Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Know when to walk away, know when to run

Yeah yeah I tried $2/$4 at UB last night again, and was doing pretty well until I decided Jack high was a good hand vs. someone I knew was a calling station (cue Ellix Powers tape from the WSOP). Dumb plays and some cold cards (with the exception of a couple of nice boats) netted me a loss last night. Also there were two guys acting like they were from the "Crew" last night on my usual $1/$2 table. If it was, they sure like poker I'll give them that. It sounded like the gamers I used to play with. Constant replays of hands, updates of how they were doing in tourneys, etc...

I was in a sleep induced tilt for most of the night though and lost $60. The only bright spot was gaining 12BBs @ The Gaming Club for the OIC. For some reason after that lost I fired up PokerNow and lost out quickly in a Omaha 8 SnG by betting like one of those "Real Men of Genius" Bud Light commericals. Today we salute you Mr. I Can't Fold A Stupid High Pocket Pair in Omaha.... I blame Brett Favre and the Cheeseheads decent win over the Rams for the tilting last night. I know he played in his 200th straight game (which is remarkable), but LET MY VIKES WIN THE DIVISION DAMNIT.

At least I won my two parlay bets this weekend to soften the blow of my horrendous play at UB. HE CALLED ME WITH JACK HIGH HAHAHAHAHAHA. Sigh.

6 days till I meet with the attorneys to try to fix the legal mess of my work comp case. I have no idea what's going to happen but I'm glad its coming to a resolution. I was hit in the head with a sign in the office about 4 years ago. As a result I have seizure like reactions to bright/blinking lights and stroke-like weakness in my left limbs. The problem lie within no medical back up to the problem, the neurologists can't figure what is causing it, so I'm caught between what I live with on a daily basis and what can be proved by tests. I just hope this whole mess gets resolved. I didn't need more handicaps (I'm hearing impaired as well) but life happens, somedays you're the dog and somedays you're the hydrant. Luck for me I got a very supportive wife who's stuck with me during these tough times, and a cute 15 month old who's taken over the house but in a good way.


AlCantHang said...

My rule of thumb with O8....

Don't play drunk (yeah right)
and don't play distracted (damned football)

I'm really starting to hate O8

Unknown said...

I like O8 for the fact that you'll get 8 people with no clue on how to play at every table. But with so many draws you have to wait for nothing less then the nuts to win.

I'll try playing drunk next time :P