Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Will It Ever End?

Good morning everyone.  This is a "sports day" under the new seven-day format here at 'Bikini Hill', but I'm going to write about poker today and give you some NBA predictions tomorrow.  Since I've returned from Las Vegas, the one area where I really haven't adjusted well is getting back into a normal sleeping pattern.  Like I've said here before, I was fortunate to find a place to live and a place to work instantly upon my return to San Marcos, America, I am fortunate to have good friends to lean on, but sleep..., ummm...  not so much.  I am working basically the same hours now that I worked before my one-month move (vacation?) to Las Vegas.  If I set my schedule up to where I am awake from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., then I am basically good to cover most of the shifts that I will receive.  Now before I moved away, I had it down to where I would usually sleep from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. (give or take), and I was fine.  However, my habit this time around has been to stay awake after getting home from work until somewhere between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m., nap for about 3 hours, and then stay awake until sometime between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., at which point I'm only mangaing to nap again for about another 3 hours.

I said all of that to bring you this...  I visited a random online website the other day so that I could find out when the final table of this year's main event at the World Series of Poker began.  I found out that the final nine would play down to a champion yesterday and today.  The TIME that I was looking for said that play would begin yesterday at 4:00 C.S.T...  I gave away both of my t.v.'s before I moved out to the desert, so I just planned on going to my workplace to watch the final table action.  Let me interject at this point that I have already posted for the world to see that I work at Harper's/Slackers/The Veranda in San Marcos, America (in case you want my autograph or losing football predictions), so I'm not really sure why I keep hopping back and forth between naming my employer and saying the "workplace" (these are things that I wonder about when typing my blog entry at 7:00 in the morning)...

So anyway, I set my alarm to go off at 3:30 p.m. (note that my usual second nap has had me waking up somewhere between 5:00 and 6:00 every afternoon).  I get up, get ready, go to Harper's, and arrive just before 4:00 p.m.  My friend Sam flips the t.v. to ESPN2, and there is...,  NO POKER ON...  Sam goes to the on-screen t.v. guide - the World Series coverage is going to be from SEVEN p.m. til TEN p.m. on ESPN2...  No t.v. coverage is scheduled for ESPN after the football game...  I'm thinking out loud to Sam when I say that there is NO WAY that they finish playing in three hours if they plan on following the "semi-live" format that they used last year, where America gets to see the event on a 15-minute delay.  Although I am complaining here, MY MISTAKE was deciding to hang out at Harper's for the WHOLE THREE HOURS before the poker coverage began.  I waited, and at 7:00 they started playing poker.  Let me also say at this point that with Sam's and Nick's help, I managed to cheat BIGTIME on my 3 Day Diet this time around, eating 3 pieces of chicken and 3 slices of pizza in 8 hours...  At this point I find out that they are playing down from 9 to 3 players last night, with the final 3 to play tonight.  I immediately turn to Sam with, "there is no way that this coverage finishes by 10:00 if they need to bust out 6 players."  So I sat there for 5 hours, totally tuned into the final table, snapping a couple of times at people who arrived later, and tried to change the channel, unaware that I was GLUED to the t.v.  (usually Monday Night Football will be showing on this "main" end of the bar t.v. where I was camped out - I was also snapping at other employees, not customers)...  ;)  So now it's midnight, and only 3 of the 6 players necessary to get the action to Tuesday have busted out, and I HIT... THE... WALL...  Now it's not enjoyable for me to watch the coverage because I'm STRUGGLING to stay awake.  So I leave after being at the bar for eight hours and go straight to bed.  DAMN YOU random online website for having the wrong information.  DAMN ME for not going to wsop.com or cardplayer.com like I should be smart enough to do.  Tonight's final table coverage is supposed to begin at 8:00 C.S.T. if you're interested in checking it out, I think....  ;)  It is very likely that today's post will put this little blog over the 15,000 view mark (you can check the current number in the upper right-hand corner).  Thank you for stopping by...  :)  Have a great day everyone and I'll see you tomorrow with some basketball predictions for this NBA season (which begins tonight, but I just had to rant while it was fresh in my head)...  ;)


  1. The page view was 14,999, so I exited and came back. I wanted to be number 15,000, but I was 15,001 -- someone had beat me to it! Congrats on the milestone.

  2. HA HA HA HA... Thanks Mojo! I hope that you caught that FT last night - I enjoy trying to put the players on hands...