Monday, March 26, 2007

It was a good weekend...

Sez me…

I see by my StatCounter statistics that traffic has pretty much died off here at Teh Randomness, which I’m not happy about. The big hurt was the troubles over the summer and fall of 2006. Being laid off really sucks and kills any motivation one might have. That being said, my new job (which I love, BTW) doesn’t make it easy to keep up my posting/lurking/commenting schedule as before. When the CEO/Owner of the joint sends out a company-wide email saying that personal intar-webby use is verboten, AND that our corporate IT-nazis have managed to install IP tracking software on all of our machines over our intranet, it really cuts down on the desire to spend a bunch of time with Blogger open. I am trying my first post via email, so if this works, I can at least keep posting my worthless thoughts for the few of you who still lurk or subscribe. Also, I’m trying to set aside more brogging time, time to read what you degenerates are saying and offer my worthless comments. Basically to let you all know that I’m alive and still here. Finally, my computer seems to have died. After replacing the power supply in a slim hope that it was the problem, I’ve determined that my motherboard is probably fried. Big. Fucking. Meh. So posting and lurking have been really cut down, I can’t access my iTunes and music library (can’t install anything on the work laptop without IT overlord approval), all of my pics are stuck in hard drive hell (was getting ready to move everything to Flickr)…generally it’s a big pain in the ass. At least I’ve got the Stars and Tilt clients installed on a thumb drive, so I can still play a bit of pokah…

On that note, online poker has been a mixed bag. Every step forward gives me two back. The Tilt account has been decimated, and the Stars is hanging by a thread. After I do something about my computer, I’ll probably buy an All Access Visa debit card and reload Tilt. Still, I’ve been holding my own. The micro-buy in 18 player NLHE sngs and the 3.40 10 player PLO8 sngs have been my thing, and I’ve been playing well enough to hit the bubble most times. All I can do is keep grinding.

Live poker, on the other hand, seemed to be working for me. The Tres Sombreros home game has been on hiatus for a while. We had a few people get bounced out of the gang due to some outside influences, and our house with the kegerator has been unavailable due to Gato becoming a father. So Gato, Troll, and myself decided to head up to Pechanga on Saturday to get our poker on. Given family budget issues, we decided to keep it somewhat light and play the 40/80 NLHE table. My play wasn’t spectacular, but I left the table up. At one point I was up by about a buy-in, after dragging a huge pot when some poor schlub rivered a straight against my boat. When all was said and done, I cashed out up by a half buy in. I know that’s nowhere near the levels of Miami Don or Pauly, but considering my live casino play is at most a couple of times per year, I’ll take it. The poker room there is very nice…plasmas with basketball recaps and CSI on, and right outside the room was the line for their nightclub, Silk. Those of you who know So Cal (Speaker, Change, Smokkee, Veneno, etc.), know that the Inland Empire is the poor stepchild to metro So Cal. Think Stateline/Primm Nevada vs. Las Vegas. Still, Silk has apparently become the hot spot for the Temecula Valley, and the talent that was standing in line was impressive. I saw more ass cheek hanging out the bottom of tight-ass short dresses than I really should have. So while I’m standing in line for a couple of beers, this much older, rode hard and put away wet type of woman drags her boobs across my arm. If I’m going to cheat on DAPGF (which I’m not), I’m at least going to do it with someone who is hot! Gato and Troll were sitting at the table watching me, laughing their asses off. When I finally got back, Gato said I should’ve taken her out to the parking lot. I told him that I wouldn’t have fucked her with HIS dick! So all in all it was a good night.

The rest of the weekend was pretty good, too. Basically spring cleaning, and I got a major task accomplished. I’m a pretty bad pack rat, and I’ve got several of those portable Rubbermaid file boxes full of old credit card statements, car service records, paystubs, etc. Or rather I HAD several of them. I managed to go thru everything and get rid of everything that wasn’t 2006 or 2007. Yes I had stuff going back to 2002, and I did keep all of the tax stuff as far back as I could find, but I cleared out so much crap that I was able to get everything into my desk drawer, where it actually belongs! W0000T!!!

Finally, mad props to Hoyazo. As you know he made the WSOP last year, only to get busted by Joe Hachem. He set out to win a buy in this year on Full Tilt, and last night he did it! He played one of the bracelet races with a $2k prize package, and with Smokkee and others railing, he pwned the fucking thing! Once again, that boy is en fuego and setting a really high bar. Congrats, amigo!



6 comments:

River Driver said...

It's OK. I don't think anyone visits me anymore, either. I don't have a counter, so I don't really know, but it just feels so *sniff* lonely.

Glad the poker is there. Glad you didn't get frisky with scary old lady at the casino (sounds like the scary old lady who hit on Barry from Carbon Leaf at their concert when they were here long long ago. Pretty funny). Glad you are getting the spring cleaning done. Ours is pretty much finished, between Mom and Dad's visit a couple weeks ago and the impending in-law visit this weekend. New rug, new curtains, new throw pillows, new accoutrements in guest bedroom...no money left. The usual.

Anyway, if it makes you feel any better, I still check your blogs on a daily basis. Actually, that might make you feel worse, because all your recent traffic might be...just me. Sorry.

CarmenSinCity said...

I still check out your blog too. Just write more often and everyone will come back.

Plus - you have to come to the Vegas in June for the blogger thing again!!

smokkee said...

pechanga RAWKS! that's the best vegas-type casino in SoCal.

i hope i get Hoy at my table in the WSOP so i can pull a Hachem 4-flush on his ass.

btw, short shirt ass cheeks are the shiznit.

BrainMc said...

Did I read that right, $40 and $80 blinds?

iamhoff said...

Brain,

Sorry for the confusion. The table was 1/2 NL, min buyin $40, max $80. I don't have the bank ACCOUNT, much less the bank roll to play blinds at $40/80!

BrainMc said...

Shows how much of a cash game newbie I am.