I've been a busy beaver lately.
I had issues with my work phone which sent me into the office for two days. Oh the horror of working in an office. It's loud, it's noisy and it's distracting. But it was nice to see people.
I had two nice scores live on back to back weekends: 3rd and 5th. That made 4 final tables in 4 outings but only two cashes. On the week I limped to the final table and finished 10th, all hell broke loose when a club member was asked to leave for alleged cheating. I didn't see it myself so I'll hold to the old Lou Reed adage of "Believe none of what you hear and only half of what you see". I'm taking some of the winnings and using it for a buy-in at TROCK the day after Thanksgiving in their Deep Stack Series.
I was extremely happy with the outcome of the Election.
Snake5970 has a slim one game lead on me in our head to head death match. He took the lead last week for the first time all season. The Thursday nite games are killing me. Since I have to get my weekly picks in before i can study USA today's Friday section and look at the ESPN analysis, I feel hurried to make my pics.
I was rooting for Chino to take down the WSOP, Snake was rooting for Dennis Phillips. Snake came over to my house after spending all day in the woods and bagging his first deer of the season with bow and arrow. We ordered in Barbecue (no venison) and caught up and watched the final table. I of course already knew the outcome having spent most of November 9th following F-Train and Change100's excellent hand for hand coverage over on PokerNews, and the audio on Bluff. I woke up early Tuesday morning to see that Peter Eastgate had won (I couldn't help myself from looking). Snake hated the way Phillips played the Ak vs AQ hand and was disappointed in his overall play. I didn't know what the holdings were on that particular hand until the broadcast but remember reading it while following along on Pokernews (I hadnt pulled up the audio at that point) and agree 100%.
I did try to win a piece of Phillips in the final MDM tourney cashing for some cheese but no piece of him which required a top 100 finish. I had come close in my first MDM attempt trying to win a piece of Chino. From the sounds of it everyone had a piece of Chino!!!
The people who play the NLHE double or nothings on Pokerstars are the biggest nits. I still have not mastered winning a coinflip. And frankly if it becomes impossible to get money on and off online sites I will not shed a tear. I probably will sign up for one of those monthly fee sites like Bluff's for amusement and just play live. I have not played on Full Tilt since Waffles night back in October. I transferred all funds over to Stars and have been playing pretty much exclusively there or live.
I went out with BFF Kim Friday night. Vietnamese food to start and then Michael Franti & Spearhead concert for a girl's night out. Look for a post over on Coventry within the next day or so. Franti rocked the Palace theatre. It was my second time seeing him this year and he doesn't disappoint.
I went thru a ton of X-mas collectibles/ornaments/decorations I've acquired over the years and consigned them. Almost all of my Hallmark ornaments and all my Dept56 North Pole village accessories (I haven't decided to part with my buildings yet but they may go next weekend). I have no where to put the village up that would prevent Bailey from running amok thru it. And its just stuff I don't need. I've culled thru my vintage shiny brites and kept the good ones getting rid of the oddballs. I bought box lots of them on EBay or at garage sales and you get good with bad in a box.
I need the Dallas Cowboy's to win to draw even with Snake5970. He went against his team and picked the Redskins. He called me earlier for an update as he'd been holed up at a friends place since early Friday with no TV, internet or cellphone access. Saturday marked the first day of muzzleloading season so if you are a sportsman in Upstate NY Saturday was a holiday. Snake hunts on properties that are part of a consortium of landowners and hunters. The hunters not only hunt, they also actively monitor the deer population working with NYS DEC. Its sport but its also conservation. I know that sounds like a dichotomy but its true just ask Ted Nugent.