Monday, November 09, 2015

A Little Catch Up Time

Sometimes life just seems to get more and more hectic. It is hard to believe that I was in Las Vegas just a month ago. It seems more like a year.

I have made an effort to play poker on the weekends. I have headed to the closest room -- the Par-A-Dice riverboat casino in East Peoria, IL -- the past three weekends. The first two sessions went well and I ended up with nice wins. This past Saturday, however, I ended up on the losing side of the ledger. cokeboy99 was able to meet me at the boat, and together we were hoping to rip through the mostly weak players there. However, an extended run of poor starting cards and missed draws ended up making my session a loser. Fortunately it was not that big of a loss, but it did wipe out some of my winnings from the week before.

My wife just got back home from visiting her best friend in Scottsdale, AZ. Meanwhile, I had puppy duty. Yep -- I spent part of the past week cleaning up dog piss and picking up dog poop. And you thought that YOU led an exciting life!

Work has been extremely busy. My department is now down two full-time workers right before our busiest time of the year. To make things worse, Illinois legislators and the governor are locked in a budget battle. We still do not have a state budget, and the state has suspended paying most of its bills. Even the state lottery winners are currently getting screwed. What a mess of a state.

I am hoping to watch more of the WSOP final table action this week, but man -- watching everyone take so long to make decisions last night has made for terrible, boring viewing. It almost makes me wish that stealthmunk made the final table. At least there would be a bit more entertainment value.

I can't believe that November is already almost 1/3 over. Soon it will be Thanksgiving, then Christmas. Geez- time does fly sometimes.

I hope to make it back to Las Vegas in January or February. One of these days, however, I am going to take an eastern trip -- maybe Atlantic City and Baltimore?

I hope your week goes well. Thanks for dropping by for these random ramblings.


Blogger angerisagift said...

poker is rigged LOL

6:57 PM  
Blogger Cranky said...

light - if you do go east, why not try out CT?

The wife and I are pretty much set on a Las Vegas trip in late April. Since we need 2 rooms - we're bringing her aide with us to help out - I'm trying to find good but inexpensive hotel rooms on the strip in a Harrahs/Caesars property. We love the Paris. What are your thoughts on Ballys and the LINQ?

7:33 AM  
Blogger KenP said...

Dave has a nice holiday in Yellowstone while you lose a buyin in East Peoria. The world just isn't fair.

Last I heard, Illinois is changing its name to Madigan.

9:48 AM  
Blogger Memphis MOJO said...

Catch up, ketchup, lol good one.

9:56 AM  
Blogger lightning36 said...

@Ken P -- I might be getting desperate enough to become a hoosier.

@cranky -- I thought about CT. I have never been east much, so I have to look at maps to see how close/far away cities really are. As for Caesars properties on the strip --- I have always loved Bally's. Great location, room, price and poker combination. PPP doesn't like the new tower because of the late-night noise. I have only stayed in Paris once or twice but liked it. I think Harrah's is dumpy and have never stayed in Flamingo much. I have now stayed in The LINQ a couple times and think it is a tremendous bargain for price, location, restaurants/bars and refurbished rooms.

11:20 AM  
Blogger angerisagift said...

u loss???? so u burn the place down ,right???

8:18 PM  
Blogger Cranky said...

Light - thanks for your info on Bally's and the LINQ. I like how close the LINQ is to Caesar's, the Mirage and the Venetian. Maybe we'll give that a try -- the rates there are much cheaper than Paris or Bally's.

9:37 PM  

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