Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Post Tonight ... Hopefully

Since this is really the first night I have spent in my house, I have quite a bit to do around here. Plus 10 days off of work has a way of causing more work. I have all the notes in a little notebook that just need to be put to screen. I may actually try a first draft and edit for a change instead of the normal drivel that spews from my fingers.

Friday, May 27, 2005

I'm Alive and (not so) Well

We are back from Vegas. This was not my typical trip since the wife was with me, but expect a full trip report Tuesday.

We are off to Michigan tonight to go fishing on the Lake for Memorial Day. I doubt I will catch anything like this.

I will let you know that whatever winnings I had had were successfully given back to the poker tables after three incredibly bad beats. Just know that AA, KK, and 66 were cracked and cracked big.

Monday, May 23, 2005

More Coming ...

Just a quick note. Arrived yesterday. Sat down at a $2/4 table. Won a $70 pot but I was afraid. Had Cowboys but board paired 3s on the flop. River brought a third 3. At that point I couldn't get away from the pot. Won with the full boat against the guy who held J5 and had the boat with Jacks and threes.

Not too much else to report on the $2/4 game.

Saw 'O' at Bellagio. Had to take the wife to a show. Awesome to say the least. They did stuff I didn't think was humanly possible.

Sat down this morning for a NL tournament at the Flamingo. $50 + 5 buy-in. I finished 3rd for my first real live tournament in Vegas. I'll take it. I should have been in for 2nd, but the guy wouldn't go away. Caught a river 3 for pair of threes against the big stack to stay in the game when all he had was the small blind.

Playing in tomorrow's tourney.

Check back for more.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005


3 days, 5 hours, and 17 minutes until my flight leaves for Las Vegas. I can't wait. This week has gone soooo slow, but I can't speed up the rotation of the earth, so I will trust that the week is going at normal speed.

The wife is done with her first year of law school tomorrow at noon. I will be taking her out to Pauly's favorite place Hofbrauhaus for some one liter beers and table dancing.

I unfortunately won't be completely away from work while in Vegas, so I will have an update or two while out there.

Wish I could be going one week later to attend the convention.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Fucking Awesome!

The new XBOX 360 is fucking awesome! I have been waiting for this show ever since I saw screenshots and hints popping out.

Go check it out ... go to Google and type in XBOX 360. If you are a gamer ... it's worth it.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Helluva Weekend

“We’re the entertainment for the Mother’s Day brunch. I’m a ventriloquist.” – Daddy says to crowded elevator as he, Iggy, and I tote a cooler full of beer.

I wasn't able to play in tonight's WPBT WSOP event on Noble. Tried to get home and watch and chat, but unfortunately the chat is restricted to only those at the tables. Good luck to all.

Aside from the amount of beer that would be consumed, at that very moment, I knew this was one hell of a way to conclude a great weekend – playing a home game with Iggy and his friends, along with Pauly and Daddy.

Great to meet up with Pauly and Snailtrax (Daddy), who quite possibly has the best post ever about things you can do with a donkey. Fun to sit around a table with some very good poker players, and Sam – who absolutely killed the table, but reminded me of some of the fish I lose to on Party Poker.

I’m sure I won’t be able to give much justice to the game and events of the day, so I recommend checking out Pauly, Snailtrax and Iggy for more sordid details.

Lost my original buy-in, to come back and regain most. Only lost a little at the tables … mostly to Sam.

Iggy’s friend GMoney took a good pot off me flopping broadway to my two pair QJ. Watched Iggy take a good hit playing the Hammer down … so when I got it, I pushed hard to just show it off for fun. I can’t remember, but I think it was the only successful hammer? Someone please remind me.


Well, I have alluded to many topics last week and over the weekend that I guess I need to finish thoughts on, right?

Let’s start off with my golf game on Saturday. I used to be a very good golfer, but the last two years I haven’t played as much as I like and unlike riding a bike for a while … it just doesn’t come back that easily. Plus, tinkering with a swing change complicates things further too. I would love to spend countless hours refining the swing, but that little thing called work seems to get in the way.

My friends and I played a local public course that isn’t very difficult, but is extremely tight and unforgiving for any missed shots. Off the tee, I was very long and straight. That hasn’t happened in quite a while. I loved that part of my game and couldn’t have asked for a better start. For most holes it was a driver-wedge combination. Sounds great right? Not for me. I lack confidence and seem to lose all control with the one club that should exude confidence and incredible control. I sprayed the wedge all over the place and lost strokes here and there because of it. I finished with one birdie and a couple pars and several bogeys and a snowman. I was displeased with the final outcome of the day, but I felt confident with my swing. Some more work to build confidence with my wedge is in order. If I can bring my “A” game from 120 yards and in, I will finally have put it all together.


Bausch and Lomb and Nike have developed some kickass contacts for baseball players and golfers! These contacts apparently make it easier for baseball players to see the seams on the ball and identify the pitch coming at them. Tinted red, they give an intimidating appearance at the plate. I guess they are also like sunglasses directly on your eye. The golfer version is tinted green so you can see your golf ball better in the air and grass. I look forward to these coming out for the public.

My eyes usually look like this after a good night of drinking.


I was going to talk about Van Gundy's fine ... but who cares about that now. What else did I have in mind?

The alledged rape at Wildcat Lodge. Let's just say that I am happy that nothing has come of it. Glad that Chuck Hayes did not have to have his name drug through the mud. I'm not going to bother linking up to any of the articles sense I don't want to really draw any more attention to it than need be.


I will post more tomorrow. I have more to say, but want to watch the rest of the Blogger tournament.

Oh yeah - t-minus 11 days until I leave for Las Vegas. Take care everyone.

My last thought for the evening ...

I'll leave you with this wonderful photo of Scarlett Johannson. She is quickly climbing up my charts.

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Details Tomorrow

I have been working very hard on my golf swing. Tomorrow I will test out the many hundreds (if not thousands) of balls that I have hit to retool the golf swing and get back to my normal handicap.

Plus everything else I've been wanting to say.

And, you'll thank me for this - Tiffany Fallon - PMOY 2005

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Lots to Say ... Too Little Time

I've read some good stuff out there today and I had wanted to post my thoughts about the WPBT WSOP Event 2 on Sunday ... but there are not enough hours in the day right now.

Go read BadBlood's thoughts on "Playing the Game."

I feel the same way most times. I am comfortable with the level I am at, but I tend to get bored at that level. My only problem is that I don't like to put a lot of my money out there ... just yet. I'm getting there. I will become more confident and will move up in levels. But, right now I will stay where I am.

Also check out Wil Wheaton and his latest conquest on the PokerStars SNG. Well written and hilarious.

I have lots to talk about. Some things will consist of more local politics and the stupidity of this City Council. Also, the new contacts by Bausch and Lomb and Nike called MaxSight -- quite impressive. Van Gundy's $100K fine from the Commish. And lastly, a story that I hope is not true - an alledged rape at Wildcat Lodge at the University of Kentucky.

I also plan on updating my blogroll. See, I'm a lazy blogger when it comes to putting things on the side, etc. Mainly because I'm not a web guy -- me no understand html. There are a lot of good and well-written bloggers out there. I'll update over the weekend.

Oh yeah, while I'm thinking about it, you can subscribe to my site through Bloglines. Several months back, The Fat Guy helped me out getting the RSS stuff set up. See, I told you I don't understand this web stuff much.

That's all for now.

Sunday, May 01, 2005


A few more people and the seat will be guaranteed. I imagine we'll get close to the 70 player mark before the tournament starts.

Hit up Iggy's site for the details.

Also ... answer to the trivia question I asked a few posts back:

What 7-letter word becomes longer when the third letter is removed?