Good morning everyone. I don't envision that this will be a short post this morning, but that being said, you will see several posts from me this week covering events that have already taken place. It was exactly one month ago today that I was unloading my rental vehicle at this moment, hustling so that I could return it to McCarran International within my allotted 24-hour window (26 really, since I gained 2 hours driving west) to avoid being charged for an extra day.
In one regard, this move to Las Vegas has been a success already. It was 1:00 a.m. on the Friday morning kicking off Labor Day Weekend 2 years ago when I returned home to my weekly apartment here and found that a break-in had occurred (and that the thieves had been spooked apparently, given the limited amount of things that had been stolen). As I type, this is happily the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend. Neither here nor there, but an hour from now at this time next Sunday, the early round of NFL games will be kicking off... :)
I got some genuine sleep last night to cap off what has been a roller coaster ride of a week for me. Last Saturday night I came down with a sore throat, and I felt sick enough that I didn't venture to the Strip on Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday. I actually only left my place during those three days to visit WalMart with Joey on Sunday night, and to get my long overdue haircut on Tuesday. I probably shouldn't have visited the Strip on Wednesday either, but Pete and Rob had already been in town for about half a week, and it was time tough it out. Thursday brought the beginning of the college football season, and Friday saw its continuance. Geez, so now we're to Saturday. Back to Wednesday night/Thursday morning, I played poker and hung out with Pete, Rob, and Alysia Chang much longer than I had antiipcated, then with football Thursday, and a busy Friday, well, let's just say that I wasn't getting my recommended eight hours of sleep daily. My football didn't go well on Friday, when several of my "unlucky seven" kicked off their seasons (and you can bet your trust funds that you'll be reading about this in detail also)...
ANYWAY, so now it's yesterday morning, and after sleeping for about 3 hours, I wake up for no reason, AGAIN, at 7:00 a.m. This "kid on Christmas morning" thing with the football is wreaking havoc on my body... Anyway, if I get out of bed, I can get to the Strip and try to make up for my SHREDDED football parlay tickets with NEW football bets - UGGGHHH... So I tiredly straggled to the Strip, and I proceeded to FIND a ... SMALL PILE OF CASH en route!!! There was no one around, and no way to find out who it belonged to (of course EVERYONE IN THE STATE OF NEVADA would have claimed it if had I gone to the media)... So, getting out of bed, and wearily struggling along to stubbornly make some more wagers paid off... :) And then later, once I got to the sportsbooks (yes, more than one - I'm an addict) and started studying, my friend George from San Marcos put a football betting tip on Facebook. This consisted of five bets, but one game had already started, and I wasn't allowed to parlay the Texas spread with the Texas over. Anyway, a $5.00 3-team bet and 3 games later, and I'll be getting $35.00 back... :D A photo of that parlay ticket is with the Twitter 'ad' for this blog post...
That's all for the moment, but you're pretty much guaranteed to see a new post here most every day this week. Have a good one!
Yeah --Triple P also wonders if I ever sleep. It is actually a combination of being a night person and having a job that currently is messing with my already irregular sleep hours.ReplyDelete
I just wrote a post (shameless plug on the blog here: http://www.lightning36.blogspot.com/) about my Las Vegas Envy this past week.
Totally shameless plug... ;)Delete
Coach, the TBC meetup was a blast. I went there because I'm a regular follower of Tony's blog and I wanted to say hello to him, but I didn't realize I would meet and become friends with several other interesting people that were in attendance.ReplyDelete
As you mentioned I didn't go home when the Venetian game broke up. I went across the street to TI where I made a quick double up (and then some) in a wild 1-3 game, then I walked down to the Mirage and started playing 3-6 limit where you found me drinking mimosas in the morning. I talked the floor into putting the Nebraska game on the TV next to my table and made a small bet that Nebraska would cover (which they did easily). According to my Poker Journal app I didn't leave until 6pm which means I played poker for about 19 hours straight.
Dave, the poker, and the sports betting..., you're such a degenerate... ;)Delete
Really surprised a grinder like Dave would be playing 3/6 limit....Dave, do you make money at that? Or were just killing time while too tired to play "real" poker and enjoying the football games?Delete
Coach, I assume the title of this post refers to being so stubborn that you fold everything but AA, KK, and AK?
Nah, the hands you've listed have lost the most money for me in the last month, but thanks for playing...Delete
@Rob, yeah it's mostly for fun and a change of pace, a good game to play if I feel like having a drink and watch football. I'm a very small winner at limit, and with cheap drinks and food comps it's good entertainment. It's also usually more friendly and social than a nl game. 1-2 nl is certainly a better game to make money.Delete
Dave, what you're probably not aware of is that when I started my blog--three years ago--I was strictly a low limit player, usually 2/4. Somehow I started toying with NL and got hooked. But many early and not so early of my blog posts talk about how the social aspect and the banter at the NL table is so different from the 2/4 table. I never intended to talk about so much "serious" poker when I started the blog, but the switch to NL for me necessitated it.Delete
Luckily, despite that, I managed to find enough friendly (and crazy) people at the NL table (mostly women, of course) to keep doing the kinds of posts I thought I was going to be doing all along, mixed in with all the hand histories and such.
Don't feel bad for a second about playing limit too Dave. Limit requires so much less concentration (which is grest for when you're tired, chasing freeroll hours/promotions, etc...) and it protects your stack against the horrific suckouts that you're bound to eventually encounter...Delete
I hear QT is a good hand to play. Loosen up coach :)ReplyDelete
Don't think for a second that I'll be neglecting that topic this week Grrouchie... :)Delete