Yesterday I worked an 11 hr day. If you add the commute, well it just gets sad. No rest for the wicked. Of course I did have last Thursday and Friday off, but that seems like such a distant memory now.
Today is sure to be more of the same. I've got too much to do and not enough time to do it in, but goddamn it I'm going to try. I have some of my financials done and a management meeting at 8:30 where I have to explain that we've lost money again.
I'm writing this at about 4am.
My plan is to go in super-duper early and get everything finished right before the meeting. I suppose I could've stayed a little longer last night but I get to a point where I just can't look at numbers with efficiency and accuracy anymore. That's when it's time to go home.
(I'm sure I'm boring you to death with this work stuff, but if you keep reading we'll get to my bet with Schaubs)
Then after that I have a BOD (board of directors) lunch meeting at noon. There I'll make a financial presentation, and then get kicked out so they can make their decisions in private and eat lunch. Our fiscal year ends May 31st and that means I'm in "cash plan" mode. If this were like years past, the end of fiscal year would mean BONUS TIME. It's the time to reward great employees like me because if they didn't unload the money, it would just go to taxes. It's always been a matter of how much, not a matter of whether or not I'd get one but this year looks so dismal, I'm not holding my breath.
Well maybe I'm holding my breath a little. Last week the owner stopped by to chat....I dunno what kind of kiss assy thing I said, but his response was "Oh it's that time of year. You're working on your bonus, huh?"
I wasn't working on my bonus cuz in my mind there's no money for bonuses.....but I think the owner showed a tell! Of course my hand is like a 10-2 off suit. But just ask Doyle....sometimes those hands win.
Anyway enough of shop talk, let's talk about poker and FFT (Fucking Full Tilt).
As you know I played 3 sit 'n goes with some blogging buddies Sunday night and lost them all. I just checked my balance and I have a whopping $28 left. Dammit!
I am playing The Mookie Wednesday night so deduct $11. And I have a side bet on The Mookie with Schaub-a-licous. Whoever lasts longer wins a Mookie buy-in for the next one. I plan on being tighter than Willie Nelson's headband.
The way I've been playing online, I need to keep an $11 balance just in case I should lose to Schauby.
“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”
Further proof that I'm a dork. Inspirational quotes really do inspire me. I have them hanging in my office and when times get tough they sooth and strengthen me.
If Ms. Harriet Beecher Stowe is right, it's time for the tide to turn. Cuz baby, it sure seems like a tight place.