Posted by Johnnymac 12:07 AM
Tonight was another moderate loss playing 5-10 at the Friendship. Nothing spectacularly bad or painful, just the slow chew of missed flops and lost blinds and a rather boring game dominated by an aggressive asshole who was on the rush of his life. Terribly boring and unpleasant, but not really extraordinary, either.
What a month this has been so far! After consistent winning performances in December at just about everything I like to do on a regular basis - poker, stock trading, football betting - the gods of fortune have decided that January is their month to get some back. I've yet to find a winner in the 9 days that have so far been 2004. I was golden in December and have been mud so far in January.
(And to top all of that off, my - gulp - 30th birthday was last Friday and some jackass celebrated the occasion by breaking into my car for nothing more than the spare change in the cupholder. That little surprise cost me another $160 to get the window fixed. Note to Mr Crack Addict from the 5th Ward: call ahead next time and I'll be sure to just leave it unlocked instead.)
Anyway, no bad beat stories here, just regression to the mean (I think my hourly rate data bear that out). It happens in poker and it happens in life and eventually you learn to deal with it. I firmly believe that those of us who don't learn to accept and just deal with the occasional losing streaks are also the ones who never get to enjoy the winning streaks, either, so I'll just grin and let this thing run it's course.
January has been cold so far, but it is the wintertime, after all.