Tuesday, June 17, 2008


As my regular readers know I have been working from home on freelance projects for a few months now. I am at a point where I feel I need to be a bit more professional and come up with a business name. At the moment I go by CaApril which isn't exactly a businessy sounding name. I am looking for a name that will say something about me and something for which a logo may be designed for at some point in time. It could also become an official business name if I decide to go that route.

This is where the contest comes in....send me your suggestions and you may win a $50 gift certificate to any retailer listed on GiftCertificates.com.

Basically I do online research, data entry and other administrative tasks. I am focusing on the research though as there is less offshore competition.

Send your suggestions to April9807 - @ - yahoo DOT com

I reserve the right to not select any if they all suck but I somehow doubt that will happen. If I like more than one suggestion, it may be put to a vote or the winner may be selected from a hat...whatever strikes me at the time. You may submit more than one suggestion if you wish. The more original and unique the suggestion, the better chance you have of winning. Contest will end when I feel like ending it which could be at any time so don't wait.

Only suggestions sent to my e-mail will be considered as I don't check my comments here very often.

Sunday, June 08, 2008


If you have been following me on Twitter (CaApril) then you know I am in Vegas and played in the 5pm MGM tournament. If you don't follow me (or anyone else) on Twitter then you must be named Steve.

During the tournament I made 3 mistakes that probably would have kept me alive to the final table. My first and second mistake were the same which makes the second one much dumber than the first. Basically I should have bet the river but I chickened out and checked it. I was last to act and I got scared. There really is no room in poker for fear and that is my biggest weakness. I don't know that betting the river would have got me any more money but I should have taken the shot.

My third mistake was folding pocket 7's pre-flop with a large raise and an all-in in front of me. It was right after the break and the structure had turned the tournament into a push fest. Really, any pocket pair should have been a push and I balked. The worst part was when a 7 came out on the flop. Talk about a sinking heart.

Anyway, for my first live non-blogger tournament I think I did okay since I did make it to the final 2 tables despite playing like a wuss. The fact that I can recognize my mistakes means I can only go up from here and I will hopefully not make the same mistakes again.

One more day in Vegas and I'm not sure what I plan to do. More poker, another tournament, or something unrelated to poker. Any suggestions?

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

I'm a Follower

I can now be found on Twitter! Look for CaApril and follow my mis-adventures this weekend in Vegas.

Speaking of Vegas, thanks to the Federal Government, I will have 600 extra dollars to spend while I am there. I got my economy stimulating check yesterday just in time for my trip. Good thing to because it's been a slow week on the freelance front. One week I get 5 jobs, the next I get a whole lot of nothing. I did get caught up on some of my Tivo though so it wasn't a total loss.

Also wanted to make a quick mention of a movie I watched a week or so ago. It's called The Orphanage. It's a Spanish movie so if you don't like reading, stay away. I found to be very haunting and just really good. I don't really want to say much else as I'm not into spoiling it for everyone else but I do recommend it.

I leave for Vegas in the morning, pick up my rental car and then I'm heading to the MGM until around 4pm when I can officially check into my condo. My cell number is on the spreadsheet or you can e-mail me at April9807 AT Yahoo DOT COM and I'll send it to you. I have no specific plans other than meeting up with bloggers at the bars and such. I'm also considering a couple of shows. So if anything interesting is happening give me a call or send a text and I'll be there.