Me, last night!
I played in the home tournament at Lynne's house last night. There was a good showing, 18 players with 3 in the money. Unfortunately, I got there a little too early so I proceeded to drink wine in her backyard while we waited for the horseshoe tournament to be over.
And yes, I pretty much had to hug EVERYONE. I thought I'd get away with hugging the hostesses (Lynne and her wife June) but one by one, they came by with open arms.
So my plan heading into this tournament was to play tighter and more conservative than normal. These guys know how I play. 20% are good players and 80% pure donks. I wanted to mix it up for the 20%.
I started out following the plan. What didn't figure into the plan were the tequila shots. All the brothers and sisters were doing them so I figured what the hell. I'm just not used to doing shots. Oh and they were done without a lime chaser! "Limes are for pussies" I was told.
So I didn't play many hands. I did raise with 5-5 and the flop was 5-J-X. We started with 10K in chips. Brian bets 500. In my drunken state I attempt to raise 1k on top for a total of 1,500 but instead I through in my 5k chip. Duh! Brian promptly folded. Had a fish on the line and I let it get away.
No more mixing shots and poker.
My demise was having an overpair I shoved with. I shoved against this idiot called Pinto who happened to have a full house at the time. Buh-bye.
All the boys were begging me to hang out and wait for them at the cash game. Ugh, I just wasn't feeling it but I didn't wanna disappoint. Troy promised me a ride home. Hmmmm drunk black man will drive me home....I dunno.
Lynne has an awesome backyard with horseshoe pits and a fire pit. So she and I hung around the fire and drank, toasted marshmallows and talked. Really talked - like you can only do when you've had a few too many. She was lecturing me on life being too short. Carpe diem!
I hated leaving her by herself at the fire, but the brothers were calling! I didn't wanna disappoint but like I said I wasn't feeling it. I sat there a while, maybe played one hand and left for the backyard again. Left down $7. BFD
I'm going to try my hand at those full tilt steps again and see where I get. Oh, and I won't be drinking tequila when I do it!
Did I mention that it was Sugar Bear's birthday? He turned 12 years old on Friday. If you're one of my facebook friends you already know this.
We went to Water Country with a couple of his friends.
Me, at the beginning of the day
Here's the birthday cake - This is my attempt at the Monster Energy drink logo.
(he didn't like the flowers on the sides)