My weekend was busy, they are usually always busy, but I really enjoyed this one. I kind of kicked back and did what I wanted to do.
I went to a meeting with my friend Sari on Friday night and then we had dinner at the Elephant Bar in Henderson at the District. It wasn't bad, cool atmosphere and the menu was great.
Saturday was FUN - I went to the MGM and played poker. I think I got there around 4 in the afternoon, and I finally left around 2:30 in the morning, so yes, I clocked about 10 and a half hours at the table. My most memorable hand was when I picked up pocket aces under the gun. I raised it to $15, the guy in the 4 seat smooth calls and the guy in the 7 seat raises it to $50. I shove all-in for $200, the 4 seat folds and the 7 seat calls. He has Kings, my Aces hold up and I get his stack. Here's the best part, the guy in the 4 seat had pocked queens and a queen came on the turn - thank god he folded!!!!!
I definitely had a winning session, and I had one of those great tables where people are friendly and talking and drinking! I love it when the drunks are loose and aggressive at my table, I just wait and wait and wait and then I trap them. The funny thing is that they totally don't pay attention, so I always get action even when I have the nuts. I can play conservative as hell, I can play one hand an hour, but I'll still get action when I raise. Alcohol is great in that way. Oh, there was even a guy selling ecstacy at my table - no joke!
It was Halloween weekend at the MGM AND Jimmy Buffet was playing in the Grand Garden Arena. So, I'm sure you can imagine that there was a lot of action going on. When I wasn't in a hand, I had plenty of sights to see. Everyone was dressed up in costume and some of them were truly unique. I saw Oh No Mr. Bill!, a Banana, tons of slutty Little Red Robin Hoods, French Maids, Nurses, Hookers (which may or not have been a halloween costume) and of course the Parrotheads and grass skirts for Buffet.
So, I sat next to my buddy, Kirk from the MGM. Him and I met about 6 months ago when the bloggers were here for the Summer WPBT. Waffles will remember him the most because he kept calling him Flapjack, French Toast and Pancakes. Anyway, he's been wanting to take me out for a while, but I was dating the Drama Queen so it never happened, until today...
Today, I finally caved in after 6 months of flirting and sexual tension at the poker table, I went to the movies with him. We saw "We Own The Night" with Mark Wahlberg and Joaquin Phoenix. Good movie!! I really liked it. I am a HUGE fan of Mark Wahlberg, I always have been, but in this movie I was actually enjoying Phoenix's character more. They are both great actors.
So, that's the best thing I have to say about the date. I got a free movie. Other than that, I'm just not feeling this guy. He's witty and fun at the poker table, but one one one, he's lame! I don't know what the problem is, but I couldn't find anything to talk to him about, he was really defensive when I tried to make conversation, he's like too quiet or something, I can't read him and worst of all, he has a REAL problem keeping his hands to himself. If you can't find anything to talk to me about, don't make up for it with roaming hands. Not cool!!
How can someone be so charming at the poker table and then be so boring out on a date? And, it's not like he was nervous, cause he wasn't. I just think maybe we don't have anything in common except poker. He's another one that "plays poker for a living" - yeah, he's doing SO well playing for a living that he doesn't even have a car and he's like 36 years old. Huge turnoff. I mean, I'm definitely not a gold digger, but I don't think it's asking too much for me to date someone that has a car, a house, a job and maybe some goals. I mean, is that really asking too much??? Apparently out here in Vegas it is. I have to stop meeting guys at NA Meetings and the Poker Room.
I find it so odd that we are on such different pages. Because, when I dropped him off and I thought it was fairly obvious that the date wasn't going anywhere and we probably wouldn't go out again, he actually asked me if I wanted to spend the night one night this week. Um are you kidding me? I coúldn't wait to get him out of my car, why would I spend the night? Um, were we even on the same date?
Oh well, I guess I'm just keeping the path free for Mr. Right to come along...