Monday, April 27, 2009

Why I Write My Blog

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.

10 comments:

Sarah said...

I personally think the poker thing is pretty cool :) I guess you are pretty cool too ;)

spaghetti0625 said...

Thanks Sarah! At least someone appreciates it :)

Chicagolandia said...

I think the poker thing is great - I find it fascinating, being able to look at it from your point of view, rather than thinking of it as a game I playedi n college because I didn't have cable!
I love seeing it from your point of view! Keep up the amazing work.

spaghetti0625 said...

Thanks Chicago! I do really appreciate the kudos for it. I think it's mostly b/c I'm such a tomboy and feel that women have just as much right to play then men. So many of my girl friends would love to play, but are too intimidated to sit at a table with all men. Me? Heck no! I can care less and love when I'm better then the boys....such a rush! I like to prove to the 'men' in the poker room that women are just as good as they are, sometimes better :) I love competition too, always have....guess that's why I'm so athletic (or was) and love sports. My dad always wanted a son....guess he got best of both worlds with me :)

centralillinoisian said...

I think it is obvious from your posts that the poker is not a problem. I am not sure what part of the post yesterday led someone to believe you have a gambling prob. Maybe a short temper! :)(no offence meant-just pokin your ribs!) I think it is really cool, that you play poker and while I don't really know much about it, if you enjoy yourselves and don't obsess over it, then it's all good.

spaghetti0625 said...

central: not really sure who it is, but she has commented in the past on here about when I post my trip report/poker updates. I don't go every day and there's times we don't go for one to two months, then we'll make up for it and go two weekends in a row.....oh I have gambling problem! If you talk to anyone that plays poker, it's a sport/hobby...just like bowling or softball. But to each their own.....but I won't accept the nasty comments.
But thanks for your support!

LittlePeopleWealth said...

It's your blog, you can write whatever you want! Don't let trolls get you down :-) I love the dress in your pic BTW.

spaghetti0625 said...

Thanks LittlePeopleWealth!
The picture is of me on my wedding day....it's THE best picture of myself...EVER. So I use it for anything and everything :)

Precious said...

I have learned that anonymous people who post negative comments aren't worth my time. Don't let them bother you!

spaghetti0625 said...

Precious: They weren't anonymous.....but all well. I see that I have supporters out there from the comments, so that made me feel MUCH better.
I also have to go onto your blog and check your 'savings' I have to update mine as well.