Good morning everyone. I have to lead off by saying that I'm pretty pleased that I can post these masterpieces for you from my phone. I didn't pay for internet here this week (having to unpack and getting started on freeroll qualifying, I didn't see the need). I hope you enjoyed the italics yesterday. I didn't feel like wasting time to undo it, and instead continued with my entry from the Flamingo Poker Room. I'm already qualified for Monday morning's tourney, and I plan on starting hours at the Monte Carlo today. They've already held qualifying for a week, but I still only need 13 hours in time for next Saturday's tourney. They pay the top 26 finishers. If you use Bravo Poker Live to see what I'm talking about when I refer to these freerolls, the Monte Carlo page hasn't been updated. I called and the gentleman told me that the freeroll would be the same as the most recent one listed.
I have a couple of restroom walkway stories for you from yesterday. I was treated to a pleasant surprise yesterday during my poker session when I saw a girl in the hallway using her phone. As I stepped past her, she looked familiar, so I looked closer, then stopped, took a step backward, craned my neck, and sure enough, it was my friend and former student Abby. This is really significant because Abby became the first person that I saw since my return that I actually know. :) I'm not counting "that poker player or dealer looks familiar" either. Like I said, I already had plans to shop with Joey later, but Abby trumped him. A big shout out goes out to Abby as she just finished taking her Bar Exam (law, not drinks), and she is in town to celebrate. Have fun Abby! :). Speaking of that very same spot in the hall, several hours later I was approaching the restroom when this "adult" couple SUDDENLY STOPS walking in front of me. If you've never been here, you have to keep your head on a swivel, because people in casinos are doing goofy things ALL THE TIME. When I came within earshot (almost crashed into them), I heard the woman asking, "Are you sure you don't have to use the bathroom?" YES, this is the reason that I almost crashed into this couple...
Speaking of Joey, my buddy picked me up at the Flamingo, we shopped, and then we got to hang out and catch up at the Linq. Very nice area, and the venue where Blue October will be playing in November (Brooklyn Bowl) is located there. There is also a VERY BIG ferris wheel (High Roller) there if you haven't seen my Twitter pics (@coachatx). We determined that Joey should be the one with a blog since he bets much bigger than I do, and he evidently has some journalism background. Again, visit Joey at the sports book at Palace Station if you're in the neighborhood. We will be giving you football picks THIS MONTH! Oh, and Joey is betting preseason NFL games, so he's officially more crazy than myself... :) Great time catching up with Joey, and we talked about the town, and people that we know, and poker, and football... :)
I'm going to put a little more of my apartment together before I hit the Strip, but I should see you again tomorrow. Have a great day!