Just a quick update today, had a small downturn last night, I logged into Absolute, nobody waiting for the $10 sit n go... so I signed up for Planet's single table satellite to the wsop qualified tourney..$25 entry... unlike the PJK tourney's at planet, nobody was chatting at all...kind of eerie... table was tight passive but I had no cards at all... i raised with good cards, noone called.. 6 people left and i'm only up 200 over the starting 1k of chips... I get QQ on the button, a couple of limpers... I raise to 3x the BB, get raised another 300, I go all in and get called with AK, as memories of Felicia bounce around my head, a K comes on the flop, A on the river and I go home...well, I'm already home, i log out of planet cursing is more like it...
Back to absolute...I sit down at a .25 NL table, lose my buy in... I lose half another $10 buy in before i have to 'walk' the dog... I come
back...noticing i was half falling asleep anyways, but waiting for fiancé to come home, I decide to blow off some steam in a .25/.50 table... min. 2.50 buy in, i buy in for $5.. i figure I'd see what it's like to play like a real fish... instead I got a great run of cards, and become super-aggressive-micro-limit-poker-player... of course I hit my hands on the river most of the time..I left with $20, up 30BB
in 30 minutes... now why couldn't that happen when I was playing 2/4? not a huge loss for the night, my absolute roll is still around $200, and i'm still waiting for checks from both paradise and planet..hope they show up soon or I'll have to
start stalking roy cooke...
Since this weekend's weather is supposed to suck ass, I'm considering a run to foxwoods..they've started up the single table tourney's for the wpt event already... first round is a $65 buy in (i believe), top three get entries into
the second round, which is another single table $2xx buy in... first place gets an entry into the third round, and new this year (i think) 2nd and third get entries into another 2nd round satellite... third round is a multitable, paying out as many 10k entries as possible... last year I played two round one's won both...but bombed out on the round two's... they were too packed to play that many..so i'm thinking a late night trip may be in order this weekend...
I'm also considering building a poker table ala this site to keep in my finished basement... but I am not much of a handyperson so how it would come out is anyone's guess...
Mean Gene just managed to describe my life to a t....
"With swimsuit season just a few weeks away, it finally hit me that now might be a good time to start maybe thinking about losing some weight. I'd like to lose, oh, 50 pounds, but it's a bit hard to do that when you spend pretty about 23 hours per day sitting and/or lying down. I get out of bed, drive to work, sit in a cube for 9 hours, drive home, eat dinner, and then write and/or
play poker while watching TV. Pretty much the most physically demanding part of my day is brushing my teeth. That's bad."
With the exception that along with brushing my teeth, I do walk the dog when I get home...yes it's only to the mailbox (about 200 yards up the street) but it IS uphill...
For those that haven't read about the third member of my family, meet Dooley
Dooley, as you may have guessed, is my dog...he's a Pug, around 2 years old, this pic is almost a year old, no, i don't dress him up, the fiance does... I was never a dog person, but i've coped with him really well. A few craps on the carpet, two leaks on the bed (the dog, not me), but he's better now. He sleeps in our bed like a person, even with his head on the pillow, paws outstretched... he snores almost as loud as me... he spends his days lounging on the lazyboy and couch. Coming home is the best..nothing like the happy dance he does when I walk in the door, jumping around, tail going, running up and down the stairs..
I swear he thinks he's a cat, he jumps around like one, up and over furniture, his favorite spot is perched on my shoulder and the couch like a parrot... hes about 25 pounds..big for a pug, but smaller than most other dogs...you'd never guess though, he has no problem going up to dogs three times his size..yet things like brooms and plastic bags scare the crap out of him...I'll post some more pics of him later if anyone is interested...
On to the Poker Blogger and news trail, my apologies if I ripped this off from anyone, I just cut and paste as i read throughout the day. i try and
give linkage when possible, but I'm an idiot and forget...
Happy One year anniversary to Maudie, who has some great wisdom and advice on how she has survived and grown the past year, you, and myself, would do well to listen and learn...
Minor Third, who also lives in MA with yours truly, tells how dangerous playing cards in boston can
Under the "don't you think cops have anything better to do" category, Baltimore Ravens cornerback Corey Fuller was charged with hosting
high-stakes card games at his house Link
Here's a story about Harrah's
and their possible use of the Horseshoe name in another strip casino, If i had the money to invest (and i certainly don't) I'd put some money into these casino companies, with the WPT going public, and gambling in general becoming more accepted (except for the religious whackos who try and restrict anything that can't be done inside a church), it looks like a good bet....
From the hypocritical politician dept, interesting article: here
those crazy Texans, maybe we should elect one as a president...hah, that would be the day, if we did i'd be gas prices would go way up, we'd be at war with
'terrorist' countries that happen to have lots of oil, and in the name of 'god' and 'decency' all of our constitutional protections would be taken away...oh..wait...never mind...
and yes, hell must be freezing over, as I agree with a church group, in this article, a christian church group slams Bush on the Clean Air Act... here, on the subject of big dumb animals, check this out, perhaps the Rhino will get fined by the FCC?
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Mean Gene explores the
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"Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a
full house and four people died." - Steven Wright
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