All night long at the venetian i was a little upset with lightning for a comment he asked me via cell that had offended me, and id been waiting for both him and agsweep to show up, and possibly also Nick. Agsweep finally showed up and i was relieved to get to meet her finally, and although she didnt play because her girlfriend wasnt a poker player, she still talked for a while and i thought that was nice of her. Agsweep has always been a very nice and friendly person, in spite of her and my differences in beliefs.
But i was still worried about my relationships with other friends, and come to find out i had a lot more friends than i knew i had. For as i found out later on while at the Wynn, (long after id been escorted out of the V by security and told never to return) i found out that not only did lightning eventually show up at the Wynn, but also alysia chang, cokeboy, and Rob. and i was of the impression that all of them with the possible exception of lightning wouldve preferred to play somewhere i was banned. At times im too quick to judge others because of past experiences where others have been unkind and done me wrong. (guys like the one cooldave commented about on the previous blog entry).
So here I am at the wynn, unable to come back to the Venetian, and join them and im really feeling pretty shitty about this point.
but somehow i still managed to get my final $253 i left the V with where i cashed out of my machine before security took me into the back office to call metro, up to $750 in the $1-3 game at the wynn. it was actually a good game for a change. one key hand i was pleased with my play in early on, i had AA and made it $13 preflop. got 5 callers a bit too many. flop comes 457 with 2 clubs and im in next to last position, and i decided to check to control the size of the pot. the black guy on the button who seems to have played alot of poker outside vegas somewhere bets $50 and one guy calls, and i decided to only call and see the turn first. turn comes 4 and the first guy checks, and i didnt want to button to check behind on such a draw heavy board if i was ahead, so i shove my last $200+ in the pot. he thinks a long while and calls, other guy folds. my hand held up as he had QQ.
Not that any of this ever benefitted me of course. i started the night with over $17,200 and ended the night with about $15,600.
so when i walked out of the poker room at the wynn to go home since lightning had by then went to bed without coming to the wynn to hear the story of what happened at the V (actually nothing happened at the V, it had to do with something that happened in the Palazzo close to 2 months prior--and the V just became aware of it). Also alysia chang didnt reply to my message either to come talk and eat at the wynn, and probably also was asleep by then. I was still down about $125, so i didnt want to go home still down, so i decided to sit at a video poker machine since the wynn dont have any good VBJ machines. (what a dumb idea). maybe another idea just as dumb was removing $4000 from my wynn safe deposit box before i went to play the machine also.
ended up leaving the video poker machine over 2-3 hours later, by then stuck about $1100 again instead of $125, and went back in the poker room and sat in the $2-5 game for the first time with over $700.
made some plays i shouldnt have made, because i was too much of a hurry to want to win a big pot, and eventually quit the game with only $200. then i really did go home to bed.
Stuck some mashed potatios in the microwave, and am sitting here eating them now. i have only 2 more days before i have to move out when the rents due. no point in staying in vegas now.
I was pleased that neither lightning, AC, Cokeboy or Rob mentioned anything on twitter about me being banned at the V, i appreciate their willingness to not bring up the subject til i was ready to talk about it in the blog. Maybe after privately talking to lightning at some point later this afternoon/evening when i wake up about 5-7pm, then ill be ready to give all the details why security at the Palazzo was so pissed at me and exactly what happened. Suffice it to say i overreacted when i felt a certain employee called me a liar and was in my opinion out of line. I kind of thought i had nothing to worry about as long as i avoided swing shift in the palazzo since id played in the V a few times since without a problem. but i hadnt been to the players club in the V til tonight, and theyd put a note to call security on my players card. (i'd left the palazzo on my own that day before security could show up).
I am lucky, that with all the poor decisions ive made since nov 1, to still have over $15,000. i sure dont deserve it and a giant portion of my increase from $9800 since leaving Reno was due to very large VBJ wins all of them at the elcortez. (everywhere else i didnt win on it). also my hourly rate still really sucks in vegas, but my PLO PLO8 and BIG 0 rate has helped.
i wont have that long, rents due dec 10, i dont know where ill be and of course, the tooth needs fixed.
the post just before this one was only up 1 day and had only 397 views instead of the 1500+ most posts have. for those only checking in periodically, please dont overlook it and think u read it when u havent.