Tuesday, March 7, 2017

id' much rather be in toledo to not have the stress


Considering if i prepay a months rent somewhere (which should be my #1 objective--although i ABHOR turning loose of money-even in an emergency-on living expenses) i would be in the $18,000s my main goal should be DO NO HARM. Well, theres no BJ to cause me harm here, or video poker, but theres still the issue of playing too long of sessions when tired or stuck, or bringing too much cash or buying in for too much. Plus i hate to admit this, but i do best in NL holdem. so i shouldnt buyin for $1400 more when stuck $600 and in the PLO8. no the $600 wasnt lost in the PLO, but $178 of it was. and yes, the final $1400 buyin was lost in the PLO8. especially when 3 handed many hours later, i self destructed and started playing poorly. the real issue was i had way too much on the table. theres quite a difference between what u should invest in with a $45,000 roll and an $18,000 roll, and i definitely should be keeping my buyins quite low. remember, do no harm.

but i need to do this quickly--so i can load the place up with food for the house. or go live with Ray right away. uber and daily hotel fees are killing me. and theres a certain Uber driver i must discuss with u. i've noticed too that if i wait til the 9th, theres a $86 flight on allegiant to cleveland, close enough to meet Ray i think. i dont think i can survive the expenses here plus i hate the fact it closes most of the week at 4 am, this isnt the best time to be getting Uber. too many weird drivers. this being said, ive met several women drivers here too. including the nice one whose deaf a little, but not entirely. and the college kid whose nice in orange park. finding drivers there at 4 am even less likely.

i did win in orange park, but its a longer ride, if theres a safe enough hotel nearby, i might stay there. im so hesitant of picking a hotel, then finding it unsafe or with bad wifi. when u do not have a car to put ur suitcases in for a few hours, moving hotels is a horrible pain. even more so, when as i often do when being made to leave at 4 am, get to sleep like 7am. so the last thing u wish to do is check out at 11am with little sleep. therefore even though this hotel is too far away, its much safer, and i keep renewing it thru priceline cause its like $25 less this way than booking it thru the hotels website. i just did for 3 more nights. so im still homeless then, not paid for a week or month yet. its not an inconvenience if u have a car to put those things in from like when u move out of one hotel til checkins allowed at another. sometimes u wait hours.

now about this other Uber driver. (i ended up getting him fired, which most of u might agree he deserved to be). This guy started off arguing with me about me being responsible for the pin being in the wrong spot, then apologized when he realized he was wrong. then he drives 1 mile the wrong way, going south instead of north. he offers to reimburse the fare by ending it early so im not charged the last 1-2 miles. But then he asks me if he can go thru a drive thru to wash his car right there. i mention id like to get to the pokerroom soon as possible, so he then goes looking for the freeway with the lowest traffic, theres 2-3 to choose from. i worry he will hit another car the way he zooms in and out so fast and request he drive slower. the entire time, he worries i wont give him his 5 stars everyone always gives if the service isnt poor. and keeps asking if he will get them. The only time i feel good is when while at the stoplight, he hands the homeless guy with the sign $1. i mention this and he says he does it because he believes in God and i then ask his religion, and find out he is from saudi arabia and his religion is muslim, not christian.

i only give the 5 stars because while looking in my email after exiting in best bet, i look in the wrong email and think i got the trip under $13 (good price). then i find out the trip was $24, much more than it should be. so i looked up how to remove the 5 star, contacted uber, told them all my concerns, they refunded me in full and deactivated his account. so $24 of the $2000 i lost on friday night i recovered.

sure wish there were food in my room, there isnt, i bought very little yesterday in walmart due to constantly planning to move out to be a much closer uber ride. just not sure which is safe, and its so inconveneint to move. i even considered going to tampa, but rooms there more expensive, and even much more so if i went south. nothing for less than $100 per night in the WPB to Miami areas. even on craigslist the weeklies like $500 everywhere. maybe not in a place which could be terribly unsafe. wonder if prices decrease in the summer?

im not winning here in jacksonville, except the $273 in orange park sat nite and the $1019 the very first night im here. down quite a bit overall, but of course, its from poker, not other games. should not play when its shorthanded which by this i mean 3-4 people, not 7 instead of 10 like some think is short. and when im tired of playing and only playing cause i need more money to quit, this is wrong reason to play too.

its driving me nuts the hotels which wont reply to email too, when i ask about prices. the one here in town, plus one close to the new room outside orlando. im not using the phone to ask.


17 comments:

  1. There is always the chance you can repeat the $1019 win from the first night by getting another quads in another hand and manipulate your opponent into paying you off. I don't know how many hours of play would be involved with repeating that quads hand again but I am pretty sure it is somewhere between one hundred and one thousand hours.

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  2. Phew sure glad you recovered that 24 dollars out of 2000. Big come up there. And good job getting the poor kid fired, because surely you were nothing but a saint at that age too, right? Idiot

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    1. When u get stuck, u feel so desperate for money, u stop tipping everyone too, because if ur not winning, the employees certainly arent taking care of ur needs, so why should u take care of theirs unless u are some type of sucker? $1, (and $24) sure means a lot once the losing is over. its less time u will need to spend out on the street in front of walmart, broke and panhandling, once the whole remaining $19,000s gone. People who have always had money truly have no concept of what its like to have to struggle to survive. they dont realize how every dollar adds up and counts.

      in better news, im glad my laundry will finally be done for the next 3 weeks within 20 more minutes. like the troopers spoke of, i truly despise this chore.

      most people NEED fired big time. i see horrible customer service in just about every pokerroom, store, motel, or whatever type of business i enter. if u really worry about people getting fired, why not badmouth Bill Potts instead of me, why gives EVERY uber driver 3 stars unless the service is MUCH MUCH better than average, since uber lets people go when their ratings drop below 4 stars? ive tried to explain to him why doing this is not right, and why the driver usually should get 5 stars.

      getting into strangers cars is scary, we only want the best people driving for Uber. fire the rest. many workers need fired, especially the bad ones in the bureaucracy, bad teachers, bad police officers, bad judges, etc. millions of people out on the street unable to find work totally dependent on panhandling or public assistance or gambling to survive, who would much rather not be. were it not for my BS felony conviction, id much rather be a dealer.

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    2. Tony. I was a dealer in my youth. It is a much harder job than you think. It is not all about hoes, blow and stacks and stacks of benjamins. There is some serious hustle involved and real people skills which you simply do not have. Anyways, keep up the good work. I am sure you will start winning biggly soon.

      MIV.

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    3. I think we should fire all poker players that are rude to others, slow roll, angle, stinky, and generally bad to the average player having fun.

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    4. "When u get stuck, u feel so desperate for money, u stop tipping everyone too, because if ur not winning, the employees certainly arent taking care of ur needs"

      I'm not sure whether you meant "I" instead of "u". If you're talking about everyone but yourself, I have to disagree with you: I tip regardless whether I'm winning or losing. I can't see this changing whether gambling is my livelihood or for recreation. The fact is, dealers and people working for the casino derive their earnings from tips. It's not their fault you suck at poker one night or do well another. They get paid like $3/hour and the rest is based on gratuity from the customers.

      All of that said, it's not an obligation to tip. If you choose not to, you don't ever have to tip a dealer or house man another $1 ever again. Your choice. It's customary to tip. The flip side of not tipping is: don't expect them to be nice to you, rule in your favor or help you in any way. You'll reap what you sow without tipping.

      Last comment: how the heck did you go from $45k - FORTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS to $18k - EIGHTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS over the span of a few weeks? That's a $27,000 drop in your bankroll! What's wrong with you that you allowed that? How silly that you play those blackjack games to lose all that money!

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    5. Tony: here is one quick tip that will improve your life INSTANTLY...

      Do NOT presume that you should in any way, shape or form even consider who in the workforce in whatever job should or should not be FIRED. Those are entirely wasted brain cycles and each time you consider that this person or that person should be FIRED there is a small bite taken out of your soul.

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    6. "People who have always had money truly have no concept of what its like to have to struggle to survive. they dont realize how every dollar adds up and counts."

      Can you please elaborate? Are you talking about people who get up and go to work and receive compensation in exchange? Rich trust fund kids? Who are the people that always have had money and never had to struggle, Tony?

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    7. Guy who could never hold on to real employment in his entire life thinks many people should be fired so that homeless people have more opportunity. Interesting.

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  3. BS felony conviction? Didn't you attempt to rob or rob a young girl while pretending to have a gun? You are lucky some conceal and carry guy didn't blow you away.

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  4. The time to worry about 1-24 dollars here and there may have been back when you has 27,000.00 additional dollars, what was that, two months ago?

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  5. If you are on the east coast why not go to MDlive or MGM National Harbor. Super soft games.

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    1. I've offered several times to employ Tony full time as my butler. The job would provide housing, meals, a generous stipend and free time to play poker at one of the several local casinos on the weekends. Yet, he remains resistant to honest work.

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  6. Tony come to Tampa bay area. Hard rock just opened new poker room, lots of great action over the weekend. Plus you can play at Derby Lane and Silks.

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  7. The compensation of poker dealers should be the sole responsibility of casinos that employ them, and that burden should not be shifted from the casinos to the players.

    Players are casino's customers and are already paying significant money to the casino in the form of rake or time. Rake or time paid by players is more than enough to cover all of casino's expenses including providing reasonable wages to poker dealers and still make a handsome profit.

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    1. It sort of like tipping food servers. The reality is that they get paid what they do and the system is the way it is. I tip pretty generously unless the service is really bad. I do understand, however, that people grinding out a living playing poker see things from a different perspective.

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