We ventured to the MGM Grand last night to play some cards. The rest of the casino was pretty quiet, but as usual the poker room was very crowded and it didn't disappoint. MiamiDon went to a table near the middle of the room and I chose the one next to the rail. I like to sit there because I like to sometimes watch the action going on in the rest of the casino (especially the really drunk people coming out of the clubs).
I won't go into too much detail except to say that I won a few hands and I lost a few hands. I wasn't making many moves and I was playing in my usual rock like manner, when I stumbled upon this hand. I look down to see two ladies smiling up at me and I raised the pot to $15.00. I only had one caller and it was the guy on the small blind. I'd been playing with him for a few hours now and we were somewhat "friendly". For the most part we were staying out of pots with each other. He played a lot of hands and he was pretty lucky (catching a lot of cards to hit flushes). He had about 5 times my stack, but I wasn't too concerned cause I felt like I could outplay him.
The flop comes Q, 7, 3 all hearts. Hmmmm - did I mention earlier that this guy catches flushes all day long??? Could he possibly have two hearts in his hand at this very moment?? He had already checked in the dark, so I went ahead and threw out $25.00. He called. Okay, the next card comes 10 of clubs. He checks. I throw out $50.00. He called. Now, I pretty much figure at this point he either has the flush or he's hoping to catch another heart. I've seen him stay in larger pots hoping to "catch that card". I'm pretty much praying the board will pair and the next card comes 7 to (thank god) pair the board. I push all in and he calls. He says "do you have the full house?" and I'm like "yeah, you have the flush right?" and he turns over the A K of hearts. Nice flop for him huh?? I might have laid the hand down if he would have went over the top or something - but then again, I guess he figured this was too great, dumb chick just betting into him when he has the nuts!!
So, I'm wondering, what would you guys have done?? Would you have just checked?? Should I have thrown away that hand? I mean, obviously I got very lucky on the river, cause I sure didn't win that hand with skill. I would love to hear some comments on this.
Today, I woke up about a half hour before I had to go to the dentist. I didn't eat anything, but I drank half a can of low carb monster (did I ever mention that I drink about 3 of those a day?) Anyway, I digress, so I went to the dentist to get a quick filling cause I was pretty sure I had a cavity and the shooting pain (every few minutes) was getting old. So, I get there and the dentist takes some x-rays and I find out that it's not a cavity that I have, it's a HUGE decayal in a tooth that already had a filling. The other dentist didn't get rid of all the decayal from before and now I need a root canal. I was aware of that problem cause I went to the dentist 2 months ago and found that I needed about $3600 of dental work (this was one of the things that prompted me to get a job). I was hoping I could hold off on the root canal until the dental insurance kicked in - but no such luck. I saw the progression and I knew he was right. He said that if I didn't have this root canal done today, I'd most likely wake up in the middle of the night with unbearable pain, in tears and begging him to get rid of the pain. Well, that's all I had to hear - I signed the consent forms and we were off. I was really scared cause I've heard such horror stories about root canals.
I gotta say, it wasn't that bad. I guess technology has progressed a lot in the past few years, cause it only took about an hour and he numbed me up nice and good, I didn't feel a thing. It was just uncomfortable holding my mouth open for that long. It's about one in the morning right now, the novacaine wore off a long time ago and I'm still not feeling any pain. YAY!!
As a result of my extended dental stay today, I didn't get to go car shopping. I figured I'd go tomorrow, but I got a call from MGM Grand today and I finally got the interview I've been waiting on!! I kinda gave up on them cause I applied for the job about three weeks ago and I didn't think they were calling. I'll probably blog about the interview tomorrow.
Dinner at Terra Rossa tonight was fabulous. Thanks baby :)