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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Big Ups

Raise your hand if you like the new banner. Everyone? Good.

Big thanks to DuggleBogey for not only creating it, but pimping my blog as well.

I think it looks fan-fuckin'-tastic. Thanks again, Duggle. You rule.


On the poker tip, Mistress Variance took me for a 190 mph ride on the Autobahn last night and wouldn't let me wear my seatbelt. Or my goggles and scarf.

The Titan balance is back to it's pitiful (and normal) place. I rebought 3 times at the .02/.04 tables. I've never done that before. THREE TIMES AT THE TWO CENT FOUR CENT TABLE!!!! WTF??? Usually, I'll sit down with my $5, turn it into something more, and walk away. Last night, I couldn't catch cards to save my life. When I did have a hand, I got it up the tush. No lube.

Hit trip Kings on the river (with AKo) against an uber aggressive opponent? Yep, he rivered his gutshot straight.

Make pot sized bets all the way down to the river with a set of 9's? Oh sure, monkeyfish will call that down with 52s (one spade on the flop) and river his flush.

It was that kind of night. I eked out a bit of profit at Noble, but losing $15 out of $24 at Titan was a real shitter. And yes, I know Titan and Noble are on the same network, but for some reason I win when I play at Noble. Probably just mental retardation.


In the real world, there is some breaking news. Smurfette is quitting her job. Yes, the same job that precipitated our move to Wisconsin. The job that was perfect for her. Great pay, same industry as her old job in the Cities, etc.

The only problem is that they're constantly, never endingly short-staffed and scheduling her to work 70 hours a week. And that's not including the 1.5 hour drive she has to make each way. She's only been there six weeks and she's burnt out. Plus she figured out that she's making less than $10/hour with all the hours she's putting in. They're taking her for a ride and it's got to end. NOW. The kids miss her desperately, and when she's home, she sleeps more than she plays with them.

The thing about Smurfette is that she's got this crazy Amish work ethic that doesn't stop. Ever. And part of her feels like she's a failure for leaving this job. This job that has totally taken advantage of her, kept her away from her family for literally days at a time, and treated her like she was basically making Nikes in a 420 degree factory in the Congo. Fuck that.

I think my brother-in-law Troy said it best:

"You can either think of yourself as a failure at your job, or a failure as a mother."

To quote the always under-appreciated Joey Lawrence: "Whoa!"

That makes almost TOO much sense. So...she's done. With my blessing.

Since I'm going to be sitting on an assload of commission as of this Friday, we can afford to step back and re-evaluate. Portage, WI may be out. Horicon or Mayville, WI may be in. I have a meeting in 3 hours with my old boss to discuss the terms of working straight commission. If we abandon the Portage idea and buy a house in Horicon, I will be 45 minutes NE of Madison, and 45 minutes NW of Milwaukee. It's almost perfect considering those are the two markets to which I'll be selling.

Ain't life fun??


Anonymous Anonymous said...

All bets are off, eh? Well, Savannah's really nice, with a rapid-growth hi-tech industry. Don't visit for about 10 weeks though. "Hotter than Georgia asphalt" is a cliche for a reason.

Oh, and it's chock FULL of crazy people. I'm off to the ER for another consult now - 20yo female, suicide attempt - took 30 over-the-counter sleeping pills. She's still alert, so if you need a sleep aid, get a Rx for Ambien or something. Hold out for the good stuff. Or try reading Sklansky. Do you see why?

There's a casino cruise twice a day, with poker, too. Otherwise, it's a two hour drive to the Jacksonville dogtrack/poker-room. That's the biggest downside.

Mr. P.

6/27/06, 10:36 AM  
Blogger Iakaris aka I.A.K. said...

Banner kicks ass...close second to mine...how bout these ol' school guys takin care of business for the new schoolers...nice Duggle nice.

When you get a chance check out my new NEW look...

6/27/06, 12:13 PM  
Blogger CarmenSinCity said...

I like your new banner!

6/27/06, 12:13 PM  
Blogger Wolverine Fan said...

Like your Banner! Duggle did my banner, too. (pokerandgolf.blogspot.com) I stole your opening about Poker trip taking you on the Autobahn but credited you for it. I had nearly identical experience with nearly same blind buy ins. Took quite a hit in my bank roll at Poker Stars.
Enjoy reading you.

6/27/06, 7:11 PM  
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6/27/06, 7:25 PM  
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6/28/06, 1:44 AM  
Blogger TripJax said...

Yeah, nice banner yo. And glad you like my Hoy idea...good lookin' out yo.

6/28/06, 3:15 PM  
Blogger StB said...

Banner is nice. I wonder if I can talk Duggle into making me one....

6/29/06, 10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enjoyed a lot!
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