Picking Up My Quill

Thursday, February 10th, 2005, 2:00 pm

Rather than beat around the bush I’ll just say what my good news is and be done with it. About a week ago I got an email from a new web publication asking if I’d be interested in writing some poker articles for them, and of course I said yes. So they gave me an assignment, I did some research, wrote the piece, and submitted it yesterday. And found that they liked it a lot and will be publishing it later this week.

The site is PokerTV and when the article posts I’ll of course be linking to it and pimping myself shamelessly. Gary Carson has an article there, Ashley Adams has a few…heck, they’ll let anybody write for them.

It’s been awhile since I wrote for anyone but myself, and I really enjoyed doing it. Writing’s what I’m best at and I should’ve been freelancing my whole life but inertia kept me from doing what I love. So, maybe this will break the ice and get me going. I’ll have another article coming out soon after this one and I think I can come up with a few ideas here and there to keep me busy.

It’s also been awhile since I used my brain for something productive. I’ve never had a job that put my education to use (at all). And to be honest, while I like the people I work with right now, you could stuff a moderately housebroken orangutan in a pair of Dockers, plop him in my cube, and I’d wager it’d be a few days before anyone noticed a sudden change in productivity. The job does not require a great intellect, to put it mildly, and other than the constant hooting and the throwing of feces on the wall I don’t think the orangutan would have any problem fitting in and discharging the required duties.

So that’s my news, stayed tuned for the links and whatnot. Oh, as I mentioned in my previous post(s) I changed my commenting system back to Haloscan, so if you haven’t been able to comment before with the Blogger comments you’ll probably find this way a lot easier. Not that I’m asking for comments, but I know from experience what a pain the Blogger comment function was and I don’t know what took me so long to scrap it. So…that’s it. Volleyball tonight, hopefully I won’t be in a near-flipping-out mood as I’ve been the last 3 or 4 times I’ve played. This good news may help mellow me out a bit. A bit.

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12 Responses to “Picking Up My Quill”

  1. TripJax Says:

    Congrats on the great news…the continuation of bloggers with good news as it relates to further supplementing their poker fix continues.

    Look forward to reading it.


  2. Pauly Says:

    We should be shot, lol. Congrats!

  3. Chad Says:

    I’m really surprised you haven’t been freelancing! Good work on the gig.

  4. Human Head Says:

    Freakin’ awesome! Congratulations!

  5. ChiefBigtoke Says:

    Congrats man! Your blog was the first one I read entirely from archives up to date. You have tremendous writing skill. Glad to hear you got a piece of the blogger pie as well.

  6. Sean Says:

    Nice to know good work is appreciated! Congrats MG!

  7. BadBlood Says:

    Nice work MG. Always nice to get a bit of good news.

  8. Maudie Says:

    Great news – kudos, MG!

  9. junctionjoe Says:

    I can’t spell it.

    Mary Poppins.

  10. Donkeypuncher Says:

    That’s so freakin’ hot.

  11. StudioGlyphic Says:

    Way to go, Gene. You’re definitely up there in my top five faves among poker bloggers.

  12. Bob Says:

    I agree Top 3

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