"I've been kicked so many times, I don't know nothing else..." -Night Ranger- (Sentimental Street)
Good evening everyone. Since my frustrating beat in the Flamingo Freeroll on Monday (which perfectly capped off a pretty brutal run of cards that I've seen recently), I stayed here at my apartment resting up and studying college football with the t.v. on in the background. Don't get me wrong if you read my blog regularly - my KQ suited vs. 44 was pretty much a race (it's not like my hand was dominant), but the K 4 K flop was par for the course as of late. It wasn't until recently that I discovered that the Flamingo poker room (where I've done the majority of my blog posting over the last three weeks) has free Wi-Fi, and this place is supposed to have it (although I've had no luck with it), but I've already decimated my data plan for the month, so here ya go... :P
So yeah, a frustrating week has really let the air out of my sails, and I neeced to study football anyway, so tonight is a continuance of my camping out at home, as I'm watching the Las Vegas/Philadelphia LLWS game while I type for you. Despite my awful run of luck recently, I'm still pretty much even on my results at the poker tables, but that means that I've had no profit to pay for the expenses that I've incurred since my arrival here. Things aren't desperate yet, but I really have no intention of letting them get to that point, so I've already started kicking around exit strategies in my head. I really have no desire to "work" in Las Vegas (especially knowing that the opportunity to make money here without doing so is more than adequate - just today, Rob informed me of another weekly freeroll that will be starting, a joint Bally's and Planet Hollywood venture), and if I must, I'd rather do so elsewhere. A blogger who is much more famous than myself has stated that Reno has cheaper housing than Las Vegas (which seems to check out), and I'm sure that Reno would be a nicer place to live. I would also be able to continue betting football and playing poker in Reno, if I had a source of income. Like I said though, things aren't desperate yet, and I'll still be in town to meet Pete Peters and see Rob again when they visit soon, and I'll definitely take my crack at the opening of the fast-approaching football season. Of course San Marcos and Austin are among my several options, but we're not to that point yet. Just don't feel to bad for me if things don't work out here. Those lyrics at the top of this entry, 'Sentimental Street' by 'Night Ranger'..., I've had so many things in my life not work out the way that I've thought they would, or wanted them to, but I'm the epitome of resilience, and I won't stop scrapping until I'm dead. So don't cry for me Argentina, or Austin, or San Marcos, or wherever you happen to be reading this from... ;)
I think that the start of the football season (in addition to being highly anticipated) is going to be very interesting for bettors. One the one hand, you haven't had the opportunity to see any of these teams play yet (more specifically college). On the other hand, the sportsbooks haven't either... As I poured through my magazine over the past few days, I learned that the majority of schools lost about half of their starters to graduation or the NFL Draft (with some transfers, etc)... In the NFL (even though it's preseason), I would have made a killing if I would have followed my instincts and bet the 'over' on the first two Eagles games (they just run so many plays per game, and then give up so many points)... :P
Well, that's what I've been up to anyway. I may still get qualified for the Monte Carlo Freeroll on Saturday, and I'll DEFINITELY be watching football from next Thursday to Monday (and some NFL Preseason before, and some games for the rest of my life afterward)... ;) Have a good one and I'll see you soon!