Monday, April 13, 2015

Diet Bet and, New York Yankees announcers

Every loaf of bread is a tragic story - 
                                 of grains that could have become beer . . . but didn't.

NOTE - still looking for a beer recipe for a saffron beer.

Weather - 0.09 inches of rain this morning.  Today will turn out to be really nice and sunny later.  A little breezy and tomorrow will be GREAT.  This entire week will be a wonderful.

Rain gone until next week. 


I've been waiting for Anytime Fitness to open for like a year and they finally opened behind McDonald's in Columbus.  We took a tour to get our key Friday night and everybody was commenting that the place is MUCH larger then they thought.   

It's not Prairie Fitness but for Columbus!  Pretty nice. 

All the machines have TV and the bikes have a game thing going on where you can race against other bikes going up and down hills and so forth.  But the biggest reason I'm excited is that I can finally enter an online Diet Bet game where I can win $$ losing weight.

If there is a legal scheme to make some money - I'll figure out a way to do it. 

From 1st grade when I made and sold Creepy Crawlers for a nickle (included a map where the bug came from) to selling cinnamon laced tooth picks in junior high (got in trouble for that one because tooth picks were frowned upon - hey - I got caught up in the moment - cinnamon is NOT a gateway drug) to DJ taking me to my first casino ("we are not leaving until this bucket it full"   I filled up two buckets, my strategy was watch for people getting angry at their slot machine. When they got pissed off and left, I would play it. LOL  I kept winning, figured it was do). 

I decided I needed to know everything about casinos which led me to learn to count cards playing Black Jack.  Which led me to playing online Blackjack during the golden age of online casinos.    

How can you make money playing online blackjack?  Easy ( it really was). Online casinos were popping up everywhere with deals. Give us $100, we will double it for a free $100, all you have to do is play 4000 hands of Blackjack. 

Figure perfect blackjack you would lose about $40 over the long run.  Cash out at hand 4000 and get $160 back from your $100 investment.  Make a $60 profit.  Never worked out like that though.  In fact out of the 38 casinos 28 times I WON money AND cashed out. 9 times I lost about $40 and once I felt I was getting cheated and with my last $10 played video poker and got a royal flush LOL  TAKE THAT CROOKED CASINO.

ANYWAY - that led to learning Texas holdem (I have 25 books on holdem) which led to Island vacations (Adventures on St. John)  and started my first blog and writing a monthly articles for Full Tilt Magazine.   


Diet Bet. 

Diet Bet  - basically you BET you can lose 4% of your body weight in 4 weeks.  Everybody in the game anti's up and create a pot of money, win and you get a cut of that money, lose and you get nothing.  You profit from the losers.  IF EVERYBODY wins you get your $$ back.  

So since I'm going to start working out . . . . .let's make some money.  BUT - how can I get the best bang for buck. There must be a BEST way to do it.  

Yes there is!   

Since you can bet $10 up to $100 what area has the biggest payout on average.  Seem $20 does. $20 is not enough for people to be concerned if they lose, $100 people are motivated to NOT lose.  The BEST is $20 games.  But none were around so I got into a $25 game.

Also - get in contests with MANY people. The one I'm in is 262 players. 

And last - get in a contest headed by a celebrity.  

I'm in Ali Vincent's CHOOSE & LOSE for YOU!  I GUESS Ali Vincent was a winner in The Biggest Loser.  SO, we have a bunch of larger people that watch the show trying to lose weight for $25.


There is another won called FitBit Fanatics! THAT I would not want to get into.

So I will have my official weigh-in this morning (after a big breakfast) and in 4 weeks hope to be 7-8 pounds lighter.  I fact a strategy is to get into more then one contest (you can be in 3 at a time).  But don't do 2 in a row.  After 1 month your body needs to calm down for a month as losing is MUCH harder that 2nd month.  

 Join me - it'll be fun. Officially starts Wednesday. It's the best game I could find for winning $$ losing weight!

There is one called Fire Wife Sisterhood  $25 with 38 players.  Might be good!    92% are winners.  For $25 the average win is $14.  Not a LOT but losing weight is the big thing anyway.


Friday night I saw the Yankees and Red Sox go into extra innings so I turned on my radio thing and started listening to the Yankees and what I heard shocked me.

They have a woman in the booth as an announcer.  And she was awesome cool!!

My problem with female sports announcers is that the ones I have heard seem to want to really show off their knowledge a little too much.  It's sad that they believe they need to do that.  This one for the Yankees though was one of the guys and instead of showing off knowledge you could tell she just loved the game and knew a lot about it.  Not just numbers but little interesting things. How relievers when they have a good year are overworked so much the next year they are bad (on average) and so forth.

SO refreshing that I listened from the 10th inning all the way to the 19th inning which included a bank of lights going out. She was actually one of the better announcers I have heard this year. I might become a Yankee fan (no no no that will never happen).    

Here was something interesting though.  One announcer is up in the broadcast booth and she was down on the field in a camera booth next to the dugout. So she could get all the on field chatter and news.  Could hear conversations with umpires and so forth.  outstanding!

One last thing about baseball.  Yesterday every major league game (all 15) went OVER in run totals for people who care about such things.  That was pretty amazing.


My buddy and I did a little terraforming this weekend. Wanted to get that sod up before that area turned in to rock hard clay.  The sedium on the left WAS next to the rock on the right and we added one more plant.  Less mowing!!!   Dug up, removed teh sod, filled in with dirt we have been making for the last 7 years (awesome stuff), then added two inches of top soil and mulch.

Have a great Monday!