Music:Marilyn Manson - The Man that You Fear (acoustic requiem)
Tonight I play league at CSB, then tomorrow I'm off to Waterloo for State Singles bright and early. My first match is at noon. Hopefully, I'll be able to take home the money this year. Last year, I was too po' to enter. I couldn't afford the entry, the hotel, or even the gas. One of our guys who got 5th place in the open division last year saw me at the team event and said that the way I was beating him consistently the week before, I should have played singles. This year I'm very confident of my abilities, and I'm hungry for it. I'm at least going to make it to the second day this time. Patti managed to get a hotel room at the Grand, thankfully. On Saturday, we'll be playing our team event. It's Patti, Tom, Ben, Eric, and me. We're all good players. That's to say none of us are bad players. In years past, we've filled out teams or even had an extra player who was pretty terrible. This year we're pretty solid. Oh, and there's a change this year that anyone who's finished in the money in the last three years is not an open division player. This takes the very best players into a division of their own, leaving the odds even better for me. Wish me luck!