Saturday, September 02, 2006

Two quick thoughts...

"(Pacific Beach)...where the girls wonder if they're pretty enough and the guys wonder if they're drunk enough until later, when the guys tell the girls they're pretty and they girls tell the guys they're drunk and unprotected shafts spelunk apathetic mines." -Steve Caldes in San Diego City Beat bar review issue.

Such a visual description of an area. I read it and, having spent my fair share to time in this particular SD community, was instantly drawn back into the past 5 to 10 years of my life (pre Dear and Patient GF). If I'd known where I was going to be at this point in my life, I might have decided to do more spelunking than I did. That's not to say I've got dissatisfaction with DAPGF, rather with most of life. Life could be better right now, but at least things are starting to pick up. The job search is still going. I had two interviews last Thursday. The first one was for a job similar to what I've done in the past. Unfortunately they were looking for some technical experience that I don't have (soil compaction testing and other goofy civil engineering crap), so I'm not getting that one. The other one is for some government consulting work. I can't really go into a lot of detail, but it's a way cool opportunity. That interview seemed to go really well, and hopefully I'll hear back from them by the 12th or so. As always, think good thoughts people...I need it. I've also got an intervew coming up with another environmental consulting firm next Wednesday, and it sounds promising (I got a referral from somebody I know who already works for the company). I also turned down an interview for a project manager position managing the development of a terrorist training camp simulator at a military base out in the desert. The company was all ready to fly me up to the Bay area to interview, but I can't spend six months to a year living several hundred miles away from home and DAPGF, so I politely declined. If I was single, I would've jumped on it. The experience would've been hugely cool, and the money was stupid big. Logistically, it just wouldn't have worked. I guess now that the summer is ending, maybe companies are getting off their asses and starting to look at staffing for the upcoming year. Here's hoping...

I have come to hate getting pocket aces in freerolls, no matter what my position. In a freeroll, you just cannot push some yahoo off of a K8o, regardless of how much you bet. One tournament, 3rd hand, I wake up to AA in the SB. There's been 5 limpers, and having aces, I'm confident in my hand and don't want to scare everybody off...just the idiots with pocket pairs who might flop a set and fuck my world up. So I pop it to 140 to go (level 1, 10/20). The button shoves and I call, laughing as he flips over his Ks 8d. Flop comes down K rag rag with 2 diamonds. And yes he catches his runner runner, including my 3rd ace on the turn, to bust me. Another one that evening. Hand 1, I look down and find rockets in the BB. Now, I've partially learned my lesson of betting substantially to try and get the idiots out of a hand. At least if my aces get cracked, I want it to be by a legitimate hand. Someone with hiltons who flops a set or somebody playing AK picking up broadway. Unfortunately I'm still greedy and want some action, so I raise up the 4 limpers to 500 to go. Again, I get one caller (again, the button). Flop comes down J63 rainbow. I bet out 300 and butt(on) boy shoves. Because he limped preflop initially, I figured he didn't have wired paint or anything. Maybe a s00ted ace or something, and that he picked up TPTK or something. I call and he flips over J6 s0000ted, giving him 2 pair and cracking my aces for a 2nd time in one day! Any thoughts on how I play it the next time I get a monster? Shove preflop? Limp? Fold? Run and hide? I'm looking for some help people.

Enjoy your Labor Day holidays (or if you're in other parts of the world, enjoy the weekend. See ya out there.

2 comments:

River Driver said...

I don't see how spelunking could have many ways of improving your current situation...generally you don't get "hired" to do that sort of thing...

smokkee said...

i see the same kinda retarded play in Full Tilt's nightly 20k. when i get a big pocket pair early, i just poosh. sum donk will call and you just pray it holds.