Off Methadone, On a New Mix
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Hey ho, folks. It's one of those days in High Land where I just feel plum miserable. I have a big vacation coming up next week, but until then, the daily grind seems to be much harder than usual. I think its a mix of the anticipation (for the vacation) and the anxiety about getting everything done before I go away. Then I return to an immediate trial. I don't even get a day in the office!
But bitching and moaning won't really help. At least poker continues to move in a positive direction. I have not played since the Sunday win, including online poker. In fact, I may have beaten my online poker bug, mostly by withdrawing the vast majority of my online poker bankroll and then donking the rest (a few weeks ago). Since then, I have almost no impetus to play online. I've always likened online poker as the methadone to my live poker/heroine habit, but I guess I'm sticking to the trainspotting with the real stuff now, because the desire to touch my old standby is gone. Well, not gone. Significantly diminished.
I plan on playing some live poker tonight. My first plan was to head to a mixed game over at the new club ran by Matty Ebs (let's call it the Club Eb) where I chopped the HU tourney. I found out later today, though, that the game does not start until 8pm. Since I get out of work closer to 6, that gives me a lot of time to kill. I sure as shit don't want to head home because it is 20 minutes + past the game. So, I may very well end up back at the Tuna Club for some 5/10 LO8 action. Frankly, I think I'd prefer LO8 to HORSE. Razz can be fun, but Stud Hi sucks and LHE can be pretty tedious (sorry F-train).
Overall though, it is fucking amazing that there are two non-hold'em games running in the city on the same night.
Since I can't go to Vegas during Rosh Hashanah, I have considered heading out to LV for my birthday weekend, December 11, which corresponds with the next Blogger Gathering. I'm definitely not sold on it, though. It seems like over the years, the people I was closest with became the people who were no longer able to make it. And frankly, it blows my mind that people have the cash and the vacation time to attend this and other live blogger events so frequently. So, if you want to see HoP in December in Vegas, convince me. I'm still on the fence.
I suppose that is it. Thanks for letting me spew some random drivel.
Until next time, make mine poker!
posted by Jordan @ 4:50 PM,
- At 5:23 PM, Katitude said...
It would be great to see you there.
- At 6:05 PM, BWoP said...
I will make you birthday latkes!!!
Uhhhhh, did you know that Hanukkah begins at sundown on Dec. 11th?
I know it's not in the same realm as Rush-a-Homa, but . . .
- At 6:19 PM, pokerpeaker said...
Pokerpeaker will be there!
Probably. Isn't that enough?
- At 6:45 PM, Jamie said...
Lol, Rush-a-Homa. In all my Jewy years, I've never heard that one.
- At 2:00 AM, Rio Martin said...
Don't know about you, but the idea of free stuff in Vegas conjures of the images of old when Vegas was Vegas. They knew you by name there (if you were a decent player). It was far less corporate than today.
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- At 9:40 AM, Astin said...
I don't know about you, but the idea of Jordan in Vegas conjurs of the images of old when Vegas had Jordan. They knew you by name there (it was Jordan). It was far more Jordany than today.
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- At 9:47 AM, HighOnPoker said...
Astin's mocking comment almost convinced me to leave the link troll's comment up. Almost. Thanks for the comments. They are making Vegas in Dec a lot more likely.
- At 10:15 AM, Schaubs said...
I'm on the fence as well. Let's discuss... your bday would be a good reason for me to make the trip.