(Queen) Gorgo understands her husband's noble purpose, the higher cause for which he is willing to sacrifice his life. "Come home with your shield or on it," she tells him as he heads off into battle after a night of somber marital whoopee. Later she observes that "freedom is not free."
Another movie — Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s "Team America," whose wooden puppets were more compelling actors than most of the cast of "300" — calculated the cost at $1.05.
-The New York Times, 3/9/07
This is the first day in a week that I haven't been crazy busy because of that bus crash last week and it's like being given a reprieve, time to step back and get organized.
Going through old notebooks, old papers. A fortune cookie message that would apply to Scurvy:
The only way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
It's been a nice run lately, of everything. I've run every day this year (67) and the shorts I was wearing yesterday after I showered from the run hung down low over my hips like something from a rap video. LOL.
At work, I've been writing like Javy Lopez facing a contract re-up. LOL.
Bocat has been tremendously nice, donks giving me back the $150 that I misguidedly lost in the Super Bowl and then some. Hate to be like Fuel here, but you're crazy if you're not playing Bocat right now.
You're also not playing with a full deck if you aren't learning up on the CR offense. Gnome has some good posts on preflop raising here
, but if you look closely, the CR offense has its stamp on it.
That's a good sign of the authenticity of the CR offense. Taylor and Andrew do it, Gnome has been wildly successful with it, and so can you.
As in The Game:
I've been watchin Dre so long I'm makin beats now/
Game on the rebound like Ben Wallace in the D-Town/
I mean Chi-Town, fuck it it can go down...
I'm getting there. I'm not $10,000
there, but I'm getting there. I don't think I was ready before. I wouldn't have known what to do with all those grandusands if I had gotten there early.
One thing is that it took me a lot of time to get into a 3-betting rhythm preflop in NL shorthanded tables. I've been able to expand that into other, higher-variance games, like when I 3-bet Sham at the home game.
I like it when people say out loud that I'm tight. That means that's in your head and I'm stealing your money. I like it when I can tell when people are playing like they're without frontal lobes.
And I've been patient. Clear the mechanism of everything else around you, distracting you -- the whiny cats, the chicks, others winning grandusands.
All that matters is your ability to extract money from the other guy. As in running, step over step over step over step. There's a guy profiled in this month's Runner's World. He's run for more than 14,000 days in a row, so it's possible to do what I'm doing.
Step after step.
And you'll get there.