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Anybody else here who shoots as his/her full-time income? :-)
I've read the Vegas tips found on this blog. I'm gonna play 1-2 nl holdem for most of the time, and work my way up to 5-10 if I feel like I have good enough control. Anything I should especially check out this time of year? anything to avoid?
Really like post about packing, also in packing mood! :)
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Just started reading up on Lending Club and am planning on throwing some funds that way soon. I have a general idea of how everything works there, but as several people here seem to invest at LC I thought I'd see if there was any particular advice or lessons learned that would be useful to myself or others. Any/all advice welcome!
Do you have any debt? How did you tackle your debts? Do you live 'on the road' because of debt?
Tynan, Maneesh Sethi, the Faliaphotography girl, and Colin Wright have me literally obsessed with travelling now. I'm working on condensing my possessions down to nearly nothing, but I have some student loans hanging over my head. Fortunately, they are very minuscule compared to many, but it's still more than I can afford right now as I'm currently unemployed with few marketable skills it seems.
Edit 2: I wrote this about two weeks ago after coming to slow life from 10 days of insane social stimulation a.k.a hanging out with my best friends for 10 days straight doing nothing but drinking, partying and eating. I did some meditation, relaxed, hung out with some of my college buddies and thought about this for a bit. I've decided to put this issue on standby-kind of. In other words, I will talk to people, mess around, and go out whenever I can etc., but I won't make a big deal of it or think about it to much. When I wrote this post I was caring too much about this issue, to the point where it was distracting me from my larger goals as well as keeping me inside my head while socializing. I want to focus my time and energy on the goal I want to achieve such as learning languages, becoming part of a startup, learning marketing and business development, travelling, and becoming more informed about the world around me; and, subsequently meet people through those avenues. To this, I am getting involved in organizations, meetups and groups relevant to these goals and meeting people there.
(Edit 3 : I have realized this isn't truly what I want my dream world to be like , but rather the world I made myself believe others were living in that I thought I would like. Socializing requires time and patience and can be a form of infinite distraction ( I know people who would literally spend hours socializing via every possible avenue including facebook, skype, messaging and real life to the point that a whole summer would go by and nothing productive was achieved). I also I realize that I can't expect to click with everyone, and personally I rather be polarizing and connect with those who I am most likely to get along with and repel those who I am not likely to get along with. Overall, I rather just relax, get involved in my work/passions and seek people in those respective fields so that I can be infinitely more productive and knowledgeable. From there I can branch out and meet people from other walk's of life through six degrees of separation.
Currently I'm a 20 year old in college. I haven't gotten laid, or even kissed a girl sober. For the majority of my life I haven't cared. Like I truly, to my core, haven't given a flying fuck. Normally I just hang out with my friends, played some video games (I have since quit) watch movies, write on my blog, read books, and do stuff like learn German, Programming, or how to start a passive business as well as the occasional party here and there
Anyways: I turned 20 this year and it hit me insanely hard, First just how much time I was wasting video games, and how even 5 minutes reading a book is more productive than the 100+ hrs I've spent video gaming (which is why I quit) . But the thing that hit me most was two things 1. How little experience I have with women, and 2. How little new people I've actually met on campus. My best friends are still my friends from highschool, by a long shot. These are the guys I can make fun, push around, say stupid shit, and I know they will still love me no matter what. I haven't made that many friends of that kind here in college, albeit I have made a few.
So the first thing I asked myself was: Is this really important? I mean I had been going for a solid year already just minding my own business, doing my own thing. Not really making that many friends, and less girlfriends to boot. But at the same time I don't really care. I want a freedom business, I want to be able to travel on a whim. I know that when I travel being able to be like able will be incredibly important, and thus I know that socializing will be incredibly important in the long run.
After reading your post on Zen Habits, and your rule #9 about only wearing wool, I have some questions. Hopefully you can answer them based on your experiences.
1) How is wool in hot weather? I'm familiar with the cold weather benefits, but I live in Florida where it's hot and humid. It rarely gets below 90F in the summer.
2) I did a quick search online, and I'm having a hard time finding wool t-shirts that aren't tight fitting and meant to be used as undergarments. Wool is practically non-existent in the local retail stores. Do you have a suggestions for where to shop for warm weather wool clothing?
3) Do you find your wool garments hold up / last longer than their cotton counterparts? They seem to be more expensive, so I'd hope they last longer.
I'm definitely intrigued by the idea of wearing more wool. We took a cold weather vacation and the wool did great keeping us warm and not stinking of sweat. If it can handle the hot weather, then I may try adding a couple pieces to replace some cotton items.
In my life, everything is a hobby. Work, bodybuilding, krav maga, girls, basketball, my blog - all hobbies. I roll up to work and step into the office each day, eager to solve a new problem, develop a new solution. I step into the gym, prepared to break a personal record. Into my krav academy, ready to perfect the latest defense. Into the bar, excited to meet a new girl. This list goes on.When you view life as a collection of hobbies a few things happen. The most important? A natural balance emerges. No longer do I obsess over lifting weights, building computers, or playing basketball. Instead I have a handful of activities I love to do. And you know what, I am constantly making progress somewhere across the spectrum, and this is extremely satisfying. In the rare case I begin to become consumed by one of them (for example, last week I spent hours redesigning my blog.. take a peek), it is not long before something occurs in a different area to snap my life back into balance. It is natural. Last week this took place in the form of meeting a new girl while buying a scarf. My focus was immediately shifted. And today? I just finished a rest week, and I am pumped to get back at it in the gym.Do you view your life in a similar fashion?
I just bought my 1995 FD Rialta, and have not replaced the stock mattress that comes with it. I was planning on getting a nice tempurpedic mattress, but then I saw the most recent posts on this site and saw the roll up futon with the tea mat, and thought that was a great way to maximize space; I am also a big fan of drinking high quality loose-leaf tea, it's one of my daily rituals.
Tynan, would you be willing to shed some light on how this setup works, what kind of materials you used, and how one might recreate something similar to this setup? And, is the roll-up futon comfortable to sleep in, a worthwhile replacement for a full-time mattress?
I'm trying to evaluate more options before I sink money into a new mattress; I would love having more space to sit indian style and drink tea, especially with a friend or two :)
I just did some in-depth research (8 google searches) and couldn't find an answer, so I'll ask here: does anyone know what the legal restrictions are on what seats I can put in a car that I'm sitting in with a seatbelt while driving? I've got my Rialta and the captain's chairs are bulky and barely fit in the space well. I can't really lean back much in them when I turn them around to face into the cabin area. They're awkward and cramped.
What I would love is to just mount Aerons on those two and use those.
I mean, Aerons are heavy-duty seats that can take a beating. I wouldn't worry about them breaking in a crash any more than these junky old things already mounted there, especially if I mounted them very solidly (i.e. got custom-welded attachments.) Plus they're very comfortable for long-term sitting because people routinely sit in them for hours every day. They'd be much better for lumbar support and whatnot on road trips than the existing seats.
Plus they aren't that bulky, nowhere near the existing seats, and I could spin 'em around and then have two sweet Aerons to recline in when watching movies or eating or whatever.
But when I mentioned the idea to a car-savvy friend he looked at me like I had just suggested filling the gas tank up with Kool-Aid to save money. He insisted it was certainly illegal. But now I'm wondering, because it would be awesome if I could find a way to get away with it.