I hate it when I can't think of a title
Yesterday was pretty fun. MiamiDon and I headed over to the Red Rock for some NLHE cash action. Unfortunately, there wasn't much action on a Tuesday afternoon. I was surprised because the Red Rock has the only poker room on this side of town and usually there are tons of games going. We arrived at the Red Rock and I decided to turn in my uniform and my I.D. since they were witholding my last check until I do so. I headed over to HR and of course they closed early for the day. UGH!!!! So, I walked upstairs to the poker room and there was a list 12 deep waiting to play 1-2 NL and there was only one game going! I realized we'd be waiting a century to get into that game unless they opened a new table, but they were being asses about it and they didn't want to open a new game.
So, we decided to walk around and find me a Mr. Cashman slot. I wasn't sure if they had Cashman at the Red Rock, but I figured they should cause they have lots of penny slots. I was so happy when I found a cluster of 10 Cashman slots - yay!!!!!! I immediately sat down and started playing. I put twenty dollars in and I got it up to $31.00 and cashed out. Don walked over to the poker room while I was playing and found that they opened a new table finally! So, I left the slots and we both sat down at the same table - the most boring table ever. Everyone was so serious and lame. Half of the table was listening to ipods and the other half was just in deep concentration or something. I won two pots pretty early on and then I proceeded to fold fold fold. We only played for a few hours and then we left to get some dinner. I cashed out ten dollars down for the day. Oh well. I won't complain about that.
Today I have a lot to do because my parents will be arriving on Sunday and I need to get the spare bedroom finished. We bought a bed yesterday, and it will be delivered tomorrow. I need to get a new comforter and sheets so I'm about to head out (as soon as Days of Our Lives is over).
I found a new blog today that Amy Calistri and Jen Leo started, it's called Breakfast Club Poker. It fits my style perfectly, so I really enjoy it - plus I like reading their other blogs, so check it out.
Tonight is the mookie and I'm happy to say that I'll be playing! I'm off again tonight (unless I get called in) and hopefully that won't happen. I played a few games online yesterday and my game and my account are really suffering. Maybe the pain has to get great enough before I'll change. My problem is that I depend too much on cards instead of making some moves. I'm too predictable, too tight and I guess I'm a pretty passive player. Don was nice enough to point this out to me today and actually on many other occasions as well, but today I actually listened. He suggested that I read the chapter on Tight Passive Players in the book, The Psychology of Poker by Alan Schoonmaker. It was as if that chapter was written directly to me and about me. Wow! After I do my running around, I'm gonna log onto Stars and play a few games and try to take the advice in this book and see if I can change my game and loosen up a bit. We'll see how that goes.
Good luck tonight in the mookie. I'm looking forward to some girly chat fun!!