Getting it Done

I was forced to cancel several meetings and appointments yesterday and today, because frankly, I was too tired. I pushed myself so hard over the last little while that my body and mind finally shut down and said: you need to relax! So today I rescheduled a 12:30pm meeting and also missed an appearance on The Score at 2:30pm. Yesterday I’d planned on shooting three shows at the Plaza for the Ultimate Poker Challenge, but simply couldn’t make it. I’ve spent a lot of the last couple days sleeping and getting lots of things done around the house. From laundry to paying bills, I did all of the chores that have been neglected over the last little while. There is still a whole heap of work to do. I have to do tons of writing tonight for my Card Player column as well as my syndicated newspaper column. Both are late, and both really need to get done tonight. Thankfully I do have lots of material stored in my brain, the tough part is getting it all down on paper. As for me personally I feel great. I finally gave my body a rest and more importantly my mind. The maids came today and the house is probably the most organized it’s ever been. I still have some work to do to have everything the way I want it, but I’m definitely headed in the right direction. *************************************************************** The night before I had scheduled three UPC shows I finally got around to finishing my fourth Challenge match with Barry Greenstein. Barry had already beaten me twice in 7 Card Stud and I came back and won the Pot Limit Omaha match. We then moved on to 7 Card Stud H/L and I got off to an early head start. In fact, during the entire match I never, not even for one hand trailed in the match! We ended up playing the match over a total of 17 hours and while that’s a long time it was my easiest match up yet. I faced adversity in all of my other matches, but this match was a cake walk for the most part. I hit hands when I needed to and was lucky that Barry missed some key draws along the way. While I feel like luck was on my side, though, I also believe that my hand reading skills are better than his at Stud H/L. Of all the matches we played thus far, Stud H/L would be the one where I feel like my edge over him is at it