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October 31st, 2018 at 9:19:06 AM permalink
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Greetings!

I'm firing this thread back up with an Article about vulturing, meeting other vultures and spreading competition for plays. I decided to revive this thread because I didn't exactly have a good lead for a new thread in mind and no current threads are really about this subject.

https://wizardofvegas.com/articles/the-vultures-are-dead/

Thanks as always for reading!

Mission146 "Vulturing, as we know it, is dead."


You have no one to blame but yourself. Brian, or whatever his name is, probably learned about vulturing from one of your articles.

ok, Probably not, but you get my point.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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May 6th, 2019 at 11:45:41 AM permalink
On alcoholism and quitting:

https://wizardofvegas.com/articles/the-36th-day/

No summary, I'll let the article speak for itself to those who wish to read it.
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May 6th, 2019 at 2:09:00 PM permalink
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On alcoholism and quitting:

https://wizardofvegas.com/articles/the-36th-day/

No summary, I'll let the article speak for itself to those who wish to read it.



You want comments here, aye? Hope so, cuz...

I've a bone to pick. I won't congratulate you or look up to you in any way, if it does ya fine, but I find your idea that (paraphrasing) "You didn't do nothin' cuz all you did was get back to par" to be POISON. It's fine if you hold that view yourself and about yourself, I suppose, but I think it's faulty logic and, perhaps, quite dangerous.

Do we not cheer for the guy who finally stands on his own after taking a nasty hit on a kickoff? He's not even "back to par"; he's a good goddamn sight away from even double bogey let alone par, but we cheer for the effort, the productivity, the accomplishment thus far. And is he so different from you? Did he not make that choice to engage in that behavior that resulted in his "lessening"?

Don't follow the social mediaisms such as pretending there's some universal numerical average we're all comparing ourselves to. All you need do is compare you to you - 1. Are you 1) actively engaging in becoming "better" and 2) is it working if comparing you to you a day / week / month / year ago. If 1 = yes, then congratz to you (the Royal You, of course, Specific You can go to hell ;)) because you're doing it. You can tweak 1), and probably will have to to maximize the payout of 2), but if 1 = yes, then so long as you keep it that way then you win.
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May 6th, 2019 at 2:38:41 PM permalink
Face,

Prefer comments on the Article page, but it's all good!

I think that as much as it is my natural, "Poisonous," way of thinking about this sort of thing, it's also helpful not to be congratulated because that creates an unnecessary pressure to continue doing what I'm doing. I know encouragement is probably the most helpful thing for a great many people, but for me, it just stresses me right out. More than that, I'm sorry, but I just don't view it as an accomplishment. I view it as seeking accolades for fixing something that I shouldn't have broken to begin with.

The guy who took the nasty hit on the kickoff was at least doing something productive. More than that, he wasn't the direct cause of his injury, the play and the player who hit him were the direct causes. Nobody except for me directly caused my current situation and nobody except for me is responsible for the fact that I need to get out of it. That's not to say I don't have help, because I do, but that it's ultimately my responsibility.

I don't want to compare myself to myself a week or a month ago because I have still not accomplished very much at all and am still quite unhappy with myself in the present state. I'll start worrying about where I am vs. where I was when I actually accomplish something. I haven't even succeeded at not acting on my alcoholism yet, I've only succeeded in not acting on my alcoholism so far. I guess there is no success, at least not until death, all I can do between now and then is just try not to fail.
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May 6th, 2019 at 3:05:53 PM permalink
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Face,

Prefer comments on the Article page, but it's all good!



Sorry. Will try to remember for future.

I won't argue your personality. Personally I am the same way with regards to self-communication. I've called myself a "f#$%ing pussy" out loud at least 4 times today, as that's how I inspire myself to push through the pain. Athletes, soldiers, I suppose some of us are used to "toxicity" to the point it's not toxic and instead familiar, comforting. So on that, I get it, and no arguing.

But I do think IN GENERAL it's a poisonous outlook. I won't speak for you, but having myself been several times at rock bottom (and a handful where I've punched right through bottom and kept going), sometimes that complete nothing of an action to a "normal" person is GD near the Hand of God to someone in the barrens. Having very recently come out of a "life threatening" bout of depression, I can easily recall such actions. Something as simple as noticing an interesting rock. It was just an aquarium pebble of no importance, it just had this little sparkle of quartz in it. And I NOTICED it. Like, holy wow f#$%, you have eyes, good job, right? But for my personal struggles, the act of noticing something that my "normal self" considers interesting, and actually finding that interest again during my struggles, was one of my personal greatest accomplishments over the last 4 and a half years.

How f#$%ing below par is noticing a glimmer? That's infantile at best, more describes a bar for one of the "lesser mammals". Don't care. That "accomplishment" was the greatest thing I've done in the last 4 years because for ME, it was 2) due to a whole lot of 1).

That's all. No argument, I guess just leaving the comment/engaging in convo for lookers on.

Giddyup.
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May 6th, 2019 at 3:29:10 PM permalink
Thanks, Face! I'll be looking forward to that, "Glimmer," moment for sure. I recall the existence of those, but not the feeling of them, so that will be an interesting thing to experience again.
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May 6th, 2019 at 7:42:09 PM permalink
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Thanks, Face! I'll be looking forward to that, "Glimmer," moment for sure. I recall the existence of those, but not the feeling of them, so that will be an interesting thing to experience again.



Hey, Mission.

I've missed you. Welcome back, dude. No pressure intended, just glad you're getting your feet back under yourself. Love ya. Mean it.
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August 1st, 2019 at 1:20:35 PM permalink
Greetings!

This article looks at the potential effects that the El Dorado/Caesars merger could have on players:

https://wizardofvegas.com/articles/el-dorado-to-purchase-caesars/

I'm sorry if there's already a thread for this, but if so, I couldn't find it. I try to only use this thread if there's not already a thread for something, if there is, then I usually just link to my articles in the relevant thread. I figure that covers everyone because it hits people who are interested in the topic and then the people who regularly read the articles anyway are already covered.
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August 1st, 2019 at 4:28:24 PM permalink
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Face,

Prefer comments on the Article page, but it's all good!

I think that as much as it is my natural, "Poisonous," way of thinking about this sort of thing, it's also helpful not to be congratulated because that creates an unnecessary pressure to continue doing what I'm doing. I know encouragement is probably the most helpful thing for a great many people, but for me, it just stresses me right out. More than that, I'm sorry, but I just don't view it as an accomplishment. I view it as seeking accolades for fixing something that I shouldn't have broken to begin with.

The guy who took the nasty hit on the kickoff was at least doing something productive. More than that, he wasn't the direct cause of his injury, the play and the player who hit him were the direct causes. Nobody except for me directly caused my current situation and nobody except for me is responsible for the fact that I need to get out of it. That's not to say I don't have help, because I do, but that it's ultimately my responsibility.

I don't want to compare myself to myself a week or a month ago because I have still not accomplished very much at all and am still quite unhappy with myself in the present state. I'll start worrying about where I am vs. where I was when I actually accomplish something. I haven't even succeeded at not acting on my alcoholism yet, I've only succeeded in not acting on my alcoholism so far. I guess there is no success, at least not until death, all I can do between now and then is just try not to fail.

Unless you're like me and am.being an ahole. Then comment here.
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August 7th, 2019 at 6:15:22 AM permalink
You know it's bad when Caesars Entertainment is suggesting resort fees are getting out of hand:

https://wizardofvegas.com/articles/resort-fees-are-getting-outrageous/
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