Archive for January, 2007

Feeling Confident and Being Positive

Friday, January 26th, 2007

I have such great things in the works right now, and I’m feeling more positive than I have in a long time. It’s good to feel this way!

Do you ever feel sometimes that you’ve worked so hard for so long with few results, and you just feel like things are never going to get better? That’s how I was feeling for awhile! And when things started to turn around over the past month, I almost couldn’t believe it! It takes some time to realize that it’s okay to feel good and positive, and that things are really looking up.

First of all, I did close on my Vegas condo at Panorama Towers, and I can start moving in any day now. I do have to figure out if I’m going to Colorado to oversee the move of my furniture, which I think might be a good idea, as I’m afraid of it getting damaged.

I’m quite excited to have four magazine covers coming out in the coming months! I’m going to be on the cover of Woman Poker Player, Total Poker, Pro Poker, and Flush. Wow, huh? I’m very flattered and anxious to see the covers and the articles.

Second, I’ve signed a deal with an international sports agent, Stephen Pearson, to handle my PR and endorsement deals. He is located in London, but we communicate a lot by e-mail and telephone, and things are already moving along very quickly. He has amazing vision for my career, going outside of the poker world and treating poker like the international sport that it is becoming. Our goals are the same, and it’s awesome to be working with someone who thinks along the same lines as me.

I wish I could mention some of the things that we’re working on, but as soon as contracts are signed, I’ll be posting the news here first. Stay tuned!

On another note, I’m a little concerned about this NETeller news that some former executives from the company have been arrested and charged with money laundering conspiracy. What?! This is getting crazy! All we want to do is play poker, right? Why does the government have to try to take that away from us? I don’t understand!

I hope to talk with some friends and understand more about what is going on with NETeller, but for now, they’ve decided not to accept deposits from U.S. customers. It’s truly ridiculous that these people have been arrested, but I guess we’ll have to see how it plays out. Maybe poker will suck out on the river and send the U.S. government out of the game! Hee hee!

Well, I just wanted to touch base with you and let you know what’s going on in my life. Take care, and I’ll talk to you again soon!

A New Year! Cheers to 07!

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and a fun New Year’s Eve! And I hope that your 2007 is filled with happiness, health, and everything you wish for.

In my absence from my blogs, I’ve been busy! Some good things, some not so good, but everything is finally starting to work out.

Most importantly, I got to spend some time at home in L.A. with my mom, and I was very happy about that. She’s feeling better since her recent surgery, and it was nice to be with her during the holidays. I also had a great New Year’s Eve in Arizona at a lovely event with some friends. Thanks to Dale for inviting me, and I look forward to great things down the road!

Just this past friday I also had a friendly gathering with a bunch of my friends which included Jennifer, Tiffany, Joy, Gloria, and Jeff Madsen.

We all met up at The Cabana Club in Hollywood. And boy let me tell ya, I had a BLAST!!! Thanks guys for making it such an awesome night.

Part of my time over the past few weeks has been taken up by preparing all the documents needed to close on my new condo in Vegas. Even though it’s been a long wait (longer than I thought it would be), it was worth the wait and I finally signed all the paperwork on Jan 8th. I’m about to take a trip to Colorado so I could get my custom-made Italian furniture out of storage because I’ve been waiting to get my new place before I had it shipped. I can’t wait to actually use it! At the same time, I’m looking for a new place in L.A., maybe a house where my mom could live and I could use when I’m in town. I still have to work out the details on that situation, though. Needless to say, this is quite the time-consuming project!

Also, as some of you may know, my sponsorship with Martins Poker has ended. I am in the middle of negotiating with several other poker sites, and I hope to have an announcement about that very soon. I also ended my contract with my PR company but am building a great relationship with a international sports agent who has incredible things in the works for me. Both of these transitions have been very tough, as friendships and business relationships are always sensitive to personal feelings, but I already feel that a weight has been lifted from my shoulders and good things are getting ready to happen. Everything happens for a reason, right? I wish I could say more, but I will as soon as I can!

I’ll be keeping busy during the rest of January with lots of business deals, my Vegas condo and L.A. home, and doing scheduled interviews and things like that. But I will try to post blogs more often, I promise! It’s just a time of change for me, and I’m trying to make 2007 the best year ever! I hope it is the same for all of you!