Saturday, July 30, 2016

the reason i left reno

i've got to be honest, the main reason i left reno is i was tired of paying $300 per week, when the people living in apts up the street were paying on average $600 per month some $100 more, some $100 less. this, and i got tired of walking it on foot when its dark outside, since i took very frequent breaks to come back later for a lower buyin to protect my finances. this method worked by the way, its how i ran the $8500 i left the biltmore with back to $11,200. and thirdly, i wanted to head on out towards denver, rock island, toledo, and atlantic city on the amtrak. though i dont like traveling in coach, its still 10x better than greyhound, and i cant afford to waste more on private sleepers. u see, getting down under 10k kind of worries me, cause its not like im young no more when i often went below $2000. my health issues prove im getting old.

i would like to talk in this issue about not being able to rent normal apts from property management companies due to my 475 credit score when i last looked it up. most recommend i put an ad on craigslist (if i put CL do most know this is shorthand for craigslist-im not sure if they would know). So im thinking if i could prepay 3, 6 or 12 months in full, how dumb it is people still get turned down. at least i did at the 3 places i tried last yr in reno when i offered 6 or 12 months upfront. peoples ability to pay in full, or cash upfront, should mean more than their credit score. also im a much better tenant, since i dont have visitors over, or smoke, drink, or use drugs. its just me to sleep or relax on the internet. no kids, etc. truth is, maybe i just didnt try near enough properties. should of tried to find some private owners. putting the ad up on CL might be smart. it worked for flush draw.

u see, the main reason id like to get my roll over $50k within the next few yrs (and no reason why i shouldnt with the quality of my play). shouldve never been poor if i didnt waste too much on playing other games outside of poker. at least ive got a much nicer room here without nighttime walks even though im out over $900.

here is an ad id like to show u. an apt in reno supposedly month to month no credit check. now notice the fine print part way down the page.

i'm not as familiar with the technical aspects of blogger as Rob is, and i wish he would teach me. but it wont let me go back to normal size font after copying and pasting this from their ad. instead, it wants to finish the entire rest of the blog in the much bigger type. so ill have to finish the blog here, (out of order) and let this copy and paste sit on the BOTTOM of the blog.

From the fine print below on the bottom of this blog entry, it seems u can not pay the application fee, and they dont check credit and u can also do month to month. surely in this case they might let me in if i prepay 3 months? i hope 1000 harvard way is a decent area of reno not too much of an Uber ride from Peppermill? i shouldve just contacted Bennys friend in Reno, but ive not heard from her since coming to reno, i know where she works but i wish i had her email address. i dont like to phone anyone ever if i can avoid it, and though she rented to Benny for only $250 per month, id feel really funny living in someone elses house. (no privacy) unless it was a girl completely in love with me. otherwise id feel id be imposing on them, and possibly thrown out at will anytime she didnt like me. i wish this girl did love me, but im not comfortable contacting her til she contacts me first. Sure i could live with Vince or Ray, but i wish i could start renting ANYPLACE i wanted, in any city, even the expensiver ones.

i had close to 110 tickets in tonights weekly drawing for $700 but they only drew one name at 8pm, and it wasnt me. so the $1000 i lost this week, im still out. i would guess maybe 1500-2000 were in the drum? i know im not playing nearly enough poker since coming here. i hate the uber fees, and i dont like not being able to quit when i want unless i wish to wait forever or pay to ride back instead of riding with the poker room manager for free when the game breaks at 2.

i wish Michael Fulco on twitter who showed me an apt he wouldve rented to me for $800 in shreveport wouldnt disappeared offline while i was still living in town. had i rented it instead of needing hotel rooms downtown, id never lost the money on BJ and id never visited coushatta. so id have a much bigger roll now. i didnt feel comfortable since it was 100% unfurnished, and in a pretty run down black neighborhood. not sure what became of him (or if anyone in shreveport still reads this blog).

i guess i should go play $1-2 in the Hyatt. my $100 deposit this week online Bovada is now at $140. Doubt ill find uber driver in the area usually there isnt. im still holding $10,100.

yeah im old now being 47, and i know i move alot because i cant decide where to be. but i need somewhere i can do lots thru the mail, such as lifting bans, and getting documents. and i never do this because i never have a stable mailing address. or ordering books online or comics. it gets more important to u once u get my age. but i still doubt i did the right thing in coming here from reno. but this sure is a nice room. (only 1 problem--the wifi isnt as good as the one in the motel, and theres NO air conditioning, just 2 coolers which look like fans but need filled daily with water.) funny since this is their nicest suite in this casino hotel. i doubt anyone whose never been to this casino could picture it.
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18 comments:

  1. this is an important blog?????????

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  2. Tony, really.
    UberX from Colony Inn to Peppermill is 7-9 bucks. You can practically walk to Grand Sierra (I don't think you're banned there?).
    Looks like a reasonable area.

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    1. anthony with the tattoos works there and he really hates me but ive never been banned. the game breaks very early its goes 4-8 hours longer in the peppermill. the peppermill is bad enough about seldom lasting 24 hours. getting rid of the 7-8 morning promo destroyed 24 hours.

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  3. dont know why you would want to pay 3-6 months rent in advance as you cant stay put longer in 1 spot even if its free as you proved at rays, you will never get near 50k unless you hit the lottery or go on a heater at the vbj as you cant stay away from all the machines and bj as in your last post your big drop was from the vbj,bj and not poker.

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  4. 1000 Harvard is in a reasonable neighborhood. At least, it's not one of the spots we get a lot of shooting/stabbing patients from. (I"m an ER doc in Reno) You could do worse.

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    1. where do u get those patients from? is there another bad area besides east 4th towards sparks from downtown?

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    2. Just south of the Peppermill can be sketchy. Sun Valley was listed in the Guiness book of records as the town with the most conviceted felons in the world some time ago, but you'd have no reason to go there. Downtown at 2am on a Fri/Sat night can be questionable in the summer. OTOH, you can get stabbed in your own bathroom,if you bring home the wrong people, so ymmv

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    3. Reno also #1 in State for drinking per capita. Was #1 city in U.S. for Meth Use in areas of 250,000 people or more a few years ago(Sun Valley again). Reno fleeces all comers during special events like Car Show, Motorcycle Rally, and Air Racing...then prices normalize. Anything in Zip Code 89509 is generally OK to reside however. Lots of options there, and encompasses area behind Peppermill to the West. Not crime free..but nowhere is. Overwhelming majority of these residents are employed somewhere.

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    4. i dont even know where sun valley is, i dont think theres a casino unless this is where the Bonanza neighborhood is. not sure exactly where 89509 is either. the problem is the landlords who rent to people like me without proof of employment are where its more unsafe too. most people who arent employed u see, have no income. not many of us without regular employment earn $2500-4k per month.

      and i must now sleep. lost over $1000, now down to $10,800 again. estimating i got close to 15% of the tix for tonights drawing. tomorrow i need to leave early.

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  5. In the comment of your last blog you said Carmen is dead. Did you mean the lady that had the Carmen Sin City blog. I use to follow her blog. Is this her: Carmen Cincotta:
    https://twitter.com/carmensincity

    If it is her, how did she die?

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    1. yes its her. drugs killed her. notice lightnings nov blog dedicated to her.

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    2. http://lightning36.blogspot.com/2015/11/carmen-and-bolt-of-lightning.html

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    3. I was wondering how I had missed this news last fall and now after looking at L36's blog I see it was during the Wisconsin deer hunting season and I was out in a remote area with sketchy cell service. A sad story indeed.

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  6. Colony Inn would have been perfect for you if you had a better credit score and references. One block from a Harley dealership and a Kawasaki dealership (both could have jobs pushing a broom or something). Only one block from a US Social Security Administration office too! The place called "Manpower Northern Nevada" might be a job placement service? Crips almighty the more I look the better that place is looking! To the west just over one block you have McD's, BK, Carl Jr and a Long John Silver's. Man, that would have been a sweet score to get into that Colony Inn rental...

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  7. Tony, do you have any thoughts on today's trade deadline? Do you anticipate much action between now and 4:00 pm EST?

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    1. If he really found out how to bets sports it could be the best thing that ever happened to him OR It could become just another one of dem good ol machines that he doesn't have a clue on when to bet and not start to martingale on!At least his money would be in action for a little bit longer.

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  8. Tony:

    You seem to struggle with identifying priorities and then committing to them. Right now, it seems as if your priority is to travel the country and see new places, which is fine. However, in your blog you state a variety of other priorities (build the roll, meet a woman you can settle down with, take care of medical needs, take care of dental needs, be a better Christian, etc...).

    If one of those is REALLY your priority, then state it clearly and act upon it. If your priority is building your roll, then stay in Reno and grind. If it's Christian faith, then move in with Roy in Kansas. It seems contradictory to state that your goal is one thing, but your actions then take you away from productive pursuit of that goal.

    Just something to consider. I do realize that "Tony's gonna Tony..."

    s.i.

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    1. +1 to Seattle Irish. Pretty sure Good advice just goes in one ear and out the other with the Tony brain.

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