"So long, and thanks for all the fish"
The war is over. We lost.
-Battlestar Galactica miniseries
I'm pretty sure I'll forever be thankful for Mark calling me all the way from Hawaii at 4 a.m. EST to let me know about the free fall currently happening across the online 'verse.
The Cryptos already were falling but major systems such as 'Stars and the Party system announced they wouldn't allow U.S. accounts. Cashouts to the USS Neteller have been frozen because of so-called "scheduled maintenance" so far as well.
A quarter of my bankroll has been tied up in Pinnacle. I made a cashout by check, which is being processed, but I'm not sure how that will hold up, given that I'm supposed to keep the money there for 30 days. It's uncertain what the reaction by online sportsbooks will be.
Luckily a bunch of my change has been kept in regular banks, for use to play at live casinos here. I had been haranging myself for not redepositing it back into Neteller, but am glad now that the troops are planetside.
Even if I never see the rest of that money again (which I doubt will happen) it's not the end of the world. I'm still better for the experience. I can hold my own in some of the world's best poker rooms and know what good gambles are (few and far between) in casinos.
I'll read books. I'll play with my friends more. Hopefully there will be more time with the girlfriend. I'll run off my poker belly, I hope.
I mentioned before that my last post would have the title "So long, and thanks for all the fish."
This has that title. But it's not the last you'll hear from me. There are plenty of live games to conquer. And I still want to keep in contact with all of my friends who have read this blog.
But for now, so long, and thanks for all the fish.