Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Record Turnout for the Mookie

I just got home from the MGM and I quickly logged onto Mookie's Page cause I was dying to find out what I missed. Imagine my extreme delight when I saw the top 3 payouts!! Congratulations to Waffles for taking first, Gary for taking 2nd and especially for newcomer Iakaris for taking 3rd. I'm big fans of all three of these guys (and their blogs) so I'm really happy they all came in the money.

Of course I have a good reason for missing the mookie tonight. I had orientation today at MGM Grand (which was very long and slightly boring) and then I met up with MiamiDon and Chris in the poker room and we played a few hours of NLHE. I ended up losing 20 bucks - no big deal considering I was falling asleep at the table - not a good situation when trying to play cards. Tomorrow will be better because I plan on being awake when we meet up with Chris and play in the Caesar's tourney. I'm bringing the camera too so expect some pictures in my next post.

One last thing... Check out BLOGS OF THE MONTH on Waffle's site. Woo Hoo!!!! I'm one of the cool kids now :)

Monday, May 29, 2006

Sleep is for wimps

I can finally breathe a little bit cause the weekend is over. The last few days have been crazy over at the Red Rock Casino. I actually like it that way. The graveyard shift goes by a lot faster when you are SLAMMED!! I made a lot of money too and that's important since I have nice fat car payment now. I also have a fat insurance payment. Not to mention that Las Vegas does this weird thing with the registration. They don't build it into the car payments like most states do. So, within thirty days I have to actually drive over to the DMV and lay out a percentage of what the state values my car and pay that in a nice lump sum. Annoying!

Anyway, tonight I work 10 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. and then I have to drive straight over to the MGM so they can process my new hire paperwork. It shouldn't take very long (2 hours they said over the phone) and then I can get some sleep. Tomorrow however is when the craziness begins. I have to work all night and then go over to the MGM by 8:00 a.m. for an all day orientation. Sleep? What? Sleep is for wimps I guess.

The new car is AWESOME!!! I love it. I'm having lojack installed sometime this week. Did I mention that Las Vegas has the nation's highest rate of car thefts in the U.S.?? I think that one car gets stolen every five minutes here. That's pretty bad.

Be careful - this could happen to you...

Police in Tulsa, Okla., are searching for a man who hid under a woman's car at a Wal-Mart parking lot and then licked her toes as she loaded groceries into the vehicle, according to a report.

The woman said she was at the Tulsa Wal-Mart located near 81st Street and Lewis when she felt her toes being licked.

She assumed it was a dog but when she looked down, she saw it was a man lying under her vehicle.

"I felt something lick my foot," the woman said. "I looked at him and I said, 'What in the hell are you doing?' And that's exactly what I said, 'What are you doing?'"

The culprit got up and ran away before police arrived at the scene.

The woman said the man who licked her toes is Hispanic or Indian, about 5-foot-9 and weighs 150 pounds. He was wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans.

The victim filed a police report and a witness also saw it happen.

A Tulsa County assistant district attorney said if the man is caught, he'll face a misdemeanor charge of battery or outraging public decency.


People are so weird!!

Friday, May 26, 2006

New Car!!

These are pictures of my new car...








We spent about 4 hours at the car dealership yesterday, but I guess it was worth it cause in the end I got the car that I wanted. It's a 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse.

So, last night I'm sitting around the house and guess who called? MGM GRAND! I got the job! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm very happy. No more graveyard shift for me!! Well, technically that's not entirely true. I am going to give two weeks notice tonight and I might actually have to work two jobs for two weeks because I don't want to burn any bridges ya know??

So, in two weeks I'll be tired, but a lot happier :)


Drewspop is gonna be here next week and we are planning on playing Thursday in the Caesar's tournament and Friday at Binion's. I can't wait!!

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Memorial Day

Happy Friday Everyone!!!! If you want a good laugh today, check out MiamiDon's Memorial Day post. We sat here and laughed for about an hour while he was putting it all together :)

Also, stay tuned for pictures of my new car (it's too dark outside right now for me to take any pics).

Too tired to think of a title!!

Did you ever have one of those nights when you just couldn't win a hand????? That's pretty much the story of my night. To start things off, I played in the mookie last night and I didn't fare very well. The hand that took me out was when my pocket aces got cracked by A 6 offsuit. Five freakin clubs came on the board and he had the ace of clubs. UGH!!!!!

Congratulations to jjok, waffles, and drewspop for taking down the top 3 spots. I did have fun chatting with everyone and cheering you guys on.

Next, I headed to the MGM with MiamiDon and I bought in for $200. I was playing pretty patiently (like I usually do) and after a few hours of folding and folding and folding, I am finally dealt pocket jacks. I don't know what happened to me, but I must have fell in love with that damn hand. I think my patience just wore out and I could NOT fold anymore. A queen came on the flop and I chose to ignore the fact that not only did my opponent possibly have a queen to beat me - he in fact had a set of queens that DEFINITELY beat me. Bye Bye $200.

I buy in again for another $200 and my run of 2nd best hands just keep coming. I'm dealt AK and I flop an Ace, someone else flops a straight. I'm dealt pocket JJ's again and an A and K come on the flop (I had the ability to throw it away this time). I'm dealt AK again and the flop comes 10-10-A and of course someone has the 10. It was never ending. The final straw was when I was dealt pocket aces, I raised $15 pre-flop and I get 4 callers. I ended up losing to 10-7 offsuit when he flopped two pair and yes again, I fell in love with the hand and went all in. WHY WAS HE PLAYING 7-10 offsuit????? I have no idea and I guess it doesn't matter. I should have cut my losses a long time ago, but I finally walked away at 5 in the morning after losing $500. I have never had a losing session like that. I'm still in shock about how bad my night was.

I was going to play again tomorrow (today actually - but I haven't gone to bed yet) - but I might just take the day off. I'm not working and I'm supposed to go car shopping, so hopefully I'll get a new car and that'll make me happy (for a few days anyway).

Funniest part of the night happened just about 30 minutes after I sat down. Two Georgia boys were playing at my table and they were very cool and fun to talk with. The guy to my right sounded JUST LIKE Larry the Cable Guy (Get er' done!!). Anyway, his wife comes strolling up to him from behind and out of the blue is like "were leaving - let's go". He's like "sit the fuck down and watch me, I'm not going anywhere". She's like, "no were fucking leaving now - get the fuck up". The girl sitting across the table from me gives me a knowing (god she's drunk) look and I nod back (yes, she's hammered). The drunk wife chic looks at both of us and says "do you have a fucking problem?? I'll fucking come across this table if I have to". I start cracking up, the drunk bitch starts cussing us out and the dealer makes the drunk wife chic leave the poker room. She goes behind the railing and starts mouthing off and giving us the finger (am I in middle school again)? Her husband still keeps playing cards and explains to us that she's very drunk. Gee? Ya think so???? God I love Vegas :)

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Okay guys - I did it too!

Online Poker

I have registered to play in the PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker!

This Online Poker Tournament is a No Limit Texas Holdem event exclusive to Bloggers.

Registration code: 7330476

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Today

Today has been an extremely frustrating day. I came home from work this morning and prepared to go to sleep. Unfortunately, SOMEONE (whose name I won't mention) insisted that we leave the windows and doors open to "air the house out". We had a cool front come through, but it was still 80 or more degrees outside and I feel like 80 degrees is air conditioning weather. At any rate, I laid down to go to sleep, and since the sliding glass door in out bedroom is open, the sun was shining in. I closed the vertical blinds so that it would be dark, but whenever the wind would blow, the blinds would make a bunch of noise and that was ANNOYING!! I must have woken up about once an hour (at least). THEN, one of our neighbors was having an argument and he was screaming at the top of his lungs - he was fucking this and bitching that and going to hell and mother fuck you and you ruined my life etc. I'm still unsure about who he was arguing with. I never heard another voice, so he was either on the phone, or having an argument with himself. Any other time that would have entertained the hell out of me. Shit, I would have walked outside into the backyard so that I could hear even better. But, today, when I was trying to sleep it was not cool. Do I live in a white trash neighborhood???? That's the first time I ever heard anything like that, but then again we usually have the air conditioning on.

Of course since the windows and doors were open, Lucy (our dog) was on extra high alert. She barked at the kids going to school, the trashman, the mailman, the neighbors walking their dog, the wind blowing and of course the bible thumping religious fucks that scour the neighborhood going from door to door. This occurs at least twice a week. The heat was very uncomfortable too. I was tossing and turning all over the place trying to get comfortable. So, basically I slept like shit today and I am NO good if I don't get a quality 8 hours of rest.

So, I finally gave up on sleeping and I had this feeling I should check my cell phone (even though nobody ever calls me). Lo and behold I had a message from the MGM Grand telling me that I have 48 hours to take a drug test. WOO HOO!!!!! Drug test is a good sign that they are going to hire me. They don't waste money testing people that they have no interest in hiring right?? So, I get the directions and head on down to the strip during rush hour traffic of course and as I pull in, I'm thinking to myself that Psychemedics is a strange name for a drug testing facility. I feel like I'm going to a head doctor or something. Hmmm, let me finish this water real quick so I can make sure I'm good and ready to pee in the cup. WHAT??? You guys take a hair sample? Ummmmmm, okay sure - no problem. Aren't hair samples the best way to find out if anyone has EVER used drugs???? Doesn't that stuff stay in your hair for like ever??????? I mean, I'm good now, but let's just say I haven't always been an angel. I don't really like the idea of someone being able measure my substance use history that far back. I guess I won't quit my graveyard job quite yet.

So, I drive back home and since I'm already out, I decided that my nails needed to be done. They were way overdue and I was sick of looking at them. So, I'm there for about an hour and the nails are looking great, got my eyebrows waxed too and I head home. I'm not in the house FIVE minutes before I break the damn pinky nail. SHIT! FUCK! DAMN! I hate having a broken nail. After cussing for a few more minutes and slamming a few doors, I drive all the way back to the nail place to have it fixed.

All this, and I haven't even gone to work yet. I hope this isn't an indication of what's coming tonight. I dealt with some really drunk obnoxious fucks last night. Can tonight be any worse????? I guess we'll find out. Thank god tonight is Friday for me and I have the next two days off.

So, to put all of this bullshit into perspective as I whine on and on about my "terrible life", I have to remember that there are so many other things going on in this world and my stuff is pretty trivial at best.

Here's some local Vegas news for you....

Father Charged in Slaying

Albany news...

Really fucked up

And this one is just too funny to leave out...

Morons

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Work, Interview, and WPBT

Last night (Saturday), I walked into work and it was packed!! I was happy for that. I would much rather be busy than to be bored. I'm telling you, I literally did not have a one minute to sit, rest, eat, drink, go to the bathroom or even breathe until about 6:00 a.m. (I get off at 7). It was a good night and I ate a huge breakfast in the Team Dining Room before I went home - yumm. I still can't get over all the free food we get to eat :)

I had a job interview on Friday at Diego at the MGM Grand. I've been WAITING for them to call forever. I think the interview went well, but who knows?? I didn't get much information from the 2 suits that were pounding me with quesions. They just said that they had 4 other candidates to meet with and that they have 2 positions to fill. My fingers are crossed. I would love to get back to a swing shift schedule instead of this graveyard crap that I'm working.

Anyway, I'm just getting ready to play in the WPBT #5 Events. I noticed a lot of heavyweights are signed up - should be a lot of fun. I love the fact that we are playing 2 tables at once. I tend to get VERY bored when I'm playing in just one game. I have a hard time concentrating and I lose focus and I read blogs, write e-mails and shop online. Tonight I am going to force myself to concentrate.

Update - I busted out of one tourney in 34th place when my AK ran into AA. I just busted out of the other tourney in 17th. Oh well. It wasn't my night. Now I can go sit on the couch and watch T.V. and rest up for work.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Comments anyone??

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 :)

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

My weekend

Ahhhhhh - 2 days off! Finally! I am so happy to report that I made it through my first week at work without a hitch. I had some fun, made some money, met some cool people and I get to do it all over again next week.

I'm in a great mood. I have lots of stuff planned for my weekend and I'm kicking it off in 20 minutes by playing in the Mookie. After I make the final table and come in the money (wishful thinking), I'll be heading to the MGM Grand with MiamiDon to get some live action at the no limit tables. I haven't played at the casino in TEN long days. I'm like an addict and I'm feening. Tomorrow I'm going to the dentist to get my cavity fixed (one yucky thing I have to do on my days off) and then I'm heading to Desert Audi of Las Vegas to hopefully (fingers crossed) get an Audi A4. I've been eyeing that car for quite a while. Later tomorrow evening MiamiDon and I are going up to my work to check out the new italian restaurant (Terra Rosa). I made reservations today. And then for dessert I think we'll play some poker in the Red Rock Poker Room. Who could ask for a better weekend????

Anyway, I wanted to thank everyone for the good luck wishes on my new job. I haven't been able to read as many blogs as I usually do, but I think once I get used to my new schedule I'll be able to read as many as I used to.

See ya at the mookie!

Monday, May 15, 2006

Monday

Happy Monday everyone! I don't have a lot to say because all I've been doing is working and sleeping. I go into work around 11 p.m. and I get off at 7 a.m. Usually, I go straight to sleep and then I wake up for a few hours and then I go back to sleep. I haven't left the house to go anywhere. It sucks!! I have no life. I am hoping that my body will get used to this new schedule and someday I'll have a life again.

I'm still on the fence about how I feel about the job. I can't say I actually "like" it, but I don't actually "hate" it either. I'm just trying to remember the bigger picture. I can switch after 90 days most likely and maybe even before that. One good thing about graveyard is that I don't have to deal with any of the suits. I have a cool bunch of people to work with and the nighttime manager is very nice and easy going.

I look forward to WWdn and the Mookie this week. I hope to play in both.

I'll just post some funny pictures I found...

Redneck Beauty Pageant



Field Trip!!!!



This guy looks like so many of the "cool" drunk guys that come into the restaurant...




See ya tomorrow night...

Saturday, May 13, 2006

First Day At Work

I started my new job last night. I'm still on the fence about it. The people I work with seem to be pretty cool. I'm working in a restaurant atmosphere so it's really good to work with people that consider themselves "part of a team" and they actually help each other. My last restaurant was like that and it definitely makes life a lot easier.

I guess the part that I'm unsure about is the fact that it's an 8 hour shift. Before when I worked in a restaurant, the place was open from 5p.m. til 10 p.m. I was in and out pretty quickly. This place is open 24 hours, so it's a LONG time standing on my feet. I was hurting pretty badly at the end of last night. The other thing is the money. Call me greedy, but if I'm working 8 hours, I want to make more money that if I'm working 5 hours. I'm just not sure if that's gonna be the case at this place.

Anyway, I gotta say I do rather enjoy the 3:00 a.m. rush that comes through when Cherry Nightclub closes. They are drunk and loud and stumbling and I saw at least 3 people with heads down on the tables, dead asleep. I might grow to hate that but for now it's funny.

I haven't played poker for two days and that's a good thing. I needed a little break. I woke up at 6 p.m. tonight and I will soon be getting ready to head to work for the night. I am REALLY looking forward to hitting the tables on my days off.

I hope everyone in the blogger world is playing well and winning big. I haven't even had a chance to read any blogs. As I'm sitting here typing this, MiamiDon hit quads. I must be his good luck charm cause he was losing until I came in here.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Orientation Day

First off, let me congratulate Surflexus for taking down the Mookie last night. I was down VERY early when my pocket kings were cracked by hacker59's quad 8's. OOPS! I just kept betting right into him too. Later on I was able to double up when I sucked out on BrainMC's two pair (when I rivered a higher two pair). Finally, I went out when my AK ran up against Smokkee's AQ and he got the Q. Oh well. At least I didn't bubble.

Today I had to go to orientation at the Red Rock Casino. It started at 7:30 a.m. and I was there til about 5:30 p.m. LOOONG DAY! I'm not used to doing much of anything, so it was tough on me. hehe Tomorrow is going to be the big test cause I start working full-time. I haven't worked in a few months and if that wasn't bad enough, I'm working the graveyard shift (11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.) It's gonna be a true test for me. I'm still pretty young though and I think I'll be able to handle it. Nothing is forever. They tell me that I can switch hours or switch jobs within the company after 90 days. I can do anything for 90 days right?

I have to say I'm pretty impressed with Station Casino's as a whole. They own 15 properties and they are breaking ground on 3 new ones within the next 2 years. The benefits package is outstanding and the potential for growth is HUGE. Can you believe I get 50 percent off of all the services at the spa? I'm psyched! Oh, and did I mention that they have an empoyee cafeteria that is free to all of the employees? When I say "cafeteria" what I mean is a full service restaurant with a salad bar, pizza bar, sandwich bar, dessert bar, a grill (where they will make anything you want) and lots of daily specials too. It's open 24 hours! If I was really cheap, I could go and eat there for every freakin meal. I'm not that cheap though.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to this challenge and now MiamiDon can embark on his new career too. Win-Win situation.

Since tonight is my last night before I start working, I think we'll head to the MGM Grand for a little celebration in the poker room.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

4th place!!

I played in the WWdn and I got 4th place!! Finally, I played in a tournament and made it past the bubble. I'm pretty happy. I wanted to send some shout outs to everyone cheering me on... Thanks MiamiDon, Mookie, Mrs. Mookie, Drewspop, BloodyP, Iggy, BrainMC, Surflexus, and a few others but I can't remember off the top of my head. Anyway, it was FUN and I look forward to the Mookie tomorrow night!!

During the game I got a phone call from the Red Rock Casino. I've actually been applying for jobs in some of the casino's lately. I applied at the Red Rock and went through a big application process, interviews and drug tests. They called to offer me a position tonight so I'm pretty psyched. I have an orientation Thursday and then I start work Friday. I have to work the graveyard shift for the first 90 days so we'll see how that goes. I worked graveyard once before (a few years ago) and I actually liked it. I'm just happy to be working again. I haven't worked in a couple of months and I thought I would LOVE not having to work. As it turns out, I get bored pretty quickly. WHO KNEW?? I thought shopping and playing poker would be enough but it's not.

Anyway, my graveyard schedule should allow me to play in all the blogger events online and that's what's really important!! ha ha

See ya at the Mookie tomorrow night.

Great clipping...

Monday, May 08, 2006

Get out of my head

I can't get this hand out of my head. I've been debating for days about what I did wrong and what I could have done differently. I wasn't even going to write about it in this blog, but I changed my mind. Maybe if I write it down I can get it out of my head.

I'm dealt pocket threes UTG and I limp in. Two other guys limp in and then the button (calling station) raises to $10. I call and so do the other two guys. The flop comes 3 7 7 (two hearts, 1 diamond). OH yeah - I love flopping a full house!

I check (of course). The next guy bets $20. Everyone calls.

The turn card comes 4 of hearts. I'm hoping someone made a flush. The next guy bets $40. The next guy goes over the top for $80. Everyone calls.

Now I'm starting to worry that someone has a straight flush or maybe pocket 77's, but I figure that is pretty unlikely. I still think I got this pot.

The next card comes K of clubs. I'm thinking "okay, that's a blank - couldn't have helped anyone". I check. The next guy checks. The next guy checks. The calling station goes all in for his last $40. We all call.

Now the pot is like $500 or so. I am salivating. The first two guys turn over flushes. Just what I figured. I turn over my pocket threes. Calling station turns over pocket kings!! DAMN!!!!!!!! I was stunned. After a few choice words to calling station - I had to walk away. I don't know when I'll be returning to the tables.

The thing is - I've thought about it a million times and he was a calling station. It was so obvious that there was a flush out there (or at the very least another 7). How could he have thought his pocket kings were gonna hold up through all of that?? But, I guess he thought his cowboys were good no matter what. If I would have went all-in earlier, instead of smooth calling, I think he would have called anyway.

I should be able to shake it off, but I can't. I get way too emotionally attached to the cards and the hands and with every freakin loss. I'm starting to think I'm not cut out for poker. It's a shitty feeling.

On a lighter note, my dog Lucy likes to chase trucks. The other day she was laying on the bed with MiamiDon and she heard the UPS truck out front. She jumped off the bed and went straight through the screen door out into the backyard (which is fenced in anyway). She didn't even pause when she hit the door.

Lucy...

Sunday, May 07, 2006

What a role model...

Here's some positive reinforcement for ya...

HANOVER, Pa. -- A 13-year-old boy told police his mother required him to do his homework first thing when he got off the school bus, then smoked marijuana with him as a reward.

The boy's mother said she had been smoking marijuana with him since he was 11, usually as a reward, according to court documents.

The interviews came after police executed a search warrant at the woman's home during the weekend and seized marijuana, an array of drug paraphernalia, and $600 in cash that she said belonged to a drug dealer, court documents said.

Amanda Lynn Livelsberger, 30, was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Friday on charges of marijuana possession, corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of children and possession with intent to distribute drug paraphernalia, police said.

A telephone listing for Livelsberger couldn't be found and it wasn't immediately clear whether she had an attorney.

Police said the woman said she also smoked marijuana with two of her son's friends, ages 17 and 18, and the 18-year-old told investigators he had also bought heroin from her.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Tough Week

I guess I could sit here and whine about bubbling out in the last 3 blogger events I played. Or, I could complain about how I got all my money into the pot tonight with pocket kings and lost against pocket tens when he got runner, runner, runner, runner flush. Or, I could cry about how juicy the fish tank was tonight and I still ended up losing 75 bucks. But, I won't bore you with those details. (Ha!! Do you like how I nonchalantly told my bad beat stories without actually telling them?)

Anyway, I'll just say that I played at the MGM Grand today with MiamiDon for over 10 hours and at one point I was down over 200 bucks, but I guess I came back a little bit and walked away just 75 dollars down. I'll take it. It's better than the alternative. Tomorrow is a new day and you better believe I'll be at the MGM again. Hopefully it'll be a good day. Plenty of action since the De la Hoya fight is at the MGM and it's also Kentucky Derby day. My pics are Point Determined, Deputy Glitters, and Sharp Humor. I'll be betting on all of those. I'm also rooting for De la Hoya to win (simply because he's hot).

Something I was just thinking about... That site www.sharkscope.com. I love it. I can't tell you how hard I laugh when I type in someone's screen name and a fish bowl shows up with a fish jumping out of the bowl. I never laughed so hard as that very fast time when I typed in my father's screen name from Pokerstars and there was this goldfish jumping in and out of this bowl. I still get a kick out of it. Anyway, I hate it that you can only do 5 searches per day. I would type in every single person I play with in every sit and go and in every cash game if I could. Unfortunately they have a limit on the searches. Oh well. Enough of my complaining for one night. It's now 2:22 a.m. and I should think about going to bed sometime.

MGM Grand...

Thursday, May 04, 2006

The Mookie!!

I said to MiamiDon last night "I just want to make it to the final table" as we sat down ready to take out seats at the Mookie. I guess I sold myself a little short because that's exactly what happened. I made it down to the bubble and then the mookster knocked me out. After a few minutes of kicking the dog and yelling obscenities, I sat back down with a sore throat and finished watching the event. Congratulations to surflexus for winning first and to jjok for getting 2nd. I have to say too that I'm very happy for Don and his good run even though I don't show it a lot of the time cause I'm to busy whining about my losses. Sorry bout that!


Anyway, imagine my surprise this morning when I opened up my e-mail and saw this message from Pokerstars Cashier...




Hello CarmenSinCty,

We have transferred $11.00 to your account as requested by 'mookie99'.

Good luck to you both.


Regards,

PokerStars Cashier


Awwwwwwwwww! That is the sweetest thing anyone has ever done for me. Especially someone that just met me. I'm freerolling my way to a win next week in the mookie. Thanks mookie!! Thanks mookie!! Thanks mookie!! Lunch is on me when we meet up in Vegas on June 11th!

This is a picture of the Luxor (where Mr. and Mrs. Mookie are staying when they come out)...

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

64th place out of 65 - nice!

Well, at least I didn't go out first in the WWdn last night. How about 2nd?? That's right. I went out after about 5 minutes of play when my pocket aces were cracked by Grobman (I don't know his link) - he had a set of 8's. Nicely done. I was slightly annoyed and I was huffing and puffing around the house for a while, but eventually I got over it and MiamiDon and I headed on down to the MGM. We sat at the same table for a while and I was CARD DEAD. There was a really aggressive and LOOSE drunk girl sitting at our table and everyone was cashing in thanks to her. Not me though. I didn't play a hand for about an hour and a half.

Finally, I decided to move to a different table. I'm a firm believer in moving to a different table if things aren't working out. Usually, when I move, I end up doing a lot better. This was certainly the case last night. I ended up hitting two sets and took a big pot down with AJ when I beat a pocket pair of queens. I cashed out $100 ahead for the evening and that put me in a good mood.

I went shopping all day today at the Fashion Mall on the strip and that was FUN. I was in prime shopping mood. Got some good deals and got my mom a mother's day gift (which was the goal of the trip). Anyway, I'm just sitting around waiting for the mookie to start. I'm hoping to last past the first round this evening. Good luck to everyone and I'll see you at the tables!!

My cousin had a really cute baby girl this week.

Eleanor Donahue Burch born 5/2/06 at 4:09PM. 7lbs, 5oz, 21 inches long.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

The Hammer!!!!

So, I’m sitting on the computer last night playing another long and drawn out SNG on Pokerstars and I realize that it's bubble time. Top 3 places pay, but I’m severely short stacked and in last place. It comes around to my blind and I’m dealt the infamous hammer. I only have about 400 chips left and the blinds are steadily increasing. The button raises on me and I decide to go all-in. He calls rather quickly might I add and turns over pocket tens. UGH! Okay, let’s see if this so-called “hammer” can live up to all the hype. The flop comes 2 8 J, turn comes 9 and the river brings a beautiful and shiny 2. Ahhhh – I will never doubt the power of the “hammer” again.

The Hammer...



I'm playing in WWDN tonight for the first time. My goal is to not bust out first!

Monday, May 01, 2006

Visit to Red Rock Casino

Another Monday here in Paradise. Today it was 93 degrees outside. I actually don't think it felt so bad. I mean, it was hot, but there is no humidity here which is cool because I just moved here from South Florida and there is definite humidity there.

Anyway, enough about the weather and onto the good stuff. I went to the Red Rock Casino Saturday night with MiamiDon. It was my second time there. Of course, I knew it was going to be crowded cause it was Saturday night. I guess I didn't realize just how crowded it would be. We lucked out and got a parking spot really quickly. Then, we went to the customer service desk and got player's cards (and didn't have to wait in line). So, that was cool. Next, we made our way over to the poker room and put our names on the 1-2 NLHE list. UGH! I guess the list was about 15 deep. Every table in that room was full. At the MGM if there is a list of 9 or more, they open a new table. The Red Rock didn't have that luxury cause every table was full. I've never seen such a crowded poker room. It's nice though and I decided that the hour long wait was worth it. The 4-8 Omaha H/L was 49 deep!!!!

So, I sat down and I was the only female at the table (not unusual) and I was full of hope. I was very patient. After a while, I look down to see pocket kings. I raise and I get about 2 callers. The flop came with a king. I made my set and I made about 50 bucks on that pot. Not too bad but I should have made more. Another hour or so goes by and I look down to see pocket 4's. I limp in this time and the flop comes 4 9 K rainbow. I'm happy! The first guy bets out $20. The next guy calls and I call. The next card comes with an 8. The first guy bets $50. The next guy calls and I call. Last card is a 2. The first guy goes all in. The 2nd guy goes all in. I go all in. Uh oh. The first guy falls in love with TPTK so I'm not worried about him, the 2nd guy though hasn't made a move in an hour so now I'm worried. First guy has AK. I kinda figured that. I turn over my pocket 4's and the other guy turns over pocket 9's. SHYT!!!! He had a better set. I had a feeling I was beat but I couldn't lay it down.

I bought back in for $200 again and didn't have much luck over the next few hours. So, I finally gave up and left around 3 in the morning. I'm wondering if this a preview of what's to come in the future since I've had such a good run lately. I can remember two weeks ago when I hit a set of aces over a set of tens and I cleaned up. So, I'm not going to complain. I'm just going to hope that it doesn't happen again anytime soon.

I'll find out Wednesday when I head to the MGM. Right now, I'm heading to pokerstars to see if I can play some cash games and build the account up a little.

As a sidenote, I never saw Glass Eye, but I will keep looking for him and hopefully I'll win that bet.

Here's a picture of the Red Rock Casino...