well i've never stayed in the NORTH tower of the tropicana before. i was so tired when i busted out of the Borgata tourny, i grabbed my bags from the bell desk, and instead of waiting for the jitney i got right in a cab for $13 (everywheres $13 here) (and uber is outrageusly overpriced too compared to other cities) to cut off 30 or more minutes time. i hadnt ate since i woke up in my free room at harrahs (which i'd earned thru 4 hours play some days earlier), and i was originally going to take the jitney to the trop to check my bags in, then play some poker. but the jitney happened to be the one ONLY going as far as borgata, then the convention center/train station. wasnt going to trop or taj. so instead i took it to borgata, checked the bags, and decided id go later.
there was no seat open, so i decided to sit in the $200 tourny since there were lots of players. total ended up being 222. late reg was like 3 hours in. 35,000 chips starting with blinds of 25-50. deep stacked, slow structure no turbo. but i never got off the ground. i think i did well to make it to 65th place, i outlasted 2'3rds of the field.
the guy claimed the south tower was full, went to put me in the west tower (long walk) much worse wifi, if u ever go to the trop, south tower is by far the best. so i offered him $5 tip and he got me into the north tower and waived the fee. (not the tip, some other fee). earlier in the tourny nobody was getting tipped, certainly not the waitress with the nasty attitude who was bringing the water. i wasnt about to break the $500 chip and the 3 $25 chips in my pocket to tip which id got when i left the live BJ table there before the tourny up close to $40. i did remember to cash them in the poker room before the tourney ended though. Been long time since i wasted the fee for a cab in ac too.
would like to talk a little bit about what the life of a professional poker player is like. not the life of those with money playing higher stakes or daily tourneys (where u need a much bigger bankroll than those of us much more numerous who stick with cash games) but those working much harder than most others do, struggling to get $75-150 per day to survive. (over a long average. of course some days much worse or much better). its sure not easy. my life of the last 25 yrs is proof of this. without cutting every dime of my expenses, doing without a car, a good woman, and without ever buying nice clothes or jewelry, is how i avoided (and climbed out of poverty). yes im still poor in the sense i worry about paying for food, shelter, and medical care. but im not dependent on the govt, and normally keep 6-12 months expenses in my checking acct. very few of my readers can say this. many are totally dependent on their paycheck, or govt check.
and my closest friends are worried about my health, and keep asking me about it. well im mixed up mentally ive got a block on spending money--even if its killing me. plus i fear needles or pain. hey i did spend $182 this week on a drs visit and medication--and i sure hope this money wasnt wasted. i feel better today but still using the antibiotic and nasal spray. i wonder if it wouldve cleared up on its own though--why im wondering if it was wasted.
id already decided to return home in before 5am this wed march 9 for my dental appt. but i didnt tell ray, and he canceled it because he was worried theyd bill me since they said if i missed they would, but legally they cant, theres no proof legally i was behind ray setting it up. this was the one with the oral surgeon who wouldve removed it for $600+ but id still need them cleaned which oral surgeons dont do. now hes made me another appt, but its not what i need, its in the end of april and i need something much sooner, needs to be in this area, or maybe louisiana where ill have to go. i did check with a local dentist specializing in putting folks to sleep first, waiting for them to get back with me via email. i wish to be put to sleep for the cleaning too, im told some dentists will do this, its just a little expensive. i want multiple work done while im under, not just one tooth. id like all the holes fixed while im sleeping. so it will cost more. but over $2000? unlikely.
so basically what i need is for others to find this type of dentist, most dont offer iv sedation, only other types. most who do are oral surgeons, not dentists, so they dont clean them. tell where in the country id need to travel to get this done, and ill fly there. its too hard to find online when only 5 out of 50,000 dentists do it. im too tense to even get them cleaned which is the major thing needing done first--without being knocked out.
this is very common for autistic people--just search online. same for other disabilities it says.
yes poker players see money quite differently. its our lifes blood. without it we cant survive. no wonder we are afraid to use it for anything but gambling, for we equate spending it with physical death and forever homelessness. ive seen too many go broke always bumming money continously for a stake. im going down too, out over $170 today. woke up with $1 less than $16,400 now just barely over $16,200. been quite lucky on live BJ lately--its where over $700 of the money came from. shouldnt entered the tourney but i wanted to try something new. and i guarantee u the vast majority of the poker players even the tourney ONLY ones, including those who its their only income (no cash) dont have the 100 buyins u need. many probably got less than 10. this is why ill never trust any other poker players and worry about being setup and robbed or ever be able to invite girls to my room. im too big of a target due to my vast bank acct. no one comes close to the freedom in life i have to just disappear and be across the country in 12 hours without a boss.
i dont think i did bad for not getting any cards.