Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Casino Shell Shocked And Extended Vacation Comes to an End

I apologize for the lack of posts lately. Following the fiasco from the Big Game bubble finishes, I went to the local casino (Harrah's) and played in their daily tournament. 80 runners. One preface to the story. The preceding week, I had finished 13th out of 90 (10 paid out) when my pocket Kings lost to AQ. Fast forward one week and we are again down to 15. I am comfortably above the average. Then... AK loses to AJ and QQ loses to JJ and I am out in 12th. To say that I was once again shell shocked would be an under statement. What to do now? I had to plenty to do outside of the casino as I had to help my father in law with some stuff. I was still up on the day due to the cash games preceding the tourney. Did I go home? What do you think? I preceded to drop another hundy at the Black Jack table and then over two hundy at the craps table and to put the icing on the cake. I even burned $10 at a slot machine.

Fast forward one day at home. I lose 8 buyins on bad beat, coolers, etc.... I am way past steaming now.

The story does have a somewhat happy ending as I have made up for the online losses. I'm headed back to Harrah's today to hopefully make amends for the last two tournies.

Well, as you may or may not know, I lost my job around 5 weeks ago; but I'm hear to thank the Lord as my "extended vacation" will be coming to an end on Monday. Talking about all the aligning:

My severance from my previous job ends on Monday (the same day I start my new job).
My third interview was with somebody that graduated the same year I did from my same college. Go Bears!!!!
One of references worked as a senior auditor to my new boss so they already knew each other.

Anyway, I've enjoyed my time off (obviously); but I am ready to get back to a more normal life as crazy as that sounds.

I'll start posting some more hands tomorrow.

Have a nice day!!!

3 comments:

Mookie said...

Congrats on the new gig!

Memphis MOJO said...

Glad the new job thing worked out so well!!

noldmax said...

Congrats on the new job. As for being shell-shocked, there's no such thing as bubbling in a cash game! :) One of the many reasons I prefer them. See Bruechips post today for even more reasons.

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