Monday, November 29, 2010

John Gruden is a Genius

During Monday Night Football as they were speculating about a team with worse record than 2008 Chargers winning NFC West Gruden said Commissioner should step in and change the rules if a 7-9 (or worse) team won the West.

Tampa goes 10-7 (4-0) against West shouldn't they go to playoffs instead of NFC West Winner.

Jaws thought one of the NFC West teams would get hot and get to 8-8 making issue moot.

I would not want my neighbors to know I think Jaws is right, 7 teams in NFC have 2 more wins than current NFC West leader, denying one the playoffs okay but 2 absurd.

Friday, November 19, 2010

w00t Weekend

11 months after initial failure wife finally took written driving test and got her license back!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Marking time

Las Vegas is still 3 weeks away.

My project manager at work is just relentless about pushing to get things done sooner so latest date for my board to be delivered to Cisco is December 9th instead of the December 15th date I was working towards this morning.

I have not checked to see if they have planned to deliver my board to Harrahs instead.

Poker front I just grind cheap Rush PLO enough to keep my "IronMan" status active. I am probably annoying people as I have found I prefer rat holing over building up a big stack only to get runnered after I get all in on flop or jammed by a flush draw with 1 to come.

Movember front I am 10 days into effort. Currently moustache is half red and half gray.

Diabetes front had to go for a blood test today, have to wait until Friday for results. I am sure I have not had a meal where I really blew out the carb budget. Belief is I have not exceeded the carbs limit in a meal but if I have it is on order of one serving. I guess the numbers will give an indication if I am correct.

Monday, November 08, 2010

I had better weekend than Cowboys

We threw Demon Child a small "Sweet 16" party this weekend at Left Bank. Wife was manic the last week as she completed planning and preparation. Demon had involvement in selecting menu but was not aware of many of the details, the carefully prepared table centerpieces (Tall candy jars with Eiffel Tower Chocolate lollipops), the balloons, that a few of the apartment neighbors were invited. Demon's BFF showed up but 2 other friends ended up bailing on her. Sunday noon-ish, day of fall back parties may not be the best idea. Demon did tell her Mom it was "best birthday ever" so overall a success.

Saturday to help wife prepare I had to take Demon to Los Gatos for her "teen facial", I so love sitting around in a spa on a Saturday. Afterwards we went to local Wells Fargo to deposit a birthday check from the grandparents.

We learned Demon is too old to continue to have her current savings account (with no fees). Demon now has a new savings account and checking account. This week she receives her ATM/Debit card in the mail.

Kid is downright giddy about this. After I got over my initial shock I decided it was a good thing.

Demon can make deposits and check balance at ATM but can't make withdrawals. She can use for point of sale transactions and I got to set a limit on transactions and she can not overdraft.

Wife thinks I overdid it with the limit as I went for $100 rather than $20 that bank person said was standard starting point. Problem was if kid wants to shop for clothes $20 is useless and I don't want a call to approve a bigger purchase. $50 bills are bad luck so I went for the $100. I think kid has deep pockets and short arms so it will be interesting Christmas season to see what happens to her savings.

Poker wise I have just been grinding Rush PLO cash. Yesterday after the party I was watching early football on DVR and playing some $25 Rush. I flopped trips out of the blinds twice against AA where I quickly checked flop. I turned 4 of a kind and led out turn and got 2 callers and managed to get stack in on river against AA tard twice. I think key was I was paying so much attention to football that flop check was quick. Other key of course is people overplay AA in PLO all the time.

Demon's final present arrives today. #65 49er's jersey. She does know it is coming and it was her that selected the number.

It was interesting NFL day, Wade Phillips got to coach 2nd half of Cowboy's game, Childress is still a coach. I am a little disappointed Buc's lost to Falcons because they never ran a play for Freeman on after they got in Red Zone in 4th. Leading 6 4th quarter comeback victories in 16 NFL starts I would have thought he has ball in his hand once? Post game press conferences he always looks like he is teenager being forced to wear a suit but he may have that knack for "clutch". Bucs could easily be 1-7 instead of 5-3 with their low payroll, youth and 14 rookies on roster. I think it is good that I am a little disappointed, expectations are rising.

Friday, November 05, 2010

A sad Day in Football

Defending Champion Georgia Tech was dominating Virginia Tech.
The on 3rd down in field goal range Josh Nesbitt tried to squeeze a ball into coverage and broke his right arm trying to make the tackle ending his season.

I think he finishes his career at #3 on my all time favorite Georgia Tech QBs list:

1 Sean Jones
2. Joe Hamilton
3. Josh Nesbitt
4. Scott (never actually dressed but was manager on team that was told he was emergency 3rd string QB for a game my freshmen year after 5? other QBs were injured.
LAST Reggie Ball

It will be interesting to see how Johnson's offense works with another QB. Nesbitt was especially gifted at option for a QB even more so considering he was a spread offense QB in high school.

GT's 2nd string QB just looked awkward running ball last night.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Happy Birthday

The Demon Child turns 16 today.

Thank God she has no interest in driving.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

A quick duggles ripoff

Get out and Vote

I will now also offer my guide to how to vote:

1) Vote against bond issues - If they need something done figure out how to pay for it rather than agreeing to pay a lot more later without knowing how.

2) If in doubt vote NO on propositions. I do vote YES at times but for the most part propositions tie the hands of elected officials and California is already screwed over by past propositions.

3) If you are happy with how a part of government is doing re-elect the incumbent, otherwise vote them out.

Demon child's school is doing well despite limited money/student School Board is re-elected.

State Assembly - you are out

Brown, Whitman, Carly and Boxer - I am sick of your commercials, I decided to vote based on which one of you last showed a positive message about what you planned to do rather than a negative ad about your opponent. I am mainly pleased you will stop clogging the airwaves as I doubt whichever candidates win will do jack shit.

Monday, November 01, 2010

So Typical

A weekend of rare events

This weekend Demon Child (who turns 16 this week) and I dropped my wife off to shop and went to the gym together. After she finished Smoothie to carbo load for her workout she visited me by the Nautilus machines and was impressed by the amount of weight I had dialed the machine too.

I don't remember last time kid showed that she was impressed by anything.

She then went to her favorite Trainer to burn off calories from smoothie. After I got done with a string of Nautilus machines I tried the AMT next to demon, I don't know how adaptive the trainer is to my motion as I always feel like I am on the verge of being thrown off.

Sunday a greater rarity happened. In Super Turbo KO someone folded to a reraise. I can produce hand history if required. It was 30/60 blinds and EP raised to 180 and I looking at KK chose to jam for ~700 rather than folding the hand of death. Much to my surprise EP with >2k behind folded.

In the not so rare category Waffles lost to Josie to move to break even in their NFL pix bet.

Neither one saw fit to publish their pathetic score.