An Evening With Gotye - Quick Report
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Happy Birthday Josie!
When Josie comes home
She's the pride of the neighborhood
She's the raw flame
The live wire
She prays like a Roman
With her eyes on fire
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
My Day at Comic Con Chicago
My last post featured a picture of the cartoon character my daughter attempted to emulate -- Sollux Captor:
Before we entered into the actual convention area, we scoped out the famous autos in the outer area:
Pretty soon I was in geek heaven.
I discovered quite an appreciation for women dressed up like super heroes -- especially when the costumes included leather, spandex, and lots of boobage!
There were celebrities there, of course. You could get autographs, pictures ... if you were willing to shell out around $40-60 per. This guy -- no way! However, I was able to get past the volunteer nazis to snap a few freebies.
Here is the answer:
My daughter met some friends who follow the same cartoon she does. They hung out together for most of the afternoon.
So yes, it was an interesting afternoon. My daughter had a great time, which was the most important. As for me ... I am still thinking about the leather and spandex. But ... it is time for a "peace - out" from my daughter before I start talking about Stan Lee, Tom Felton, Norman Reedus, the Bella Twins, ...
Saturday, August 11, 2012
My youngest daughter desperately wanted to go to this, so I agreed to take her some time ago. She plans to attend in costume, which includes a wig ordered on ebay -- all the way from China! She is dressing up like this character ...
I will definitely have to take a picture of her tomorrow and post it in a subsequent blog post.
There will be all kinds of comic, television, and movie celebrities appearing. I hope to see Lauren Holly in person. But pay $40 for a photo op -- no thanks! Maybe I can teach William Shattner how to properly navigate a spaceship, give Stan Lee pointers on comics, or teach Luke Perry what teenagers were really like in the 1990's. This should be interesting.
Sunday, August 05, 2012
Next Las Vegas Trip Set
Of course, a place a little more my style is usually where I would get a steak if I were in Las Vegas. Maybe a trip to this here is in order?
Aside from having some pretty good cheap steaks, Ellis Island has excellent mashed potatoes. Is anyone a mashed potatoes fan? Anyone? Bueller?
I did talk with one blogger about doing this on my next trip to Las Vegas.
Will it happen? Dunno. But it will be fun if it does.
And ... to end the week, a little music -- a concert by a guy who used to be a student of the King of Komps:
Home Game Results
The home game provided an interesting evening of play. Azi, the only woman at the table, was all in for two of the first three hands! Azi is smart and a very good player and immediately started building a castle of chips that would be in front of her for the entire evening. My regular home game friends were warned that the games would be loose and aggressive, but I think they were shocked at the extent of it. Three of the four lost money -- one or more buy ins. Azi made $100 on the night and Alireza, usually a guy giving away some money, caught some great cards including a few killer rivers and ended up over $200! Not bad for a little $.05/.10 action! I received crappy cards until the final hour of play and ended up losing a little bit. One of the smart remarks of the night was how nice it was of me to host this game where I watched everyone play!
It will be interesting to hear the feedback of the regular home game players who got taken to the cleaners. I am sure that I will get an earful at my softball game tomorrow evening.
Saturday, August 04, 2012
Hosting a Mixed Home Game Tonight
Tonight should be a fun and interesting night. Ala George Costanza: "Worlds collide." I am hosting a poker game at my house tonight and have invited guys from my "regular" home game along with people from my "international" home game. The regular home game guys have not played in many months and are happy to play. The international people play at least two times a week. It will be Chris, Steve, Mike and Bob mixing it up with Azi, Mohammad, Amir, Alireza and Sandeep. I have already warned the regular crew that the international people are pretty aggressive with pots sometimes exceeding $100 in a $.05/.10 NL game.
I know that a handful of bloggers are having a blast at Okie-Vegas this weekend. I am expecting a dial-a-shot call from Instant Tragedy as he and a bunch of other degens are putting a hurt on the Keystone Light supply in Oklahoma. I hope the call comes during my home game tonight.
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Just Like Old Times?
Ahhh ... a win against bloggers is always good! MiamiDon tried to get Very Josie to agree to provide some dirty chat to the winner. Hmmm ... I think I'll just take the 1,998 play dollars instead ...