Saturday, November 29, 2014
I've learned a few things
Well i just left my hotel across the street from the Bicycle (with the excellent wifi) that i stayed in the last 2 nights for $192 total, and that was quite a bit, considering i first checked in about 3.30am thurs nite/fri morning with the first checkout being 11am-12 noon. yeah i couldnt get them to let me in early and i was dead tired, having just got off the tour bus from pechanga where id been dead tired after playing $3-6 5 card Big O all day long. so i kind of only got 1 nite for that price. That being said, im not used to staying in nicer hotels, and having done so, and seeing how much better quality everything was, im not surprised rich folks do this all the time instead of staying at motel 6, where the wifi pretty much works shitty everywhere if it works at all. they all offer it but it sure sucks there.
Just got checked into my room at Commerce casino though, for only $85 plus tax for $102 by using pricelines express deals 55% off. had i went by the desk and paid, it wouldve been $134 plus tax, she said their rates are going up soon. thats not 55% but priceline advertises express deals as up to 55% off. still its far better than the rate u will get by asking the floorman and telling him u have been playing so id suggest those of u unfamiliar with how it works start using priceline.
u have to use the option where it wont show u the hotel name til after u book it. but of course, having it listed as a casino hotel--u know which one it is anyway.
and the good thing is, this hotel the wifi works good too.
Some of the other things ive learned are how great a service Uber is and how fast. its too bad i cant use that in vegas, for id move into vinces house (and feel like im part of a real family) and save a lot of money. for the 2nd time since using Uber i had a female driver today pick me up. Unless of course u count the 2nd time i rode with the female Uber driver named Cassandra in the pechanga area. im sure one of u will ride with her sometime if u use uber in that area, shes always out and about. Very pretty woman without a boyfriend. and claims she is a student and Uber is her only income. I was hoping she advertised other things on craigslist too.
Im a little surprised Uber seems to have more women drivers than black drivers. ive also learned that living as close as possible to a casino is a major concern to my emotional well being and stress level. if i cant easily go and come it wont work out well.
and ive got some good news i found out shortly before leaving vegas that i never mentioned to anyone but Lightning. the wynn said i spent enough time there to get a safety deposit box in the poker room, and that they had a vacancy. so i think ill take one to help diversify my portfolio. that will give me more peace of mind. The wynn is one of the best rooms in vegas as long as u dont mind playing nothing but NL.
I've learned also, that i made a big mistake leaving vegas when i did. im wasting a lot of money in cali on hotels, thats for sure. And i feel like it wasnt right to disappear on Koala, since i might not see him again. he was worried his health might not allow him to return to vegas, and in spite of the horrible things he posted in my blog and RTP, i still consider him a good friend, willing to hang out. I was really grateful for his willingness to go to cali, even though i wish id not made the trip. i shouldnt be looking for VBJ--i should be sticking to poker. i might not have made any money in cali, but i didnt lose any either at poker. it all went on expenses. had i NOT went to cali, i might still be way down, for i couldve lost $2000 at VBJ maybe. so i feel really sorry i didnt make it over to the Orleans and wish i had and i apologize.
And also to Alysia, she made a good effort to include me in her life and be a real friend and to try to understand, and i shouldnt be so paranoid due to prior misconceptions she had. I would like lightning to get on here and tell the story of how i was worried the same thing about him picking me up in Joliet, to better help her understand. this was before i knew him nearly as well as i do now. Maybe Josie could also tell the story of how i was afraid to go to Claudias house for the first time, if she still reads the blog. im sure that will help alysia understand im that way with everyone and it's nothing to do with me worrying about HER specifically. remember when JJsomething or other on AVP got so mad when i suggested if he rents out his house me might "kill me in my sleep?"
i've been paranoid my whole life, and its why im alive today, i never got close enough to anyone to trust them so they could do me harm. when i feel in danger i flee, notice how fast ive left Pechanga a couple times.
I really think ALysia has tried to be helpful in fixing the tooth, and im no longer worried about riding in her car. she never asked me to get in it anyway, and she did help to see about getting a dentist in LA, that id be paying for, but i only want the ones that use the wand injection method, that dont allow many to pick from.
i feel strange vibes in there and it feels like the holes are opening wide between the tooth and the gums, and fear several might need out, so its best i do this very soon upon my return into vegas. maybe vince or lightning will go with me, i should be there before lightning arrives dec 4.
before i went to bed last night i hit the BBJ players share for $724, so that puts my roll back to the $16,000s from being at only $15,040 at the start of the day. won about half from it and the other half from mexican poker where i played the NL. the $1 ante game, $100 min buyin, not the $200 min buyin $5 ante game which i think is way too steep. should be $2. i wonder if Rob has ever played that game?
im unhappy to report that the reason ive been all over cali instead of staying near the commerce is because i got banned there for a week, which is now up. it was due to a dispute in the game i was in a week ago wednesday. i was totally in the right, but i went about it the wrong way. but since i was in the right, i was told i was only being banned a week. the other person, what they were doing was wrong by planning to steal my money and leave without paying me, but i freaked out over it and made a scene. i dont really want to give too many details. Had they not stated to the whole table they were leaving and not paying and it showed that on film, theyd not have been so understanding.
so i had to make sure my bans lifted before i returned. this is why i took today at the commerce for 1 nite only before i go back to vegas. the one lady working wanted to make it longer but her security supervisor overruled her saying he made the decision and the other party instigated it, which caused me to overreact.
not having a car to store my suitcase has been a major concern. to store it easier and be allowed to store it, it needs to be far smaller, but then it wont hold enough clothes, and no one else deals with this because they either own a car, or live locally, or dont plan to vacation more than 1-2 days. but im tired of having to rent a room immediately when id rather just play cards all day and wait til i leave to see about renting a room or leaving town. paying a few hundred more a month to haul around a suitcase is dumb but its either that or have no belongings at all.
since the amtrak bus to vegas is $55 instead of $25-35, maybe its the emptiest bus. never did find an empty one. or find out if i can pay for 2 seats at $25 each to avoid sitting by someone on a normal bus. and also i found out its ONLY the hi limit tables at the bike offering both free food, and wifi charging stations under the seats. the main casino dont offer it.