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Oklahoma Dreamin'

Lets start with a quick statement about yesterday's post. I posted about the BBT point system and how I personally felt that the system did what it set out to achieve: encourage widespread participation. I got a lot of comments, which I wholly appreciate, but I think its important that I state this, lest someone think otherwise: The BBT Points debate doesn't matter that much to me. So, I'm sorry if I may have seemed flippant in some of my responses, because ultimately, it really shouldn't be a point of contention. I do believe, however, that it will be impossible to come up with a system that everyone will appreciate, so any changes to the point system for the BBTwo (I refuse to believe that there won't be a BBTwo) will likely be met by another slew of critical posts and comments. That's the pitfall of these massive events, but in the end, I'm just glad we have them. I know for me, the BBT got me to play more of the blogger tournaments, which in and of itself is nothing great, save for the fact that it got me to spend more time with the blogger community, something that is crucial for the longtime survival of the friendships I have made through this blog, this blog itself and the poker blogging community as a whole.

Now onto brighter things. I haven't mentioned it here, mostly because I'm merely going to be a guest at the soiree, but in one week, I'll be in beautiful Oklahoma, drinking Keystone Light and slinging cards with a smattering of poker bloggers. For all of the details, I suggest you check out GCox's blog, as he is hosting and doing a fine job at that.

I have had occassion in the past couple of weeks to mention my Oklahoma trip, and I usually get one reaction..."Why Oklahoma?" Depending on the person, I'll give a variety of answers: "I've got a friend who lives there." (the most accurate, yet least detailed explanation) "To play poker" (for fellow poker degenerates who don't know or think highly of the blog/blogging) "To hang out with a bunch of fellow poker bloggers" (to those in the know).

I really don't know what to expect of Oklahoma, but I know I'll be in good hands. I leave in the ass crack of dawn on Friday, arriving in OKC after a layover in Chicago at 10:30 am. From there, we will be heading to G's lakehouse, more accurately a trailed by the lake. Interestingly, being a jew boy from NY, I don't think I've ever been in a trailer overnight before, and I'm looking forward to the experience. It isn't so much the trailer aspect as it is the lake itself. I'm not much of a nature guy, but its more due to availability than temperment. I can think of nothing finer right now than sitting lakeside drinking beer and enjoying the summer breeze.

On Saturday, we'll return to GCox's actual home for a poker tournament. Really, though, I'm excited about three letters, B, B and Q. In NY, BBQ is okay. But I LOVE BBQ, so I'm really looking forward to some authentic Southern cooking. Oh, and the poker.

Sadly, Monday, I have to catch a 7:30 am flight back to NYC. At least I'll be back in time to sleep off the weekend. I don't see me getting much sleep at all. Over/under for Friday to Sunday's flight, 8 hours of sleep total. 4 and 4 will do just fine. I may even have to take the Under.

Meanwhile, I have a week to go before any of this happens. Bloody torture. Ah hell, I've lost steam in this post. The point is, Okie Vegas, man! I couldn't be more excited.

Until next time, make mine poker!

posted by Jordan @ 12:16 PM,


At 3:24 PM, Blogger DuggleBogey said...

Well if you're going to visit Oklahoma, I'd say July might possibly be the worst month of the year to see it. You're just not going to find a more brutally hot time to be there.

But as long as you're prepared for the stifling heat, I think you'll enjoy it, and there's no shortage of air conditioning, especially in casinos.


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