considering i have no credit, and unpaid past phone bills, id have a very difficult time getting a nice new phone without paying a fortune upfront, and to get on a good plan. so im lucky to have someone like Vince in my life.
we stopped at a Sprint store today, (his carrier) and talked to them about adding me to Vinces plan (and id have unlimited everything, and the fastest service)--and since i waited too long, ill have to change phone numbers. no way around that, and since my new phone will not be an android no way to transfer my contacts and poker records i dont think. but its supposedly a lot nicer and more powerful phone.
got it for $50 (worth $400+) and ill owe $75 a month for the monthly service, and $36 upfront to activate service. Bill will go to vince in his name, and ill be paying $75 to him every month, for a period of 24 months since they made him go with a contract since hes on a fairly new contract already now. at least he trusts me not to do him wrong, and we will pick up the phone in person Friday. they get it thru the warehouse and NOT the local store, or id have had to pay twice as much today.
so ill be giving Vince $161 friday, and then $75 a month for 24 months thereafter, and ill have much better quality of a phone, and much better quality service.
even if im not in vegas its still very easy to pay vince, since i just transfer my bank acct to his. we have the same bank. he's not been doing well at his job, and he would like to get back into dealing.
monday night, Vince and i played the stud tourny at the Plaza, i bought him in, and he got $20 and i got $40 when they chopped, 3 others were also in the chop, one of whom got $30 and one $40 besides me.
i shouldve held out for a lot more money, i was quite a bit in front, but dead tired, yes i definitely took the worst of that deal. a lot of gypsies were in it.
still not doing too well at live $1-2 NL, and have less than $70 on bovada after having a check of $700 sent to vinces house enroute fedex now, but at least im still a little over $11,300, and will have more once the bovada check comes.
of course, theres the big looming expenses friday of the phone and tooth expenses coming up too. and also im thinking of taking a 1-2 week vacation to a state none of u would ever expect that has no casinos where id be going. a complete nongambling vacation. to fly out saturday is like $300+ including luggage and theres a nice motel for $55 a night with great pics on craigslist if u commit to a week. there is also a transfer, its not a nonstop flight. takes about 8 hours to fly overall including wait time. It's one of the places ive always wanted to visit, not including siberia or israel.
Pretty much all of my wins have been at VBJ, the $1200 loss notwithstanding, im still way up at it overall. my host even commented as much and cant understand why. of course, i know why though. its because unlike 99999% of the players i know how to win. i may bet too much, but i know when the odds favor me, when they favor the house, and when to variate from basic strategy.
i've found a church where im planning to visit soon, and its right next to the sea (only less than a block off the ocean). nice quite peaceful place, close to God, and im also looking up dentists in that area now using the painless wand technology and ive found at least 2 and im sure a certain friend who grew up and knows the area intimately can help provide a recommendation in case my tooth goes bad while im on vacation. the other church id love to visit is about 50+ miles from the airport, but i can get there on public transit on the #10 bus.
and of course, i still play mom scrabble at times on facebook. was reading her post today on her wall describing Gods feelings on homosexuality. i just got done beating her by 20 points in a game she was ahead the entire way, when i scored a 7 letter word on the last hand, with the help of this site. http://www.solverscrabble.com/solver/
i also think Alysia Chang and vince should hook up, they both share a love for non holdem omaha and stud type games, and for skiing.