Thursday, November 17, 2011

De'tente, or a rested development, or exile on no street.

Hey there boys and girls, I figured I'd try some mental regurgitation to fill these faded 'pages'.

 I enjoyed chatting up JOOOOOAnada and Buddy last night. Too bad their heads up match was done, I would have had some fun slinging virtual cards with them. They did show me the live feed of their cute new little bundle Zane. Hansome little devil he is.
Instead I played play money tournaments until about 2 am this morning. Smart, I am not. I did multiply my play money bankroll several times, so at least there's some pride involved. Play money games at least appeared a little less of a fonkey fest than I remember.

I got asked to leave the poker group I was playing in monthly. Their excuse being that I was pushy and made too many suggestions on how to run the game better, oh and there might have been a little yelling match with one of the guys that runs the game that may have had something to do with it.

Here's an example of what pissed them off: There were 6 people left in the first tournament (this is June/July i think). I was the chipleader at the time when dude I mentioned above starts complaining that the blinds were wrong and the levels weren't moved fast enough. He was not in the game at the time. He suggested rather vociferously that we should immediately escalate the blinds to fix the problem. I argued that this was not fair to the people in the game, especially the short stacks. This went on for awhile until I began yelling back at him (mea culpa) that this would not be happening while I was at the table, and that its not everyone's fault at the table that someone can't use a damn timer.

Yeah, I can see where I'm totally wrong there can't you? Apparently my remarks were not appreciated on several occasions and that I 'take the game too seriously'. It obviously had nothing to do with the fact that I was completely crushing the game. At least they had the scruples to pay me off as I was several hundred bucks ahead of the next guy. They forfeited their chances at the year long 1st place prize which I wrapped up anyway with 2 more wins last month. I'm contemplating re-starting my neighborhood game in 2012, its just a pain to run it sometimes.

Kids and wife are healthy and happy. All the kids just had their birthdays, all three bdays are within 4 weeks of each other, which sure is fun right before Christmas.  My son's only wish was to have as many of his friends as possible over to play football and basketball. His wish was granted and we entertained 26 kids. Luckily they didn't stay in the house much, but when they did they sure left one hell of a mess. Never again.

That's all for now, enjoy your Turkey day you hosers, be careful out there.

1 comment:

Carmical said...

Charlie's hosting "Tackiest Christmas Sweater" party Saturday when he comes home from school. Will have a house full of teenagers...should be interesting! Hope you all are well, cousin! Give my love to all!