Wednesday, July 02, 2008

I’m Not Dead...

July 2, 2008

I just haven’t had a lot to say. I’m working as a hired gun, and the work is sporadic. I still have a glimmer of hope that my business may eventually succeed, but I have no idea why we haven’t heard anything. In the mean time, I work one week a month and make as much as I did full time on Active Duty. I guess I can’t complain.

Well, I can complain about one thing. Our Au Pair crashed another one of our cars. To make matters worse, she did it in the morning and didn’t tell us about it until late in the evening. I don’t care if you screw up, just fess up, dammit! Our insurance rates have already gone way up, now we’ve got to eat this one, too.

I did have one good spot yesterday - I won the local $40 poker tournament. I’d like to say it was due to my stellar play. It wasn’t. I got down to 700 chips (you start with 3100 and blinds are 25/50), but managed to catch some cards and place exactly two well-timed semi-bluffs, which got me enough to get to the final table. Once there, my strategy was “get your money in behind.” I was apologizing prior to the flop whenever I got heads up against someone with a better hand. “I am sorry for the suck-out you are about to receive.” Bam!

Of course, I gave some of it back in the Spread Limit game when my Aces got cracked by Queens. Still it was a profitable day. And to top it off, I got a call from my friend Rae in Texas (hey Rae!). If she can’t figure out her life, maybe she can at least figure out how to hyperlink.


SirFWALGMan said...

Fuck man I thought it was only my Au Pair that totaled cars. Damn bitches.

BamBam said...

Sorry about the car and despite it being the second, I hope she's alright.

Loved the Ben.F. quotes by the way! Although I have to admit, I had you pegged for more of a ....

"Fish and visitors smell in three days."

Kinda' guy.


Unknown said...

I'm more a "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt".

Keep the faith. And just think when she is gone, she can't wreck any more cars.

Most important thing is are kids and her ok.

Everything else is secondary!

The Sandman Cometh said...

I won't quote anything profound, except maybe "Hell is other people." & for the record, I have my immediate and future goals, and how to reach them all figured. It's my relatives and the people they're married to I can't understand.