Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Pinched Nerve and Missing Poker

I'm pretty sure that I have a pinched nerve in my shoulder or under my shoulder blade or something.

Over the course of this year there have been many times where I'll be sitting down and in an, evidently, wrong position and my arm starts to go numb.  Only certain positions and only my right arm.

It is pretty damned annoying but I've been finding ways to work around it so that I don't get into those positions of annoyance.

I do know that the proper solution is that I need to hit a masseuse (and not in China Town) to work out the kinks of the muscle that is pressing on this particular nerve but masseuse's are expensive and I have a second job to pay down debt - not to have a hot chick rub my naked body down and make it really awkward to roll over.

The other day I was talking to a buddy about getting the urge to play poker again but knowing that it is currently not the right thing to do for me.
If someone is visiting and I know in advance I can set the money aside as play money - and in reality I would just take out of other hobby/fun budgets that I have to save it up.

However, when I play (because I suck at the game) and I lose my thoughts immediately go to what I could have used that money for instead of sitting down at a poker table and blowing through a buy-in or two.

I should probably just get good and not have that problem no?

However, this is where I am grateful to have a second job because I have four step plan.

1 - Help get out of debt faster
2 - Bankroll a second honeymoon
3 - Bankroll a poker addiction
4 - Profit?

So - who knows, maybe by the end of next year I'll be hanging out at the poker tables with Tab, John and Rob again.


  1. Best of luck with your 4 step plan. Might have to find you an inexpensive game to play somewhere just to rub that itch though.

    1. Yeah - where is that 1/1 NL game with a $50 buy-in lol!!!

      Or I could just short stack a normal game and play like Tony

  2. Family is always most important, so those of us with obligations have to do without sometimes, as you know. You're doing the right thing. Maybe next time I'm in town we can do something like another pizza night or go to some obscure locals place.

    1. Next time maybe you can come over and see the new house (you know, the whole reason the debt exists lol).
      We can grill burgers, drink the boozes and shot the shits

    2. An invitation for grilled burgers? Count me in. Next trip unplanned at moment. Labor Day is a regular time for me to go.