Well, I guess today was a complete waste of time. I played in the 10am, the 1pm, the 3pm and the 7pm tournament and could not get a hand or when I got a hand, couldn't get a flop. And seriously, could I get stuck at a table with anymore bad players? Here is an example of what I dealt with all day:

PokerStars Game #55942485210: Tournament #347990842, Freeroll  Hold'em No Limit - Level VII (125/250) - 2011/01/14 20:16:05 CT [2011/01/14 21:16:05 ET]
Table '347990842 127' 9-max Seat #4 is the button
Seat 1: rbchiefs (3035 in chips)
Seat 2: Dawna222 (4220 in chips)
Seat 3: phil_look (7633 in chips)
Seat 4: Blacky930 (3620 in chips)
Seat 5: Fan-Tom175 (2120 in chips)
Seat 6: ericnnancy (640 in chips)
Seat 7: kimmi955 (605 in chips) is sitting out
Seat 8: prospeak (3280 in chips)
Seat 9: bevyrose (5747 in chips)
rbchiefs: posts the ante 25
Dawna222: posts the ante 25
phil_look: posts the ante 25
Blacky930: posts the ante 25
Fan-Tom175: posts the ante 25
ericnnancy: posts the ante 25
kimmi955: posts the ante 25
prospeak: posts the ante 25
bevyrose: posts the ante 25
Fan-Tom175: posts small blind 125
ericnnancy: posts big blind 250
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to ericnnancy [Ks Tc]
kimmi955: folds
prospeak: folds
bevyrose: calls 250
kimmi955 is connected
kimmi955 has returned
rbchiefs: folds
Dawna222: calls 250
phil_look: folds
Blacky930: folds
Fan-Tom175: calls 125
prospeak is disconnected
ericnnancy: checks
*** FLOP *** [Qs 8h 4s]
prospeak is connected
Fan-Tom175: checks
ericnnancy: checks
bevyrose: checks
Dawna222: checks
*** TURN *** [Qs 8h 4s] [Ts]
Fan-Tom175: bets 1845 and is all-in
ericnnancy: calls 365 and is all-in
bevyrose: folds
Dawna222: folds
Uncalled bet (1480) returned to Fan-Tom175
*** RIVER *** [Qs 8h 4s Ts] [Jc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Fan-Tom175: shows [9c 5c] (a straight, Eight to Queen)
ericnnancy: shows [Ks Tc] (a pair of Tens)
Fan-Tom175 collected 1955 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 1955 | Rake 0
Board [Qs 8h 4s Ts Jc]
Seat 1: rbchiefs folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: Dawna222 folded on the Turn
Seat 3: phil_look folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: Blacky930 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: Fan-Tom175 (small blind) showed [9c 5c] and won (1955) with a straight, Eight to Queen
Seat 6: ericnnancy (big blind) showed [Ks Tc] and lost with a pair of Tens
Seat 7: kimmi955 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: prospeak folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: bevyrose folded on the Turn

And everybody at my last table played with hands like these. One guy called bets all the way to the river with a board of AJJK5 and he had 37 in his hand. These are the days where frustrations build and you wonder why people are playing this league. I had one person tell me today they don't play for the money, and they were ranked in the 10000s this month after being ranked in the 2500s last month. So they are not playing for money, they are not playing to improve their game, and they are not playing to learn (they called 2 all-ins with a Q5os and won the hand vs AA and 99).

I guess this is where I just need to take a breath, realize that these players are all over the place and still realize that I am playing the best poker I can play.

Well, tomorrow is another day and hopefully it will improve.