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Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Royal Flush!

I haven’t been playing much poker lately, but I did hit my first ever royal flush last night. It came in on the river, playing 2/4 NL, and I checked.

The pot was $20, and my opponent pushed for over $400! I had to double-check the board to make sure I actually had the hand I thought I did, and then called.

And we chopped.


I ended up losing more than I am used to in that game, but less than a buy-in. My bankroll can handle 2/4 NL, I think, but I’m still working on wrapping my head around it.

The Mets are still kicking ass in the NL East. After the win last night, they now have a 7.5 game lead over the second place Phillies, and an 11 game lead over Atlanta. I went to two games last week, against the Dodgers, the first and last game of a three game series. I got to see them win both, though they lost the one in the middle. I need to get to more baseball games, regardless of the teams playing. One of the few problems with Santa Barbara is the distance to the closest major league baseball team. Too damn far.

Most of my free time lately has been spent playing Guitar Hero. After the game last Monday, I played it for the first time at a friend’s place. After one song, I was hooked, and ordered it from his Amazon on his laptop. Tuesday at work, I got impatient, and ordered it from Circuit City for in-store pickup, with plans to return the one I would get from Amazon later in the week. I don’t know if I will, though, or if I’ll just keep the guitar so I have a second one.

A little bit of searching on the web found two hacks for making the guitar wireless. This one looks like a lot of work, and doesn’t mention anything about charging the batteries. I was initially planning to try that, but then found this. Definitely looks like less work, and has the added benefit of being able to charge through the PS2’s USB port. I’ve ordered all the necessary parts, and should hopefully get everything I need to do it by next week.

“I will rock your face!” —Err

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Posted by alan to [baseball, general, poker] at 3:37 pm PT | Link | Comments (6)

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Comment by Mark
2006-06-14 15:52:54

The Mets are running away with it. This looks like it’s going to be a long, painful season for everyone else. Don’t rub it in too much!

Comment by Alan
2006-06-14 18:29:14

I am sure the house appreciated that bet.

Way to build the rake, Nemo.

Up until last month I had never even seen a Royal. I saw five last month. One of them was mine completed with AA and cracked a K high straight flush.

Comment by Easycure
2006-06-15 06:50:45

You and that guitar! lol

Comment by Drizztdj
2006-06-15 08:28:20

I see Mustafa has invaded Full Tilt finally (he usually plays higher stakes PLO8). He can be quite the push-monkey, but don’t let it confuse you, he’s a decent player.

Comment by sarah
2006-06-29 03:14:14

oh my gosh! that’s really funny and weird… The photoset that you linked to on flickr belongs to one of my friends here in SLO, Jeff!
It’s a small world after all *sings and dances*

Comment by alan
2006-06-29 13:38:54

Wow… crazy.

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