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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Rain Man - A close relative of mine...



What? You think I'm kidding? Just ask Will "Fresh Prince of Southaven" Smith...a floor guy at the Horseshoe Casino in Tunica.

Yes...this weekend was chock full of 'bloggable' moments...and we will truly get to them over the course of the next three or four days. But if I had to do a Top Ten list and work my way down...I think this is where we have to start.

Not with the maid walking in on me naked after having showered, with me looking blankly at her and saying "Hi, how are you?" And her simply responding back with..."I show you checking out today. Are you not checking out today?" Not darting out of the room. Not expressing shock. Nope.

Not the waiter at Binion's Steakhouse...who, when asking what kind of oysters on the half shell they were featuring that night, told me "Six." When I clarified myself, he came back with..."from Seattle." For the record, Seattle sits on a sound. Puget Sound. There are NO oysters in Puget Sound. On his last attempt, he tried telling us he had a special oyster called a 'Mahi Mahi.' Oh no! "Yeah um...that would be a FISH! Of the swordfish variety. You know what? I will skip the oysters."

He only got worse. When we asked him how long he had worked there...he told us 9 years. NINE YEARS! The height of ridiculousness had been achieved.

So...here we go.

First, let me explain something. I am a professional poker player. I am committed to that trade. When things don't go right, I tend to go straight home, or to my room. 99.7% of the time I walk right past all of the other various gambling opportunities that exist in the casino. In this profession, there are other guys who don't possess that power. Their rate of passing those areas without stopping in for a visit is significantly lower than 99.7%.

I survive by fighting the temptation to chase a bad day's deficit then just making it worse. I also am smart enough to know that the odds on ALL these games are stacked against me. I find that being smart and not having an addictive behaviour are two very important qualities when trying to play poker professionally.

Get to it, you're saying, right? Okay.

RAIN MAN GOES TO VEGAS

You are asking..."Monkey, why did you manage to embed the video of Ray and Charlie up top there, but here you just provided a link?" Right? Pretty simple answer. I'm stupid. Couldn't figure out any possible way to embed two videos in one post. Sorry. Deal with it.

Okay...I rarely do this to you guys...but I am today. I am so tired I can't keep my eyes open. I am going to leave you all hangin! To be continued tomorrow after I wake up!!!!

Good night!

MONKEY

1 comment:

Jody A said...

I played at your table late Sunday night/early sunday morning at GoldStrike. I heard some of the details, but looking forward to hearing more about the Horseshoe incident.

You seem like a very entertaining person, looking forward to reading more of your blog.

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