The UK is buried under a blanket of snow. People are busy working out which weather-related Facebook post they can broadcast next. Pipes are freezing, people are moaning. God Save the Queen. Mum and the dog are fine with plenty of food and logs for the fire, so for me that's just about all that matters.
I'm in the Nevada desert, in weather that is still up in the mid 60's. No mad rush to return to the UK right now regardless. I'm playing poker, doing lots of hot Yoga, sometimes 2 classes a day. Playing golf in the sun. Seeing friends, both cooking and eating nice food. What a life eh? Even if I'm still in a bad spell poker wise.
No. I felt like death on a stick last night, and woke up today sneezing, coughing, and spluttering. I have a cold. Man flu. Whatever. If any more green stuff comes out of me this morning I would not be at all surprised if my head can spin around and do a full 360 degrees. Oh the irony of it all.
I tend to just work through illness. Not that I'm a candidate for an award or anything, I just find it's better to keep going forward than to just flop around like a malaria victim in a Merchant Ivory film and feel sorry for myself. Hot bath, spicy Thai chicken soup (thank you Ainsley) and I'll hopefully be as right as rain, even if right now I can honestly say I feel like someone has set me on fire, and then put me out again with a hammer.
The Wynn $1600 main event starts today, but luckily there are 3 x day ones. Likely candidate for me is day 1C, but tomorrow may be an option. Until then we'll see how things go. I'm 90% sure I'll be OK in a day or two, but would obviously not play it at all if I really felt sub-par. There's always another tournament, and one thing you don't need is a reason or something to blame if you end up losing. So, r and r, plenty of new movies are out now. Red Sparrow is likely the favourite, followed by what I suspect will be (yet another) dire remake of "Death Wish". Poor old Charlie Bronson will be spinning in his grave. However, it's free for me (God bless MoviePass), so on a free evening, it's worth investing an hour or two.