Good morning everyone. If every week would go as well as last week did, I'd probably be wise to include this photo in every blog post that I make, instead of using it only on 'Football Fridays...'
After I won $500.00 in my poker freeroll tournament at the Monte Carlo on Saturday, my good fortune continued throughout the weekend as I cashed several winning football tickets (bets). Belle wearing the cow costume while presiding over my football picks may not be the reason for my success, but how can you possibly rule it out? :) For those of you who don't follow me on Facebook or Twitter, I'm sorry that it's taken me so long to report on my success in poker and football over the weekend, but I'm really trying to get this football wagering down. In addition to my 'Lucky Seven' picks that I gave you on Friday, bets that I believe I only went 4-3 on, I went 7-1 on my 'main auxiliary picks' (for lack of better terminology). I managed to arrange the winners into enough good combinations to come out ahead... :) Anyway, I made money at both poker and football last week, and I'll be staying here in Las Vegas for at least another week.
During the next seven days, I'll try to find the time to write up a solid recap of the freeroll tourney and a summary of my football wagering for those of you who are interested. However, for those of you like Miletus, a loyal longtime reader who couldn't care less about football or poker, I'll try to entertain you with some non-gambling content in the near future also. Miletus' Facebook response to my last blog entry was, "Thank God for Belle in the cow costume!" :)
Let's practice a little bit of that non-gambling chatter (for the most part) now. We'll begin with birthdays and Facebook... As many of you know, I've been using my phone as my only computer for about two months. Although my notifications are turned 'on' in 'settings,' Facebook and my phone have formed some sort of alliance which randomly lets me know when my friends have birthdays. For example, Alyssa (Texans fan, Belle The Cat's mom), Alyssa (Nebraska fan and former neighbor of mine), and Summer ("I'm Ashley Rodriguez' little sister!") are all young ladies who have appeared here in the blog before and who recently had birthdays. However, if it wasn't for me happening to see birthday wishes from one friend to another, I wouldn't have known of any of these birthdays. Heck, I even have a pair of friends who shared a birthday yesterday (and these young ladies are good friends with EACH OTHER), and I learned that it was Marissa's birthday early in the day, while not discovering that it was Alexia's birthday until last night (thanks Brittany)... First off, HAPPY BIRTHDAY again to all of you! :) Second, I'm sure that this is probably hurting people's feelings, when they see that myself (or others) are sending some people birthday greetings, but not themselves. Add this to Facebook's brilliance in costing people who knows how much money on their data plans by automatically playing videos on everyone's account... Technology definitely doesn't come without problems, that's for sure... And was anyone else's Twitter account almost impossible to access until last night's update???
ANYWAY, if you look at my blog 'ad' for this post on the aforementioned Facebook or Twitter, you'll be able to see part of the dinner that I enjoyed at the Monte Carlo's buffet on Saturday after my poker cash. That $1.00 an hour for playing eventually comes in handy... I had to post this for my friends Cheryl and Randy, who were constantly putting up photos of Randy's entries from a barbecue cookoff over the weekend (and trust me, Randy's food KILLS this buffet), and for Yvonne, who consistently makes me jealous with her edible Facebook posts. As for Valerie, this is another example of real food... :)
Okay, I think that I'm done picking on people (for now). Have a great day and I'll see you soon!