In reality, I will be looking to improve my living situation in the near future. I'm not in the worst place on the planet, but if I can find something closer to work, or cheaper, or nicer, or a combination of the three, etc..., it might be worth moving. As things stand, I am about to take more shots at no limit poker, and to start studying more (again). When I was in New Hampshire last February, I started a one-year subscription to Card Player magazine. I did so thinking that I would be living there until December, and as luck would have it, I moved out here in May. Now in the past, if I had an active subscription to any magazine, it would never find my new address. However, now that I'm living in the desert, where you can pick up free magazines in several poker rooms, the Card Players naturally found me, and I have a STACK of reading to catch up on.
Poker and work, work and poker... We've been a little slow at work since the Super Bowl, but things are about to pick up in the month of March. The Las Vegas Speedway will be hosting NASCAR from the 10th-12th, and the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament will be kicking into full gear on the 16th, the following Thursday. The first four days of this tournament combined typically see as much money wagered as the Super Bowl. Following the madness, we'll have the stretch runs of the NBA and NHL, with baseball and the Kentucky Derby in the mix. Once we reach June and things have slowed to a crawl, luckily for me, the World Series of Poker will be underway. I plan on spending a lot of time at the Rio this summer. Even when I'm not playing, I can spend hours and hours just watching the live cash games and tournaments, trying to pick things up. This year's World Series of Poker is scheduled to run from May 30th - July 17th for those of you who are keeping score at home... If any of you are planning to visit Las Vegas during this poker spectacle, let me know, and I'll be happy to show you around. If any of you are planning a visit to Vegas anytime, just give me a heads up like these friends did, and I'll try to get together with you for at least a photo op.
After Kyleigh and Nick, I learned to actually get in the photos, and I'll have to make sure to get shots with Cindy and Emmy the next time that I see them in town. Maybe I'll post some pictures with my Vegas friends, or include some photos of the sights of the city someday, as I've been promising.... :P
Now it's time for some bathroom humor, or "toilet humor," if you will. You don't ever get this from me, but stay with me... I was recently in a restroom at a local casino..., doing what you do in a restroom. I suddenly heard this guy wandering around, yelling, "PETE?! PETE?! ARE YOU IN HERE?!" I don't know if Pete was drunk, or if the guy looking for him was drunk, or both, but Pete was missing evidently. THEN Pete's friend starts knocking on the door of EVERY STALL, in search of his lost buddy. "PETE?! PETE?!" When my door was knocked on, I didn't answer, because I'm not Pete. Then I hear this guy talking to another member of the search party, as to whether or not Pete was in my stall evidently... "No, that guy had black old man shoes..." For starters, I realized that Pete's friend had looked under the door of my stall. Secondly, I realized that Nike has a potential new marketing slogan for their black Air Monarchs...
Black Old Man Shoes
There's never a dull moment in Las Vegas... :) That's all for tonight my friends, but have a great weekend, and I'll see you soon!