Blog Archive

Archive for the 'Poker' Category

Nothing to Report, But…

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

I’d like to think that SOMEDAY soon I’ll be able to write a post where my ill health isn’t the lead subject, but that day hasn’t yet arrived. After beating down my bronchitis a week ago it came back with a vengeance on Thursday. That’s the day I decided to take as my first day…
Read the full post…

No Touchy

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

OK, I didn’t get to touch the Stanley Cup, or get my picture taken with it, or drink a Sam Adams out of it. But I got some pics and I wrote up a post at the UB blog that I’m gonna repost here, because I really don’t feel like writing another post about last…
Read the full post…

I Want the Cup!!

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

OK, yinz in Pittsburgh had your chance to see the Stanley Cup in person–now it’s my turn. The NHL is holding a charity tournament here in the Amazon Room today (the NHL Awards ceremony is at the Palms tomorrow) and I have solid information that THE STANLEY CUP WILL BE HERE TODAY. And if the…
Read the full post…

In the Groove

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

I’ve been in Vegas now for x days. At this point it really doesn’t matter what number x signifies, because it’s insignificant. Who cares? I’ve been here awhile, long enough to feel that I’m in the swing of things. And I still have long enough to go that I’m not even looking at the finish…
Read the full post…

The Story So Far

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

So far so good at the World Series of Poker. My sore throat and cough cleared up, my appetite has returned, and I’d say I’m operating at around 95% efficiency. I’m getting six hours of sleep a night, I’ve eaten the occasional vegetable, and three times I’ve wisely hit the breaks when out drinking. I’ve…
Read the full post…

The Perqs

Friday, May 29th, 2009

When I returned home from the World Series last year I planned on making two major purchases. Number one was a new car, as my 11-year-old Cavalier was on it’s last whitewalls and wasn’t much help in dragging chicks. And after about six weeks of tire-kicking I made the kill, buying my beloved Altima (I…
Read the full post…

Au Revoir, but not Adieu

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Feel like I’ve been stuck in limbo for the last 15 days. Part of that was being sick and isolated from the world for two weeks. Two weeks of sitting on the couch wondering if I’d ever feel like myself again. I actually don’t feel 100% back yet, but after operating at 10% for a…
Read the full post…

Ready, Steady, Whoa

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

When I got back from Argentina I gave myself a day to decompress and settle back into the nice rut I’ve grooved for myself. Picked up the cat, did a little grocery shopping, even went to the gym. It wasn’t until I did laundry a few days later that I discovered that I wasn’t fully…
Read the full post…

Cuadros bonitos

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

I was gonna write up a little trip report but between fighting off a cold (looks like I succeeded) sorting out my WSOP credentials (mission accomplished) and retrieving Ernie the Cat from my parents (he didn’t wanna leave) it’s been a full day. Well, as full as I was capable of after my trip home….
Read the full post…

Upside Down World

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

After I closed my hotel room door I paused to give myself a little pat on the back. “Well done, Geno,” I said, enjoying a rare moment of pride and satisfaction. I’d somehow managed to transport myself from Allison Park, Pennsylvania to Mar del Plata, Argentina, and the fact that I’d accomplished this without psyche-scarring…
Read the full post…