Friday, January 26, 2007

For some time now, I've toyed with the idea of starting up a poker blog...which is funny when you consider that until about 6 months ago, I wasn't even sure what "exactly" a blog was. Then I ran into an old friend (drraz) at a token SNG at full-tilt. In what is unquestionably the coolest moment I have yet to experience at a poker table, I was able to re-connect with a guy I had seen or heard from for many years. In a previous life--one before poker that is--I considered him one of my most trusted friends until our careers took us in different directions and we lost touch. In the years between, we had each picked up the game and sought to conquer it. Then through dumb luck alone, we found ourselves playing poker together via the internet...I wonder if the boys in Washington would appreciate that as much as I do....probably not.
Soon after, I was invited to join a regular private tourney on pokerstars "mondays at the hoy", where I was introduced to an eclectic collection of poker addicts known as bloggers. Like I said, I wasn't too sure what a blog was. Thankfully someone was more than willing to help...

ME:so...uh...what's a blog?
Mr. Helper: blogs are ghey

Needless to say, I was not in a big hurry to start blogging after that exchange, but I was curious; so I started reading in search of my own definition. I found strategy posts, rants, blatant honesty and complete fabrication; soon, I knew what a blog was...but I didn't know what it was I had to say.

Truth is....even as I type this, I'm not sure what it is I have to say, or for that matter, whether anyone would care to read it. But what the hell, life's about trying new things, so here goes nothing, right? Hopefully I'll be able to offer a unique perspective on poker and life as I see them.

One thing's for sure--the blogger community has become an invaluable resource in the expansion of my game--and I for one think its time I started giving back.

Not chips though...those I think I'll keep.