Good evening everyone. Just for you I'm taking a little break from coloring football parlay cards to make this post. I'm coming to you live from the Mirage Sportsbook, and I thought that it would be wise to post while I have Wi-Fi and some battery life.
Yesterday I used my phone so often that I had to have employees charge it for me at both the Monte Carlo and MGM poker rooms. Well, since I ended up staying awake from 23 hours straight, I can now understand why this was necessary looking back on things. I NEVER would have believed you if you would have told me that I'd wake up at 5:00 a.m. yesterday and stay up for so long while still recovering from the "bug" that bit me.
Having slept for 9 hours in a row, I ventured to the Monte Carlo poker room to start amassing hours for their next freeroll tourney (with 2 out of 2 cashes, it IS the official freeroll of this blog)... ;) As luck would have it, James Bond (a.k.a. Pete P. Peters) is in town (yeah, this is shocking, I know). We had been in contact when I received the message that he didn't see me in the poker room at the Monte Carlo. I looked down in my chair to confirm that I was indeed sitting there (turns out I was), and then I actually met Mr. Bond. James humored me by sitting in the 2-6 spread limit game where I was wasting my life away (accumulating freeroll hours). Having never played any time of limit poker before, I appreciated that he hung out and joined me in the misery. He actually left with more than he sat with, so not as miserable for him. As for myself..., HEY, let's talk about dinner with Rob!
My throat was starting to feel a little sore when we met Rob at Tap (a sports bar/restaurant) near the MGM poker room. I was also getting tired, and downed a Red Bull that I got at the Monte Carlo (brought from home - don't get me started)... Rob was treating, and it was like winning twice when I found French Onion soup on the menu! If we had stayed longer, I would have ordered a second bowl (and not just because Rob is a millionaire if you factor in his MGM poker comps)... GREAT STUFF...
So I felt better when we sat together at table 10 in the MGM poker room. Not wonderful by any means, as I ordered coffee, hot chocolate, and green tea during our session, but I'm a trooper and a team player. I had met Rob previously, but had never played poker with him as our initial meeting came after a mind-numbing 10-hour 2-4 session that I had suffered through at the Aliante poker room (R.I.P.). Well, both Rob and Pete (and later Alysia Chang - at least that's what we were led to believe) were treated to watching me play no limit hold 'em (which ranks right up there with watching grass grow and paint dry). Don't get me wrong, the .0027 percent of hands that I'm involved in can be pretty exciting (like when I had AK on a K-high flop and shoved my small stack - about 40 over a 6-dollar bet - only to watch Pete call with J-high..., granted the J-high was a straight flush/royal flush draw that he was favored to hit, but still)... :) Of course he rivered the ace for the straight, and I will NEVER EVER let him forget it... Rob (who is loose-aggressive compared to me) had to leave "early" (12:30 a.m. ish - old people)..., but playing with him was very enjoyable. When Alysia left the game, I became really curious and upbeat for a moment as she approached Pete with what appeared to be a grocery bag (brown paper bag), and I briefly wondered to myself, "DID SHE BAKE HIM COOKIES?!" :P It turns out that she wanted a photo-op, and to keep the mystery alive as to whether she actually exists. This is the photo that you can currently see on my Facebook and Twitter pages. Left to right, it's Pete, Alysia, and me. GOODNESS GRACIOUS, I CANNOT BELIEVE how BIG my gut looks in that photo!!! Las Vegas now has two things that can be seen from space - the Luxor beam and MY STOMACH! I had a BOWL OF SOUP for dinner!!! ;)
Anyway, it's time to start coloring again, but have a good one and I'll see you soon!