Monday, June 02, 2008


By Pauly
Las Vegas, NV

I have logged 42 hours inside the Rio Casino since Friday morning. That also doesn't include at least two hours of writing that I had ahead of me for all three nights. Man... three days into the World Series of Poker and I already worked almost 50 hours.

And the weird thing? I'm not as fatigued as you would think. It's hard to explain. I'm putting in similar hours to last year but I don't have the pressure and mental fatigue like I was drowning in last summer. It's been a sheer pleasure at times. My decision to work for myself has already paid off dividends.

The traffic on Tao of Poker over the weekend was astounding. I set a record (for 2008) on Friday and then broke that record on Sunday. It's mid-way to Monday and we're close to breaking yesterday's record.

In the last couple of weeks, record traffic levels (for 2008) were set for Truckin', Tao of Poker, and Coventry. Amazing. I hope that I can keep it up.

In addition to Tao of Poker, I wrote a couple of posts for and Poker News. So far, so good.

I have been sleeping 3-4 hours a night which is about average. The commute blows. It's nothing too stressful but I don't like having to drive 20-25 minutes each way when I'd rather be using the time to write.

I ate a crappy cold Pizza Slut pan pizza for lunch. I dunno why I subject myself to that torture. I also ate a turkey sub for lunch for a third consecutive day. I'm trying for four tomorrow.

The Yanks lost again, but how about those Cubbies? First place on June 1st for the first time since 1908. I might start watching Cubs games instead.

I decided to sleep in last night and popped two Xannies. I slept for five straight hours, which is rare for me. I think I stayed in bed for almost seven hours total. For the first time in days, I was able to have lunch with Nicky. We went to Mimi's Cafe which is sort of a New Orleans themed diner. After lunch I drove to work and Nicky went back home. She has two days off in a row and will have to see the new Sex in the City movie without me. Thank God.

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