A Day in the Life
I received an e-mail from a loyal reader recently which contained some good advice. He made two suggestions for my blog.
First, he wanted to hear more poker and gambling stories. That’s a reasonable request. So, look for more stories in the near future.
Second, he suggested making my blog more personal by sharing things I do on a day-to-day basis.
I must admit the thought to reducing this site to some kind of sick twitter update — such as informing the world of what I ordered for lunch strikes me as ridiculously narcissistic and utterly immaterial. That said, I very much believe “who we are” is defined by “what we do.” So, I will acquiesce to this occasionally and bore the world with the trivialities of my personal life.
A DAY IN THE LIFE:
My typical day begins at 9 am. I usually go to bed around 2 am. That’s if I’m at home. If I’m on the road working or traveling, my schedule varies. Obviously, each day is different. But here’s what I do on most days:
9 am — Wake up….drink fresh cup of coffee made by Marieta (the coffee beans must be ground fresh — no coffee out of a can!)….Eat fresh cake/pastry made by Marieta (processed food not allowed in the house!)…..check e-mail….read Las Vegas Review-Journal
10 am — Exercise and run around The Lakes (three optional running routes ranging from 3 to 5 miles)….Marieta usually joins me and rides her bike
11 am — Shower followed by browsing Internet
Noon — Eat lunch (about half the time dine at a restaurant, other times Marieta always makes something fresh and delicious — No fast food ever!)
1 pm — Run personal errands (grocery store, dry cleaners, shopping, doctor appointments, Home Depot, etc.)
3 pm — Turn on CNN….browse Internet and check e-mail….Afternoon tea time
4 pm — Movie matinee (optional)….if staying home, enjoy afternoon cocktail made by Marieta (always served in 16-ounce steel tumbler!) / Sometimes visit casino sportsbook (wagering)
6 pm — Eat dinner (about half the time dine out at a restaurant, other times Marieta cooks a world-class meal)
7 pm — Attend show, a musical performance, social activity — if available.
10 pm — Watch TV, read books/magazines, browse Internet….Drink bottle of wine
Midnight — Write and work on various projects….Rant
2 am — Sleep
THE WEEK AHEAD:
Wednesday: Run 3 miles…..Lunch at Brio (Tivoli Village)….Take Alex (cat) to vet….Attend Wine Tasting (featuring South American Reds) at Rhythm Kitchen Restaurant (South Decatur — Las Vegas)
Thursday: Run 4 miles….Lunch at Mimi’s (best cheese broccoli soup in town served on Thursdays only)….Put up Christmas lights on outside of house….Attend CD Release Party featuring Lon Bronson All-Star Band and Tower of Power at Santa Fe Station (Northwest Las Vegas)
Friday: Run 5 miles…..Lunch at Panna Thai (Southwest Las Vegas)….See new movie “Skyfall”….Visit Opportunity Village Christmas Display (Oakey — West Las Vegas)….Late dinner with Glen Cademartori and Rich Korbin
Saturday: Bike 5 miles with Marieta…..See new movie “Lincoln”….Charity event at Italian-American Club….Visit sportsbook for NFL wagers….play poker at night (optional)
Sunday: Take mother-in-law to Romanian Orthodox Church….Watch NFL games (10 am – 4 pm)….Dinner at home
Monday: Run 3 miles….Attend Beer-Tasting Dinner at BJ’s (West Charleston — Summerlin)
Tuesday: Run 4 miles….Lunch at “M” Buffet (2 for 1 price)….Attend Wine Tasting at Carrabas Italian Grille (West Charleston — Summerlin)
Wednesday: Run 5 miles….Drive to San Diego, where I’m staying for the two weeks (World Series of Poker Circuit at Harrah’s Rincon)
THINGS I PLAN TO DO MORE:
Take guitar lessons (I play badly)
Play piano (I play very badly)
Attend more lectures (lots of free activities at UNLV, libraries, local bookstores)
Re-start “pilates” routine with Marieta (great exercise program, especially during winter months)