My first week of playing $1/$2 have been that of riding very low only to catch a nice pot or two before closing up shop for the night. It would be nice to catch a nut flush/boat earlier in the night so I don't feel like I'm playing catch-up for the rest of the night.
In the morning I played for 2 hours ended up -3.5 BB on two tables. I got a little tilty after my top two got runner-runner flushed and two hands later my flopped trips got.... runner-runner flushed. Sigh.
But, I fired up the computer for a quick evening session and caught AsQs in MP and lo and behold its family pot time! 7 people see a pre-flop raise. Two beautiful spades on the flop gave me more then enough odds to draw out for my nut flush. 5 people stayed in for the turn and a 3 spade!!! A bet from the BB, call from UTG, a raise from UTG + 1, and of course a re-raise from me (slow play? maybe, but not after this mornings suckouts) BB calls my re-raise as does the UTG + 1. The river paired the board, and I felt like throwing my monitor to Canada, but... the BB checked and UTG + 1 checked, set up for a check-raise? Being the chicken-little I am I checked it down and BB turns over 99 for two pair (WTF??), UTG + 1 had KsJs, and I take down a 18BB pot!! YEAH!
I took my little profit and stuffed it into a $11 SnG (I know, I know) but I played Omaha hi/low which I've been consistantly ITM. And I won!! At 1 hour 45 minutes it had to be the longest SnG I've ever played. Mostly decent players, only one manaical jerk-off who spammed chat and finished 10th. But being down to T600 and beating the chip leader who had T6000+ most of the time rocked!
I also checked out Stars with my remaining $7.50 and played in a $5SnG PL Omaha. Its amazing how many people are out so quickly in these games. I finished 3rd mostly from folding like the Cardinals in the World Series (sorry Cards fans). I might go back and try again since I now have 2 $5 SnG buy-ins and try to make that little $7.50 into something like steak dinner or something.