Monday, May 31, 2010

Poolside adventures

Some of the former residents came back to visit for a poolside Memorial Day celebration. Good food, wine amusing conversation and a lot of little kids. Deepest part of pool is 4 feet so I check on demon child every now and then but am not too worried as she can stand to get out of trouble.

One of the three year olds managed to talk his father into letting him take his flotation assist vest off as he was playing outside of the pool and fell into pool with out any of the parents noticing. Parents did hear his screaming and crying once the demon child lifted him out of the water. He explained to his mom that "daddy let him take off vest" and "he was chasing ball when he fell into pool". Husband is short so he can fit on standard couch. Demon child explained he was giving a good effort treading water but he was not able to keep head above so she helped him out.

Now there is no convincing neighbors demon child is evil

Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday Thoughts

I saw today an LA court has ordered Lindsay Lohan to wear an alcohol monitoring bracelet.

I don't care whether Lindsay is drinking or not but it opened my mind to the possibilities for the next winter gathering.

Bloggers issued ankle bracelets and wagering through (Venetian?) sportsbook on alcohol consumption over the gathering.

Obviously Al would be the favorite for average BAC for a 72 hour time frame but others could sneak in for highest peak BAC.

Saturday I played in a small tournament amongst former co-workers where half the entry fee went to the American Cancer Society.

I managed to chip up early with some well placed OBFVs and one river suckout when I forgot that people don't fold even when they have Ac3c on QhQdJh flop for their tourney life.

150/300 blinds ep limped shorty jammed for 1150, I looking at AQs decided to reraise to isolate and ep called for 2k more holding 22. Shorty had QQ and hit a Q on flop with 2 clubs and turn and river were also clubs rewarding the terribad play holding the 2c.

Listening to him explain for 3 hands why his call was a good play was annoying but thankfully his next terribad play was punished. I was completely card dead at the final table and managed to miss a ton of outs when my KcQ could not run down A2 on AcQc4c flop BvB to bust 2 short of money. Saving grace of the turn was it was 1 rebuy, 1 add on bounty tourney where you collected bounty for stacking even if player added on.

I had told weak tightest player I know "Mess with the bull, get the horns" and managed to collect his bounty chip twice getting 2nd as rebuy period ended. He was allowed to add-on but refused when it did not come with a table change.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

This sums it up

Full Tilt Poker Game #20771023210: $10 + $0.50 Sit&Go (Sup Turbo) (159829461), Table 1 - 25/50 - No Limit Hold'em - 0:31:02 ET - 2010/05/12
Seat 2: beercat48 (270)
Seat 3: nowhere2be (190)
Seat 5: bayne_s (225)
Seat 6: GbjAndyS (245)
Seat 8: Knoclore (1,435)
Seat 9: BrothaZino (335)
GbjAndyS posts the small blind of 25
Knoclore posts the big blind of 50
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [Ah Ac]
BrothaZino folds
beercat48 folds
nowhere2be folds
bayne_s raises to 225, and is all in
GbjAndyS folds
Knoclore calls 175
bayne_s shows [Ah Ac]
Knoclore shows [Th Tc]
*** FLOP *** [Ts Td Kd]
*** TURN *** [Ts Td Kd] [6d]
*** RIVER *** [Ts Td Kd 6d] [As]
bayne_s shows a full house, Aces full of Tens
Knoclore shows four of a kind, Tens
Knoclore wins the pot (475) with four of a kind, Tens
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 475 | Rake 0
Board: [Ts Td Kd 6d As]
Seat 2: beercat48 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: nowhere2be didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: bayne_s (button) showed [Ah Ac] and lost with a full house, Aces full of Tens
Seat 6: GbjAndyS (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 8: Knoclore (big blind) showed [Th Tc] and won (475) with four of a kind, Tens
Seat 9: BrothaZino didn't bet (folded)

BB in SuperTurbo has to call with TT but this hand really sums up how I feel I am running right now.

Monday ran into MP jackAce snap callers with KK and TT and lost to exit Rush Super Turbo KO and Poker from the rail.

I doubt anyone willing to call off a stack with flush draw or gutter has missed calling all in on turn and I can't hit a combo wrap + flush draw against an over pair in PLO.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Fund Raiser

We all read about his train wreck life.

But let's face facts, it transitioned from entertaining to pathetic long ago.

The pretense is he does not want two kids that have inherited half their DNA and been raised in the family environment that is waffles world to "suffer".

At this point I am wondering if Nick will be claimed as a dependent on Waffle's 2020 taxes???

We can continue to let this pathetic excuse for a man continue as Nick and Michelle's doormat or you can send me $100 and receive your very own

doormat. All monies in excess of cost and shipping will go toward rent for waffle's 1st apartment.
At least we can get him out of the house until his wife stops giving him money from his paycheck and his sorry self gets evicted. If apartment is sufficiently distant from his house it could take months for him to walk back to the house. More likely one of his children is old enough to drive and give him a ride back to the house in their car before he mans up and moves.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Rather than having a dead stack blinding out Al was kind enough to remove me from BBT Invitational on Sunday.

I will be taking my Wife to the Rocky Point Restaurant for Mother's Day. She loves to be near ocean and deserves more credit for how demon child has turned out than I deserve. Despite child's ability to torment me she is pretty good kid. Since I am engineer and generally unaware of subtlety wife was kind enough to tell me she wanted to dine by the ocean on Mother's Day and child was kind enough to text me to make reservations.

I will figure out tomorrow what to send to my Mom. I believe she made an effort to be as good a Mom as she was capable of being and she did create a better environment than what she had. I wish I had 'normal' feelings towards my parents.

Instead Raul Julia as Carlos in Tequila Sunrise said it best:

"You son of a bitch! How could you do this? Friendship is the only choice in life you can make that's yours! You can't choose your family! Goddamn it, I've had to face that! No man should be judged for whatever direction his dick goes! That's like blaming a compass for pointing north, for Chrissake! Friendship is all we have."

Hope my friends have a Happy Mother's Day!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010


7 pm Pacific
Password: Vegas1

Monday, May 03, 2010

Work Explained

I missed the Poker from the Rail Tournament for the 2nd straight week while working on a small piece of the router above. Unlike smaller companies I have worked for the marketing group at Cisco offers an extensive explanation. I have no idea why the box the size of a dorm fridge needs to have the capacity to carry HD movie to every home in Los Angeles.

I prefer to think of goal as we can deliver the porn to waffles faster than he can pleasure himself.