Tuesday, May 31, 2005

The way is paved

Considering the fact that I spent all day at work yesterday, I figured I would have time to do a post. Nope, the IT gods thought differently, so here I am today banging one out so that I don’t get too far behind in the stuff I want to write about. Let’s proceed….

I finally played some poker on Saturday night when we hosted out first home game in about two months. I figured my play would be terrible since I haven’t played any poker for a bit over three weeks now. The good news is my game still seems to be in fairly decent shape, and I only made one glaring mistake. Funny thing about those damn mistakes, you know when you’re doing it that you shouldn’t be, yet you do anyway. Even though my game is still decent, the cards were not. I have since renamed our place “House of Two Outers”. Every single time we have a game, someone catches a soul-crushing beat when their opponent hits with two outs. Anyone know a shaman that can help me get rid of this crazy juju that seems to hang over our home games? I know that the two-outer juju hangs over all games, but a guy can dream, right?

Getting knocked out early in both of our tourneys wasn’t all a bad thing, though; since I could focus on what was really important: Vegas Training. It seems a liquor store close by heard about the intense pre-trip training, so they had a sale on Red Stripe, $20/case. By the end of the night I felt like Rocky Balboa after his first go around with Clubber Lang. Oof. Perfect timing though, since between now and departure I’ll be training with Apollo and should be in prime shape for the WPBT. Not Muhammad Ali of Drinking shape, but ready for a good fight.

And now for the news that’s had me busting at the seams…..

Like Halverson, I think that I’m due to fare well on this trip. I believe the poker gods (as well as other various minor deities) are truly paving the way for us. Lost in the home game=bad luck out of the way. Then on Sunday, the wife and I started getting seriously froggy (no, not a euphemism), so for shits and giggles she made a few phone calls to the airline we booked our package with, and what do you know? They were able to schedule our departure flight a day earlier. The cost? $50 total. You’ve got to be kidding me! I was screaming “Book it quick, before someone else does!” A quick call to the Golden Nugget to reserve an extra night and that was that. I still can’t believe it was that cheap to switch a flight; doesn’t it usually cost more than that? There is no way you can tell me the way is not being paved after reading that, c’mon. See you at Yama Sushi on Thursday, everyone. I’ll be the one attempting genocide on the Unagi.

And finally, Pauly’s post talking about which actors would play which bloggers got me to thinking. No, not about what minor celebrity would play me, that is for everyone else to decide. Thinking about movies made me think that if your life was a movie, what would the theme song be? What would be playing during the training montage (you know you have to have one of those)? Feel free to add places for theatrical scores/music where they would appropriately fit in to your existence. This should keep you busy for at least 10 minutes between now and Vegas. Good Christ, I’m so excited.

Yes, you heard right. I’m so excited…and I just can’t hide it (no no no no)