"Just gonna make it short and sweet;" I started my new job today with SDT in New Orleans. Going from $19 an hour to $14 and $15 in 60 days is a bitch; But it's that or unemployment of $258 a week and no job at all! Well anyway if your wondering i am driving a roll-off truck and so far i like the hours and the work. The hours are mostly 10-13hr days 4-5 days a week from 4:30am-5:30 and 6 sometimes. Well enough about work let's talk about some poker now! For a day or so after having a few bad games; And mostly getting caught on the bubble! I began to think like everyone does that, maybe it was something with my game that i was doing wrong? But then i had to realize that i was just suffering from a very small yet painful run of variance. Well after coming to grips with poker as we all must do ever so often; I began to make a run at the PokerStars step tournament. Playing in these steps have never really been too appealing to me,mostly because you cannot cash out the tickets when you advance. Well anyway i played step one/then 2/ and now im on 3 and hoping tonight to advance to step four! So wish me luck because i really should be in bed right now. I have to be at work for 4:30 am but i have been thinking about playing this step 3 level ticket all day while dropping loads. Right now i am in good shape and st ill have a full table at the 25/50 level but i feel very good about advancing; And moving on to the next level of play. P.S EVERYONE WAS PLAYING PRETTY SOLID AND I HAD NO NOTES ON ANYONE AT THE TABLE UNTIL THIS! LOL PokerStars Game #46239467833: Tournament #287934042, $75+$7 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level III (25/50) - 2010/07/01 22:46:01 ET Table '287934042 1' 9-max Seat #4 is the button Seat 1: scampernd (1730 in chips) Seat 2: Chip210 (1191 in chips) Seat 3: mar110 (1215 in chips) Seat 4: tx_ag2000 (835 in chips) Seat 5: JBZorg (2060 in chips) Seat 6: kwastradamus (1694 in chips) Seat 7: RaulMae (1875 in chips) Seat 8: Bluphing (1475 in chips) Seat 9: SR8tAcEto5 (1425 in chips) JBZorg: posts small blind 25 kwastradamus: posts big blind 50 *** HOLE CARDS *** Dealt to SR8tAcEto5 [9d 9h] RaulMae: folds Bluphing: folds SR8tAcEto5: raises 79 to 129 scampernd: calls 129 Chip210: folds mar110: calls 129 tx_ag2000: folds JBZorg: folds kwastradamus: raises 1565 to 1694 and is all-in SR8tAcEto5: folds scampernd: folds mar110: folds Uncalled bet (1565) returned to kwastradamus kwastradamus collected 541 from pot *** SUMMARY *** Total pot 541 | Rake 0 Seat 1: scampernd folded before Flop Seat 2: Chip210 folded before Flop (didn't bet) Seat 3: mar110 folded before Flop Seat 4: tx_ag2000 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet) Seat 5: JBZorg (small blind) folded before Flop Seat 6: kwastradamus (big blind) collected (541) Seat 7: RaulMae folded before Flop (didn't bet) Seat 8: Bluphing folded before Flop (didn't bet) Seat 9: SR8tAcEto5 folded before Flop WISH ME LUCK I THINK I HAVE A TARGET!!!!!