Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween coming up...

Crap... 2 days till Halloween and I don't have a costume. A buddy of mine is having a Halloween party on Friday which I am planning on going but not unless I could get a costume. Working till late at night is not allowing me to hit the stores... which is a pity because I had a pretty decent idea for a costume. I hadn't really had time over the weekends and this past weekend, I was in Japan so I don't think I can go with my original plan... I have another thought of a different costume but I don't know if it's as good. But, I guess it's better to have a lame costume than not have one at all and not go to the party. Hmmm, it's 10pm, finished dinner and watching my favorite show Criminal Minds... of course, I'm DVRing bunch of episodes of House because I never used to watch that show and I am totally hooked so I can watch that now... another option is to work some more... I wonder if there's anything at Walmart that I can get... they're still open right? Oh shit... and I just realized I missed the last 3 innings of the world series... man, my mind is all over the place. Since my hamstring is feeling better, I am gonna go play ball tomorrow morning at 7... so I guess I'll just finish up a few more things for work and then just go to bed.

Monday, October 27, 2008

My 40 hours in Tokyo

What a crazy trip it was. $1500 for the plane ticket, another $50 in parking, approximately $200 spent partying (even though food and drinks were paid for at wedding reception as well as the second party we went to), and I only got to spend 45 hours in my home country. To put it in perspective, I left my house in Richmond at 5:30am to catch the 7am flight to Chicago. From Chicago, I took the 10:50am flight to Tokyo which arrived around 2pm on Friday (Japan time - that's 1am EST). Add another couple of hours for driving from Narita International Airport to my house in Japan and door to door, it took 20 hours (actual total flight time one way is about 15 hours). Shockingly, coming back, it only took about 18 hours... I think there was less time for layover and we must have had decent tail wind. So, my total travel time for the trip was 38 hours. The total time I was in Japan (excluding periods of transit, ie the 2 hr car ride from the airport to the house each way) was 39 hours. Phew, what a trip. It's exhausting to put it on paper.

But it was totally worth it.

You see, this was my buddy's wedding. And this guy is not just a good friend. He's like a brother I never had. I've known him since high school... I don't even remember the first time we met but like many of my friends from the school days, I know I met him through basketball. And we played a lot of basketball... I mean when I look back to my high school days, that's pretty much all I remember is how much we played. On the weekends, we would get together after lunch and play for like 5-6 hours. There were plenty of hours spent in between and after wards, just sitting on the tennis courts (where the basketball hoops were set up) and talking about the usual stuff that teenage kids talk about (I am assuming)... girls, teachers, girls, basketball, girls... We got along, we thought alike, we even liked the same girls (and dated a few of the same), and so we obviously spent countless hours together and formed a very strong bond over the course of the teenage years as we were slowly being shaped into young adults.

I was quickly introduced to "his group" of friends to which I have quickly become a part of. This wasn't exactly normal, especially in Japan, because they were two years below me. I was a part of class of '94... these guys were all '96ers and in Japan where the age hierarchy is strong, even in an international school, most people embraced the concept of older = superior mentality... I, like in many instances, was an exception to that rule. By my senior year, I had very few friends in my grade and most of the people I hung out with were all two years my junior. Funny thing about this group is that at one point or another, we all fell in love with/chased/hooked up with the same girl. She was quite popular and now a very good friend of ours. At one point in the wedding, they had a slide show put together of all the older photos of the bride and groom growing up and there was a photo of all of us from the high school days taken at a beach... I turned to the girl and said, "hey, those were the good ol days when we all used to be in love with you! Do you miss that???" She slapped my arm and all of us at the table laughed. Drama back then was a good memory now.

The wedding was amazing. I had never been to a wedding in Japan before... well, I did go to one when I was much much younger... it was my uncle's wedding but I don't really remember anything from that aside from my mom crying. At that time, crying because you were so happy was a concept totally foreign to me so I remember being somewhat confused with why my mom was crying at such a happy occasion. But anyways, as such, I didn't know what to expect. The wedding itself was more western than the traditional Japanese. Makes sense since my buddy is Burmese (but now permanently resides in Japan with his parents and his sister) and his wife is a Japanese girl with a not-so-traditional outlook on Japanese culture and customs. The only glitch was that even though my buddy told me that he was asking me to be the witness to his wedding, I had no idea what that meant. I asked him what that meant and he just told me that I just have to "stand there and witness me signing the marriage certificate." At the time, I thought, oh ok, no big deal, just don't make me forget it. What I didn't know was that this was to occur during the ceremony. So, next thing I know, they are exchanging their vows and then I get called up... to witness, ie sign, the certificate after my buddy and his wife signed. Um, HOLY SHIT! That was a much bigger deal than I expected and all my friends did confirm that I looked like I didn't know about it. I never had much of a poker face...

The ceremony was followed by a sit down dinner reception at the brewery. It's clear that both my buddy and his wife love drinking though because plenty of references were made to getting drunk and not remembering... During the reception, where the dinner was like a 10 course meal, there were tons of speeches and good times were had by all. At one point, they changed into a traditional Burmese attire which was very cool too. After the slide show, my buddy came over and he said that he tried to find more recent photos of us together... since college, I've stayed here in the US and since he went back to Japan, the times we spend together post college has been reduced to few weeks a year. He said when he looked through the photos that we had from my most recent trip back in June, they were all inappropriate photos... which makes sense because I believe most of the photos were taken after he passed out and I was making obscene gestures or drawing a big penis on his arm... holy shit, how old am I again?

But being at the wedding and seeing old friends from high school brought back tons of old memories. One of my friends who was part of "the group" is from Fiji but now lives in Australia and I hadn't seen him since I graduated high school. And yet, when we started talking, it was as if not a single day had passed. We picked up right where we left off and even though some things were different (like he was with his wife, I had one and then lost one), much of it were the same and it was as if we were back in high school. When they saw how I interacted with "our girl" (which involves constantly arguing over the most mundane things) they just laughed and commented on how some things never change... even though at one point when we were going somewhere and she fell behind and missing for a little while, I was like "ah, who cares, let's just go to the next place. She knows where it's supposed to be" and my friends go "ah, that's different from the high school days."

My friends 1 - 0 me

Being with them reminded me of how we were in high school. In a sense, I miss those days. We had a whole life ahead of us full of dreams and ambition. We were so naive but eager and excited. But everyone is growing up and eventually, we will all be living our own lives. And for that, there was a piece of me that felt a little sad. But seeing my friend happy, I couldn't be happier for the two of them.

MnM, congratulations!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Busy busy!

Holy crap... hey everyone, this is a poker blog!!! And yet, my poker post gets like 3 comments while my nonpoker post gets 18? Insanity... but thanks for the comments. Very interesting stuff. And, I do agree with a point made that when I blocked the girl's shot, it was some of the guys that got mad, not the girl.

This week has been an extremely busy week for me. Not that it was unexpected because it wasn't... however, I am one of the few that was selected to be a part of this awesome program at work and the orientation for that program kicked off this week... which meant a full day orientation/team building one day and training the next... so that would be 2 days that were completely taken away from me... during one of the busiest weeks for our group since we have several filings due next week. Couple that with the fact that my buddy in Japan is getting married this weekend and that means I am flying back to Japan to be there for his wedding... My team has been incredibly understanding, considering I am taking time off during the busiest time... of course, I leave tomorrow (Thursday) and I'll be back by Sunday... I will be in Japan for almost as long as I would be flying round trip. Freakin insanity. My friend better not pull a RecessRampage and get divorced... cuz I'm not sure I can do this again... either that or his wedding date would have to be more conducive to my schedule.

The program at work is awesome though. As part of the program, there was also a dinner set up for us with the controller of the company and the dinner was freakin awesome. Between the orientation and all the stuff that's been laid out for us, it's very obvious to see how much resources will be spent on us and I am not gonna lie... it's very flattering AND it will be hard not to let it get to our heads. We have a similar program for all the new hires in the finance roles so the model for success is there (the program has been running for few years but we're the guinea pigs for the manager level). I am looking forward to all the challenges that will come our way and all the training/diverse experience we will have as well as the network that we will be building along the way. I have always been a strong+ performer, both here and at my previous job (where I was always rated one of the top performers there) but it's still flattering to be recognized in such a big company. I could have easily gotten lost in the shuffle but I am always lucky to be surrounded by good bosses as well as equipped with a good team... granted, I'd like to think that I had something to do with that.

So, in my personal life, things are going great and I can't be happier... now if I can only get a freakin date and the fuckin house would sell, things would be perfect. Oh, and if I can avoid bad beats... but hey, I'm not asking for the world here...

Good luck to everyone and have a nice weekend! My flight leaves in 6 hours!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Nonpoker related question

This is really coming out of nowhere... or at least that's how it would seem. It's always been something I've been curious about. After spending most of my waking hours of Sunday working and getting fucked in the ass by fulltilt on the brief moments of playing poker, this is the best I can do...

You know how women ask for equal opportunities and equal everything, blah blah blah? Which is totally deserved, don't get me wrong. I am not here to put down women but I do have a question, especially to any female readers I may have. Ah shit... I may not have any. I'm gonna link all the ones I know so that maybe I'll get some responses. So, CK, LJ, Kat, Jo, Evy, Bacon, Fuel, react to me. Ha ha ha ha ha, I crack myself up.

Why is it that some women still expect you to open the car door for them? Well, let me back up, do you all want that/expect that? And if so why? Yeah yeah, I know, some of you like chivalry. But why is that? Why demand equal everything, ask to be treated as equals, and yet expect the guy to pay the tab or have them open doors for you? Do you like that as a nice gesture? Or do you expect that out of a man?

Why am I asking?

No particular reason. I was never brought up to treat a girl differently. Hell, I went to an all guys school for 12 years before college so in that sense, I never had to act "decent" in class. You know, like farting out loud was not only accepted... it was fuckin hilarious. Hell, I still laugh when I fart while taking a leak. I don't know how people at work stand in the urinal, fart while they pee, and not even crack a smile while I'm doing everything I can to suppress my laughter. Yeah, so I'm 12. Leave me alone. Apparently, so are all my friends. I digress.

Anyways, being that I was never accustomed to treating a girl differently, I noticed that in this country, of all places where women are kicking ass in every profession, the whole chivalry is more prevalent than in Japan where women are generally 2nd class citizens. How so? I mean that is still the country where if there's a girl and a guy in the room, the girl is expected to bring coffee/tea for everyone. If that's not being treated like 2nd class, I don't know what is.

So why is that? How can you demand equality in everything else but demand be treated special on a date? Maybe next time I go on a date (which at this rate may be never), I'll wait by my car door and see if she'll ever get the hint to open MY door. One time, I was playing basketball... it was a 5 on 5 and there was a girl on the other team. She wasn't all that good. And when she tried to shoot, I went and blocked her shot. Some guys thought that was uncool and let it be known. I immediately retorted with "if I can't block her shot, she shouldn't even be on the court." I mean if she were a he, and he sucks just as bad, nobody would say anything if I blocked HIS shot. Just because she's a girl, I should let her shoot? What kind of a fucked up logic is that? At least I respected her enough to treat her like all the guys. If you're on the court, you should expect equal treatment and you will get it. So again, why expect any different off the court?

Just curious.

Anybody wanna shed the light for me cuz I just don't see it?

Hmmmmm, I wonder if there's a correlation between not opening car doors and getting laid... if so, I'm screwed... well, actually, not...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

200BBs deep cash - Should I be willing to stack off?

I'm pulling a bait and switch here... well, not really. I am gonna talk about a couple of situations I encountered when playing deep stack tables but I've just been running so bad that I feel like if I wanted to, I can compile a bad beat post every night (even though, after I saved this hand, I stacked off a guy who had KK with my AJ sooted when the flush hit the river)...

But you know you're running bad when on this flop, I actually cringed when our cards are flipped. Fortunately, this guy was ubershort... I have no idea why he didn't jam me pre. And yes, obv, I raised pre.

9 players 2-4NL

*** FLOP *** [5s 2h 9d]
RecessRampage has 15 seconds left to act
RecessRampage bets $26
teabag2512 calls $26, and is all in
RecessRampage shows [Ad Ac]
teabag2512 shows [7c 7h]

*** TURN *** [5s 2h 9d] [6c]
*** RIVER *** [5s 2h 9d 6c] [8s]
RecessRampage shows a pair of Aces
teabag2512 shows a straight, Nine high
teabag2512 wins the pot ($83) with a straight, Nine high
RecessRampage adds $9.70

The dollar amount is next to nothing but it just fucks with your mind. I don't blame him for calling the flop. I mean I'm betting out there with ATC if I'm raising for only $26 more but it's more an illustration of how Fulltilt likes fucking with my head... that still doesn't stop me from coming back so I apparently like... woah, I'm not even gonna finish that sentence.

Ok, on to the thoughts I had when playing the deep stack tables. One thing I am kinda struggling with right now is figuring out where the line is in terms of playing aggressively vs cautiously when I have a decent draw. I have no problem playing aggressively but I don't want to be an aggrotard either. So, I always feel like I need to check myself to make sure that I am correctly being aggressive as opposed to just being reckless.

Also note, I'm using the hands below as examples BUT I am gonna change or edit out the results because I want more of a situational thought... hmmmm, let me see. How can I explain that better. Whether I won or lost the pot is irrelevant and actually, how the hand ends is also irrelevant. My question, as you will see, came more out of while the opponent was thinking, I thought to myself "what am I gonna do if my opponent does (raise or call)?" (folding obv ends the hand so I don't have to ask myself that question)

Also assume I have no information on the player in this first hand.

Deep 2-4NL Full Ring
Relevant stacks

Seat 4: lvis2000 ($570.50)
Seat 7: RecessRampage ($885)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to RecessRampage [6d 5d]
UTG calls $4
1 fold
lvis2000 has 15 seconds left to act
lvis2000 calls $4
2 folds
RecessRampage raises to $22 from CO
button, SB, BB all fold
UTG folds
lvis2000 calls $18

Someone is inevitably gonna ask why I raised pre with 56s. I have no good answers that will satisfy you so I'm not even gonna go there. If I say "to punish the limpers" some people will be happy so I'll say that.

*** FLOP *** [3d 4h 8d]
lvis2000 has 15 seconds left to act
lvis2000 checks
RecessRampage bets $42
lvis2000 has 15 seconds left to act
lvis2000 calls $42

The flop, considering my cards is a pretty awesome one, obviously. I think based on this board, I should be willing to stack off right? That's obvious to all, I'm assuming, even if we're deep. Yes or no?

Better yet, if lvis2000 checkraises me, what would you do? Would you just call or ship it in?

*** TURN *** [3d 4h 8d] [Kd]
lvis2000 has 15 seconds left to act
lvis2000 checks
RecessRampage ???

Now your flush card hit. What do you do here? Bet for value? Or check to induce value on the river? I think that's easy.

But the question is, what if you bet and he jams? Granted, since he only started with $570, it's not as much but are you willing to call off that much with a 6 high flush (yes, I know it's K high but for all intensive purposes, I think you know what I mean)? What if he also started the hand with $800. Let's say you bet like $105 (pot is $120ish) and he raises you to like $500, effectively committing himself (by leaving himself $135). Do you ship it in? In other words, on the flop, you thought you flopped gold. And on the turn when the card that made your hand comes, all of a sudden the opponent acts like he hit it bigger which is also possible. Does being ddep make a difference?

Just curious as to the thoughts and how different it might be at a deep table.

Ok, the next one, the BB is a little more aggressive but probably solidly so. Nothing too crazy or out of line so his reraise range is decent but so is my button raising range so I don't think either one of us are going out of line.

2-4NL Deep full ring

Relevant stacks
BB ($961.90)
Seat 7: RecessRampage ($794)

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to RecessRampage [Kh Jh]
everyone folds to me on the button
RecessRampage raises to $14
SB folds
BB has 15 seconds left to act
BB raises to $48
RecessRampage calls $34

We're both deep but anyone let this hand go here? What's your calling range if you fold here? I would assume that your calling range would be polarized so you can list them out. If you say JJ+ or something ridiculous like that... well, that's just ridiculous. Again, keep in mind that the BB here is RRing me fairly light. Another question here would be would you 4 bet here? I wouldn't and I have my reasons that I could go into but I won't for now just so I don't taint anyone else's thoughts first.

*** FLOP *** [6h 8c 2h]
BB has 15 seconds left to act
BB bets $64
RecessRampage has 15 seconds left to act
RecessRampage has requested TIME
RecessRampage xxx

Raise or call here? If raise, to how much? If you raise and he reraises you, do you ship it in?

*** TURN *** [6h 8c 2h] [Td]
BB xxxx

Now what? I'm not gonna tell you what the BB did but instead I'll offer you a few scenarios.

What would you do if he checks? Check behind or bet? What if he checkraises you? Ship it in?

What if he fires out another bullet? Raise with the intent of calling a shove? I guess this depends on the previous street's action. Let's say you raised him and he just called but he bets out again. Now what? Shove? Just call?

These are some questions that were swirling in my head as I played this hand out. Again, this may not be the same questions I would have if we were only 100BBs deep. But with 200BBs deep, I wasn't sure if that changes a lot in these situations or not. Thoughts would be appreciated. And since Brue will respond if I link him cuz he's a link whore, Brue, here's my linkage to you. Comment away you math geek.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Getting it both ways

This concludes my night of bad beats. I mean KK < AK, AA < AQ all for full buyin+. Yes, I know and I'm sure you've all been there so if you don't want to hear it, you can leave now. But I am running so fuckin bad it's fuckin unbelievable. I can't get any fuckin traction on anything. I would win $100 and then my stack that grew to $500 gets stacked off in a sick beat. I mean fuckin aye. I'm showing a $700 difference between my actual winning and my $EV for tonight's session. SEVEN HUNDRED FUCKIN DOLLARS. And to boot (and hence my title), I don't get rakeback but I continue to play chasing losses. Bayne suggested I opt out (self exclusion) to show displeasure to fulltilt but that goes against everything I believe in (like online is actually not rigged). Plus, I'm getting it in ahead so even though I'm tilting, I'm fuckin playing well. Man, I haven't felt like I wanted to break something as much as I do right now in a long fuckin time.

At least this hand was fun and pretty much a flip (though I was still allegedly the favorite to win) as opposed to others which were just sick beats.

Full Tilt Poker Game #8480968312: Table Brooks - $2/$4 - No Limit Hold'em - 0:25:47 ET - 2008/10/14
Seat 1: AK_N8tive ($160)
Seat 2: Bobz2433 ($443.50)
Seat 3: nm_21 ($407.40)
Seat 4: AdmiralTwill ($488)
Seat 5: degtine ($323.80)
Seat 6: MCV88 ($1,197.30)
Seat 7: LegacyRik ($451.20)
Seat 9: RecessRampage ($478.40)
MCV88 posts the small blind of $2
LegacyRik posts the big blind of $4
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to RecessRampage [Tc Qc]
RecessRampage raises to $14
Bobz2433 folds
nm_21 folds
AdmiralTwill folds
degtine folds
MCV88 has 15 seconds left to act
MCV88 folds
dhde1328 sits down
LegacyRik calls $10
dhde1328 adds $80
*** FLOP *** [Jc Qh 9c]
LegacyRik checks
RecessRampage bets $23
LegacyRik raises to $72
RecessRampage raises to $464.40, and is all in
LegacyRik calls $365.20, and is all in
RecessRampage shows [Tc Qc]
LegacyRik shows [Kc Kh]
Uncalled bet of $27.20 returned to RecessRampage
*** TURN *** [Jc Qh 9c] [6h]
*** RIVER *** [Jc Qh 9c 6h] [5h]
RecessRampage shows a pair of Queens
LegacyRik shows a pair of Kings
LegacyRik wins the pot ($901.40) with a pair of Kings
RecessRampage adds $372.80
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $904.40 | Rake $3
Board: [Jc Qh 9c 6h 5h]
Seat 1: AK_N8tive is sitting out
Seat 2: Bobz2433 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: nm_21 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: AdmiralTwill didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: degtine (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: MCV88 (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 7: LegacyRik (big blind) showed [Kc Kh] and won ($901.40) with a pair of Kings
Seat 9: RecessRampage showed [Tc Qc] and lost with a pair of Queens

Saturday, October 11, 2008


I went to Charlottesville today with the best man from my wedding. Since he is a UVA grad, I figured it would be fun if we went to the game together. However, I did have visions of ECU crushing UVA... but ever since they lost a few players on defense, they just haven't been the same team... you know, the team that beat VATech and WVU...

Anyways, the game got pretty exciting towards the end but I had to listen to the UVA touchdown song too many times for ECU to recover. We parked on the other side of the campus so we got to walk across the campus and I'm not gonna lie... It was a very pretty campus. And lots of hot chicks... And even though the game did not go the way I wanted it to, at least we had great seats and it was a beautiful day.

Some picture dump from our seats. Go Pirates!

Friday, October 10, 2008

F*ckin bloggers...

It's quarter end and I got shit to do!!! But, this was fun...

You are The Emperor

Stability, power, protection, realization; a great person.

The Emperor is the great authority figure of the Tarot, so it represents
fathers, father-figures and employers. There is a lot of aggression and violence

The Emperor naturally follows the Empress. Like an infant, he is filled with enthuiasm, energy, aggression. He is direct, guileless and all too often irresistible. Unfortunately, like a baby he can also be a tyrant. Impatient, demanding, controlling. In the best of circumstances, he signifies the leader that everyone wants to follow, sitting on a throne that indicates the solid foundation of an Empire he created, loves and rules with intelligence and enthusiasm. But that throne can also be a trap, a responsibility that has the Emperor feeling restless, bored and discontent.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Playing the blame game

Lots of finger pointing going on these days... that's what happens when things are not going well. The latest is the blame on the CFOs and CEOs of the companies that "caused" the demise of this economy... like Lehman Brothers and AIG. The funny thing about all this to me is why these people are being blamed. Funniest argument I heard so far is "they got paid too much."

Oh my fuckin god.

This is the same garbage I hear about athletes. I'll tell you what. If you hate that the athletes and pretty much any other celebrities make that much money, everyone, stop watching TV. Stop going to games. Stop buying their shoes. Or shirts. No really. Stop. Please. If you hate that the corporate executives make so much, go run your own business. Stop working for the companies where your top execs make that much money. Stop investing in the stock market.

The CEOs and CFOs at the time of robust growth are being paid to take risks so that they can get ahead of the curve. If they didn't, they would have gotten replaced by someone who would. And if someone is willing to and is able to pay them the amount of money they got paid (hundreds of millions of dollars), I see nothing wrong with that. Of course, I don't come close to sniffing that kind of money. But I don't add nearly the value that they add to the company. Of course, if I fuck up, it's unlikely that I will bring the company down.

I am assuming it's plain jealousy but really, why do everyone get so upset when someone makes a lot of money? I remember when A-rod signed his original deal... $250 million over 10 years, I think it was. Everyone was commenting on how ridiculous that was. The way I see it, if someone is willing to pay, I don't understand how the guy getting paid has to get shit for it. Not that there's anything wrong with that. I mean part of his compensation comes from the fact that he could get shat on. But you know what? If someone came up to you today and told you to come work for them and that they will give you 10x the pay of what you currently make to do the exact same thing you are doing, how many of you will say "you know what? That's just too much money. I am not that valuable so please, take some of it back."

Not me. I'll take the fuckin money and run with it. So will most of you. So while everyone is playing the blame game on who got paid too much and who caused the "need" for this stupid ridiculous bail out bill, I just laugh at everyone who is pointing the fingers at everyone else but themselves. Sure, my portfolio is not laughing in the sea of reds but I'm not blaming anyone but myself for that. If you're out of a job, I'm sorry. If you're nearing retirement and your portfolio is decimated, I'm sorry too (though maybe perhaps you should have made a better choice in terms of the mix of investments). But whatever energy you spend trying to blame someone can surely be put to better use. We can't just count on someone else to fix the problem. Haven't you seen what the government has done the last 8 years? Do you really want to count on them now?

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Ode to Waffles

This has nothing to do with anything... but this clip reminded me of Waffles and his WOW quest. Funniest shit I've seen in a while, me thinks.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I shoulda bought a lottery ticket...

The other day, I was playing flag football and I tweaked my hamstring... so, no morning basketball for me for a few weeks while I try to recover. Getting old sucks. And yes, "the other day" is post bash. I guess I coulda gotten drunker... though I sounded pretty drunk after hearing myself on the BDR last night. How funny was that? I'm a funny drunk.

Anyways, knowing that I don't have to wake up at 6am to get ready for bball, I decided to make it a long poker night. And what can I say? I was running awful good. Early in the session, I got bad beated in a hand and I was like "jeez, I run so bad." But then, I went on a rush and my session ended like this.

On a last minute whim, I decided to play the Mookie also. I was playing uber aggro and was still catching lightning in a bottle. Too bad it was a $10 tourney... I shoulda been playing 5/10NL instead. This hand was funny too. I have my reasons of why I did what I did but no matter what I say here, people will already have their own opinions so I'm not even gonna bother explaining.

Full Tilt Poker Game #8310987608: The Mookie (62483964), Table 3 - 50/100 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:00:28 ET - 2008/10/01
Seat 1: riv3r maker (2,675)
Seat 2: hoyazo (5,680)
Seat 3: iam23skidoo (2,150)
Seat 4: Chippy McStacks (7,869)
Seat 5: MiamiDon (5,880)
Seat 6: xkm1245 (2,930)
Seat 9: RecessRampage (7,963)
RecessRampage posts the small blind of 50
riv3r maker posts the big blind of 100
The button is in seat #6

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to RecessRampage [8h 9s]
hoyazo raises to 300
iam23skidoo folds
Chippy McStacks folds
MiamiDon folds
xkm1245 folds
RecessRampage raises to 1,000
riv3r maker raises to 2,675, and is all in
hoyazo folds
RecessRampage: crap...
RecessRampage: sry if I suck out <--- very polite, likeable, good looking man
RecessRampage has 15 seconds left to act
RecessRampage calls 1,675
bayne_s sits down <--- donkey alert!
bayne_s adds 4,975
madbrooklyn sits down
madbrooklyn adds 3,700
riv3r maker shows [Qs Qd]
RecessRampage shows [8h 9s]

*** FLOP *** [Ad 9c 8c] <--- lightning in a bottle
*** TURN *** [Ad 9c 8c] [Jh]
*** RIVER *** [Ad 9c 8c Jh] [3s]
Chippy McStacks: wow <--- in awe of my amazing "skillz"
riv3r maker shows a pair of Queens
RecessRampage shows two pair, Nines and Eights
RecessRampage wins the pot (5,650) with two pair, Nines and Eights
RecessRampage: at least I apologized <--- couldn't have said it better myself

Too bad with all that lucksackery, I still couldn't close it out... Congrats to willwonka for his first mookie win. I mean he maintains the spreadsheet for crying out loud. He was due.

PS. Just in case... Bayne and I were going back and forth last night at the tables and I got an impression that some thought maybe we were somewhat serious??? Um... def not. We have fun giving each other shit. So it's all in fun... until he places a bet on the "don't pass" line in December and I have my monster roll... and 50 minutes later (and me still rolling), he switches to pass line bet and I immediately crap out...

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

dfljafjasdjfkljaljfkljasdklfjdjl $700B tilt package

I mean isn't that what this $700B bail out package is??? McCain, call it whatever the fuck you want, it's still a bail out package. What does he care. He already knows that the biggest mistake he made was putting Palin as VP. Her responses are akin to Miss Teen South Carolina, don't you think?

Those who are too lazy to go check out the youtube link, here's the vid. Sarah Palin first, then Miss Teen South Carolina.

And now, they are making changes to the bail out package to make it more passable? Oh my god... I'm on total politics tilt. But you know what? Go read this. He does a much better job ranting about it than I could.

Oh, and one more thing... they're getting rid of mark to market? I mean... get rid of all accounting standards and no more auditors. Let the Wall Street name its own price. Who cares if the assets are valid or not?

What a fuckin joke. I'm so pissed off I don't even know what else to say.