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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

I busted out Wil Weaton!!

Played in the WWdN last night with some blogger friends.
It was my first time....
So, I must have been struck with beginners luck.
Evidentally, it's Wil Weaton's tourney, and if you bust him out of it, he names the next one after you.
Next weeks tourney will be called "love_elf 2nd chance / west coast funtimes"

Here's the hand:
PokerStars Game #7623130777: Tournament #38470757, $5.00+$0.50 Hold'em No Limit - Level IV (50/100) - 2006/12/26 - 23:21:50 (ET)
Table '38470757 1' 9-max Seat #2 is the button
Seat 1: Texas7272 (2290 in chips)
Seat 2: FatCat3 (980 in chips)
Seat 3: Astin (970 in chips)
Seat 5: Wil Wheaton (725 in chips)
Seat 7: Julius_Goat (3395 in chips)
Seat 8: rmitz (3635 in chips)
Seat 9: love_elf (1443 in chips)
Astin: posts small blind 50
Wil Wheaton: posts big blind 100
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to love_elf [6d 6s]
Julius_Goat: folds
rmitz: folds
love_elf: calls 100
Texas7272: folds
FatCat3: folds
Astin: folds
Wil Wheaton: checks
*** FLOP *** [7d 6c 9s]
Wil Wheaton: bets 300
love_elf: raises 324 to 624
Wil Wheaton said, "okay. here we go"
Wil Wheaton: raises 1 to 625 and is all-in
love_elf: calls 1
Texas7272 said, "gl wil"
Wil Wheaton said, "oh ****"
*** TURN *** [7d 6c 9s] [3s]
Julius_Goat said, "gg wil"
*** RIVER *** [7d 6c 9s 3s] [Kc]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Wil Wheaton: shows [3c 9c] (two pair, Nines and Threes)
love_elf: shows [6d 6s] (three of a kind, Sixes)
love_elf collected 1500 from pot
Astin said, "gg wil"
love_elf said, "gg"
FatCat3 said, "gg, wil"

Notice that Smokk is also there.

Finally, we got down to three:

And this is how I finished:

HOLY Sheet! Not bad for a girl who only plays a few times a week.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas

May everyone's Holiday Season be Safe, Merry and Bright.
Holidays bring time spent with family and friends - load up on the Eggnog! Extra rum!!

My favorite Christmas song

Another classic

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Go Elf Yourself!

This is hysterical:

Love Elf

Merry Christmas!!

Monday, December 11, 2006

More Vegas Pics

Me, Carm and Bobby. This was at the HORSE table again. I spent most of Friday night here. I actually ended up EVEN. Not bad for not knowing half the games.

Al and Weak. I have to tell you - Al is the man! He could outdrink an Irishman.

My girl Poison.

Smokkee (left) and Lucko (right). They are awesome players- I predict a WSOP take down in 2007.

My Bloggah Bud Waffles. Caution - don't believe the rants! He's one of the nicest guys I've met!!!!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Vegas Baby!!

Just some pics for now.
Will write more latah...need sleep...

Me and Carmen. Ok - so this was Saturday during the bloggah tourney. Carm had not slept all night. I spent the day at the spa - massage, jacuzzi, etc. Basically, in de-tox after doing shots with big Al

Me and Weak. Weak was "helping" me play a HORSE table here. Check out this guy's blog for the damage and insanity I caused.

Lucko and Sox. Sorry Lucko!!! I guess I jinxed him by snapping this shot (so he claims). He got knocked out right after. Luck - Smokkee told me to do it!!!

Lucko, Smokkee, Al and the back of Weak's head.

A little blurry, but still cute. Carmen, me and Waffles. At this point in the night (4am??) things were as blurry as this pic.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

'Twas the Night Before Vegas

'Twas the night before Vegas, when all through the house
all the creatures were stirring, as I tried on another black blouse
My stockings were hung over the shower curtain with care,
in hopes that tomorrow soon would be there.

The bloggers were sleepless, tossing in bed,
while visions of suck outs danced in their heads.
Cause Smokk is so anxious to stack-a-donk dead,
we pack up our our laptops for the exciting flight ahead.

When out from IM there arose such a clatter,
I sprang to that chat to see what was the matter.

The donk to Waff’s right called his overbet, oh no,
gave the impression of strength, to put on a show,
when, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
but a Waffle suck out and a double up, my dear!

With a little good fortune, the suck outs will stick,
And all the bloggers in Vegas, lady luck will sure pick
More rapid than eagles, her coursers they came,
and she whistled and shouted and called them by name:

"Now Smokkee! Now Don!
Now, Carmen and Kat!
On, Love Elf! On Iakaris!
On, Lucko, on Ab’s!

To the top of the board!
To the top of the brawl!
Now stack away! Stack away!
Stack away all!"

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Cleveland: Thanksgiving, New Baby, Good Friends - OH, and HOW 'BOUT THEM BUCKS!!!!

The week began with a HUGE win over the overrated Michigan Wolverines (those wimps). I bet $100 on the Bucks, but they did not cover, so it was a tad bittersweet. I'm sure MiamiDon feels my pain. Oh well, I'm excited that they crushed our long-time archenemy and proved all the doubters of our Defense wrong (In your face, doubters). We are still THE ONE, baby.

Tuesday, we met the Supermodel Iak and his lovely wife out for dinner at this trendy (yes, there is trendy in Cleveland) restaurant/bar in Cleveland’s Warehouse District. They specialize in European cuisine, and are highly renowned for their steaks. And, they have this really cool decor: beaded walls and ostrich-covered chairs. It was great to see Iak was still among the living, as he had been somewhat MIA recently. I was tickled with glee and amusement listening to the rapid-fire shit-giving exchange between Iak and Smokkee. I chirped in only occasionally, as I was enjoying great conversation and wine with Iak's wifey, Uzma. Iak - you truly have it all: wonderful wife, success and that Colgate Smile! Cheers

This is how Smokkee spent most of the week (I did manage to get him off the computer for Thanksgiving dinner):

I was very fortunate to meet up with my long time (34 years) best friend, Nicole later in the week. We met for dinner at another trendy, Euro-American place where we enjoyed great food (I had the duck...mmmm), wine and about 4 hours of non-stop girl talk. After the restaurant, we headed across the street to a wine bar, for more of the same.

And last, but certainly not least, my wonderful new nephew, Jaiden. Despite the 2-3 hour feedings, the fussiness, and other usual baby unmentionables, he is truly a little angle, a gift from God. I could not wait to hold him, and from the moment I did, I fell in love. I would hold him for as long as I could, usually 2-3 hour stretches, when my sister or b-in-law were not tending to him, and would just stare down at him, beaming with pride and joy. I did manage to play some poker that week. But, when I was holding the baby, it took a low priority back seat. Hence, the Mook that week. Enough said there.

Later at night, when the house was asleep, I could jump on line for some chatter and $6.50 sng's with Smokkee and slb. It was nice to get some real-time coaching. Slb even got me to play some Razz. I sat in with Smokkee, slb and Doubleas and managed to not loose too badly. Slb was an informative and patient, very patient coach. Thanks Steve!!