On June 21st,exactly 5 years to the day after she had an op to remove a tumour, my sister and brother in law became parents to a healthy baby boy and I became an Uncle for the first time! Life throws up a lot of random crap at times, but the wee mans arrival is truly a little miracle for our family and I couldn't be happier about it!( unless Kelly Brook or Vicky Coren had personally delivered the news to me perhaps)
The not so good news is that Step A has decided to move down to England at the end of August to stay with her Mum.It's not really bad news as she's planning on going back to school to redo her 4th year and hopefully a fresh start is what she needs to get her back on track after a year of playing truant and falling in with the wrong crowd.I'm hoping to catch up with her this week to take her to visit my new nephew.
I need something to cheer me up because being back at work is really getting me down.I know I'm lucky to earn well over the national average wage, but they've removed all the "quick hits" from our complaints queue and that just leaves the really complex multi-faceted ones and with the one years salary package for voluntary redundancy still on offer,I've been very tempted to take it and just get the hell out.
On the poker front it was great to meet up with Dudley for the £22 turbo at the Alea casino last week.Sadly neither of us cashed.
My obsession for online poker has taken a backseat since my car accident last November.I didn't play much at all for a few months after it and running like crap hasn't helped my motivation to play much recently either.When it comes to the choice of having a blast with friends playing Modern Warfare 2 or being constantly outdrawn at the virtual felt, there's no contest.
I've also been enjoying the sport on tv this summer too, although some things never change, with Andy Murray crashing out of Wimbledon and a greatly over hyped England team losing to the Germans in the World Cup.After a sluggish start, the competition seems to have picked up and hopefully the two semi-finals will be cracking games to watch.
Not much else going on really ,although passing through the East End of Glasgow recently I noticed someone has stamped "End Israeli apartheid" on the most of the bins.All we need to do now is invite the Israeli Prime Minister to visit and that'll be the whole Middle East conflict resolved.I'm going to get my own stamp and write "End Acorn's bad run at the tables" and I'm looking forward to running hotter than the sun!
Playing very little poker means I'm not sure I'll be posting as frequently.Anyway, thanks for reading.