Tuesday, June 4, 2013

my day with lightning36

I'm sure more people will be waiting for him to blog his version of events, than for me to blog mine, because his will have more of the types of details others will want to read. Kind of boring to sit in my room and not be able to play online poker while i type up the new blog since i have no chips on seals and cannot get on UP, i need to ask the front desk if i am allowed to use dialup, and i also need someone to bring me the right modem to use dialup. But with a roll of only $1118 (least thats not as bad as it once was) theres no way i can deposit anything.

First thing that happened when lightning showed up was i was at a VBJ, stuck $96, and reducing the roll to $1004, and i cashed out when he came. then before we went to eat (i'd managed to get 2 free buffet tickets for the 2 of us) --now he can give u his version of the food here-- i went outside with him so we could talk away from any people, and i explained my frustrations with RTP, and he explained why me posting on there was a bad idea. discussed other frustrations also, and then we went to eat. we talked about the job, and how lightning agreed i probably wouldnt been strong enough to avoid getting fired for being unable to do the work.

after eating, i showed him what the rooms looked like. (so he could make a full trip report as to the conditions of this hotel). Then we went to tx station, because today wasnt the day the suncoast had the single $2 blind omaha game, and i couldnt afford any omaha $4-8 games with $6 per round in blinds. odd its only holdem games that have some half priced blinds in this town. (boulderstation, palacestation, and az charlies). none of the $4-8 omaha games have them, only some $4-8 holdem games. i actually think the rake is beatable if they have half priced blinds, but otherwise its not because the blinds eat u up. the suncoast was having the stud8 game, $2-10 with an ante, and i think, but not sure, $20 on the end. and lightning felt it would be too big for me, and didnt want to play stud. although he almost changed his mind as long as we waited around for seats at Tx station.

i ended up winning $32 there, and he lost his ass in that game, and went out to the sportsbook. posted on twitter, hoping someone would show, and it seems like Pokerjohnny mightve attempted to either there or elsewhere, but id left by then. we left to go to AZ charlies, mc gee had mentioned the $40 NL game at 8pm i hadnt ever played, but he didnt think it went very often, and sure enough it didnt go. in fact the game broke up entirely after 8pm after one of the dealers cashed out. good news was i quit the game $58 up. lightning did a little better in that game, breaking about even.

then we went to palace station, but it didnt work out. we sat in the $2-4 game, no $4-8 was available, but when they got around to switching us, he didnt want to play $4-8, although i tried to explain to him u lose ur money slower in $4-8 than $2-4 when they offer half priced blinds. Palace never has NL except for rare occasions on fri nites. almost never does it go. so we left and i lost $15. i dont know how he did there.

then we took valleyview up to tropicana av, by the orleans but didnt go inside, grabbed food at the burger king, he bought me this time, and then jumped on the interstate back to Jean where i crashed in the room too tired to make any posts, and kept falling back to sleep til about 7.30am.

wish id got that microwave from Greg (whitcolumn) could eat much better food here, but no way to transport it, neither of us have a car. also without a fridge it wouldnt help much because i couldnt store the right type of meals for it. but i need to think of better food items that are still just as cheap to tell zippy, black beans suck, maybe should try chili beans, and get some more wheat bread and honey to go with the peanut butter since alone peanut butter isnt so great. any other ideas on what foods at walmarts are cheap enough and will keep? maybe zippy has ideas. also some pops might be good.

and i really shouldve brought the laptop with me, that way i couldve tested to see if i could get online stations at all these casinos, etc. if i am going to play onlne poker, since seals isnt much good, and bovada makes u wait for a check and dont have enough 10 max don sngs, and i cant get on intertops, seems these newly opening NV sites are the only option.

right now im worried because i have no income coming in since i cant play poker. notice how much i won at poker yesterday, thats why i really need a place to live in vegas or reno to survive. i might feel safe with the sleeping bag in reno but not sure where the cops would allow it up there. but i might be able to play online poker in reno. really need a friend with a car to give me a free place to live in vegas, or a large loan or stake with the promise i wouldnt use it for anything but rent and poker. no machines. could use an online stake too. i am glad to discover some online low limit games in vegas might actually be beatable in spite of the drop and the rake. if i had twice the roll, id probably attempt to survive playing at the riv and getting the free rooms.

also, lightning doesnt understand why im not getting way more chances to sell ads on this blog. sometimes he gets paid for adsspace or even articles he told me about. maybe wec can assist with this, he seems to know of things of this type too.

44 comments:

  1. Tony, you need to figure out your next steps.

    This ain't gonna cut it ---> really need a friend with a car to give me a free place to live in vegas, or a large loan or stake with the promise i wouldnt use it for anything but rent and poker. no machines. could use an online stake too.

    YOU are the only one who can do this for you, not some mystery "friend" who will give you money, rides and a place to stay. How bout you use YOUR money, like it's a friends i.e. only spend it on rent and poker and no machines. Why not? You claim you can do it with "friend's" money, why not with yours?

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  2. because i will go broke fast if i use my own money, and i have nothing to play poker with anyway. as suggested, i divided up the money between the life roll and the poker roll, the life roll has 100% of the money and the poker room is out, so im screwed until i get some poker money from someone. and the life roll will never survive or enable me to survive unless i spend almost none of it. the only way the poorest of the poor ever survive without losing everything is by voluntarily becoming homeless, and burying all their money in a safe place where its never used for rent or food. otherwise theyd have nothing to live on.

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    1. You've HAD apartments in Vegas. What happened to them?

      OK, so now you have identified that you need money for your poker roll. What is your PLAN to get that money? Please do not say you are going to wish for it. Please have a real plan that you work at every day so you can reach you GOAL of having money in your poker roll.

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  3. Get. A. Job.

    Stop trying to live off everyone else. I'm in Vegas for the summer. I'm staying at the Budget Suites on Tropicana (which for the upgraded, fully furnished with microwave, flat screen and WiFi is only $205 including tax per week). I have a car here. If you will go apply for jobs, and actually accept work.. I will take you.

    If you will make an appointment with a doctor, I will take you.

    If you will make an appointment with legal assistance, I will take you.

    I will NOT take you gambling, or take you to "Walmarts" for beans. I will NOT hang out with you at a buffet or do anything else that helps you maintain this downward spiral of panhandling and gambling. But anything you want to get done to further yourself, I will help you.

    I expect though, the summer will come and go, and nothing will have changed. You'll still be hovering around $1,000 and begging.

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    1. great offer... standing by for the excuses

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    2. Congratulations Jennifer! I read the good news! Be prepared to meet the love of your life. (no, I don't mean Tony)

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    3. I can't wait! I'm utterly terrified that it won't be like that, but oh so hoping it will be. On a side note, pregnancy is the hardest thing I've ever done.

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  4. Lightning is a good man. That is all.

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  5. and he lost his ass in that game,

    This may be true, but not very polite to mention.

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    1. obv anyone who loses their ass in one session is terrible. true pros win every time they play.

      ps. losing my ass online while I type this.

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    2. I used to play poker for a living and it was the hardest thing to do. I played with a 35k roll, so I couldn't imagine playing with a puny 1k roll... Anyhow, I dumped poker eventually and invested my lively efforts elsewhere. I currently write for Textbroker and make your "roll" amount every 2 weeks. Like Jennifer mentioned - hit up a budget suites, heck that's where I'm staying, too. (Maybe even the same one as Jennifer). You should really quit poker if you can't manage your own responsibilities alone. Perhaps you should consider pursuing a more blue/white collar destination and keep the dream of online poker in your back pocket ;-) Your priorities should be first.

      - Get a job
      - Create a plan
      - Take action
      - Develop some sort of savings plan for a bankroll

      But what do I know - I'm just some former grinder whos passion now lays beneath the granite edge and ball point surface who happen to stumble upon this blog during a Google search.

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    3. welcome to the show!

      Tony -> Are you going to reply to Jennifer's offer or just ignore it?

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    4. vook, i addressed these comments from Jennifer in a privaate email to Josie, and i dont want to have to repeat it seperately to all who ask. its just i dont know jennifers work schedule or sleep schedule and i could easily set something up at the wrong time, making the offer useless. she really dont have the ability to do this. and besides i cant see a dr til someone else pays for it. its not free. and legal aid u dont need an appointment u just go in the office and talk to someone. its only for following visits they give appointments.

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    5. Hmm, shouldn't Jennifer be getting some sort of response from you? It is terribly rude to ignore her when she made such a generous offer.

      If you don't know Jennifer's schedule, then ask her. That is what people do, not asking makes you (not the offer) useless.

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    6. i think im being nice by not bothering Jennifer to cause her extra work doing something i dont really have alot of interest in anyway. If someone is homeless others should take them in, not try to get them into govt programs. its not the job of the govt to help fellow human beings and Cutter, (a member of the tea party and NRA) agrees. it is OUR job to take care of those less fortunate, it isnt the govt. Since ive never had the money to do that, and lost a lot when i tried (lorna, Britni, every male poker player i staked who ripped me off) i feel quite bitter towards those who do have the money, and wont do shit. at least i've found out who a lot of the good people are.

      and Jennifer certainly dont know her entire schedule this far ahead of time and without knowing which hours someone is available, i sure cant make appts. anyone can offer to come out here anytime and drive me to legal aid if they are sincere. it dont need an appt, and i dont think they would let me have one without coming in first.

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    7. Youre 45, not 13. It isn't someone else's responsibility to be your parent because you can't get your life together and your gambling addiction is in full control of everything you do.

      Why cant you reuse your initial SSI diagnosis? And why do you have outstanding medical bills if you can't go see a doctor without paying for it?

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    8. So...in other words, you're too lazy to try to do anything positive in your life other than make up more excuses.

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    9. As usual, you really have your "real world" assumptions all messed up. I can certainly understand taking in a friend who has fallen on hard times, despite their BEST ATTEMPTS to get back on their feet. You have chosen a life of homelessness, because your best and ONLY attempt is to ask for handouts. On RTP, you refer to being scared of the "bums" at the end of the bus line in Henderson, I just wonder what your definition of bum is. You have decided your next step is to sleep outside, seldom shower, panhandle for VBJ money or e-pandhandle.
      I hurt for the people that have lost jobs and homes despite a lifetime of doing the right things. Taking a shitty job even though they know they are qualified to do more, live in a shitty part of town because their meager salaries will not allow more. You know the difference between them and you? They have been given nothing, yet find the courage to rise from the ashes, dust themselves off and saddle back up. They wake up each day thankful for another day to get back on top. They wish for another breath, then WORK for everything else.
      I wish you the best, which coincidentally, is apparently all you're willing to do to better yourself also....WISH.

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    10. my definition of bum "guy who uses alcohol and drugs and is often high or drunk and always capable of beating someone up, a guy u are scared to death to be near,"

      theres no point in me taking a job if i would still be homeless because it wouldnt pay enough. the job in idaho was a little different. it did pay enough, and it paid $300 a week for housing on top of the job itself.

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    11. Dear Tony,

      I DO actually know my entire schedule this far ahead. I am a 6 pm dealer. Which means, I will ALWAYS be available during the business day for errands. I even have one day a week off, where I have no responsibility. Part of being massively pregnant means I pass out the minute I get home (2 am) and wake up right around 8 am. I can even adjust that to earlier. So I'm pretty much free whenever you would need me. But you couldn't possibly know that, because you've never asked.

      Furthermore, I am damn good and my job and stand out from the cattle call for being such. The benefit of this being that I can take days off, without penalty, as needed. I am actually appreciated at my job. I work extremely hard, year round, in every capacity one can for the WSOP and I make your entire life roll each week, minimum. Do you know how much education and training I had to get to get started? Zero. (My Master's Degree weeps itself to sleep every night). I started as a chip runner, and damn near made your life roll on some weeks in tips. Stop making excuses.

      GET. A. JOB.

      The offer still stands. I will take you anywhere you need to go, as long as its productive. I will wait as long as it takes, and go back as many times as necessary and not charge you one dime for gas money. You can, instead of paying me for gas and time, use that $20 or so to pay a sliding income based doctor to get the ball rolling on your medical issues.

      Your statement about good people not getting others on government programs? Republicans are strongly in agreement that government program are largely a waste and financial drain on society because of their overuse by those who have other means. As a white, republican, NRA member, Christian woman who has never received government assistance in her life.. and instead works her tail off to stay out of debt (And yet, I'll still be happy to be a stay at home Mom if the opportunity presents itself), I am 1,000% okay with someone using the programs MY tax dollars created to get a helping hand towards being independent and working for a living.

      You're a bum, Tony. A homeless beggar. You're not a republican. You're not a Christian. You're not even a good person. If you were, you would take any one of us up on our offers to actually help you. But instead, you want free handouts. I've known stray dogs with more integrity.

      I expect you to ignore me. Its what you do when you don't like what you're hearing or you've run out of excuses. You may even email someone you anticipate will side with you. The offer still stands.

      You like to talk about what a good Christian you are. I will leave you with some Bible quotes that speak directly to your situation. These are the words of YOUR GOD. How can you deny them?

      “He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment” (12:11). (Proverbs).

      Other passages in Proverbs about work:
      ◾“All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty” (14:23).
      ◾“Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth. He who gathers crops in the summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son” (10:4,5).
      ◾ ”One who is slack in his work is a close relative of one who destroys” (18:9).
      ◾“Sluggards do not plow in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing” (20:4).
      ◾“The cravings of sluggards will be the death of them, because their hands refuse to work” (21:25).
      ◾“I went past the field of a sluggard, past the vineyard of someone who has no sense; thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the stone wall was in ruins. I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw: A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest–and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man” (24:30-34).

      1 Timothy 5:8 says that anyone who does not take care of his own family “has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”


      You sir, are a "Sluggard".

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    12. Vbj is better than working when all you do is lose?

      And your definition of bum is funny. Bums are too cold and malnourished to be so aggressive

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    13. I got cussed out by a bum at 7 eleven yesterday. They're part of the zombie apocalypse. I know it.

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    14. well then u should know why i am afraid of them, especially when they are drinking or high. i got picked on a lot in school because i didnt know how to fight, and that has a lot to do with my fears about where to live. what ever became of that motel on fremont u once considered living at? seems they no longer have the $149 a week offer anyway. also the reason i always saw myself as better or different than other bums is because i at times took job offers that only lasted a day or so but still, i did take the jobs at times. all this was so long ago however. and i feel like wasting money to get drunk is so dumb, nothing at all like gambling, at least at gambling u might win. if u really are serious about taking me to legal aid however, theres no appointment needed it can be done anytime.

      and lightning and i will be playing omaha8 at samstown this afternoon, if u are interested in saying hi to both of us. he cant take me, he only wants to have fun while in vegas, ive already asked him. u will remember i offered u free housing before, ive always done this if im not afraid of the person, and is why i wish someone would offer me free housing. except for u that one time in reno, ive never been in a position to ever offer this again, and if it was a man who could beat me up, (almost all) id been afraid to offer free housing. i just believe others should take care of each other instead of sending them to the govt or an agency.

      and theres nothing wrong with playing poker for a living, and just because someone is out of money, dont mean they should quit playing. u should see it as honest hard work just like dealing. u shouldnt find one ok and one not ok. why should others get to live with friends get stakes, get loans, but not me? my skill at poker is just as good.

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    15. I think I'm in love with Jennifer Gay after that post!

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    16. Well, someone certainly got told off.
      Jennifer Gay <3
      You will make a terrific mother, though, perhaps, a somewhat scary one! Were you ever a nun? :-)

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    17. Jennifer Gay knocked it out of the park.

      Tony, you have no clue how things work. If you kept to yourself and kept your mouth shut, no one would bother you.

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    18. poker is not your job tony. you don't make enough gambling to support yourself. without the handouts you continue to receive from others you can't survive. stop calling poker your job and comparing it to other jobs. if everyone stopped helping you and you didn't receive assistance you would be on the streets.

      that said... why don't you work with Jennifer to get assistance from the government (instead of wasting someone else's hard earned money that could be used for their kids, their retirement, whatever). Then you could use that assistance to get a REAL job to support yourself. You don't support yourself now. You make some money at poker/gambling but not enough to support yourself. Stop kidding yourself.

      Get a job and gamble part time. I dare you to call Jennifer's bluff. I still wish you luck either way.

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    19. Jennifer,

      I love it. "Sluggard Bigcharles" has a distinctive ring to it.

      Good luck,

      snevman

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  6. It always makes your chauffeur feel good when you insult their poker ability

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    1. he knows no one insulted his playing ability, u are such an ass u arent even worth responding to.

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    2. You are the best advantage player in the world. Like a christian stuey ungar. Dont let the man hold you down. Why am i an ass.? Because im honest and dont blow smoke up your ass like your head patters?

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  7. "also, lightning doesnt understand why im not getting way more chances to sell ads on this blog. sometimes he gets paid for adsspace or even articles he told me about. maybe wec can assist with this, he seems to know of things of this type too."

    I am a terrible webmaster. I should have made much more money on my website if I had more of a clue. As it is I had to learn from scratch how to develop it and get it set up.

    If I did it right I likely would have many more ads pre and post Black Friday. The site generates ad revenue, but all of my advertisers directly contacted me via email in the contact section to inquire about putting ads on the site.

    Of course then there are referral fees I pick up, and affiliate fees from poker sites, etc.

    There have to be a million people that read your blog that could help you better than me.

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  8. Tony,

    Your #1 problem is, and has always been, laziness. Jennifer has just made you an incredible offer; what are you going to do? It is almost zero work to look up phone numbers and make calls to set appointments, you exert much more effort on things that are –EV on a daily basis.

    I have driven you all over Las Vegas on more than one occasion, for which you never even offered as much as a thank you. I shipped you money online when you were in the hospital, a result of your laziness (too lazy to brush your teeth), so that you could continue to play poker while laid up. You have no-showed me on more than one occasion and the last time you blamed it on a third party, again due to your laziness.

    All your troubles derive from your laziness. If you can't get off your lazy ass and jump on this offer from Jennifer, you don't deserve any further assistance from anyone.

    This may sound harsh, but it is all true and relevant to your current situation. You have had money and an apartment in the past, but you piss it all away due to laziness and then the “woe is me” attitude sets in and you begin to beg for help.

    I will be back in Vegas later this summer. I hope you are still there and have rebuilt “the roll”. I continue to pull for you and stand up for you, but it is getting more and more difficult when you won’t even help yourself.

    Good luck,

    snevman

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  9. Awww I wish I was there with Lightning and you!

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    1. Now THAT would be a real threeway. Hi Josie!

      Hey Tony, I hope that lightning didn't charge you too much taking you to all of those casinos. And you now know one of his weaknesses - Burger King. We both miss the BK at O'Shea's(R.I.P).

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    2. They used to have one at the Riviera at one time. Now there are only 5 in Las Vegas.... One of them is at the Rio Hotel and Two are located at McCarren (C and D gates)

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    3. i can think of about 25 burger kings in vegas

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    4. The Burger King locator is messed up and only shows 5 at a time I guess, because that seems afully low to me also

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  10. I used to play poker for a living and it was the hardest thing to do. I played with a 35k roll, so I couldn't imagine playing with a puny 1k roll... Anyhow, I dumped poker eventually and invested my lively efforts elsewhere. I currently write for Textbroker and make your "roll" amount every 2 weeks. Like Jennifer mentioned - hit up a budget suites, heck that's where I'm staying, too. (Maybe even the same one as Jennifer). You should really quit poker if you can't manage your own responsibilities alone. Perhaps you should consider pursuing a more blue/white collar destination and keep the dream of online poker in your back pocket ;-) Your priorities should be first.

    - Get a job
    - Create a plan
    - Take action
    - Develop some sort of savings plan for a bankroll

    But what do I know - I'm just some former grinder whos passion now lays beneath the granite edge and ball point surface.

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  11. Why were some of my comments approved, and not the ones addressing your concerns about my schedule? What are you hiding from your readers?

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    1. maybe because i seen this comment FIRST before i seen the other comment? i was browsing my phone, and urs came up first, remember i was asleep like the last 10 hours, and for some reason i didnt get the email for the other comment like i shouldve. certainly isnt nothing in there id intentionally not posted, i only refuse comments from trolls, and i know that u arent a troll. what isnt right is the fact u jump to a negative conclusion.

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  12. lightning and i will be playing at samstown in the o8 game within an hour or so soon as he comes out here. just got off the phone with him 20 min ago. am still waiting for vince to call me back too, seems he got a letter about my ssi hearing i need to hurry up and get a lawyer for, but i need him to tell me when it is. all i found when i woke up was a text he got the letter.

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  13. What day next week would you like to go to legal? And what times work best for you? Steven and I will be happy to take you whenever next week you would like.

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