2. A new architect started last week. Older, but attractive woman with salt and peppa hair. That was my first impression of her. Today I'm looking more closely at her paperwork and I realized that she's 10 years YOUNGER than me. Fuck, I am old.
3. Bayne had a good post about Ashton and Haseeb and the 70 mile prop bet.
What's more interesting is that Haseeb was lamenting the position he was in, how he looked in Ashton's mother's eyes and the fact that he couldn't get out of this. Yet Ashton texted him with a way out at mile 60 and he wouldn't take it. Proves it WAS all about the money, or as poker players like to say, he was "priced in". I was feeling Haseeb until he turned down the deal. IMHO being priced in does not turn a losing hand/bet into a winning one. He could've saved himself 85K and face had he taken the deal. Instead he chose to hope his friend would get hurt.
Now as you may know, I like prop bets myself and will bet on just about anything and have in fact bet on the color of a person's undies in the past. (AND I WON) I get the need for prop bets. Poker players do the same damn thing over and over again and prop bets cut the monotony. But still....Haseeb should've taken the deal. He understood the enormity of the situation at that point.
I don't know why the story bothered me, but it did. Like I said above, I've bet on various things for years and I don't let people off the hook. Yet....as I wrote above, I think that Haseeb should've let his friend off the hook. I dunno if that makes me a hypocrite, although no bet that I've been involved in would effect anyone's health.
I think the only time I ever gave anyone a break was an Acey Duecey game that got out of control. Before long there was over $200 in the pot and someone bet pot...and had to pay double. Gave him a break, and didn't enforce the double rule. But that's it.
Now ONCE and only once, was I given a get out of jail free card on a lost prop bet. I don't remember the details and I'm too sick (and tired) to look it up, but HeffMike and I had a multi faceted prop bet that involved Spew Day, The Very Josie and mebbe something else.
Afterwards, he let me off the hook, so long as I played the Spew Day game. It was a kindness I'll never forget as my Full Tilt balance was dangerously low at the time. I remember feeling terrible while thinking that I wouldn't have offered the same to him. It was the only time that happened to me, and like I said, I'll never forget it.
Runner up situation:
When I played the HU match with Waffles he told me going into it that when I lost he'd ship the money back to me. I believe my answer was something along the lines of F.U. I really have to work on being nice. Oh and it was a moot point because I eventually won.
Play smart, and remember I'm always available for prop bets as long as you don't enforce payment.