Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Las Vegas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Or Door #4...

Good morning everyone.  We'll start off with a little bit of poker here since this is poker and Las Vegas day at 'Bikini Hill'.  This year's final table at the World Series of Poker will be played "semi-live" next Monday and Tuesday, on October 29th and 30th.  Just skimming through an article at to find these dates, I learned that the presidential election is the reason that we are not having a "November Nine" this year.  I should probably ask to be off next Monday and Tuesday now that I know this...  :)  This should make for an interesting dynamic because of where I work.  Based on last year, we'll have a busy Halloween Saturday, followed by a day off for me, then the WSOP finale on Monday and Tuesday, and then the ACTUAL Halloween. 

Switching one gear, I have no clue as to what I should do at the moment concerning December and Las Vegas.  The hotels are super cheap because there are not a ton of people visiting the desert to gamble between the dates of December 16th-26th (the window that I took off from work).  However, there are a lot of people traveling during the holidays, so the airfare is more than I would like to pay.  I am not sure if I should book right away to secure the lowest airfare possible, or wait it out to see if the prices drop due to lower-than-expected demand.  Betting the college bowl games, cashing one winning football parlay ticket (shut up, at least I won on one), cashing in some of the worn down poker chips that I am constantly playing with (they are made of clay and they get thin), and seeing some friends are the main reasons that I want to make the visit.  If it comes down to just jonesing to play poker, I could drive north to Oklahoma or east to Louisiana for a lot less than it will cost me to visit Las Vegas.  Obviously, I will be playing poker if I do head west, but I'm not sure what to do... (input welcome).

I have decided to amp things up here at 'Bikini Hill' - the decision is set in stone enough that I'm typing it out right now...  Hopefully I will be able to stay close to this ambitious schedule.  I am going to try to make entries according to the following schedule in the near future and see how it works out:

Monday - Ramble
Tuesday - Sports Entry    (NEW)
Wednesday - Las Vegas/Poker Entry
Thursday - Ramble     (NEW)
Friday - Sports Entry (Football Predictions Through Early February)
Saturday - San Marcos, America/Texas State Entry    (NEW)
Sunday - Random Topic    (NEW)

This will have me sitting down at the computer every morning if I can stick to it.  I wanted to start writing more to see if I might be able to make some money at it, so this is the next step.  Hopefully I have enough to say seven days a week.  After all, I was already writing about macaroni and cheese here recently, and the reason that a person would use a flashlight.  This does mean that tomorrow you will be seeing a THIRD ramble for this week, so that will be a blessing or a curse depending on who you are.  I hope that you have a great day and I will see you again tomorrow with the new Thursday ramble.


  1. Thanks MOJO - cannot believe you picked Texans over Ravens as your game... :)