Monday, March 16, 2015

a waiting game

i am extremely dead tired, so ill keep this post SHORT. but i am happy to say i found out i had 2 free nites at the GSR coming to me i didnt know i had. so both tonight and tomorrows room was taken care of without me having to spend any more money on priceline.

asked Josh who reads my blog and is night shift supervisor at GSR and i think is a friend of jennifer gay, if he could find out what the cheapest rate i could get in the hotel for, i know its quite a bit more than priceline and theres no poker rate unless u are playing one of their major tourneys a few times a year. but he called and asked with my players card number and someone mentioned i had free nites coming so i went and used them. what a relief.

started off the day checking out of my room. went by the poker room too early as usual, and again ended up buying into the tourny, this time for only $25. busted out early, and didnt rebuy. went instead and lost $85 more on a vp machine and got dealt a royal with only 2 coins in, not near enough to get me even. i wouldve with 5 coins in.

went in the poker room as the announcement the game was starting up, and sat with $200 of my $310 i was in for since id woke up. ran it up to over $600 in a few hours, then it dwindled back to $483 so i moved to the $4 8 stud hi stud hilow razz mix. eventually it became 2-3 handed for many hours and i eventually left with $695 so i feel i did okay in it for once.

and now ive got to sleep. too tired to do anything else.

mom asked about my dentist and i didnt know much what to say--still think i should cancel it all and use karens dentist so i can have a much more thoughoral examination and more xrays. need to be getting things done, but at least the moneys doing better, im back to $12,200.

to make sure id rather play poker than VBJ, im making some bigger buyins and sitting in games with more money to see if i can have some big wins, then id feel like poker is more profitable if i can get a bigger hourly rate. $15 an hour is a lot for me, but my expenses are still a lot too, and its not yet making me rich. some people like pokerdogg make way over $20 an hour at $1-2 and im sure i would too if i had a much larger roll and could live in a nice apt in walking distance of tampa or maryland live

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  1. Just so you know, Reno is not within walking distance of either of those two places. You WERE at Maryland Live and then went to Florida near the casinos in Tampa and are now in Reno. And you're still living in hotel rooms...

    Is there somewhere you really want to live that is realistic for you to live? You know somewhere you can actually be comfortable, have friends, play a little poker and actually be HAPPY, for once? What makes the TBC happy? Where is that nice little corner of the earth that you can kick your shoes off and be yourself and know that you are safe and have a good life???! Where oh where?

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    1. Absence makes the heart grow fond - Tony just wants to be close to PPP & me! :-)

      Tony, your primary complaint with MD & FL was cost of living. You couldn't find cheap rents in the areas that you needed to feel safe. Also, why does the size of your roll have anything to do with where you can afford to live? Isn't it a cash flow issue? In other words, if you make $15 / hr and work 8 hours / day, you're making $120 day on average - assuming you work 5 days / week, you're making $600 / week and 4 weeks / month = $2400 / month. You need a place that costs less than $1500 / month in order to afford food and other living expenses!

      Your roll should be your working inventory / savings account / cushion to keep you from inevitable the ups & downs of poker.

      Finally, what does "to make sure id rather play poker than VBJ, im making some bigger buyins and sitting in games with more money to see if i can have some big wins, then id feel like poker is more profitable if i can get a bigger hourly rate" mean? Are you unsure whether you'd like to play VBJ or poker? It's too bad you never tracked your losses at VBJ so that you could have statistical evidence that VBJ is a money loser...

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    2. The "absence make the heart grow fond" conclusion made me laugh out loud. Everyone moves east to be close to y'all, right? :)

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    3. :-) Glad I could make you laugh at least once today Coach!

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    4. we all know what would make me happy, the answer to alysia should be obvious. the Bible says to confess ur wrongs to other people and to ask forgiveness. if Britni was to do that, and to say she was sorry she took advantage of me (if shes still alive like she evidently was mid 2013-2014) and to still care about my wellbeing, the same way she did when she was worried about me carrying my laptop on the bus in portland oregon (she used to talk about how afraid she was on a bus at night) and insisted i put it in a bag, and found a bag for me to put it in.

      id like to know is this guy her stepdad leo, or is he her new husband like the chap thinks? and if he is, was he one of the bad guys she worried about and owed money to, or is he somewhat like me who had a good heart and wanted to help me out and take care of her just like me? is he a good or bad guy? what i really need are answers. did he set her up to take advantage of me, or meet her later and rescue her? answers would make me happy and allow me to move on and close it out. we all need answers to do this. only her family knows and could tell me.

      both ray and lightning seen the facebook photo and we think its probably a real picture of britni but that dont mean the girl using the acct is Britni for sure. a lot of unanswered questions.

      this is why i no longer care about others feelings for the most part. Britni didnt seem to care about mine anyway--and i stopped caring too, bitter and angry about all the money i wasted on her and lorna. i wish i could do it all over, for it was my one chance to do well online were it not for that constant money drain. i dont even care enough to fix a tooth. ive lost all purpose for living. it was losing a friend that bothers me so much and make me feel betrayed, not a girlfriend when she never was one. i tried to do Gods work by spending every penny to fix her problems--and i feel like my unselfish actions were "unappreciated", so i felt i should dedicate the rest of my life to caring only about myself and never again would give a woman money--cept for maybe $100 a few times since. nothing big anymore, certainly not no $700 like i did once in LA out of only $6000. wish the world could understand how i was taught thru this experience to quit caring about anyone other than myself, and she made me that way

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    5. You don't suppose that her concern about your laptop stemmed from the fact it was the device that allowed you to shovel money into her bank account?

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    6. Tony. You need to get over this. She scammed you plain and simple. After you gave her money the first time, she would probably keep asking for more coming up with various reasons why she needed it. This happened to me also so I know. A few Bucks as a loan first off, then s few more etc etc. they say they are your friend but they only want your cash. It is ancient history and does not mean everyone is like that. Best of luck.

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    7. "Two things prevent us from happiness; living in the past and observing others." So many times you fall into this trap, Tony.

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  2. Nice job on the poker come back!

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  3. Hit a ROYAL with 2 coins in.. I assume that was quarters which paid you $67.50, dollars = $500.. I didn't know that you were jacking off the machines when you play! If you play VP you play the 5 coin max, if you cannot afford one you go down to the lower limit as a nickle ROYAL would at least pay $200 which is more than your 50 cent paid. There is only ONE thing you should be jacking off and I'll let you figure this one out on your own.
    Fix your tooth!

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  4. It was slightly over $20/hr, but not sure what it is now, I rarely play 1/2 last few years.

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  5. Not sure why people haven't figured out that Tony is as addicted to moving as he is to gambling. In the 10+ years he's been blogging, he's never settled down.

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  6. Pretty sure you weren't trying to combine the words 'thorough' and 'oral' to make "thoughoral" (much more thorough oral examination?), but I love the word... :) Sounds like you'd be fine if you just find a cheap place to live again - what you're winning should be plenty considering your minimal housing needs...

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  7. still holding $12,210 and going to sleep. got very lucky to get out of the hole today, at one point was down $330 at poker, and another $100 at video poker. recovered about $80 on the video poker, went back into the room, and later won. and i was never once one of the 51 players picked in one of the 51 st pattys day $100 drawings in the poker room. many won multiple times.

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    1. Must be because you didn't tip enough.

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    2. at least the dogg still has a sense of humor

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  8. Tony. Be honest with yourself. How much money did you give Britni? About $3K total? More? Less?
    How much did you give Lorna?

    You don't buy friends or women with money... Or at least not anyone who is worthwhile.

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