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excess,greed and lessons learned

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well my bankroll is back up in the thousands again.take a look at my avatar and my signature.believe it or not money has never meant much to me except as a means to get things done.i've always put it in the bank except for purposes where it was really needed.i'll be moving soon.getting another apartment but downstairs where my kids will be safer.my immediate family got to go shopping to get a few things like clothes,etc.so they are happy but they seem to think i might be greedy in a way because i have thousands on hand.i don't blow it and i put it back for hard times like i went through this fall and summer.i made it through with online winnings won in the spring.a long time ago i went through drink,drugs and women like a tornado through the plains.i had fun but it almost killed me and i learned my lessons.as far as drinking goes a few seizures put a stop to that.as far as drugs go overdose put a stop to that.as far as women go i was lied to and almost killed by a man i thought was her roommate but was husband.those days are over and life got a tad bit saner and boring but at least i found something to get excitement off of and thats gambling.its another thing i'm good at but it won't kill me like the others i've mentioned.i have learned self control and i always seem to put plenty of dollars in the pocket.i hit at lincoln on the greyhound trifecta for 2,600 the other night.i let that online gambling bill get in my craw for a while and lost some sleep and hair but i'm just about over it.i'm no longer pissed about the money i'm losing due to the gambling bill but just the governments insistence on babysitting me.where were they when i was killing myself with cigarettes,beer,liquor,etc?they were probably doing worse things but thats none of my business just like my business is none of theirs.sometimes you have to go through hell to see the forest through the trees.i see that now......finally.

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Comments

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weshar75Comment by weshar75 - January 27, 2007, 6:41 am
Well it looks like you are back to your winning ways! Congrats on the hit at the track on the greyhounds.-weshar75
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konaneComment by konane - January 27, 2007, 9:45 am
Greed is not wanting that reserve for a rainy day to see things through. Greed as I see it is wanting to have all of something so no one else can have any of it ..... that's never been any kind of sentiment you expressed. You also seem to be on the bullseye viewing money as nothing more than a vehicle to get what you want for your family.   

Awesome you're back winning and hope it continues where we see you smiling at the Powerball jackpot "check" you've just claimed!!!!
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JAP69Comment by JAP69 - January 27, 2007, 9:49 am
Congrats on your trifecta win at the dogs.
You done great on the trifecta win how you picked it I do not know.
However if you are into exploring daily double, trifecta strategy at the track check out postings by Rick G in gaming. He had some interesting strategy.
It was last year sometime or there about. Can not rmember.
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JAP69Comment by JAP69 - January 27, 2007, 10:20 am
I was looking at Rick Gs gaming strategy on the tracks and see that you was in on the conversation.
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justxploringComment by justxploring - January 27, 2007, 3:36 pm
Good for you, Mike. I agree with Konane. I need money badly, but I'm not greedy. I always appreciate every meal, but that doesn't mean I shouldn't be able to enjoy life more and be prosperous. I don't gamble a lot (just my weekly Lotto tickets) but I'd sure like to win a small jackpot some day to be more comfortable.

It's none of my business, but if you didn't have a thousand or 2 in the bank and you have young children, you probably shouldn't have been gambling your money away in the first place. Just be careful and continue to save your money and act responsibly. I hope things keep looking positive for you. It's always nice to hear when a fellow member is doing well.
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LOTTOMIKEComment by LOTTOMIKE - January 28, 2007, 7:08 am
thanks everyone!

justx i really haven't been doing that much gambling here in the past few months.took my lil bit of play around money each week and diddled.i placed eight dollars worth of bets on race one.no dice.i placed eight bucks on the second race at the track and won 2,600.i was only going to bet on the first three.if it came down to the bottom line i would never ever gamble grocery or bill money.

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