Friday, June 23, 2006

Wo, Oh, What I want to know, Where does the time Go??

It's not quite time to break out into song. I'll reserve that for my Phil & Friends concert (with Trey and Mike G too!!) coming up at SPAC on July 2nd with Kim. Rather, Im wondering where the hell spring and early summer went to. I've been very remiss about updating my blog, to the chagrin of my small but loyal base of online readers who have chided me on the virtual felt to get my ass in gear and write. Little do they no that IG is really hard at work on the Great American Novel. LOL. No Great American Novel for IG.. My writing would go more towards the genre of Chick Lit which I have a fondness/weakness for and would probably be able to pull off sucessfully without plagarizing as one young Harvard student found out the hard way. I can be the Online poker worlds Bridget Jones.

May turned into a rainfest. At one point we had 12 out of 13 days with precipitation. Unreal. June hasnt been much better. I rattled off this statistic to Jayke in one of our phone convos and said that I was about to have a religious experience and build an ark... Not exactly the type of Religious epiphany I am hoping to have... Anyway the weather is just making me really cranky and dreaming of the Promised Land (Oh now, another GD song comes to mind). Im ready to pack my bags and move to Vegas. When I get there I will be the gal with Mayonnaise legs wearing SPF 48 and a floppy hat to avoid mature wrinkles. Hell, Im a forty something so they are no longer pre-mature!!

Coupled with my crankiness from lack of sunlight, getting cheap airfare to Vegas was an ordeal for me. There was none to be found unless I wanted to turn this into a marathon journey. Originally, the idea was for me to fly into Chicago, perhaps spend a day there with Jayke and then the two of us would fly out to Vegas on July 9th in time for the Poker Cartel meet and greet Sunday night. Oh the best laid plans of mice and men. Did I mention that Jayke is on the Golf course 24/7 between lessons, working outings etc etc? Did I mention that Albany International(!!!???!!!) is not really a major airport and that there are no cheap flights out of here??? As I logged onto Southwest Airlines and saw the promo fares, fun fares, advance fare etc availablity disappear before my eyes I about went into convulsions. Plus Jayke hadnt been on IM nor did he answer my emails to firm up what the heck we were doing. Finally, I left a message on his cell to call me asap or I was pulling the plug on the July trip and I would go with my buddy Caffeine during the Main Event. After midnight on an early day in June we successfully figured out travel arrangements with me sitting at the computer sans contacts or glasses and Jayke driving home from work on the interstate with trucks whizzing by before he got stuck in a major traffic jam because of construction. Did I mention, I was PMSing during this time too. When IG gets like that she can turn into Regan in the Exorcist. Yes my head does rotate 360 degrees!!!

So, now we are flying into Vegas on July 8th me connecting thru Midway where I change planes and Jayke gets on, that is if I can get the clubs out of his hands and him on the plane. To say I am excited is an understatement. A whole bunch of our online pals will be there and it is going to be one hell of a good time. SO conjuring up my fav show 24, I will say Vegas is in T15 days.

No WSOP events for me this year, I really feel I need more live play before ponying up $1000 for a buyin. I didnt have time to try to many satellites. My schedule changed at work to where I work 4-9 hour days Monday thru Thursday 9:30 AM to 7 PM and a 4 hour day on Friday 9:30AM to 1:30PM. This has eaten into my midweek playing. Frankly, I just cant get home at 7:30 PM EST and jump feet first into a tournament. So, I check out the mail both snail and email (usually 80+ await me), feed and play with Bailey for a bit. And play one of my league games be it a freeroll or small buy-in.

Instead, I want to do and see all the tourista Sin City things... See the Bellagio Fountains (which Ive heard are very romantic), the Siren/Pirate battle where we are staying at TI, The gondola ride at the Venetian, The Volcano exploding at the Mirage, Fremont Street Experience. Hit the Big mall right near TI. Maybe play some par 3 golf or mini golf and either impress Jayke with my skill or embaress him with my lack there of so that I am relegated to caddy. And goal number one.. not over eat at Vegas Buffets!! No chance of that. I've lost a bit of weight to where I can just fit in my Wetsuit, but I am still not at Marathon weight. I still have my curves and that makes me happy.. I will give Credit much like Anna Nicole Smith to...........TRIM SPA BABY!!! And lots of Green Tea. I mentioned, to my cruisemates and running partners Eileen and Karen, in early June when we were planning to meet for lunch, that I was at triathlon weight and would hopefully be at running weight when I saw them (which was today and goal not reached yet) and by Vegas I would look like Nicole Richie because of the stress of planning this trip.

Time for IG to get her beauty rest. And I bid you Goodnite.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

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