Merde Merde Merde!! (French for shit)
I'm pretty sure I moved into 1st place in my live league with my fourth place finish last nite. I only was out of first by a few points and Wild Bill aka Pappy didn't make it to the Final table. Neither did Lex one of my closest competitors, Zoe had a sub who did have a final table finish but it was behind me and shes another of my closest competitors. I've only missed the final table once (last week) and we can drop our lowest 5 scores in the 25 week season. Still along way to go as we are only 1/3 of the way thru it.
I made a brilliant laydown after a questionable feeler bet on a 3 heart KQJ board which two paired my KQos. I bet $1200. Got a call from Norm who should be nicknamed Craphandhere, Zack pushed all in. I thought about calling. He likes his connectors but I didn't think he had the flush and I didn't think he had flopped an offsuit Broadway or K high straight with 9Tos, as I believe he checked his option in the BB when I limped. I looked him square in the eye and asked him how big his flush was. He was out of his seat and said "Pretty big" but when he broke eye contact with me and immediately sat down I knew I had him. But Norm was left to act... He will play any paint card, ace rag etc. Haven't figured out if he knows what the hell hes doing and is smarter then he appears or if is just a country bumpkin who gets lucky. He is the king of the limp and min-raise. He is so slow he irritates me and I go into Alpha Bitch mode. I should be nice to him as he kind of fawns on me and told me he wants me to wear my Hounds tooth Fedora again. And hes paid me off. But I tend not to play that game with men I find annoying as hell. Anyway I knew Craphandhere was yet to act. He had both Zack and I out chipped so I laid it down. Pissed at myself for betting into a heart board. Anyway Norm makes the call with one heart the Ace and a 5 and no piece of the board and rivers a heart to bust Zack who had KQos too. Twin brother, Van applauded my astute deduction that I would be sucked out on. Silo thought I was crazy for leading out into a flush board but I needed to see where I stood with my two pair.
Anyway I got no action on my big hands ever (AA once and KK twice) I started jamming limpers on my blind once we were down to 6. Tracy was down to her last $200 and was all in on her sb without even being able to post it in full and managed to get doubled up by the others at the table (not I). HEE HAW. Anyway she wound up winning some hands to move in front of me by about $2000 chips. I jammed into her BB with QJos from the button 4 way after Doug folded.. Fold from Steve. Tracy who was stone cold sober last nite thinks and thinks and thinks (she takes forever when shes loopy too!!) . I go into a trance sitting as still as a stone... She says.. Screw it I call. A7 with at least one diamond maybe two. Flop puts out another diamond or two but gives me a Jack with a ten and a blank.. Ive got top pair... turn Q of diamonds so she has a four flush and I two pair. Silo states Lori has to dodge a diamond or a K and she doubles thru (and Tracy would have been left with about $2000) but the diamond comes and I go out feeling so frustrated I wanted to kick over the table. I just stood there in disbelief once again.
Snake had left after the cash game wound down as he to be up early for the start of Rifle/Muzzle season here in lovely Upstate NY. He missed my exit but wanted me to email him with my results. I was going to cell phone him this AM but reception in the Cambridge area is crappy sometimes if not all the time. (Ive chatted with him before on the cell when hes been hunkered down in a tree stand). Doug had us cracking up when he jumped up out of his seat and like a kid in a candy store said to Norm after Norm busted 6th..." Norm pick me up in a few hours its Guns in the Southern Zone and I can shoot anything".
Anyway looks like I'll miss the big game.... I cant move money from stars onto Full tilt thru epassporte since I used Neteller and Western Union to deposit onto stars and they only let you cash out thru check or how you deposited (and we know Neteller isn't available). Snake tried to earn me a token Friday and missed. I offered to help my dad (who is recovering from his hernia surgery nicely but sorely) rake leaves and gets some bags of rock salt and probably wont be able to move after that. I only have about $45 left on Full Tilt ( I only moved $112 from Absolute and two noncashes in the Hoy and failed token attempts have taken their toll) and will have to wait till I can reload out of my checking account onto Epassporte which takes 10 days. Ill hold onto the funds for the Mookie and MATH and riverchasers.
And to all those bloggers including LJ and Waffles and Sham who want me to call in sick and come to Vegas, We dont get sick time at my company. We get a PTO bank (Paid time off) of 23 days up till 10 years to use as we want. That's our sick, personal and vacation time rolled into one enchilada. Im rarely if ever sick so I get to use it all as vacation or for appointments etc (Ive had to take both parents to surgeries/ procedures this year and used up some of my time for that as my sister is in Connecticut). Next year I get 28 days as I had my ten year anniversary in October. I'm down to scraps for time that I have to keep for the end of the year. Time off without pay is not an option its an attendance occurrence and is frowned upon big time. So you folks will just have to get along nicely without me until next year. I definitely will be in Vegas come June/July.
Back to cleaning and preparing my Thanksgiving menu. Chef LorEEEEEE is in the house (said with French accent for Snake who wont read this till December when he comes out of the woods and by that time will forget why I am/was speaking in a French accent to him). Oh Lordy Starbucks is calling me... Peppermint Mocha. Peppermint Mocha, Peppermint Mocha.