Meh 2010

It’s actually been a pants start to 2010, nothing awful has happened just lots of tiny nuggets of bad luck. We went to see that Avatar film but the battery went on my car en route just as the snow started belting down, meaning we missed the film and had to buy a new battery from the AA man. Then the car got stuck in the snow while my girlfriend was on her way to work, had to abandon it and we had to go and rescue it later on, just as we had a problem with our plumbing and had to get a plumber here on the most disrupted snow day in years. Also had my annual slip on the snow this morning, thankfully nobody was around to see it, I will be braving the rest of the ice this year using my Dad’s tried and tested method of socks over the shoes.

Also started the year running very badly at the tables, but because it’s just the start of a whole 12 months that hardly seems worth mentioning.

Finally saw Avatar and it was worth the wait, though perhaps not the £120 it cost me in total.

Some good chirps though, UK Pokernews has been nominated for an APAT award for Best Media Provider. You can vote for us here by joining their forum and voting for us (Also vote for Blonde in the best forums category). Very nice just to be nominated, though I think the Nutz.tv will win because they have a community following, Pokernews are more of a service like the BBC website, while the Nutz.tv are more of an interactive fun thing like facebook or someink. Both very good at what they do, both very different animals though.

The book has started coming along well, after a lot of planning we are finally into the ‘writing words’ aspect of it. It looks like it’s going to be tough but rewarding, Jared is learning and developing as a writer from my influence (Put your own joke here) and I am learning his material more and more, which is obviously going to benefit me as a player. Lots of other things are getting in the way, such is life, but hopefully we will have a more than finished product ready way in advance of the World Series of Poker this year.


Danny said...

Look forward to seeing the book and pretty sure your 2010 will get better - mind definitely did!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad Poker News have been nominated, great site that i check ever day and the live reporting is gold

Anonymous said...

Extradition held up for gambler accused of murdering wife
Aspen Daily News - David Frey - ‎Feb 8, 2010‎
Bebb-Jones appeared in court in England on Thursday. His attorney, Ben Cooper, said despite assurances from prosecutors here that they would not seek the ...
Poker Killer Could Face Death Penalty
PokerHeadline.com - ‎Feb 6, 2010‎
The poker player is 46 year old Marcus Bebb-Jones, who killed his wife in 1997 and then went ahead and dumped her body into an American National Park. ...
Extradition decision delayed in Bebb-Jones case
KKCO-TV - ‎Feb 4, 2010‎
According to the BBC, Marcus Bebb-Jones' extradition hearing has been moved to March. In British court Thursday his lawyer said he needed more time to find ...
Kidderminster poker star fears he could face death penalty in US
BirminghamMail.net - Fionnuala Bourke - ‎Feb 4, 2010‎
Marcus Bebb-Jones, 46, from Kidderminster, is alledged to have murdered his wife Sabrina in 1997 before dumping her body in an American national park in ...

BBC News
Gambler Bebb-Jones' US extradition case delayed
BBC News - ‎Feb 4, 2010‎
Marcus Bebb-Jones, 46, from Kidderminster, is accused of killing his wife Sabrina in the US in 1997. Mr Bebb-Jones' barrister Ben Cooper said he wanted to ...
Kidderminster gambler 'fears death penalty'
Kidderminster Shuttle - ‎Feb 4, 2010‎
Marcus Bebb-Jones, 46, hid his American wife's body in a Colorado National Park in 1997 before going on a gambling spree in Las Vegas with her credit cards, ...
Poker champion 'eligible for US death penalty'
Independent - Tom Morgan - ‎Feb 4, 2010‎
Marcus Bebb-Jones, 46, murdered his wife Sabrina in 1997 before dumping her body in an American national park, prosecutors claim. But a judge's decision to ...

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