Haven’t really had a lot of time to think about the summer. Don’t anticipate having a lot of time for reflectin’ once I get there, either, as it looks to be another very busy one for those of us who’ll be reporting from the Rio. Am especially looking forward to reuniting with the PokerNews crowd as well as all the other media types with whom I got to work (and play, some) last time. Am hopin’ to make a few other new connections this time around, too.
I have been alluding here and there to my other “life” -- the one characterized by the full-time job about which I don’t write here. About a month back I was writing about how I might be going back to LV this summer for the WSOP, and how the writing thing has started to make me think more and more about possibly making some sort of career move.
Not saying I’m ready to make that leap, nor even that I necessarily see “full-time poker writer” as real option, even if I were ready to choose it.
But it has been an interesting week.
Just about the time I knew for sure I was heading to the WSOP, had a bombshell of sorts happen with the first job, with sudden not-entirely-unexpected-but-still-surprising news of pay cuts and other (significant) scaling back of benefits across the board. No one’s losing his or her job just yet, but that is starting to appear pretty damned inevitable. Maybe not right away, but soon.
I know, I know... it’s happening everywhere. But for a dude who’s already been thinking about making a change, this sort of stuff can be, well... a bit suggestive.
So it’s hard to say what lies ahead, beyond the next couple of months anyway. But hey, let’s have a good summer! I’ll definitely be posting here throughout, so stay tuned.