Friday, 13 January 2012

Two Thousand and Twelve

It's 2012, the year of the dragon apparently. Hopefully that means I'll be dragon a lot of pots. UCWIDT?

What does Daleroxxu and a Jehovah's Witness have in common? They both got the same number of presents on Xmas day.

It was the first year that I was alone for Xmas and New Year as I decided to stay in Thailand. My mother sent me an Xmas parcel at the end of November, but sent it airmail - no tracking, so obviously it got stolen way before it got to me. The Thai customs department are about as corrupt as the police, so merry fucking Xmas to the thief that stole my present.

As Thailand isn't a Christian country, all the shops remain open on Xmas day. I seen that as an opportunity. An opportunity to do some very late Xmas shopping, for myself :)

Video games, whisky and snacks. Happy holidays indeed, thanks to shops selling imported goodness.

People think that everything is ultra cheap in Thailand but I end up buying tons of imported stuff that obviously costs way more than it does in it's country of origin. As I sat recently eating biscuits imported from Scotland, ice cream imported from New Zealand and orange juice imported from Florida I wondered what was bigger, my ass or my carbon footprint.

After a lifetime of runbad in 2011 I was hoping that 2012 would turn out to be less rigged. Sadly my 27" Dell 2560x1440 resolution monitor died on January 2nd and I was relegated to my tiny laptop which is useless for playing poker. Most people's new year resolution is something cliché like giving up smoking or getting fit. My new year resolution - 1366x768. Nice joke. I have gotten the monitor replaced already though, so it's all good.

I didn't set any new years resolutions because it's a bit of a stupid concept, but I have been making an effort to be more active. I've been doing some light jogging around Lumphini Park which is a huge 142 acre park and has a running track around it. You have to watch out for the wild life though. I nearly crapped my pants when I was confronted by this Komodo Dragon.

Well, they did say that 2012 would be the year of the dragon. It's just a type of monitor lizard, which I think is pretty harmless unless you are a small mammal.

Lumphini Park is about as close to paradise as I will get any time soon. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world my fellow Team Onliners are living it up on Paradise Island at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. I didn't make it there but I did make it into the official PCA magazine, showing off my multi-lingual skills.

photo by Donnie Peters
Rather than travelling long haul to brick a single MTT I will be getting my tourney fix this January by playing lots of small and fast events in the TCOOP (Turbo Championship of Online Poker). This is the first year of TCOOP and I love the concept. 50 turbo events over 11 days with buyins in the $22 - $215 range and a $700 main event and $2000 high roller. 

TCOOP is running on PokerStars from 19th to 29th January.

If you deposit $60 or more by January 18th using deposit code TCOOP you'll get a free $22 TCOOP ticket.  That should mean the $22 events will have huge fields and be absurdly soft. I'm hoping to win one of them and get the year of a to a good start. Good luck to all my fanboys who play :)

1 comment:

  1. Most people's new year resolution is something cliché like giving up smoking or getting fit. My new year resolution - 1366x768.

    omg yes LOL /fanboy