NOV13 2009 3:29AM

For some odd reason I'm still awake despite being up for over 36 hours straight (with one short nap in there... I'm sure the meds are factor also). I had several exams this week and it was tough even getting 2 hours of poker and studying in. I have a very borderline D/F in a statistics class (because I don't really pay attention in class and exert minimal effort), so a sense of urgency arose since I realized that I wouldn't be able to graduate this semester if I failed any classes. Hence the high gear 24+ hour cram session. I feel like I did well on the exam and did ok on some others, but we'll just have to see.

Being so near graduation is kind of unreal to me. It's not something that I ever really cared for nor do I find much value in a VCU college degree. But I'm doing it for my mom and maybe some other people. It just occurred to me, though, that this will be my first major accomplishment on paper. I don't even have a physical high school diploma because they want me to pay some parking fines and I told them to suck it. So I have my cap and gown hung up near my desk waiting to be worn for the commencement. The RSVP for the ceremony is laying open on my desk. And I dunno, I just didn't expect the day to ever come. I'm just terrible at anything school related.

So with finals lingering around the corner, and barring that I don't royally F up again (which is always a possibility), I will be a part of my first grad ceremony ever. Just the idea of that feels so odd. It's an epic milestone in my life, for sure.

What comes next? I hope the accomplishment doesn't stop there. I could get used to this.

NOV05 2009 2:57PM

+~2k from tournament winnings.

I ran pretty good last year. Made lots of mistakes and hopefully learned lots of lessons from it.

- my work ethic was poor. Only playing 20-25k hands a month when I could have been playing double that if I was more dedicated. My downfall, like most heroes, was hubris. I didn't study and work on my game enough. I procrastinated till the end of the month to crunch hands in.

- my ego prevented me from moving down in stakes when I should have.

- poor money/bankroll management had me cashing out too frequently. buying tons of expensive needless shit and running up credit cards. I need to learn how to manage my money better.

My bankroll is currently at ~$300. It's like starting from scratch again, but I'm determined to run it up. I've learned a ton, but recognize that I still need to make many improvements in my game and my discipline. I'm getting immersed in a poker peer support group, which is so so crucial to a grinder's success imo.

Alright, gogogo!

APR18 2009 4:26AM

*you may want to check footnote before reading
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APR16 2009 4:19AM
APR15 2009 3:21AM

What change have you made in your life that you're most proud of?

Being confident in everything that I do.

APR15 2009 12:49AM
APR14 2009 12:26AM
APR10 2009 2:06AM

singing and playing at the same time, SOO DIFFICULT.

APR09 2009 1:48PM

So lately I've been trying to fix a lot of my life leaks. Often, at the end of the day, I think to myself "what did I accomplish today?" And too often the answer is "absolutely shit," which doesn't feel too great. So I started to list the productive things that I accomplished each day with the mentality that seeing how lazy I am would lead me to do more.

So I came up with the idea of being 100% productive for a week barring sleep and LJ my progress each day. It will go something like this: 7 hours of sleep, 4 hours of poker, 4 hours class/studying, 1 hour workout, 2 hours cooking/eating/cleaning, 4 hours for unforeseen events or misc tasks (reading, guitar, etc).

In theory this should be easy. No time wasted on tv/internet, except for blogging progress. I'm hoping to walk away from that week satisfied and possibly beat up from not indulging in my vices.

APRIL 12-18 gogogo!

FEB18 2009 5:32PM

Joe Rogan's open letter to Kellogs regarding Michael Phelps

Dear, Kellogg’s.
I’m writing this letter to express my disappointment in your company in firing Michael Phelps as a spokesperson for your products because he was photographed while enjoying some marijuana.
I respectfully would like to communicate my opinion on this matter because I think it’s of great public interest.
First of all, although it is true that Mr. Phelps broke the law, I think any reasonably intelligent person would admit that it’s one of the most fucked up and corrupt laws that we have today in this country. Marijuana is relatively harmless and certainly far less dangerous than a host of other things that are not only legal but also readily available, like alcohol and prescription drugs. The only reason it remains illegal to this day is because it’s a plant and you can’t patent it and control it’s sale, and because if it were legal it would greatly affect the demand for a host of prescription drugs that rake in billions of dollars each year for pharmaceutical companies.
That’s it.
Marijuana has never killed anyone EVER in over 10,000 years of use. We’re not protecting people from themselves, we’re not saving the children - it’s just a horribly illogical law that is in place because of corruption and propaganda.
The fact that it’s against the law is just a disgusting reminder of how retarded our system is, not a reasonable reaction to a proven threat to society.

I have to say, this whole thing saddens me, because I personally would like to think that as Americans we’re better than this. These television news anchors will shake their heads at the thoughtless mistake Mr. Phelps had made by “smoking dope,” and then without even the tiniest sense of irony they will cut to a beer commercial.
This is supposed to be the land of the free and the home of the brave, right? We’re not supposed to be a nation of little bitches giving in to the whims of corrupt politicians and the pharmaceutical companies who’s interests they’re representing.
It’s 2009, and in this day and age with the incredible access to information that we have available there’s no fucking way that we should be allowing human beings to tell other human beings that they can’t do something that they enjoy that hurts no one including themselves.
THAT is madness. THAT is ignorant, and THAT is completely fucking un-American.
I don’t want to hear any of that, “he’s setting a bad example with the children” nonsense either, because we all know if he had a gin and tonic in his hand instead of a bong this would never have been an issue, even though every single study ever done has shown that marijuana is FAR less dangerous than alcohol.
Marijuana laws are a horrible waste of resources and law enforcement, and especially in this day and age with our economy in such horrible shape I believe the last thing we need to be doing is wasting tax payers’ money on any of this victimless bullshit.

I find your reactions to Mr. Phelps situation both ignorant and short sighted.
I think what would have been a far better response from Kellogg’s would be to support Mr. Phelps, and perhaps point out that maybe we as a society should take a closer look at the evidence and possibly reconsider our position on this misunderstood plant that so many of our productive citizens find useful.
Now, I’m sure if you really were running Kellogg’s and you were still reading my bullshit all the way down to this, you must be thinking, “Why the hell would we stick our necks out like that for pot smokers?”

And of course the answer to that question would be, because we buy your shit, motherfucker.
Do you guys even know your consumer statistics? Well, let me fill you in on some of my own personal scientific research on the subject, because I have been closely studying my own purchases for over 20 years, and I can tell you that I’ve been high 100% of the time I’ve bought your shit.
I mean, do you guys ever think about what you sell?
Pop tarts? Are you kidding me? I would be willing to bet that 50% of the people buying pop tarts are stoned out of their fucking minds.
Just to be perfectly clear on my position, I would like you to know that I enjoy your products. I think many of them are quite tasty, but lets be honest; you guys sell sugar-drenched shit that’s horrible for your body - in fact, it’s actually way worse for your body than pot - and you market this shit specifically to children.
You assholes go as far as putting lovable cartoon characters on the boxes just so that kids will beg their parents for it.

Now, I don’t want you to misunderstand my point, because I in no way want anything bad to happen to your company. Like I said, I genuinely enjoy your products.
There’s nothing quite like being stoned out of your mind at 2am watching a Chuck Norris movie and eating a bowl of fruit loops. Your company and its products have been a part of some very pleasurable moments in guilty eating, and I’m glad you’re around.
All I’m saying is that it’s high time (no pun intended) that you motherfuckers respect the stoner dollar. There’s WAY more of us than you might think, and we tend to get upset about dumb shit like this. There are millions of us, and if we decide that we don’t like a company, they’re going to feel it.
I think if you looked into it carefully, you would be surprised at how many undercover potheads there are out there. Pot smokers don’t all fit into the obvious, negative stereotypes; we come in all shapes and forms - including by the way, the form of the greatest fucking swimmer who ever lived, EVER.
Think about THAT shit for a second..
So in closing, I would like to ask you nice folks to please smarten the fuck up.
I would request that you check the calendar and note that it’s 2000 and fucking 9, and next time you think about getting all uppity about pot you might want to do a quick google search on the facts.

It’s 4:40am here in LA, and I’m going to wrap up this blog and to celebrate its completion I’m going to enjoy one of my personal favorite Kellogg products: Eggo waffles.
I’m gonna pop 4 of them bitches into the toaster, and then I’m gonna stuff the bong with some fine, American grown “Train Wreck” and sacrifice the sacred plant to the fire gods in tribute to the unjustly persecuted 8 time Olympian hero. Then I’m gonna get some butter, and I’m gonna smear it on those Eggos, I’m gonna cover them with maple syrup, and I’m going to eat the ever loving fuck out of them.
Good day, sirs.

Yours truly,

Joe Rogan.

fucking amen

JAN23 2009 12:12PM

I will have a well defined six pack this year. I'm at a pretty low body fat% now, so technically this shouldn't take more than 6 months if I stay on a decent diet and work out routinely.

As of last night:

I'm looking to get something close to this:

I won't work on my chest quite as much, because I still want my shirts to fit, but I will a decent amount just for definition.

Diet will consist of 2300 cals a day, and I'll allow myself to eat terribly for one meal a week (gotta live).

2 strips bacon
2 eggs
cereal/milk or rice or wheat toast and margarine

fruit or protein bar

chicken breast salad w/ balsamic
or turkey sandwich
or chicken and rice
or chicken pasta and marinara

fruit and protein bar

sirloin steak and salad w/ balsamic
or chicken and rice with stir fried vegetables

if any other snacks are needed (ie. if I'm high)
tortilla chips and hummus or salsa
fruit (clementines are amazing)

That's the best I can do really. I went through the p90x nutrition guide and it's way too involving. I don't have time to prepare all my own sauces/dressings and cook all my meals.

If I must fast food, I will only eat small portions and choose grilled items, nothing fried, no mayo D:

I'm expecting significant results in 3-6 months. I did about half of the p90x ab ribber x routine last night and I wanted to DIIIEEE.

When did I become such a meathead?

OCT28 2008 1:14PM

the poll she's referring to is suspected to be this:

"Welcome to NewsBusters, a project of the Media Research Center (MRC), the leader in documenting, exposing and neutralizing liberal media bias."


nothing like steamed hot blondes to boost your ratings.

PS the car is awesome.
PPS fuck the DMV at fair oaks mall. i was blatantly lied to.

OCT22 2008 12:52PM

So apparently, I have a moderate case of sleep apnea, which I recently learned could be dangerous to my health. This is probably also why I sometimes get terrible sleep which starts a cycle of fatigue and worse sleep for long periods of time and depression, etc (story of my life during high school). Not a whole lot in terms of treatment out there except for CPAP machines which requires wearing a mask to sleep so a machine can force pressurized oxygen through breathing passages. Doesn't sound too comfortable.

Anyone know of any solutions? I may try some strips and pillows. For now I'm forcing myself to sleep on my side which seems to help a little bit, but most of the time I end up on my back again.

In other news, I made some exciting purchases this week. I just received my DC14 Dyson All Floors Telescopic Reach for $180 shipped. I just did the hallway and wow. I mean. It's just a vacuum, but that was cool.

Put down the deposit on my car that I'm picking up this weekend. Pics will come. You'll have to wait till then.

OCT11 2008 9:29AM

It's 9:30am on a Saturday and I'm awake and hungover. Something happened last night that is bothering me to the point that I can't go back to sleep, so I'm going to make an entry.

Last night, I ended up going to 1223 after going to a Washington Wizards basketball preseason game and hitting up a bar first. Within an hour of being there, I had downed some number of consecutive shots, so my memory of this may be fuzzy.

I was at the bar, and quang comes up behind me with a friend and introduces me to her. She hesitates and introduces herself as "Annie." Q looks at her and says, "why you gotta lie?" This girl had the audacity to lie about her name to me after being introduced by her friend who was standing right next to her. Granted I went to the club kinda scrubby, but that doesn't warrant lying about your name.

Dazed and insulted, I just said, "whatever, fuck you" and turned back to the bar to get my drinks. However, what I should have said was, "listen, you are not as tight as you think you are, so go fuck yourself" ... actually that's really not that creative, I'll come up with something better later on. Honestly though, she was not that attractive and probably would get a 6 from most guys on a good day.

Q, don't introduce me to these worthless bitches.

note to self: don't go to the club lookin scrubby. also, come up with better lines

wtf did this just turn into a self loathing post? i oughtta kill that bitch

OCT09 2008 2:39PM

Even though any serious poker player you ask will tell you that poker is a skill based game, they are still gamblers at heart. Obviously there is still some gamble involved, but it's all about putting money in when the edge is in their favor, and this extends beyond the card tables. Poker players love making proposition bets, (I've done 3 this year).

I regularly come across interesting bets on the poker forums and I'd thought I'd share this one.

1.) We mutually decide upon a McDonald's close to where he lives.
2.) He gets a entry level job at that location.
3.) Every week he must work a minimum of 55 hours.
4.) He must work all 52 consecutive weeks from the start of the prop bet.
5.) I gave him 85 to 1 odds, with a maximum wager of 1.2k.(Max win of 102k, max loss of 1.2k for him)
6.) I will be in contact with his manager to make sure he is working hard and meets requirements.
7.) AlReturns must post pictures and give trip reports on a weekly basis.

It probably wont be easy finding a McDonald's that will have him work 55-60 hours for every week but I am sure its possible.

Cliff notes: Friend must work at McDonald's 55hrs a week, for all 52 weeks without quitting.

fk my life, lets do it

haha would you take this bet?