Sorry ive been neglecting this blog a bit lately--its just that ive been playing a lot more live poker--and been not coming home til quite tired--and then wanting to sleep right away instead of update. Also, not much has happened the last few days now that most of my out of town friends left vegas. The only real thing that matters and is happening--is that i keep winning, and why im winning, i dont know if the games are getting softer--or if im just on a good run. also, i think i should start playing tournys a lot more. Donkeytax is willing to partially stake me in some of the survivor events at the Venetian, and i won over $300 off his cash stake. (of which i got $150) But in the last 5 omaha tournies ive played live, ive cashed or won outright in 4.
also about this tooth, i dont know whats going on with it. its been less sore lately--but ive not been eating ANY sugar at all, nor anything with ice in it, and brushing and rinsing it regularly. also i did the only thing u can do when u need ur money for more important things like food and rent and bus fares instead of medical expenses--i prayed to Jesus, and asked him to heal the tooth, and to cleanse out any infections that mightve been there--but i dont think any were. Although the power to heal is rarely used since God isnt a big Santa Claus--its still there, and is comforting to know that. it was used on me once as a child, when a dr wasnt available, and it worked. and i still think i should get over my fears and see one as soon as possible, there is something wrong in there--but i asked God for a month or so of time--to get more money together first and to find the RIGHT dentist and Dr. having never had a regular medical dr, i dont know how to go about making an appt and then seeing one at his private office, at a set time, without the long waits that annoy me greatly at the places people go to for emergencies such as UMC thats filled with homeless people for things that arent really emergencies, but they dont know where else to go.
researching online told me about a clinic with a flat $22 fee for an office visit--but it seems that clinic is no longer in business. id still like to find a place u can go for under $50 (without needing insurance and without having to verify income). also im curious about the prices u think a dentist would charge for removing 1 wisdom tooth, should be a lot less than removing 4. i find it odd for about 2 days it was paining me quite a few times but then been quiet and ive not needed any advil the last 3 days.
and i also got a big fear that my $4549 which i have at the time of this post (after just turning a quick $115 profit earlier tonight) might go to waste on VBJ machines that arent as good as the ones in Jean. either ones with higher minimums (screwing up my bet spreads) or ones with worse rules. while playing at the Palazzo about 7am, i found myself playing as high as 3 bets of $33 one hand, at least that hand won. ended up making $158 on the VBJ there last night, then proceeded to lose $100 of it in the $1-2 NL at the V because by then i was tired. the last hand i had TT and a guy makes it $11, a guy called, and with only $50 left i felt obligated to shove he called with AK and hit the A on the turn. i felt it was the right play but should i have folded because of the possibility i was dominated by a higher pair? or would that be too weak? is it ok to shove knowing ill never be better than 54-46 preflop at best?
and i just won $10 on bovada while updating this blog. got about $67 there left. But to avoid losing the $4500 back on games i shouldnt play, what about taking a road trip? to a place like Reno (where Benny will guarantee me $50 cash a day without risking any money) or california where i wont be around any machines because fucking Cutter wont say where they are, to Phoenix wheres theres good rooms ive not been to in 15 yrs, or to Columbus where theres good games and i can have Ray to drive me all over between cinti and MI. and of course i always like to pick places im right by the cardroom or living at the casino or else im an easy bus ride.
still looking forward to seattle irishs trip report too