Thursday, March 08, 2007

Back in time for spring

Well loyal readers, a lot has happened since October. I am still working at the Rainbow, riding a crest of dealing bad beats. It’s been two this year already, including the $47,000 Omaha jackpot and a $7500 hold’em jackpot last week. I’m enjoying my new house and the people in it. I have several remodeling projects going, all at my own speed. I thought I HAD GIVEN UP ON BLOGGING, but I’ve had the urge again, so here goes one last try.

Last weekend I was dealing No Limit, specifically to a woman I’ll call Betty. Betty was a middle aged woman in a cowboy hat. She was very outgoing, talking to the entire table quite a bit. She was showing off a picture of her daughter that was being used as her screensaver on her phone. After inspecting the photo for several seconds, the quiet kid next to her, barely 21 and also wearing a cowboy hat deadpanned “I’d hit that” and handed the phone back. The entire table lost it. I needed a Kleenex, I was laughing so hard.

Monday was a trip too. It was my Friday, and I expected to be slow since Montego has a $17,000 bad beat jackpot. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Marina had come in with me to visit, and with her and a few other dealers who had shown up, we had a game. Talk quickly went to Carl, who wasn’t there that day. We were all enjoying Carl stories, usually relating to some new idea he had to make money. I remembered aloud the time he was selling the gasoline additives for increased gas mileage. Louis got some for a drive to Las Vegas, and Carl delivered it to him in capsule form, in a pill bottle labeled for male enhancement pills. The Viagra for the car line had the place cackling.

Marina inspired awe in all of the other dealers when her set over set turned to a bigger boat and took down the largest pot of the new game so far. She left early, taking a good chunk with her. She has been playing very well lately, finishing in the money on Friday at the Montego Bay noon tournament. I had a good night there on Sunday, drinking my way into an easy $250 profit. We have been bad beat chasing up there, since it is over $17,000.

What can I say about the Jazz…? Five wins in a row, 13 of 15. Division all but clinched.

Vegas next week anyone?


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