Thursday, August 07, 2014

Quickie Life Update

August is traditionally one of the busiest months for me work-wise. While some of you kiddies might have been playing around or on vacation, I have been fighting the good fight. Things will get even busier next week, but then hopefully begin to calm down as we get closer to Labor Day.

Last week, I made another trip to play poker at Par-A-Dice Casino in East Peoria, IL. Cokeboy99 and I arranged to meet there, so it was nice to feel like, for once, I was not totally one of the outsiders there. Cokeboy had a rough night (including getting one-outed by yours truly!), and mine came crashing to a halt after a marathon session.

I waited well over two hours before I got my first pocket pair! One hand with A-K (no help on the flop, of course, and eventually had to fold when my c-bet didn't chase anyone out) and a whole lot of crapola was all I got. My stack was somewhere in between +$150 and -$150 all night. On the final hand I played, I had A-Q and either raised or called a raise -- I don't recall. The flop was 9-A-Q. Relatively new player at the table (who impressed me as being a poor player) raised $25 and was called by a guy who lost earlier, took a break, then came back and had some success. I bumped it up to $100. The new player called, and the other player pushed all in. Only fearing a set of 9's but with less than $100 in front of me anyway, I of course called, as did the new guy. The guy who pushed all in had J-10 for an open-ended straight draw. I never saw what the new guy had (maybe A-9 or A-x?). The turn was an eight ... and no help on the river for poor lightning, who saw a pot of $500+ slip through his fingers.

My wife and I have recently been playing in a weekly trivia night sponsored by a local bar/pizza place. $1.50 PBR bottles and Miller Lite drafts and half price pizzas make for a great night. The first week we played we won two rounds (getting a $10 gift card for each) and finished a respectable 7th out of 19 teams. Not bad, considering we only had four people and the maximum is eight.

Softball-wise, I am having a great season playing in the senior league, where I am one of the young bucks. Heck, I even pinch run sometimes! My fielding has been the best it has been for many years, and my on base percentage (we count walks in with hits instead of using batting average) is .525 after going 5 for 5 this week. Shazam!

Oh -- and I'll leave with a funny work-related note. Yesterday I was in an important meeting with some work bigwigs -- Police Chief, Vice President, Director of Human Resources. I hadn't silenced my phone, so of course I heard my sound that indicated that two text messages were received. Then, the loud music to indicate an incoming call flooded the conference room. I looked down at my phone to see who was calling me. It was ... Tony Bigcharles! Talk about bad timing!

Time to return to work and earn that money that the fuels my exorbitant lifestyle of PBR and Chinese buffets.

Catch ya on the flip flop!


Blogger Pete P. Peters said...

I assume you excused yourself from said meeting and took Hero's call?

2:58 PM  
Blogger angerisagift said...

PED in senior softball?? the inner circle never sleeps. SWEET 1.50 PBR. this place in here in Greeley(Cables bar and grill) i think i told u on twitter 2 dollar pints on wednesday and sunday( like footbALL sunday). they got guinness/fat tire/blue moon ALL 4 TWO BUCKS. plus free wifi. iwonder were i will b following/crying over fantasy football???? also y r u meeting with the coppers ??? teacher/student sex scandal?? point shaving at the basketball games????/

3:28 PM  
Blogger Memphis MOJO said...

Then, the loud music to indicate an incoming call flooded the conference room. I looked down at my phone to see who was calling me. It was ... Tony Bigcharles!

If someone is a work, I usually text them and ask THEM to call ME.

3:37 PM  
Blogger ~Coach said...

You think you're going to be able to make it out here Labor Day Weekend?

4:31 PM  
Blogger balt999 said...

You can't get away from TBC, huh?? :)

6:20 PM  
Blogger angerisagift said...

oh plz tell me what the ringtone is 4 the TBC????? Beck( Loser),Static X(I'm with Stupid),or the Mcds Big Mac theme song????

6:25 PM  
Blogger angerisagift said...

@balt999 the inner circle CHAIRMAN is a 24/7 gig

6:57 PM  

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