Thursday, April 26, 2012

30 minutes light roadwork today. I've got to shake off this ring rust, but my mom has been in the hospital so my time has been limited. I need to get back to my gym; hopefully, they'll still recognize me when I return! For now, doing some dogsitting and chilling out.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Spring is Here

Did 42 minutes of roadwork today. It was warm and sunny outside. It was a great day to be outdoors. There were lots of people and lots of dogs! :-)

Friday, April 20, 2012

"How Does The Financial Crisis Affect The Poker World?"

How Does The Financial Crisis Affect The Poker World?

by John Edmonds

Everyone knows that the financial crisis has been tough on everyone. A question important to participants in the gaming world is, how has the crisis affected poker? One would expect, with people having to cut back on recreational activities, poker would suffer as well. Again, the question is, has it?

How Has the Financial Crisis Affected Poker Pros?

It’s hard to say how the financial crisis has affected the lives of day-to-day rounders who grind it out online or at low to moderate stakes casino tables every day. One would imagine their jobs have gotten a little bit harder, as their tables are probably filled with more strong players and fewer tourists with money to burn. However, even in a struggling economy, there are always some people with money, and there often always seem to be people willing to risk that money gambling, hoping for a big score. There does not seem to be any danger of casinos or major online poker sites shutting down anytime soon, and poker pros seem to have managed to stay in action. 

How Has the Financial Crisis Affected Poker’s Future?

Poker has stayed strong enough that when the economy rebounds, poker probably will, too. In the meantime, the World Series Of Poker is still expected to attract thousands of players, with millions of dollars on the line. Hopefully whoever wins that money will pump it back into the global economy to help get things going again.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Cold Roadwork in Early April

Did one hour and 16 minutes today. It was cold out there. March was unusually warm, but so far, April feels kind of cold. No big deal. It keeps me moving.