Saturday, January 25, 2014

Blog update for Josie--also i dont think i should go back to cali just yet. reason below.

well--i finally have internet access so i can post online (theres no wifi at the Palms where ive been doing most of my play lately). Nor is there here--but i did pay the $10 for one days wifi. i dont have cricket anymore since id only paid the 1 week extension while at the other location in vegas. tried to extend cricket here, but am on the side of the hallway the signal dont work and i just wanted to get online and sleep

Thank u to Poker Johnny, who drove me for $20, and if id taken a room anywhere else on fri and sat it wouldve been about $95 total even for the dump at koval and tropicana. i didnt want to pay for a week either when i want to start staying with Vince again on sunday and the net works fine at his house too.

i hesitate going to cali--although it keeps me off the machines--cause im just too old to NOT HAVE A PLACE TO LIVE--if i had a roll in the $3000s instead of the $1000s so i could afford hotel rooms via the week--id a lot more strongly consider it. even Toledo is preferable to Commerce, at least there id have transportation, and a friend to sit with.

also, ive had to put the net on zoom 125% from 110% because i somehow lost my reading glasses tonight again dammit, going to make it very tough to see phone texts.

that promotion at the Palms cant last long, its so strong and so valueable, its like theyre taking no rake and adding $3 to every pot. u get about $100 a day in free house money overall, and i won about $140 today. its easy money if u play tight and dont get too tired and play on tilt, or get frustrated, impatient, and start playing machines. there should be far more tables going than whats actually going.

but it does make me want to stay in vegas--and had i not blew about $250+ on machines since coming to vegas, plus all my living expenses, id be ahead $200 or so. im doing okay overall at the poker in spite of the golden nugget losses. those losses came too from playing tired and frustrated.

i plan to stay a very short period here, only til sunday and only to avoid putting out any cash at all on a room all weekend. roll is still about $1570 even after the $10 fee for 24 hours of net. had i took a weekly or paid at the other motel, id have quite a bit less now, and if i play any VBJ, my max bet will be 2 hands of $7. i need to only earn $5 in comps that i was short.

----and now for our feature presentation--recopied from Josies blog. hopefully this reaches a lot of readers new from her usual adience. i wish shed restart the blog for good--to be honest.----------

Although I've always loved blogging, I wish to God I wasn't blogging today. I am because this is so very very important to me. 

Long time readers of mine know my brother died many years ago. Well this post is about his son, my godson Joseph.

With the exception of Evan, I cannot think of another boy I love more. We were sooo very close when he was small, both before and after my brother's death. He's now a caring, strong man who hasn't had the easiest life and now lives in Florida.

Last week, work be damned, I bought two airline tickets to Florida, booked a seedy (kinda) hotel room, and my sister and I high-tailed to Orlando to visit him.

Why?

He has Stage 4 cancer; a very very rare form. They believe it started in his kidney and has now spread to his lung, lymph nodes, bones and bladder, I think. Have I mentioned he's only 26 years old, never smoked, doesn't party or drink? Joseph's idea of partying is ComiCon.

He'd been feeling sick for a while but didn't go to the doctor at first because he didn't (and doesn't) have health insurance. When he finally did, they told him he had tumors and sent him home with a prescription for anitbiotics. (NEVER GET SICK WITHOUT HEALTH INSURANCE!)

He was in too much pain so returned to the hospital and was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer and again sent home. Again, the constant nausea and pain couldn't be controlled at home so he returned to the hospital. 

At that point the best option for him was to go to the Moffitt Center at the University of Florida to get into a clinical trial, but they wouldn't accept anyone who had chemo, so he went untreated for quite a while, hoping to get into the clinical trial. 

While my sister and I were visiting him, it was decided he was too ill to travel to the Moffitt Center anyway and the red tape and bull shit to get him in was just ridiculous. So now the wait began for the chemotherapy.

And wait he did.

And wait.

Every day I saw him, his stomache seemed to grow because of the tumors. It surely wasn't because of the hospital food he kept throwing up. We'd try to bring him things we knew he liked to entice him into eating. As sick as he is, he'd still keep trying to eat though it was apparent he didn't want to. The only thing he asked for was Slurpees....Coke and Mountain Dew Slurpees from 7-Eleven.

Can you believe, I'd never gotten a Slurpee before IN MY LIFE and didn't know how to work the machine? Also, I didn't know if the foamy stuff coming out was how it was supposed to work. So I tried another flavor just to see the consistency. So I have cups of Slurpee lined up on the counter in this skeezy part of Florida, and in walks a very tall erm...hooker. Okay, I'm assuming about her profession. And I'm using "her" lightly. According to my sister, she was really a he. And she determined that while waiting for me in the car. I must admit, I wasn't looking at "her" face.

It was weird because here I was with cups lined up half filled with different SLURPEE flavors and the clerks were ignoring me, letting me do my thang, but the second the he/she hooker came in, they stuck by her side till her purchase was made and escorted her out the door. Hmphf. I wouldn't have minded a little Slurpee assistance!

Shit, I got off track. 

This post isn't about hookers (although I saw a few others worthy of note) but about dear, sweet, sick nephew Joseph. 

He needs your help. I NEED YOUR HELP.

His mom, Rose, has been his advocate and by his side every step of the way. She's a single mother struggling to make ends meet as a social worker and it's impossible to deal with all the costs associated with not having health insurance and being gravely ill. Prescriptions alone are a killer.

Rose's friend set up an online foundation for Joe, called HELP JOE WIN HIS BATTLE.

He set it up on www.gofundme.com

Please go there and make any donation you can. I realize I may not have hardly any readers anymore, but if I've ever entertained you, pissed you off (lord knows I must've done that) please, please, please do this for me. No amount is too small. Drop a few bucks for my nephew and believe me when I say, your money couldn't be going to a better place.

Oh and when you do, mention that Auntie Josie sent you so he knows who the heck you are.

I'm not done asking for favor yet. Yeah, that effing biatch Very Josie hasn't posted in over a year and here she is asking for favors. It's true. 

If you believe in a higher power like Lightning, please say a prayer for Joe and send some positive energy his way.

Lastly, Tony, LightningRob, Poker Grump, anyone with a blog, if you could please re-post this, it would mean very much to me.

I love you all for helping me and Joseph in this time of need.

xoxo

Very Josie

a/k/a Auntie Josie



and thats it--hope some of u are able to do something to assist in this--and speaking of hookers and hospitals--i was speaking by text with lisa hartman (working as a hooker in pahrump) in room 537 for stomach cancer at umc, but ive never met her. seems she was once married to clint black the actor, im amazed its the same person, but who knows maybe she just says its her. this was a girl i was going to meet once, but didnt realize how old she was, and of course all i ever do is right down phone numbers to text--ive got no money to meet anyone.




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51 comments:

  1. Thank you for your help Tony. I appreciate you posting this here. I know you're religious, so I'd appreciate a prayer for him as well.

    Xoxo

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  2. There is no reason why he shouldn't have insurance. This was the whole point of the Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment is still available through March 31st 2014. If he enrolls today, he'll have insurance starting March 1st.

    https://www.healthcare.gov/what-key-dates-do-i-need-to-know/#part=2

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  3. Lisa Hartman's a hooker now? Or maybe you meant she appeared on TV's TJ Hooker back in the 80's.

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    1. i said a prayer for Josie, and i lost $391 on VBJ, thats a different Lisa i found out, and i wont have access to the net anymore til im out of Jean.

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    2. $391.00 loss on machines, huh? At what point would the totality of your machine losses have any impact on you?

      s.i.

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    3. $391.00 loss on machines, huh? At what point would the totality of your machine losses have any impact on you?

      s.i.

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  4. Sorry about your Godson (Nephew) Joseph, Josie. Although you don't know me any friend of Tony's i consider good people. I can tell how he addresses you that you have substance i have known Tony longer than anyone in vegas. I will say a silent prayer for him. I wish him the best.

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  5. Sbr i am sure that was looked into. With different states come different medicaid programs. I am sure no matter what the coverage is that situation doesn't become any easier.

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    1. Just trying to help. I won't make that mistake in the future.

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  6. i said a prayer for Josies nephew, then i lost $391 on VBJ, new roll $1168, lowest its been in a very long time. and i finally heard back from Lisa and she said shes a different Lisa with the same name. also i wont have net access no more.

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    1. That is a lot of hands at "my max bet will be 2 hands of $7 ".

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    2. That is a lot of "my max bet will be 2 hands of $7".

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  7. Josies nephew desperately should be covered, but the Obamacare program is evil--and it dont help the elderly at all. a lot of them are being refused treatment for cancer because theyre too theyre too old to get it. anyone with any disability like me should also be covered, but some other way is far better. i dont want an evil man i dont trust who hates America and our basic civil liberties and first amendment rights and dont value human life running my health care.

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    1. Name one. One single person refused treatment for cancer due to Obamacare. Just one person.

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  8. also u shouldnt be means tested to get help if u are disabled. for welfare, yes, but i should have the freedom to try to be responsible, save up enough money to get off the streets and invest, without being told if i have over $2000 i dont qualify. it should be given to everyone, no means test required.

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  9. Show me an example of an elderly person denied cancer treatment because of Obama, Tony.

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  10. You do have that freedom but as an addict to gambling you will never overcome what you seek in life - NEVER!

    This isnt trolling dummy or some other wrongly defined thing you will create - it is the truth and you ignore the truth about yourself all the time. When you change nothing - nothing changes!

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  11. His mom tried to get him on her ins but failed. She is now going through the process that Andy recommended. Hopefully he will hang in there until coverage takes effect.

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  12. John, Ty so much for your thoughts and prayers. It means a lot to me.

    Ty Tony, for the prayer. I just wish you'd learn that those machines only hurt u in the end, but I do appreciate the prayer.

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  13. Will be in Vegas next weekend and would buy you in to your tournament of choice, also a days worth of NL cash games ( would prefer 1/3 or 3/5), and a nice dinner. Would want any profits to be 50/50. Let me know if you are interested. Take care.

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    1. sure im interested if this is legit

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    2. How would I get ahold of you when I'm there?

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  14. So, do you still feel VBJ is beatable? If it cannot be beat at a low level, it cannot be beat at any level. You are guessing about shuffle points and going on tilt and overbetting your hands chasing losses. Only good thing about LA vs Vegas is the lack of machines, but even then you manage to find someway to gamble any gains away as soon as you built the roll up a bit.

    Don't look to good for ya Tony..here's hoping you win the Powerball or something.

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  15. Your welcome Josie, Hey tony we are both 45 and your wasting time out there. Since 2006 Atlantic City (AC) has lost 40% of its business to surrounding casino's being built. New York state just passed gaming for a casino too now. Vegas has lost 13% but they are tied to all these other casino's with marketing ect. This means Atlantic City has to give more promotions and better deals to bring people back. They will have more and more great deals and cheap rates everywhere there they are in fear they willl lose alot of money if they don't. You are still out in Vegas playing Flip a Coin Hold 'em. If i never met that cocktail waitress in tunica at the horseshoe tony it scares me i may have never left vegas and i would be forced to float around and play that hold em shit too. Keep in mind i may make a move here i just wish Nevada wasn't such a bastard of a drive.

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  16. 16 new casino's in surrounding areas of Atlantic City now Tony, that is something to think about. Back in 2001 the old timers in tunica that left vegas were leaving out to Atlantic City and they invited me, i never should have stayed with that drink fairy, but it is not too late to check that area out. The competition out there will be crazy for the next ten years tony.

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  17. I wish i had sisters out there tony, i have one in Blioxi.

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  18. sure id be interested if this is sincere. btw, $3-5 isnt a game that exists in vegas, only in cali. closest vegas offers thats similar is $2-5.

    went to the Palms tonight after Vince picked me up in Jean and i paid him $90 for a weeks rent and his gas, and that had my roll down to $1048, lowest its been in a very long time. but i won over $200 at the Palms, all because theyre giving away a ton daily in free money and losing money everyday. new roll is now $1313.

    this would be the type of game id think SI would like. surprised he dont try it, Poker Johnnys friend will be there tomorrow night, and i fear the promo might end in 2 more weeks. this is the 4th week of it and they only committed to 6 weeks, theyre losing a ton on it i heard.

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    1. Good luck there Tony, nice to see you book a winner.

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    2. Tony we have sub zero Tempuratures here and a foot of snow everywhere dang near everywhere at least.

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  19. Don't think Tony is allowed in any casinos that run 2-5. Are you Tony?

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    1. im sure this guy is a troll, its posted within a few minutes of a comment by anger while asleep this morning, but i can think of 5 casinos i play at that have $2-5 regularly in vegas, and 8 if u count the places it very seldom goes such as the Nugget, the HardRock, and the Suncoast

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    2. Which ones? I'm actually curious.

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  20. Also, why not just give TBC $500 or whatever rather than staking him? He isn't a winner in any 2-5 on the planet, and it won't do anything for him besides give him a little sweat.

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    1. Maybe he would like to play a bit bigger then he is used to risk free.

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  21. What are these promos you keep mentioning? Can't find them on their website.

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    1. its a lot to list in detail, but if u have bravo live installed, just go to where it says cantor poker at palms, and it will list everyone of the promotions in detail.

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  22. i need assistance with internet explorer, because it does not work on my laptop at all, and i cant uninstall it and redownload it, it always gives me some kind of error.

    this wouldnt be an issue if i didnt need it for playing on UP. but everything in UP, (such as the cashier) uses IE instead of whatever default client u have installed (i use google chrome) so i keep getting err messages saying it cant load when i try to bring up the cashier, or it wont ever bring up the initial login page when i log in that shows that im verified and instead it slowly lets me bring up the other lobbies and sit. but the IE page always freezes up and says it cant load.

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  23. new roll $1303, lost the tourny on UP in 13th place out of 20 people, was handicapped by the fact i couldnt ever rebuy since i didnt have enough to both rebuy and addon, also i didnt like the fact its a 6 max tourny instead of a real tourny. the game selection on here is horrible compared to pokerstars.

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    1. u r handicapped by the fact u suck at poker. also,didnt u c it was a 6 max tourney? if so ,then y play,genius

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    2. Same old story . . . Same old Tony... You are broke, sir. You don't have the luxury of playing games with structures that are not good. Why are you playing somewhere you admit has bad game selection? Be smart for once.

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  24. Palms game broke up at 1230 with me $52 up, and i didnt want to go home when id just gotten there about 11pm, so i rode the bus to terribles and played $2-4 all night til 11am, horrible mistake, i lost about $80-90 there, and i am now stuck $30 for the night

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    1. OMG the gold mine has just opened!!! Create a TBC tshirt that says something like "I played horrible at Terrible's..." that has your mugshot on it and you will sell a million of those tshirts Tony!!!

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  25. won $114 at the Palms tonight, new roll $1374, and am very sad to say the promotion is ending in 2 more days, no idea what will replace it as of yet, but the poker room manager lost his job over it. they gave out way too much in promo money. i got over $700 worth of it about $100+ every day i played there, and i wish id played all month long, anyone who didnt missed out on a lot of free money. one thing they should probably end is the $1 max rake.

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    1. Sucks to be that poker room mgr....

      Probably had a learning disablity as a kid and wasn't good with numbers!

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  26. Tony you have 24 hours to let me know about my offer. Once in Vegas I certainly won't be trying to look for you.

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