Saturday, October 08, 2005

Perhaps I should explain...

Poker is another in a long string of money-making hobbies. A couple of years ago, I broke my knee by falling off of stage. (A whole other story). While laid up around the house for a month, I watched the 2003 World Series of Poker broadcast on ESPN about 12 times in a row. The depiction of Chris Moneymaker, an Everyman from Nashville/Knoxville, was inspiring to thousands, including me, to take up the game that has been around for centuries. I started playing online, and after 6 months of practice parlayed a $1 satellite tournament to a $25 seat, which I won, to the tune of about $1300 in real money. I've been trying to recreate that feat ever since.

Try this

Friday, October 07, 2005

Why join the blogging bandwagon?

Everyone else is doing it.

It's not, as my wife will undoubtedly accuse me of, an excersise in narcissistic futility. Mainly, I'm inspired by the other blogs I've read, mainly my brothers. Since I haven't posted anything worth reading to MY blog yet, I recommend you read his:

I really never knew my younger brother was such a good writer. At least, I enjoy his writing. But that's where the narcissism problem comes in. My wife's theory is that my brothers and I (I have several) have an inherent craving for media attention and notoriety. Maybe true. Andy and I have both been on TV and in the newspaper several times, but not as newsmakers. We both just happen to work in venues where there is sometimes media coverage.

He's a paramedic.
I'm a sound engineer.
We live in a smallish medium town. We've been here 20 years. It was bound to happen.

He's been writing his blog longer. Seriously, go read it. Check back here later.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Me, at the soundboard at Rhythm and Brews Posted by Picasa