Friday, September 16, 2005

Who Needs Table Image...

when you can't even get to the table.

A couple of my friends at work have a poker game about every three weeks. It is usually a NLHE single table tournament format. Most of the players are from here at work. From what I have heard, the game is pretty soft, although lately a couple of the players have been improving. I have been trying to get into this game since they started having them about a year ago.

The three obstacles in my way to this game are:

1. I live too far away from where the games are held. It would be about a 2 hour drive home (a little farther than work). This would leave me too tired for work the next day.

2. I have been blessed with small children and a working wife. To make it to this game, I would have to know about the game a schedule the time at least a week and a half in advance. Grouchy wife and kids are not something I like to deal with. Unfortunately, the game has no set night or schedule, and they announce it about a week in advance.

3. I talk poker with them at work and they know that I play online. Somehow they think that if you play online, you are good. I have always told them about my losing as well as my winning, so they did not get that from me.

So here is my game-plan to take out these obstacles:

1. Schedule the next day after the game off.

2. The kids are little older, so I will not need to give the wife as much warning. (But she gets to keep my soul)

3. Lie and tell the guys at work I am the worst player ever. (Not really much of a lie considering my play lately.)

I will let you know if it works.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005


I am not sure what to say here anymore. It has been so long. Finances and family health issues have kept me away from the tables, this blog, and important reading (See blogs on the right). The WV Table Game Bill seems to be dead in this special session. It was dead the week before the start.

Yesterday was the first night I had played online in quite some time. (That is if Yahoo Poker counts). I ended up for the session, but I did not play as well as I should have. I am playing there now. And I am still rusty as hell. Good thing I did not jump directly to Party, or I would be down and out.

I am going to try to ease back into this blogging thing. Hopefully I will be able to get here more than once or twice a month. I will shoot for 2 or 3 times a week... but don't hold me to it.

Hopefully someone still checks this every now and then.

I am working on a book review, a DVD review, some thoughts on Pokery Goodness, and some long overdue PIMPAGE!

Until I get back here...