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Friday, September 15, 2006

Gavin Smith on Philly SportsTalk 950 

I just got final word that Gavin will be on The Poker Show on SportsTalk 950 here in Philly Saturday night between 7 and 8pm talking about the Charity event and Bash at the Boathouse. If you happen to live in the area, please give a listen and tell your friends.

Thanks to Jim at Riverchasers, who has done a ton for us including providing all the equipment for the event, poker swag, and getting Gavin on the air to talk about everything.

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One more week... 

"You guys must have had a good time last night. We had to make an emergency liquor run this afternoon."
Boathouse management
Always encouraging words to hear from the bar bigwigs the next day after a bender. And this was after a Wednesday all-nighter, just image the empty liquor cabinets after the Bash.

It's coming quickly. This time next week I'll be sitting in front of the big specialty beer cooler at the Boathouse with Milwaukee Steve waiting for the bloggers to flood the place with their complacent degeneracy. I have an unofficial bet with the General Manager about the total number bottles of booze consumed from Thursday through Saturday. Just the hardstuff, I imagine if we included bottles of beer it would be through the roof. I won't tell you the over/under number we picked, I wouldn't want to bias your decision of whether or not to have that last half dozen Irish CarBombs.

The promo work continues on a non-stop basis even to the point where I'll be heading out for amateur night this evening to mingle with the masses. Hopefully it'll be the masses with great asses. The grenades I jump on for my friends just so they have a good time at our party. I may even end up in a bar tonight that only serves beer, no liquor. Another ring of hell for me but there will plenty of 'talent' there for me to try and pull to the Bash for everyone.

A quick story just to demonstrate how completely exhausted I've become. I work on the second floor of my building and made my way down to the first floor for a smoke break. My mind is equally tired and busy working Bash details through my skull. I finish my cowboy killer and make my way back upstairs. I made the turn down my hallway, passing a guy along the way who I ask "what the hell are you doing down here" as I walked along. Never saw his reaction but the hallway looks goofed up and I just think I'm going insane until I reach my office. Or where my office should be. Nothing but a printer. And a room number with a 4 in front of it.

Somewhere in the midst of my sleep walking/brain crunching, I managed to walk myself up 2 extra floors without even noticing. That's not an easy thing to forget when you're a fatass like myself.

I definitely need a break.

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Can someone please explain to me why, after 3 weeks, I still have Blue Oyster Cult - Godzilla stuck in my head. It's absolute torture. I guess that's better than the 2 months I had the horrendous version of War Pigs from the Dresden Dolls boring straight into my already fragile mind.

Nothing left to do except go NSFW All-in (cheers to Jerry)

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Updated list of who I have listed for the Bash, please let me know if I missed anyone.

Cheers.

Boy Genius
Dr. Pauly
Iggy
Gracie and Pablo
BadBlood
CJ aka Luckbox
Heather
Derek
StB
Drizz
Arne
Poker Wolf
Joaquin
Pii - Drowned at the River
Slb
Carter - Just wouldn't be the Bash without Carter.
brdweb
Falstaff
Joe Speaker - That's right ladies. Line up neatly starting at the bar
Veneno - Poker Poison
Katitude the Cheek Grabber
F-Train - Attempting to defend his drunken blogger Championship
Auntie Maudie!
Helixx - lives so close that he has no choice.
Brandon Schaefer - mastering the art of drunken poker one shot at a time
Tripjax
Jordan
SirWiffleWaffleHouse
SoxLover
Matt Maroon
KindBits
Nick Christie
Zeem Jr

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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Exhaustion, MeanGene in Aruba, and strip poker... 

"Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward."

Kurt Vonnegut
Not exactly an accurate phrase for my state of mind, but it makes me laugh. Real exhaustion is starting to kick in at the moment. While most of you were sleeping, I was sitting in a dark office trying to hold off the barbarians at the gates. The new(ish) job has it's benefits but definitely has some downsides.

Like the occasional rolling into work at 3am. Watching the sunrise from a conference room is severely disturbing, especially on the kind of sleep schedule my body is used to. I had to struggle to get asleep early enough to be somewhat coherent yet found my self staring at the clock until well after midnight. That's about two hours of sleep, my friends, before the rude ass alarm went off. The fact that my cell phone wasn't slammed into the wall at 2:30 is a testament of some kind to my self control.

Another testament of my self control shows up when I'm sitting at the bar. Booze > self control.

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I had a mixed reaction to the MeanGene email I received yesterday and from his last post. Nearly a week from the Bash and we have one of the big guys drop out. But I guess I can stop being selfish and start being envious as he may finally get his chance to woo (woo?) the lovely and talented Isabelle while he covers the UltimateBet tournament in Aruba.

But really, it's hard to not be very happy for Gene. This is a great opportunity for him and he's been overlooked far too long by the 'mainstream' poker media. Whatever the hell 'mainstream' amounts to.

Good luck Gene!

I guess it's really too late to try and convince Mr. Decker to make the trip...

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Random pic from Shumpy. Anyone up for some strip pokah?



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"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

"Just the omission of Jane Austen's books alone would make a fairly good library out of a library that hadn't a book in it."
Mark Twain
Just because these quotes made me laugh also.

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Updated list of who I have listed for the Bash, please let me know if I missed anyone. Cheers.

Boy Genius
Dr. Pauly
Iggy
Gracie and Pablo
BadBlood
CJ aka Luckbox
Heather
Derek
StB
Drizz
Arne
Poker Wolf
Joaquin
Pii - Drowned at the River
Slb
Carter - Just wouldn't be the Bash without Carter.
brdweb
Falstaff
Joe Speaker - That's right ladies. Line up neatly starting at the bar
Veneno - Poker Poison
Katitude the Cheek Grabber
F-Train - Attempting to defend his drunken blogger Championship
Auntie Maudie!
Helixx - lives so close that he has no choice.
Brandon Schaefer - mastering the art of drunken poker one shot at a time
Tripjax
Jordan
SirWiffleWaffleHouse
SoxLover
Matt Maroon
KindBits
Nick Christie
Zeem Jr.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Guess who's back? 

"C.C. Brown, Texans safety, bit on a Donovan McNabb playfake like Marv Albert on an old woman's titty."

Deadspin
That quote cracked me up. Not a bad way to kick off the NFL season being a game up on the entire NFC East. Odds of it staying that way for very long.... eh, we'll see.

Long time no talk, my friends. Not that I haven't been writing. For certainly in the last week I have written more useless words upon the lifeless white screen of MS Word. Words that will never be read by anyone over a middle school education as they try to follow simple little commands to build the next generation of remarkable applications and servers.

This is what I've been reduced to, a two bit tech doc writer for stuff that morons will build and secretary's could write. Not that I'm ragging on secretaries. I hear they taste just like chicken. Word after endless word, bullet points and ctrl-c ctrl-v more times than I ever thought possible.

The road to hell, my dear readers, is paved with the piles of paper required to show one moron how to build one server.

Who's a rock star!?

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Yesterday I wasn't going to write anything even if I had the time. The day itself is still too fresh and I preferred to spend in reflecting instead of genuflecting. Cheers to my friends in the NYC and everyone personally affected.

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Football was a nice diversion. Hit the bar at 11:30 in the AM and didn't roll out until well after midnight. That'll warp your reality. Unfortunately we were only able to watch 3 of the early games.

- Welcome Donte to the Eagles. Did you see that crazy TD celebration!? Holy shit. Took a knee and gave the ball to the ref. Also, we can't afford to have Westbrook hurt, so why not have him return kicks also. Brilliant.

- I swear to christ I thought that Trent Green was dead. I even texted CJ at the Eagles game assuming Green was a veggie. Somebody is going to get a call from the commish.

- Brady looked horrible at times, Maroney runs like he's angry. I like that. Buffalo should hang their heads. They had the Pats dead.

I only watched the Cowboys game during the afternoon. The Green Bay game was an abortion and I was having way too much fun texting Steve the gory details since he couldn't get the Cowboy's game at his location. Shouldn't every bar be required to purchase the NFL Sunday Ticket for their dedicated patrons?

"Ya look really good in blue, ya fag!" What a lovely quote coming out of such a cute little person. That was Melinda giving her fashion commentary to T.O. during the Cowboys game. And I promised her a quote in the blog because I'm just that kind of geek.

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The Bash plans are moving along. I'm going to be sending out an email to those who have confirmed they are coming. Look for it shortly, if you don't get one, let me know. We have several 'below the radar' events occurring so you'll want to be included.

Here's who I have so far, please let me know if I missed anyone. (By the way, just wait until you see the DJ).

Boy Genius
Dr. Pauly
Iggy
Gracie and Pablo
BadBlood
CJ aka Luckbox
Heather
MeanGene has no choice
Derek
StB
Drizz
Arne
Poker Wolf
Joaquin
Pii - Drowned at the River
Slb
Carter - Just wouldn't be the Bash without Carter.
brdweb
Falstaff
Joe Speaker - That's right ladies. Line up neatly starting at the bar
Veneno - Poker Poison
Katitude the Cheek Grabber
F-Train - Attempting to defend his drunken blogger Championship
Auntie Maudie!
Helixx - lives so close that he has no choice.
Brandon Schaefer - mastering the art of drunken poker one shot at a time
Tripjax
Jordan
SirWiffleWaffleHouse
SoxLover
Matt Maroon
KindBits

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