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Old 08-18-2020, 03:35 AM   #451
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What kind of music you make? And I feel you on the kid stuff. It's not a decision to be taken lightly, but from the sounds of it you'd be a fine dad.
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Old 08-18-2020, 05:21 AM   #452
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You kind of need 64gb if you get into doing a lot of 100bb+ srp scripting.
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Old 08-18-2020, 07:45 AM   #453
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Awesome update mate, stoked to see you're doing well. Be sure to tell your girl if you haven't already how you feel re the kid situation!
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Old 08-18-2020, 07:51 AM   #454
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Yep, happy to chime in and repeat what others have said, awesome update! Very cool that you were able to do that with your father. If you do have kids, that will be very valuable to them some day. Can't wait to see what happens on the music front because I'm living vicariously through you on that, I'm similarly situated but haven't taken any steps at all to get into it.
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Old 08-19-2020, 03:08 AM   #455
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Oh one thing I wanted to mention, we had planned on trying to get pregnant in December and having a kid in September.

But I’ve actually had a lot of anxiety about it, both about my lack of parental know-how (I never grew up around kids and haven’t been exposed much, can’t stand the sound of them crying, the constant noise etc) and also, about the fact that I feel like I JUST got my life figured out, and I feel like I want some more years of pursuing my own interests (and having fun with my fiancée) rather than having kids.

I don’t know how much it’s related to my past, but I definitely have a lot of guilt that I spent the prime of my life drinking and doing drugs. I think of how many adventures I missed, and it really kills me inside. Then, to just go and start a family, it got me thinking maybe I wanted to wait longer, that I wasn’t ready.

Or maybe I’m getting cold feet? I don’t know, I’m not expecting any answers, but I wanted to include it in here as it was a pretty big deal for me and my girl, and I have had significant anxiety over it, and I haven’t been hardly anxious at all in the years I’ve been sober. I was even thinking about setting some money aside for a therapist to talk to about it.
Be kind to and forgive yourself man.

glgl
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Old 08-19-2020, 05:22 PM   #456
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Be kind to and forgive yourself man.

glgl
This, a good way of thinking is that most people don't end up breaking those self-destructive cycles and you've managed not only to get out of those, but turn your life around, you've got a lot of time to enjoy and you're still young.

About the baby, often it's better to not rush into these decisions if your gut is telling you not to, therapist is A+ for that. Just be really honest with yourself about what you really wanna do, pretty sure you will be a good dad.

Really cool what you did with your father, wanna see what music are you making

Gl man

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Old 08-20-2020, 12:08 AM   #457
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I have a 4 year old son and it is the raddest thing ever. I was nervous AF! Stuff just works is all I can say. I remember leaving the hospital parking lot driving like 2 mph, and dodging all the speed-bumps cause I had this tiny little human who seemed so delicate.

It’s so cool man. You will figure it out. You guys will figure it out together. We need more parents like you guys in the world.

I remember a huge sensation of “I need to get my **** together” right when we heard we were having a baby. My adrenaline started dumping. I went home and started weatherproofing the siding of this shed I’d been slacking on for months lol.
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Old 08-20-2020, 03:50 AM   #458
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I have absolutely no desire to have children (likely ever, but at a bare minimum for the next 10 years), so I may be a tiny biased on this, but personally I feel like you should for sure wait if you have any doubts.

We have very little time in this world. Enjoy it.
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Old 08-20-2020, 05:45 PM   #459
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I think you know this already, but it is worth repeating : you will always have doubts when it comes to a life changing decision. So your assessment should be based on if the timing is right or not... My 2 cents
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Old 08-20-2020, 06:28 PM   #460
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I think you know this already, but it is worth repeating : you will always have doubts when it comes to a life changing decision. So your assessment should be based on if the timing is right or not... My 2 cents
+1, I similarly am getting closer to that point of deciding it's time to have a child and there's always a bit of fear and anxiety around it despite knowing it's what I want. As long as you are confident you want to have a family that's the main thing imo. It will be a big change in your life but you will still be able to do things for yourself. Maybe it would help to sit down with your fiance and discuss what you envision for how life will look post baby. Gl
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Old 09-08-2020, 03:19 AM   #461
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How are you man?

How has the running & lifting been going?

glgl
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Old 09-30-2020, 03:43 PM   #462
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We need an update brother. Hope all is well.
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Old 10-06-2020, 01:12 PM   #463
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10/6/2020

Since September:



Hey, sorry, have lost interest in blogging. I'll respond to the above posters in a bit, just wanted to send out a dispatch!

Yeah life's been amazing, I feel so damn grateful. We are settled here in Montana, got here towards the end of September, drove from Atlanta to Bozeman, took 4 days. On the way took a detour through the Ozarks, ate BBQ at in both Memphis and Kansas City, went all through the Badlands, made some other cool stops. 'Murica is quite the place. Such amazing natural diversity. Saw an embarrassing amount of Trump support through the poor/uneducated parts in those middle states, but it's not suprising ofc. It's easy to forget that much of the country is like this.

The moving process ended up being pretty hectic, our building manager in ATL wouldn't let us park the semi anywhere but the farthest parking spot from our apartment on the other side of the complex, so each time taking a load from our apartment to the truck took about 40 mins. It took us like 14 hours straight to get the truck loaded with all our furniture, I should have probably hired movers I guess but I hate paying for labor whenever I can do it myself.

Anyways I couldn't be happier about living civilization behind, and I'm beyond stoked to be here. Since arriving we've been hiking a bunch, biking, working out outside. Our neighbors have a big dog that we took for a hike up Hyalite Canyon, was great. Been really disconnected from my phone, only using computer to grind.

Tomorrow one of my best friends, an actor in LA, is flying up. We used to get pretty wild together, and then we actually ended up getting sober a week apart and have remained so during these years, pretty cool to have a friend like that. We will go camping/hiking up in the Bob Marshall wilderness then go up to Glacier and then to Yellowstone this weekend.

Then we have a couple coming the following weekend, and one of my fiance's best friends the weekend after that, so pretty busy in that sense.

Poker's going great, not much else to say. These are my tracked results, it's missing a bunch of profit since a couple of my sites don't track but it's been smooth sailing for quite awhile. I attribute it to getting better technically ofc but mainly to improved mental game, which is 99% because of one and only one thing - for the first time since getting back into online poker last February, I've run at equity for one, (and then 2) months straight. I knew the entire time that is what I needed. The simmering tilt that would spike any time I lost a few as a favorite is fading rapidly. I'll most likely never have to endure a stretch like that again, but if I do I'll be much better prepared for it.

That's pretty much all that's going on with me. Everyone's saying the world is burning but I don't much care....life's such a gift.

**Btw, for anyone interested in the possibility of extraterrestrial life, I thought this was one of the best reads I've stumbled across:

https://waitbutwhy.com/2014/05/fermi-paradox.html


Hope everyone is doing well -

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Old 10-06-2020, 03:23 PM   #464
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Wow very nice results. You are crushing it dude

What is your average stake nowadays?
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Old 10-06-2020, 03:34 PM   #465
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70k hands, 5bb/100, 36 000$, that's probably heavily NL1k Kockar

I moved as well a few months ago much further from the city and closer to nature, life is so much better outside in nature, or maybe I'm getting old
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Old 10-06-2020, 07:43 PM   #466
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Good to see things going well for you mate, would love to see some pics of the Montana landscape next update.
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Old 10-06-2020, 08:08 PM   #467
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Classic poker players, flipping for thousands of $ daily but going to spend 14 hours moving your apartment and not put that $ to use haha


Sweet update! glgl this month again
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Old 10-06-2020, 08:36 PM   #468
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Classic poker players, flipping for thousands of $ daily but going to spend 14 hours moving your apartment and not put that $ to use haha
I was actually surprised by Oladipo's insistence on doing it solo ; I find myself on the other end of the spectrum for a few years, hiring peeps and justifying it by telling myself that "I am losing X an hour" by doing it myself as opposed to grinding... Of course, unless I enjoy doing the task, then the happiness EV >>> $ EV
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Old 10-06-2020, 08:54 PM   #469
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I couldn't imagine moving without movers. Some of the best money I've ever spent.

Driving across the US is definitely an eye opening experience if you've never done it.
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Old 10-07-2020, 06:47 AM   #470
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Strong results mate, glad to see you running on ev!
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Old 10-08-2020, 05:52 AM   #471
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Love reading a few pages at the start then skipping to the last page and seeing how well people have done.

Sick life, congrats mate.
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Old 10-08-2020, 11:05 AM   #472
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Am I only one curious about the WWSF? Nice job buddy, keep it up
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Old 10-08-2020, 11:28 AM   #473
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Am I only one curious about the WWSF? Nice job buddy, keep it up
Nah, I was definitely curious too.
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Old 10-08-2020, 02:26 PM   #474
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Anyone who found that Fermi paradox post interesting may want to check out this:


https://www.nickbostrom.com/extraterrestrial.pdf

Link to his other work:


https://www.nickbostrom.com
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Old 10-08-2020, 07:44 PM   #475
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My (bleak) 2 cents : that if we were to run our simulation, that is the life/human evolution on this planet, thousands of times, we (almost) always end up destroying ourselves. Or a natural cataclysm does. Hence the Great Filter lying ahead of us, thus preventing others (or us) from Colonization explosion.
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