Squat…that seems to be all I have to blog about these days but I am not going to let the lack of interesting topics stop me.  No sir!  Mediocrity is my call to arms and I shall wear the thorny Crown of Average with both humbleness and humility. 

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You know what is bothering me lately?  Yard Work.  When did this become a “thing”?  I don’t think I could care less about my yard.  In fact, if I thought I could get away with it I would pave the whole thing from house to street, paint it green and be done with it.  I don’t think I will ever be one of those people that get joy out of having a pretty yard.  The only thing it represents to me is a bunch of work I don’t want to do.  Not only that but no matter how well I cut the grass I am just going to have to do it again in a few days.  Not my idea of a productive task.  I think if I ever have anything like disposable income I may have to start paying someone to do that little chore for me.  Seriously…I can’t stand yard work. 

I am a little bummed lately about my complete lack of progress in advancing my poker game.  It seems over the last year I have completely failed to work on my game and my results have reflected this failure.  I have lost most of my on-line bankroll (small as it was anyway) and haven’t booked a good cash win in quite some time.  It seems like I have just been uninterested in doing the studying necessary to keep moving forward.  I don’t know why though.  It isn’t as though I have that much more pressure on my time.  More likely it is my standard habit of finding a passion that only lasts for a little while.  One day I might need to talk to someone about that as I think it is at the root of my of the challenges I face in life.  I just lose interest in things over time.  Kinda like this blog.  All that being said, however, I still REALLY enjoy playing.  Maybe my lack of significant success has hurt my desire to learn.  I don’t know, but if I don’t start working on my game again I think what was a good run of wins last year is going to evolve into a big down swing.  Good thing I don’t play for any significant amount of money I guess.  Still…I hate losing.

Emily’s school year is coming to a close and I am sad to say it has been a complete waste.  From an uninterested teacher to a curriculum that was way below her level I worry that she has lost some valuable time in her education.  Emily’s late birthday forced us to put her through public kindergarten after her year in a private program.  I don’t see that she has gained much other than the knowledge of how to operate within the prison like public school system.  If there is one major failure in my life it is probably not being able to get my daughter the education she deserves.  However, with this year almost behind us I feel like we really have a second chance at getting her going in the right direction.  Once in first grade I refuse to let the system keep her back.  If that means I have to be the asshole parent then that is just what I am going to be.  That or we must move to a place where education is more than just being sure kids don’t hurt themselves.

I guess that covers what is on my mind right now.  Lots of empty space in there it seems.  I guess I could sell it out to advertisers.  Anyone interested?    

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