After move 23...b5, I played 24.e4 thinking I could go after the center pawns. I thought I had an advantage thinking his pawns were weaker as Islands. Instead it exposed my king. A couple moves later, I offered a draw which he excepted before I fell further down the hole.
Going into round three and four with 1.5 points against hihger rated opponents means i have nothing to lose as far as rating points go.