Happppppppppy Fridayyyyyy y’all! I’m super excited this morning cuz in about 12 hours I’ll be playing another rousing game of poker w/ some friends, and I sure can use the extra money ;) (You like it how I just assume I’ll win?)
We played the other week for the first time in about 6-7 years probably – at least for REAL money – and it totally sparked my excitement again for the game. Especially since I doubled my money that night! (On the downside, the wife lost all of hers so I guess we kinda broke even in the end? Though I was mighty proud of her for hanging in there ’till the end – it was her first time ever playing! :))
I also started thinking about that whole “tit for tat” kinda mindset where you set out to accomplish a specific goal for your hustling, and so this round I’m totally using the money I make to buy myself a new pair of shoes. Which will be the first time in at least 2 years since I bought my last pair (this is REALLY crazy for me cuz I used to have a shoe fetish!! I’m a sucker for Sauconys and other comfy (and bright colored) running shoes).
So I’m setting my sights high at around $50, and as soon as I make it I’m cashing in my chips and walking away ;) And if it doesn’t happen this night, then I’ll keep going until it happens the next time – all the while dedicating this money *ONLY* to a new pair of shoes. As funny as it sounds, if I don’t “attach” these winnings to anything spectacular, it just never feels all that special to me, ya know? It was fun as hell winning the lat time – no doubt about it – but at the end of the day I only had an extra $20 bucks in my pocket – big woop. $20 doesn’t mean anything to me at the moment unless I KNOW what it’s for.
I know we’ve gone over this kinda stuff here on the site already, but I’m back into the mindset again and trying to keep it steady :) And just like my post the other day on wanting checks or cash over digital money, the same thing applies here too! It’s MUCH more fun touching and sending around dollar bills on the poker table than it is if someone were to just deposit some money into your account! I can tell you that there’s no way that money would ever reach that Foot Locker I have in sight either if that was the case, haha…
So that’s what I’ll be getting into later this evening, how about you? Anyone else doing some hustlin’ to reach one of those goals you have at the top of your mind? (Anyone going to yard sales tomorrow??? Maybe anything I get over $50 will go towards that! haha…)
All I know is that it’s time to have a little fun with my money this weekend, and hopefully the risk taking pays off. If anyone has a favorite hand they play in Hold ’em, lemme know! If I’m feisty enough, I just might go “all in” with it ;)
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Jay loves talking about money, collecting coins, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out with his three beautiful boys. You can check out all of his online projects at jmoney.biz. Thanks for reading the blog!