A new year, new resolutions

joe_cada_naptLA_day1b.jpgMan, time has really flown by since my last blog. I guess that makes sense. The holidays tend to fly by every year, and especially for me, as I had to do a whole bunch of Christmasses this year! But, I guess let's take it back to early to December.

My Mom got out of the hospital in early December, so that was good. I'm not sure if I explained what the issue was in my last blog, but she had a rupture in her small intestine caused by some other medication she was taking. It was quite serious, and things could have gotten pretty ugly, but she's doing better now.

I was also glad she was recovering in time for me to be able to attend my favorite charity event of the year - Jacob Zalewski's All-in for CP tournament to benefit the One Step Closer Foundation. Jacob's a really cool and amazing kid. He is afflicted with Cerebral Palsy, and every year he manages to get together a charity tournament that rivals the Ante up for Africa that the WSOP puts on. This year's tourney was no different. It was held at the Venetian, and they pulled out all the stops: private planes, red carpet, and celebrities galore. I got to meet Sean Astin - "Rudy" himself, as well as a bunch of other celebs like Mekhi Pfiffer, Jeremy London, and Cheryl Hines from Curb Your Enthusiasm.
The best part was that I got to bring Trish this year, and I think she enjoyed herself as well. Of course, I didn't win, which is a good thing - but I was happy to dust off several rebuys to help Jacob's amazing cause.

Besides, when I got back to Michigan, I had the keys to my new house waiting for me! I got the keys the night I got back from Vegas, and I moved in the day after Christmas - and managed to get enough done so that I could have a New Year's Eve party a few days later. Nothing like getting a new house and immediately trashing it! Other than the fact that I don't get very good cell service in the house - I'm loving it.

Part of my New Year's resolution is to start grinding the Sundays on PokerStars again, so I did a little of that on the 2nd.

There is just so much money to be won in those Sundays!


Joe Cada
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