Recession? If it weren't for the news, I'd never imagine such a thing was going on. Not here. Not now. The only hint of the recession in my world is the various not so fabulous cost-cutting measures popping up at the local casino. In the Greater Toronto region, there is no recession...no way, no how.
Last week I go to the mall. Can't find a parking spot. Everyone's shopping. Got these crispies ($100's) burning a hole in my pocket too. Hope I get a parking spot soon. Sweet, finally find one in the back when a shiny Mercedes pulls out. Go to the food court and get some stir-fry over udon? noodles which I had never tried before. Good stuff. Watching all the kids on their Blackberries, Iphones and Androids I decide that it's time to get with the new millenium. Why not. I'm a Pokerstar now right? $50 and a contract signature later, I walk out one of these beautiful technological devices. Don't know how to work it but at least the nice girl showed me how to lock the keyboard so it doesn't do any tricks while I'm not looking.
What is my point you ask. Yes. There is a point. Perhaps it should be about the gluttonous lifestyle many of us are leading and how to be more charitable. That's not it though. My point here is that the news and numbers have been saying recession for some time now. Yet many of us Canadians and even Americans are throwing hundred dollar bills around like we have a money tree in our backyard. Job losses? Must be somewhere else. Not worried around here. Positive thinking is what I'm calling all this behaviour. It's working too. The news and numbers are better lately. The sold stickers keep appearing on the real estate signs. The people are feeling good. Even in America. Obama took some criticism for all the crazy spending but it's working. He had faith in his people, country and plan. He was handed a near disaster and made change. This positive thinking is really important in poker too. Especially Hold 'Em. Stay tuned for part two....Positive thinking and your poker game. Until then, maybe I'll see you on Pokerstars. Unless I'm out at the mall or in the hot tub. Mmmmm.