But How Much Did You Lose?
Football will always be my favourite sport, but I like big sporting occasions in general and having read the hype about the Stanley Cup final last week, I discovered I actually have ESPN America and recorded the game on Wed night to watch later.Unlike football over here I thought it would be easy to avoid the score, until I switched on the BBC News the next morning and saw coverage of the riots which followed the big game! I still watched it on Friday night, however making a 60 minute match into a 3 hour programme to accommodate adverts and classic moment clips every few minutes drove me nuts.Just play some uninterrupted hockey ffs!
I went to the Alea Casino yesterday for the £22 turbo tourney and sadly didn't cash.I came around 15th from 81 starters and having played a few live games recently I think I'm starting to pick up on a few basic tells.The guy wincing at the flop and then going all in obviously had a monster ( the old weak means strong tell) and a couple of players always seemed to use more chips of a lower value when betting with a weak hand.
I was annoyed at my exit because I'd just paid the big blind ( 3k/6k) and was moved into the bb again at my new table,leaving me with a tiny stack.After another card dead orbit,I shoved K4 when it folded to me on the button,both blinds folded and the dealer was pushing me the chips when our side of the table realised someone had already shoved all in.My K4 didn't improve v his A8 and that was that.
Away from the poker, my neighbour downstairs has a new boyfriend and the good news is that I genuinely don't care.As I posted before I think it was just a bit of a crush and the reality just didn't live up to the fantasy I had in my head of how it would be if we got together.Not long after I'd asked her out she sent me a text and came up to mine late on a Sat night after she'd had a few drinks and we ended up in my bedroom.Sure the bedroom part was fun, but she came across as a bit of a chav/ned type when she was drunk and I can look back now and just feel glad to have got it out of my system and to have moved on.
I've got a date lined up for next Saturday night and another girl asking to swap numbers now too so I'll see how that goes.Although I still feel a bit of a player chatting to two girls ,online dating is very much a numbers game and the chances are that neither date will come to anything anyway.Like money,chemistry and sparks don't just grow on trees!
I had mentioned I may be playing some live poker to Saturday date girl and got the response,"Are you going to your poker game tomorrow? Do you play quite a lot? Don't you lose quite a lot of money?!". In the world of dating, being passionate about hobbies and interests is meant to be good, but when it comes to poker it's hard to explain that I'm not some gambling degen and that yeah I do actually make a profit from my play.
So next weeks plan is to catch up with Step A ( and offer and her friends a run into town for the Framing Hanley gig on Wed night),go and see my wee nephew and folks again on Thus and to be out on hot dates on Sat and maybe Fri night.
Thanks for reading.Back soon...