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Looking Forward

Well, the quest for the $300 Rio "jackpot" is done, as I came in 3rd in two consecutive Rios. I also played a Dirty Dozen SNG with GCox, which I found to be atrocious. The buy-in is $2, and you play against 12 players, with two tables of 6. If you win 4 Dirty Dozens in a row, you get $2000 or something. The problem was, I had just finished a Rio, and I just couldn't concentrate for $2, so I fired up a 1/2 limit Omaha NL, where I lost $10 or so. I'm like a fat kid with chocolate cake when it comes to Omaha. I know I shouldn't do it, and the entire time I'm doing it I'm regretting it and crying to myself, but it tastes so good. Excuse me for that utterly disturbing imagery.

I have some things to look forward to though. The Heads Up Challenge is falling into place. If everything goes well, we will start on Wednesday. HOWEVER, I will only start once I get confirmation from ALL participants. As of now, that list is Me, GCox, TripJax, DoubleAs, DNasty, SteelerJosh, possibly WillWonka, and possibly DP of WiredPairs. Now, I am not 100% sure of Steeler or DNasty, so I need these confirmations. (All of their links are on the right.) Maybe we should wait to start it. Any delay will push back the challenge to the following Monday, although, hypothetically, once all consent, we can start it immediately. This Challenge excites me more than any other, because of the format. It won't be trudging along solo like the Limit Challenge, or trudging along until a set cut-off date meeting up with Challengers along the way, like the SNG Challenge. Rather, it will be a free-formed, but structured, Challenger-only event. It should make for some great recaps/posts, and even better banter at the tables.

Reason why Noble might not be so great for the Challenge: if you aren't playing at the table, you can railbird but not chat. We can get around this through AOL Instant Messenger (I'm under BrodyBanky), and set up a chat room amongst all railbirds/challengers. So, newer Challengers, shoot me an email and let me know if you have AIM and what your screenname is.

I am also looking forward to posting a short story I've been working on. Much like this blog, the short story was inspired by the one and only Dr. Pauly. Pauly has a e-zine called Truckin', and when I read the last issue, I saw a story from BG that really inspired me. From that, came my story, titled, "Message in a Bottle." Thanks, GCox, for the suggested title. Feedback will be greatly appreciated. Especially some more ideas as to the general theme. I think I can add more, but I hit a wall. You'll see what I mean when you read the story. Expect it tonight or Saturday.

I am looking forward to the weekend, so that I can get away from this god-awful place for a couple of days. Its gotten steadily worse, and I am just trying to keep busy to stave off the insanity. The work has dried up, as per my fear. I understand why. They took me off of my major client, and now that I'm being laid off, why would anyone want to give me work to do. I won't be around for its completion. Plus, I'm not willing to troll the office for work, so what we have here is a good ole fashioned Mexican standoff.

Which leads me to my last thing that I am looking forward to. I hope and pray that I get that job offer from the firm I interviewed with. I was told that they would let me know by Wednesday of next week, and that if I don't hear from them by then, I could call them. I don't want to call them, because I imagine that if they had good news, they'd call me. But we'll see how things go by then. Here's crossing my fingers. If I get that job, I'll probably give this place a week's notice (if that much), since I am effectively just wasting space and money here. Simultaneously, I'll tell the new firm that I need two weeks, which will leave me (ready, math majors) about a week to enjoy doing nothing but playing poker until my eyes bleed.

Joy of joys.

I'll be getting back to the Rios soon, since I can't rationalize playing for lower stakes any more. Once you go black, you are bound to get, I mean, you'll never go back. And for any racially sensitive readers out there, I actually stole that joke from a black female comedienne. I don't know if that makes it acceptable, but have a sense of humor, for crying out loud.

Poker Time!

posted by Jordan @ 10:04 AM,


At 11:01 AM, Anonymous Kipper said...

Wow between you and Gcox you too help me kill 30 or so minutes of precious work time. Keep up the good work.

So what exactly do you do at work with no accounts? Here is some ideas for you...

-Toss crumpled up billing papers across the room to the circular file.

-Go to the restroom and write on the walls

-submit a request for as many office supplies as you can get your hands on. Have them delivered on your last day.

-put feet up on desk and hide behind wall street journal for few hours.

-arrive to work early and hide all the coworkers chairs

-email the office a list of your web bookmarks in case they get bored leave off

-Locate as many lawyer jokes as possible. Print them up and run to Kinkos and get them bound and give them to coworkers for parting gift.

Hope this helps you pass your time!!

At 11:19 AM, Blogger GaryC said...

That was priceless, you could have written an uber-post with that comment alone. Nice job.

Here's hoping you get that call, brother. More power to you.


PS-You know what's better than a bus full of lawyers going off a cliff?

Two buses full of lawyers going off a cliff.

At 11:25 AM, Blogger HighOnPoker said...

Kip, you made me laugh. You'll like the short story too, since its about office sabotage.

What happens when you give a lawyer viagra?
He gets taller.

A guy walks into a bar and says, "All lawyers are assholes!" A guy at the end of the bar says, "Hey, I take exception to that!" "Why are you a lawyer?" "No, I'm an asshole!"

At 11:25 AM, Blogger HighOnPoker said...

Also, Why don't vampires drink lawyer's blood? Professional courtesy.

At 11:48 AM, Anonymous Kipper said...

Glad you all liked it.

At 12:09 PM, Blogger TripJax said...

You need to offer a compromise with your current employer with 2 simple words. Severance Package.

Just tell them to pay you through the agreed time and you'll stay away from the office...fulltime poker baby, even if it's only for a short time.

Good comments ladies.

I'm still down with Noble for the Heads Up Challenge

At 2:05 PM, Blogger WillWonka said...

We definitely need to keep it to a smaller site... such as Noble. I know that Poker World as heads up tables; but I'm probably the only sucker who has that one loaded. That said, they have NO traffic. UB is probably too big. Just let me know....

At 5:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shop online today. Forget driving to the mall when you can just click the mouse and order from your favorite store. No traffic to deal with


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