 -

I haven't fucked up an opportunity like that since the time Fossilman asked for backers on 2+2 and I didn't go for it


Tuesday, October 03, 2017

So I'll tell this story from Bible School - it's been long enough - they can't take away my certificate or my degree probably...

I attended a very conservative Lutheran Bible School out of high school - strict enough where on the second year, anything that was "secular music" was banned - I, not really knowing how tough the dean was on it, - (we changed deans that year in the men's dorm) - had brought a fine selection of Godless Heathen Devil music - I didn't think much of it and most of my stuff was hippie stuff anyways - Simon and Garfunkel, Crosby Stills and Nash, Neil Young, and so forth

Anyways, somehow it came out that I had the forbidden goods, and somehow It ended up that I gave him my tapes in a box where he stashed them in the closet of his office to be kept safe until that Spring and I had put on the appearance of being a good boy and hunkered down for the Fall Semester...I'm sure my heart was even in it at the time.


a short time later, probably a few weeks later...

I carded that office door, snuck in, got the box, and liberated about 12 tapes.

One of which was Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - "Into the Great Wide Open" - (I think another one was Paul Simon's Graceland,)

I remember I had it because at some point that year I stepped on the cassette box, and nearly split the pad of one of my feet open and hobbled for a few days :)

Years later, at another conservative Christian College, I spent about a year walking around with Tom Petty's Wildflowers in my headphones and while it wasn't banned, I somehow felt...like I had been given a treasure in an ocean of mediocre Contemporary Christian Music - I remember shortly after graduating being up all night and listening to the title track in a park at 6am thinking things were going to be ok...they weren't but at least I thought they were at 6am

I realize I have to lose heroes - they were all older than me to begin with - but I wasn't ready to lose this one yet...

R.I.P. Tom Petty