Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Poker? I don't even know her!

So last Tuesday I was invited to a friend's house to play some Texas Hold 'Em. The buy-in was $10 but you were given an opportunity to buy back in for another $10 if you lost all your money.

I lost all my money.

So I buy back in and this guy puts me all in with a king showing on the flop. I had a king with a nine kicker. As soon as he said "all-in" I said "call". He also had a king, but his kicker was a 10. I lost, I was pissed. I did have fun, though, and I learned a couple things that I was sure to use next time we played.

So last night we played again. I bought in for $10 and was given the opportunity to buy back in for another $10 if I lost all my money.

I didn't lose all my money.

In fact, this time I was one of the last two players left. The guy that put me out of the game last Tuesday got what was coming to him. I beat him worse than he beat me, which was great. The flop showed a 4, 5, and 6. He went all-in and I called him right away because I had a straight, which is what I thought he had. I was right, but I had a 7 and an 8 and he had a 2 and a 3. I was ecstatic. He was not. Fuhgeddaboudit, Whaddayagonnadoo, ah?

So after he left it was down to two players. I thought I was gonna win the whole thing cause I had been playing well the whole night. Unfortunately for me it was getting late so we decided to call the game and walk with whatever we had. I bought in for $10 and walked with $100. I'd say it was a good improvement from last week.

UPDATE: I played again last night (Thursday). A good time was had by all and 100% of the proceeds went to the Eduardo Maeso Foundation. A very worthy cause. Everyone was wearing brown ribbons, which is the symbol for that charity. Anyway, this time we played till the end and I walked with all the cash. I bought in for $10 and left with $80. I guess I'm not that bad at poker. On the other hand, I might not get invited back since I'm taking everyone's money. We shall see.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Moe Mow Mo' Meaux

First of all, here's an update on the roommate situation. One person has moved in this month. His name is Chris, he's a student at MTSU and so far we get along fine. He did bring a dog with him. It's a miniature schnauzer, not a bad litle dog, I'd like her a lot more if she didn't bark all the time. We still haven't found a roommate for the other room. Chris had a friend who was moving in but it didn't pan out. I have a friend who might move in, he hasn't made up his mind. We'll see what happens.
Other than that not much has been going on. I had a good time on the island with my Uncle's wedding, hanging out with the fam, listening to my father's rants, eating my mom's food, playing with Ofie, and kicking my bro's ass in Battlefront. Down here in TN is mostly the same old shite. I did recently go to this botanical garden/museum with my good friend Mallocup. First place I've been to in Nashville other than a football game. It was quite fun. They had some interesting exhibits, including some Faberge eggs and 100 asian snuff jars. I need to make a website to put up photos of my various escapades cause I got some good ones there.
Over at work we got a new head honcho. I don't like him very much even though we've only spoken a couple times. It's something I can't quite put my finger on. I'm sure you all know what I mean. Most of the people I've talked to don't like him either, guess it's just one of those things.

That's about it so far. Look for my next post about some of the people I've dealt with at work. That's always funny.

Oh one more thing, I've been walking around for the past week with a mohawk. Quite liberating. There are pics below, click for pops.