Practicing a New Chord
If you've ever played a musical instrument, you'll know immediately where I'm headed. Maybe you pick up a guitar - you learn a G chord, a C chord, and a D chord. Well, those three chords will get you through a few thousand songs, but you branch out, learn the A and E, toss in a couple of minor chords, a D7... and quickly you realize, "I'm never going to completely learn this instrument." Which is both a curse and a blessing. You know you'll never learn it all (not to mention mastering what you've learned) but then again, you'll never run out of new skills to learn, practice, and enjoy.
It was late night in a $1-3 no-limit hold'em game in a casino somewhere in the United States. And if the villain in this tale is reading, congratulations sir, you're about to see my hole cards.