Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Loser

Sorry (Kim) for not posting for a few days. I've not had much to say. I did not reach my goal for 4000 words last week and decided I'd focus better this week. My writing is going smoother as a result. We shall see if it is effective.

Also, I had a post all set for yesterday, but ditched it once I realized it was April 1st. I decided I'd just lay low. Of all the ridiculous holidays we must endure throughout the year, April Fools is, by far, the most puerile. I really can't stand the stupidity that it brings out in people just in the hopes that they get a cheap laugh. If people were actually clever, I might enjoy it more. Alas, they are not.

I was going to post about my first betting loss. I dropped $280 on the Houston Rockets and it was a bet I didn't love, but felt I was playing the odds. I was going to bet the spread and take the -2.5, but once I got to the sportsbook, I opted for the moneyline because it was a better bet. I won't get too into the analysis, but the end result was the Rockets lost by a point. So as easy as that, I lost about half of my winnings for last month, but that's the way it goes. The reason I didn't post about it, was because I didn't want people to think that it was a joke. I don't really see any good bets until Friday.

I sent out a couple of packages yesterday. If you're reading this, then it wasn't to you. The two packages I sent out were for people who probably don't take the time to read the blog or at least not very often. I mention it only because of the scarcity of post offices around here. Not just that, but there are no mail boxes either. If I want to send out a letter, and not walk 2 miles to the post office, I have to send it out with the mail at the leasing office. Not that I mind, it just seems strange that there isn't an outgoing mail box outside for an apartment complex with close to 400 units. Perhaps I was just lucky to live within 10 minutes of the Capital building in Albany. There is a post office in there that I used most of the time.

I'll try to post something more substantial tomorrow.

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