So, I had last night off from the Rio. It felt really good. Not that I mind going to the Rio, because believe me, I still love it and it's still fun for me. It's just that I'm a little tired. I will say, that before I used to scour the room for the pro's, and now I barely blink an eye now when I see Doyle, Ivy, Helmuth, Matusow, Negreanu etc. I smile, and sometimes I turn my head to see how they are doing in chips and what they are wearing, but other than that, it's all pretty routine. You know who I still haven't seen although I know he's been there, Joe Hachem. Maybe I just keep missing him or something.
The only gripe I have is that it's REALLY hot carrying all the shit I have from the car to the Media Room. I have a laptop, camera, extra cords, pads, pens, ipod, magazine (you never know), a couple cans of Monster energy drink, a bag or two of candy, my purse, an extra sweatshirt because it's FREEZING, sometimes extra socks, and whatever else I can throw into the two large bags I'm carrying. Without fail I'm HOT as balls when I get inside and set up, but within about 15 minutes I'm searching for that damn sweatshirt. Oh well - that's just how it is. I look for any excuse I can find to go outside and walk around the tent since it's warm out there. I'm always hoping for a fashion do, don't or whatever else I can get my hands on in the tent.
Anyway, one of the bright spots of my night is seeing Karen Carli wandering the halls and watching her husband play. She NEVER complains and she spends WAY more time at the Rio than I do. Check out my latest article for more about her and her husband. They are quite an inspiration. I can only aspire to be as supportive, good natured and kind as her.
Well, this weekend is coming up fast!!!!!! I'll be reviewing another pool on Saturday, although I haven't decided which one yet. I'm leaning towards Caesar's Palace depending on if my boss is going to get me in or not. His brother is the head of marketing at Pure, so it shouldn't be a problem.
Craig did a GREAT STORY on Liz Lieu. If you haven't had a chance to read it, you should. I knew she was an awesome dresser, looks great in a bikini and knows how to work a room, but I had NO idea how giving she is. She is really amazing. Just another example of someone who can kill the poker tables, looks great in Lucky jeans and carries herself with grace.
And how about Hoyt Corkins????? He won his 2nd bracelet yesterday!!!! He had to wait 15 years in between his first and second bracelet. WOW! Good for him. I saw him right after he won and he was taking time out to sign autographs and take pictures with fans. I love that.
One more week til mom and dad hit Las Vegas!!! I'm psyched. They are staying at the Golden Nugget, so I'm really pumped to finally swim in the pool with the awesome shark tank.
Okay, more to come on this. A while back, I'm pretty sure it was Jay (sorry if I'm wrong) that suggested I start watching "So you think you can Dance" when Dancing with the Stars was over. Well, I've been Tivo'ing them and I started watching like the first few episodes and they were all the tryouts, so they weren't that great.
WELL, I've finally gotten to the good part where they actually practice and have choreographed routines and partners - WOW!!!!!!!! Holy shit! I was shocked and amazed when I saw this vagabond dance...
This show surpasses dancing with the stars BY FAR because it's real, hard core, creative dancing. I am now hooked! Stay tuned for my updates!!!!