Thursday, January 08, 2009

Blogfather, forgive me 

During the blogger gathering I made a deal with Iggy that I would post much more often than has been the case over the preceding months. I've not kept my word. Things have been going crazy round these parts with getting posts up on FTP, getting a proper ID, making future living arrangements and trying to figure out the next 5 steps ahead of time. On top of that I decided to run the Chris Ferguson Challenge and document on Full Tilt. That means I've been running close to 5 donkey-ass freerolls a day which will soul-suck you quicker than you'd believe. For the record, I am ahead of Ferguson's pace.

I've found myself smothered in alcohol fewer these last two weeks than normal but when I do it, I do it properly. I guess I'm taking the "moderation in moderation" thing a little too far. It seems I've caused a little disturbance in the local establishments this week that I can honestly tell you I don't recall. Disturbing the peace and destruction of property or some such nonsense. Me thinks I picked a good time to get the frack out of Dodge.

I've also spent very little time reading blogs recently with all the craziness going on around me. My apologies if I missed anything crucial, I'm sure my IM would be popping like crazy if anything needed my attention. I have heard there are some rumblings about me starting up another BBT. Those who are excited, rockin'. Those who are critical, ah well. This is poker, not tiddly winks. But I will say this before anything even kicks off. And Elisha Cuthbert below agrees with me.


Link dump for the ages (or January):

Dr. Pauly has his yearly retrospective up including a video -

The Tao of Poker: 2008 Year in Review, Part 1
The Tao of Poker: 2008 Year in Review, Part 2 - Includes every post from the 2008 WSoP
On the Road 2008: Tao of Pauly Year End Video - The first time in awhile I wasn't in the video

Derek has my favorite writeup of the 2008 Winter Gathering -
Las Vegas - December 2008 - Holiday Classic Recap

I'll be heading to the Borgata for at least part of the Borgata Winter Open 2009 ($3,000 buyin / $2,000,000 guarantee) and thought a video of Lacey Jones at the Water Club would add a nice touch.


Most everyone has seen this already and I've been lax in posting. VinNay has a friend who lost his home over the holidays and everything is gone. There is plenty you can still do to help.
A friend of mine, Jeff, has had an unfortunate Christmas. His home was destroyed by a fire on christmas morning and declared a total loss. Fortunately, he was not home at the time and no one was hurt, but he did lose his cat Maurice, along with all of his possessions. The fire was started in his tenants apartment, and quickly spread throughout the house. To make matters worse, he was just laid off from his long time manufacturing job.

Finally, the good doctor has the first edition of Truckin' up for the new year. Enjoy.

Truckin' - January 2008, Vol. 8, Issue 1

1. The Mollification the Foul Temptresses by Paul McGuire
The hookers at the Rio were a combination of famished vultures and parched vampires ready to pick apart any carcass. Any john. Any drunk. Anybody in their path. They were evil personified.... More

2. The Orchard by Joe Speaker
I reach for her hand, probing, touching it delicately. We don't form a fist when we come together, nothing like the taut intertwine of fingers you see lovers form, those Gordian knots, unwieldy like a stone fortress. Our fingers hang off each other's loosely, three of mine, two of hers, vice-versa, and they dangle. Spider webs in the wind. Tenuous connection... More

3. Hector by David Peterson
I remember clearly when the cops came and took Hector's mom away. He seemed rather nonplussed by the whole thing as we stood on the curb watching a bedraggled and wild-eyed woman being escorted from her home in cut-off jeans, a loose-fitting white tank top and handcuffs... More

4. Flight #22 to Denial by Sean A. Donahue
Her eyes were black as the night. Her black hair cascaded near her high cheekbones and tanned complexion. Her body wasn't made for sin but for pleasure, and the glasses she wore on her head framed her face perfectly. The only thing that didn't make sense was that it was raining over her head... More

5. Running it Twice by Andrew Moxon
There are, however, certain points of opportunity. Soft places in time, when the cockpit door comes open and we second-timers can take over. That's when things can change. Sometimes, every so often, we walk through that door and start flipping the switches... More


Sunday, January 04, 2009

Bad Bankroll Managment Tournament 

Our man Mr. Goat has set up a tournament for later today which should be a great time. It's called the Bad Bankroll-Managment Tournament. Bigger buyin than your standard blogger tournament giving some bloggers the chance to play above their roll. Be there if you can.

And I can't resist posting some of my favorite Romo pictures throughout the years as he plans his bridal shower with Tom Brady.