All I've ever wanted is to make a difference in someone's life.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Biggest Bounty Ever - I gotta play this!

The BIGGEST Bounty EVER in the history of blogger tournaments will be placed on the head of $mokkee, the Bodog blogger tournament host on Tuesday June 3, 2008.

That's right, Bodog is adding an extra T$270 in value to Tuesday's June 3rd World Series of Poker qualifier tournament!

The lucky poker blogger to eliminate $mokkee will be rewarded with a seat in Bodog's WSOP* Semifinal 5 Seat Guaranteed Tournament to be held on June 8 at 3:15 pm ET.

Details at World Series of Poker qualifier tournament.

If you are new to Bodog, please sign up at

Thursday, May 29, 2008

New blog

Hi! Had to update my blog to the "new" blogger version in order to make it view correctly in Firefox, what-not. The biggest thing I hate about blogger is that they have sucky templates - nothing creative or artistic. So, what you see is what I have come up with. Not exactly happy with it yet, so we'll see. My sis is working on a banner for me and that will hopefully be better.

We head to Las-Vegahhhhsss in a few weeks! It will be fun to see those of you who will be there and finally have some down time. Was with the family this past week in Charlotte, and that was very fun! But, I was on babysitting duty much of the time! I don't mind this, but, it included all the unpleasant things that an adoring Aunt should not have to face: dirty diapers. Whatever happened to spoiling them and sending them home? Uggg.....

I joke. I love my little nephew Jaiden, and he was TONS of fun! It's amazing how fast they grow up! He is so cute and funny to watch! What a sponge of information! He giggles at the faces I make, and then tries to imitate them. He was picking up these tickets for a fish fry (church thing), and stuffing them under his chin and walking around! THEN, he grabbed my sunglasses and put them around his waist! OMG - toooooo funny!!

More pics and trip updates later!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Vegas, Ode to Mom, Misc...

So I ordered this for the Vegas trip (the shirt, not the girl):

That, and a few others. I'm really excited to have some time off to relax and play some live poker. I'm really, REALLY looking forward to my massage and spa time at the Paris!!

My sis and I have been busy planning my mom's surprise 60th birthday party. Ray and I are flying out to Charlotte next week. My sis and I have arranged to have a chef and a meat carving station, with fillet Mignon and turkey, green beans almondine and cheesy potatoes, salad, appetizers, etc. A friend is making the cake and her mom is bringing a chocolate fountain and all the delicacies. I can't believe my mom is turning 60. I'm filled with mixed emotions: where did the time go? how can I hold on to her? I lost my dad when he was 47 - how long can I keep her here with me?

I love my mom. She means EVERYTHING to me. She and my sis have been my major support system forever. I honor my mother this year that she turns 60. Raise your glasses, brother and sister bloggers. Toast to my mom: the most loving, caring, supportive, strong woman I know.

20 things I love about my mom:

  1. She loves me unconditionally
  2. she provides me with never-ending support
  3. she is there for me every day, any hour
  4. she is wise
  5. her hugs make every bad thing melt away
  6. her warm smile comforts me
  7. she gives me spiritual guidance
  8. she is patient
  9. she has taught me how to forgive
  10. she is strong, and gives me strength
  11. she says “I love you” every time we talk
  12. she stands up for what she thinks is right
  13. she is kind, and gentle
  14. and she makes sure I’m Well fed
  15. she is a giver
  16. she makes a breakfast quiche every time I visit
  17. she never complains about anything
  18. her home is always open
  19. she gives everything for those she loves
  20. she is the kind of person I aspire to be

How 'bout you? What do YOU love about your mom? I want all bloggers who visit my site to post 10 things you LOVE about your mom.

On a side note, I got my grades: A, A, A-, A-

WHAT is up with the A-s? They are from the same prof. I just can't get rid of that minus minus minus...ugggggg. I'm taking only one class this summer: integrative assessment. And, it's with Dr. A-.

I'm gonna do my best to get that A.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Likey the new Profile pic?

check it out full size:

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Vegas Date Change

Ray's been bugging me about changing our Vegas dates to the 2nd weekend in June.
I guess there are some better tourneys he wants to play.
It actually works out, because we are going to Charlotte Memorial Day weekend, and would then head to Vegas the following weekend.
This gives us an extra weekend to regroup.

So, we have changed our hotel reservations to the 2nd weekend in June.
We are still staying at the Paris though!! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

We are flying this time, too, instead of driving.
We arrive Friday around 3pm and leave Monday around noon.
I have class Monday at 6pm - uggggggg

So far, this is who I show going and when:

June 5th - 9th


June 12th - 15th


Others I know are NOT going this Summer:


Lucko, Al, Kat, Tragedy, Waffles, ScottMc - When are you going??? Are you going?
Anyone else?

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Who the hell is going to Vegas and when?

So I'm reading Hoy's blog and I see that a few of you are heading to Vegas the 2nd week of June.
We have been planning to go the 1st week of June.
I wanna know - who's going and when?
Is there a list somewhere that I don't know about?
Please let me know.

I want to see as many of you as possible!
It's always such a fun time to get together and have a few drinks and chat.
So let us know.

On a side note, I've been playing the 'donkey on Tuesdays and LOVE it!!
I think I'm playing better than ever.
Some even accuse Smokkee of using my account!
While this is totally untrue, I'm not sure it's compliment. LOL
But, I'm playing more risky and aggressive than ever before.
It feels good. I'm having fun with poker again.
After a LONG hiatus from the game, I'm able to start to have feelings for her again.
I MAY even play some live games in Vegas again this summer.
Watch out CC and Mean Happy Guy!! I'm comin to getcha Falstaff and Bayne!!
Mixed games are MINE!!