Some people have asked why I write a blog, and why on two different topics. I enjoy both, that's why. I love hounding for great deals at the grocery stores and drug stores....it's such a rush to see if I can 'outdo' myself. It's a great challenge for myself.
As for poker. I don't write about poker for people to comment that I have a gambling problem, I don't. You want to talk to someone with a gambling problem, I have someone you can talk to. I would never take money that I pay my bills with and put down on the table. I would NEVER do that. DH and I have a separate account just for this which is fully funded. We use that money and never touch our other money (savings, bills, checking accts, etc.)
I just don't want all the comments about how I have a gambling problem because I don't. I don't go down hoping to win a ton of money and dump good money after bad money. If i lose, I don't have the sense of 'I have to get it back, I know I can win it back.' That's someone with a gambling problem. I have friends with gambling problems and DH and i would never let us get like that. We watch each other's back. If one of us is doing back and goes 'off' track, the other is there to them that person out of the situation. We make a great team. Eventually one day I'd like to go pro at this and make a job/career out of it, so no, it's not a gambling problem. You can think what you like about it, I really don't care. But I'll reject any and all comments that say I have a gambling problem, b/c I don't. I don't go for the thrill of the chance to win big. Playing poker, you hardly win big, at least the limits I play. I go to have fun and view it as a job.
So thanks for all the comments, but don't waste your time if you have nothing good to say. I use this as my outlet for any other female poker players that want to get more info on the game or maybe want to be pro one day as well. I use this as a positive outlet for my game, not a negative one.