Friday, June 29, 2012

Post more, noob!

Last post was a little depressing for me, seeing as how I hadn't posted since April.  I've got more free time this summer than I have had in the past, and there are definitely a few hobbies I want to get back into--one is writing and another is photography.  Hopefully many more pictures will grace this blog space, and hopefully they will be from the outdoors!  As it stands, it is still cloudy and rainy in Seattle (our summer doesn't start until July 5th for you non-Pacific NW'ers out there).

I was messing around this afternoon with the camera my father handed down to me last year, a gift I really haven't taken advantage of yet.  I am trying to get the hang of all the bells and whistles on the camera, and how to make best use of the telephoto lens.  Here is a Magic card from last weekend's gaming night--I'm surprised by how narrow the focus range is, there is really only about an inch or less of the card that is in focus.  This shot is taken from about six feet away, and you can see the bottom of the card is out of focus, as is the top.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

WSOP and Live Poker!

Probably many of you poker bloggers out there have already heard, but a former poker blogger won a WSOP event a few weeks back, Brandon Schaefer. We used to play basketball together growing up, and we still hang out once or twice a year--he's got a very interesting life story, and if you do a quick search you can see that right now he's back in flight school for the Air Force--and the WSOP shoot out event he played was the only tournament, WSOP or otherwise, he will play all year long. Nice work! I got bit by the poker bug, and I decided to make this entire week a big long party for my 30th birthday tomorrow, so I headed up to Tulalip casino yesterday for some poker. They have a $40 buy in tournament with rebuys for the first 40 minutes. I played NL cash for an hour before the tournament started and sat down UTG and opted to play the hand instead of waiting for the blinds to pass... good decision--I found AA and raised it up. Got re-popped by a non-believer and doubled up. Unfortunately this would be just about the only hand I won at the cash table or at the tournament for the rest of the night. I was playing weak/loose, which isn't optimal, but didn't come close to hitting any of the draws that I was priced in to see!