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Help Me?

I really do take things too seriously sometimes. Last night, I was up at about 1 am, getting everything together last minute for the court appearance I had this morning. I should've just gone to bed because it was all for naught.

When I woke up this morning, I was exhausted. I literally sat in bed wondering what day it was. I was still trying to convince myself it was Saturday when I looked over to the alarm clock. It was 7:14am, one minute before my alarm was scheduled to go off, and, luck of lucks, my alarm was set to off. I guess this was kinda a good thing, but I was immediately miserable. It was barely Tuesday and I was already living for the weekend.

Court this morning was a debacle. The Court messed up and made us wait a ridiculous amount of months for a conference, and then when we appeared at the conference, informed us that all deadlines would be based on our request for the conference, and not the conference date itself. As a result, we had lost many months, and lost many more when the defendants decided to play some shenanigans and hide the fact that we sued the wrong doctor (same name, same hospital, different doctor...motherfuckers). So, when I asked the judge for an extension today and some help in getting the defendants to provide the discovery requested, I thought I was on the side of the angels. I still am, I suppose. It's just that the judge runs with the devils. Fucking devils.

Sure, this is pretty much what I complained about earlier, but its still hanging with me. Is it wrong to wish that people used common sense and logic, or at the very least followed the rules set out, be them by the legislature, the Court, or by any other authority. I mean this across the board. Why can't people just do what they are supposed to do? Why does the waitress disapfuckingpear when I clearly want my check after I'm done eating. Isn't the logical thing to give me my check? Why does everyone think that the rules don't apply to them? Shit, I have no idea.

I believe in honesty and decency. I believe in doing what you are supposed to do, when you are supposed to do it. Do you have an appointment or an obligation? Meet it! Do you have a schedule or set plans? Show up on time! It really isn't that hard.

But alas, that's not how we, as people, are built. Instead, the vast majority of us are wrapped up in our own shit too much to realize or even care that our lack of common decency is dragging everyone else down with them. Misery loves company, too, you know. Don't forget that one.

So it's with all this in mind that I have decided that I probably will not be hosting a live poker game this Sunday. There are plenty of reasons why I shouldn't throw the game, and the lack of common decency (or is it common degeneracy?) is one. I simply cannot expect people to show up at any predetermined time. It's an interesting thing that happens at regular poker games. You invite guests to arrive at 7pm, and some show up at 7:10. Next week, some show up at 7:10, but the laggers are now showing up at 7:20. It's like a lateness race! Who can be latest! I guess players are too concerned with waiting around, because it seems like no one wants to be there first, not to mention on time. Not me, though. If you are throwing a poker game and want the company, I'll be there, on time, with my pre-packed backpack filled with all sorts of items to keep me happy while I wait out the masses. And I will wait, too. Lord knows it is all too common for these games to start an hour later than expected.

There are a couple of other reasons why I don't think I'll throw the game. One is that the stakes I'm interested in are probably not akin to what many of my less bankrolled/less experienced friends would agree with. I couldn't play the IHO cash game on Friday or the usual Wednesday NL cash game Dawn throws because I just can't play for .25 blinds. I don't knock them for it. Hardly. I'm actually sorta envious, but I've gotten a taste for whole dollars, as in 1/2 NL, and I just don't find anything less as appealing. I could maybe do it with friends in a pickup format, but I ain't making a trip for lower stakes. Oh, and to the IHO girls, I'm not going all snooty on you. I'm a big fan and all that jazz. I'm just telling it like it is.

So, where was I? Okay, so grumpy wake-up, asshole judge, decision not to throw homegame. Yeah. That's just about it. It's time for me to open up the phone lines now. I could really use some of your help, people, and while I usually don't get much in the way of responses, I know for a fact that someone out there must have some useful answers to the several questions I am about to ask. Here we go:

  1. I'm oh so close to earning a free flight with my United Air Miles, and once I've got it, I'm closing that godforsaken account. Now, can anyone suggest a creditcard that gives good rewards without a fee?
  2. I'm heading to Las Vegas in May for Roose's bachelor party. Can anyone suggest a good sports book for the guys and I to sit and watch the Yankees v. Mets game on Friday night or Saturday afternoon?
  3. While I'm in Vegas, I may need to hire some private entertainment (cough Strippers cough) for some entertainment. We have access to a condo out there. I don't know what we have in mind other than broad(s) showing their ta-tas, but if anyone can suggest any such services, especially if they might be amenable to, um, extras, please let me know.
  4. I'm looking for a good poker tournament $150 and under, ideally, for Friday daytime, Saturday daytime or Thursday night. Any ideas?
I think that's it. Boy, I am quite the little bitch, what with all this bitchin' and moanin' and these requests.

Until next time, blah blah blah.

posted by Jordan @ 4:55 PM,


At 6:53 PM, Blogger Jordan said...

1) Try for a listing of a bunch of cards listedn by rewards types, incentives, interest rates, etc.

2)Go Yanks

gl w/ 3&4, haven't been to vegas since I was 14.

At 11:11 AM, Blogger WindBreak247 said...

I have a Discover card w/the 1% cash back, and then they will also do up to 5% on differen things during different promotions. To my knowledge there's no fee, and when it comes time to cash out your bonus, you can get like 5-50% or of gift cards and stuff, so your "cash" becomes worth more if you use it to buy stuff. I also have a Bank of America card that has a "WorldPoints" rewards system, and to my knowledge no fees. I can redeem these for cash, gift cards, and more, obviously the more points you have. But I'm not as sure about the value of these points as far as how much I'm really earning on each $1 I spend.

As for a sports book, I know the Caesars one is famous for being really nice (and looks nice to me, but I'm not much of a sports book afficianado). But I guess I don't know exactly what you're looking for. The CP one is basically on the casino floor and not at all separated.

At 2:57 PM, Blogger John G. Hartness said...

I like the sportsbook at Caesar's, and their daily noon tourney is $130 and is decent. It takes a little while to turn into a push-fest. My daily favorite is still the Sahara $60, though.

At 3:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, I think the Caesar's Sportsbook is right outside the poker room. Can't beat that.

- L.C.

At 12:53 PM, Blogger bayne_s said...

I have a "Total Rewards" Visa card from Citibank. No fee and I get Harrah's comps plus advantage of it keeps previous Harrah's comp points alive if I don't get to a Casino in 6 month period.

At 7:11 PM, Blogger Heavy Critters said...

Ceasar's is good, the Bellagio is choice.

And yes, that's coming from a .25/.50 poker player...


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