Sunday, April 01, 2012

Sunday/News Day -- Updates on Boring Stuff

Sadly, no great poker wisdom to share today. I played a long session at Harrah's Horseshoe Hammond yesterday. The table dynamics were interesting. For the first few hours, the table was tight, tight, tight. Of course, most of the premium hands I received therefore got little action. Later on the play got much looser, and I went from being down part of a buy-in to being up one. I lost a huge hand when I ran my K-K into A-A, but got others to pay off, like flopping the second nut flush and getting great value out of a set or two. Eventually I ran into a bad streak including some chasers who were rewarded despite having terrible odds to chase. Such is life.

While I like playing at The Shoe -- arguably the best poker room in the Midwest -- the two-hour plus drive there and back is a killer, particularly when the drive back takes place in the wee hours of the morning. Looks like I might have to think twice when I plan on going the next time.

With the poor economy, jobs have been really difficult to come by. However, my daughter got hired for a job she thinks she will really like -- part time at American Eagle. She had been searching for some time. I am sure that the clothing discount she will receive will be used more than a few times!

As for my work situation ... nothing. Everything has been too quiet. No news about what we are going to do for a supervisor. Either the big cheese has a secret plan she is getting ready to spring on us or she has done nothing. Either way, morale has continued to slip. Fortunately, work will pick up this week and for the next six weeks we will be too busy to worry much about it.

Wishing you a great week!


Blogger Cranky said...

Light - 2 hours+ each way is a drag. Any possibility of getting a good rate and staying overnight? I went to Foxwoods on Saturday and had a good session. Having so much fun there, I'm thinking about going regularly. Perhaps I'll rethink that plan after my first losing session. :-)

7:39 AM  
Blogger lightning36 said...

Cranky: Unfortunately, The Shoe is one of the Harrah's properties that does not have a hotel. Additionally, it is not located in a great area. I may have to limit my days playing there to ones when I visit my mother and brother, who live about an hour away.

As for Foxwoods -- keep going as long as you are having fun. I had a tremendous run at The Shoe but have been experiencing the bad side of variance lately. It is still a great place to play poker, however, as I imagine Foxwoods is.

8:33 AM  
Blogger Cranky said...

Bummer there's not a hotel connected to The Shoe. I assumed (and you know what that does) if it was a Harrah's, then it included a hotel.

Foxwoods is definitely a great poker room. It's huge, too. Much, much larger than the Bellagio, for instance.

My next trip will be a midweek foray. I'm curious to see if there's an appreciable difference in the makeup of the players there on a weekday versus weekend.

1:48 PM  
Blogger Memphis MOJO said...

I consider myself lucky to be so near casinos.

4:40 PM  

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