Friday, June 27, 2008
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posted by GaryC @ 2:57 PM, ,
Monday, June 23, 2008
*******Apologies in advance for no linkage, I will make it up to you.*********
We are quickly approaching maximum occupancy at the GCox house for the upcoming Okie-Vegas 3 shenanigans. After my (drunken) guest appearance on LivePokerRadio last night, it appears that the house is going to be a bit more full than I originally thought.
The good news is that, barring unforeseen circumstances, we have firmed-up plans for Wednesday evening to kick it all off. It appears that on Wednesday evening, July 9th, LivePokerRadio will be on the air directly from the GCox house in Oklahoma City. As it stands now, here is the current line-up:
Surflexus-arriving on the 3rd and spending the entire week in the Bible Belt.
MrsSurflexus arrives some time on Wednesday, as well.
Joanada-not confirmed yet, but appears to be arriving around Noon-ish on Wednesday, the 9th.
Kat-booked since January and the defending tournament champion, arriving at 5:15 pm on Wednesday night.
BuddyDank, with Gentleman Jim in tow-arriving somewhere around 6:00 pm-ish Wednesday night.
At this point, those are all the definites that I know about for Wednesday evening. We will be playing the Mookie and broadcasting LivePokerRadio until the wee hours of the morning, I'm sure. Get your cell phones charged up and have a bottle ready for dial-a-shots, because I am quite sure the booze will be flowing. I still have to find a spot that sells box-o-wine though.
*If you are arriviing or planning to arrive on Wednesday, I need to know.*
Thursday's plans are still a bit up in the air, but they conclude with a caravan down to the lake place. I would like to crash Oossuuu's home game, but it doesn't appear that we will be able to do that. Skiddoo flies in around Noon on Thursday and Instant Tragedy will be arriving at the lake house around 9:00 or 10:00 pm, so we will need to be down there and ready for his arrival. I do have a marching band lined up for just that occasion.
*If you are arriving on Thursday and I don't know about it, I need to know.*
Right now, I'm thinking we head down to Norman after picking up Skiddoo and meet my co-hostess, the fabulous Miss Maudie, at Ozzie's in Norman for the world famous Chicken Fried Steak that is bigger than your head. After squashing lunch like a bug, we jump in the vehicles and play a little poker at the Riverwind Casino for a few hours. -obviously, airport trips here will happen if need be- After shaking that off, we will roll down to the lake house and await IT's arrival.
Friday will be lake shenanigans all.day.long. From jet ski's to drinking to visiting the local tavern to drinking to poker and back to drinking. With little to no travelling to do, this will be a good day to tie one one and pass out in a recliner, right Brian?
*Again, if your plans have you arriving on Friday and you want to be included at the lake, I need to know so we can make some arrangements*
I know that Special K is arriving from Dallas either on Friday night or Saturday morning, just need to firm that up with him to have some sort of plan in place. Also, I would be remiss if I didn't direct you over to his blog. He is in Iraq for the time being on business and needs our support. Please stop by and say hello.
Saturday morning will be an early one. We will rise and shine and drive back to the city for a blogger lunch, meet and greet, autograph session, okay, we'll just be eating and drinking, but that will occur around Noon. At around 3:00 pm, the cards will be in the air for the 3rd annual Okie-Vegas Blogger Tournament. It will be a nice, slow structure, because it's my house and it's my tournament, ha. After your initial buy-in, there will be ONE, SINGLE re-buy or add-on. If you go busto early, you can re-buy during the first three levels. At the end of 3 levels, if you haven't rebought, you can use it as an add-on if you like. This is more of a save, since I hate to see anybody out of the tournament early due to a bad beat, 2-outer or complete donkery on their own part.
Whoever GIGLI's the tournament will be in charge of organizing the cash game for early bustouts. We have a distinguished list of GIGLI's at this point, with Dugglebogey in year one and Oossuuu754 last year, who will be the 1st person out this year? I'm thinking .50/1.00 NL holdem will be the game of choice, but I am open and game for whatever they come up with. I would caution you also that this will be the time that high stakes karaoke, guitar hero and Wii will be happening, so sharpen up your skills now.
So, at least we have one day firmed up now.
Two short weeks to go, but who's counting?
Until next time, I'M COUNTING and I fold,
posted by GaryC @ 7:38 PM, ,
Thursday, June 19, 2008
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posted by GaryC @ 3:43 PM, ,
So It Goes
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Wow, there's alot going on out there in blogger world these days, no?
After reading the recent flames and all the drama surrounding certain bloggers, I count myself lucky to not be involved. I have an opinion, as you probably well know, but rather than post it here, I think it best to keep my mouth shut and stay out of the line of fire. It just seems easier to me that way.
Congrats to all the bloggers who have won main event seats. I would try to list them all here and link them up, but I would surely miss somebody, so I think I'll pass. Suffice it to say, there are a bunch of them and they all deserve our congrats and our best wishes for upcoming Main Event. Represent, yo!
Also, congrats to our buddy F-Train, he of the 135 pounds of fury fame. I watched that little dude polish off a chicken fried steak that was bigger than his head on their way out to Vegas. Let me just say, there was never any doubt that he wasn't going to finish it and to be clear here, the chicken fry is bigger than my fat melon as well. Congrats on the great run in the Razz event, bro, it couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
You might as well prepare for these types of posts now, because as the time draws closer, it's going to get worse and worse.
3-1/2 short weeks away and I will be drinking and slinging chips with some of my best invisible internet friends. Sadly, my wing-man and the only person to come from out-of-state to BOTH of the previous get-togethers, TripJax, will not be able to make the trip this year. Also, Jordan and F-Train have too much going on and have already sent the dreaded "I hate it, but I can't make it" emails. I knew going in when I picked the dates I picked that it would interfere with several folks' plans, but in an effort to satisfy the majority, those were the dates that worked best. Next year, fellahs, I promise to pick better dates AFTER the WSOP.
A little update on things around here. It's freaking hot, already. While the temperatures haven't reached the triple digits here yet, the humidity most assuredly has and that makes for fairly miserable, sweaty conditions on most days. We also seem to be getting our share of late spring showers, which only makes it worse when it quits raining. If you are headed this way in a few short weeks, bring comfortable, cool clothes, because the weather will not be cooperating, I promise.
I had a little injury occur a few weeks ago at the lake. I attempted my normal "grab the 90 -beer cooler and heave it over the side of the truck" upon arrival and have spent the better part of the last two weeks "down" in the back. It also involved a nerve problem that was sending a knifing pain down through my leg and into my left ankle. Thankfully, the nerve problem appears to have corrected itself with a bit of stretching, but the lower back is still a bit tender. Expect me to play alot of cards from a standing position unless the healing takes a dramatic turn for the better in the next few weeks.
Finally, did anybody think Tiger was NOT going to make that putt on 18 Sunday AND Monday? The wife and I were sitting at the kitchen table with the US Open playing in the living room and as soon as I saw where that ball landed on the 18th green, I told her he would make that putt and force a playoff. I can't imagine anybody ever being any better when the pressure is on than that guy. He is, quite simply, the best to ever play this game.
I also loved the commercial featuring his Dad, apt on Father's Day, where he was telling Tiger that he would never face anybody mentally tougher than him, EVER! Great commercial.
My Father's Day was nice. We had a nice breakfast at the lake with friends and my girls hooked me up with some hunting stuff for the coming year and a very nice little pencil drawing from my youngest of two beautiful labs with a duck decoy sitting in front of them. I'll be framing that one and hanging it at the lake trailer, for sure. Thank you girls, I love the three of you more than you will ever know.
Poker goes as poker goes lately. Following an uninspiring bit of play in the BBT3, my uninspired play has continued. I am trying to continue to play and get out of this little "funk" I seem to have created for myself, but as of yet, I'm still pretty much floundering. I'm hoping a bit of live play in the coming weeks helps to jolt me back to some semblance of enjoyment, because right now, it ain't that much fun.
Until next time, I fold.
posted by GaryC @ 3:21 PM, ,
Happy Father's Day
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Happy Father's Day Dad.
I still miss you and I still love you.
posted by GaryC @ 3:42 PM, ,
It's Wednesday Night
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
posted by GaryC @ 2:45 PM, ,
Monday, June 09, 2008
*Shamelessly copied and pasted from Pauly's e-mail. You should be ashamed if you aren't already reading it!*
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Truckin' - June 2008, Vol. 7, Issue 6
Welcome to the birthday issue of Truckin! We have now been around for six years.
1. Ikeaphobia by Paul McGuireI kept imagining Swedish people in Sweden coming home from their Swedish jobs and sitting down on their Swedish couches and eating Swedish meals cooked in Swedish pans and served on Swedish plates... More
2. The Crucification of Kaminsky by Betty UndergroundThe diet pills made her skinny. Made her feel excepted in the land of the beautiful. The speed getting her through the days. Coke came at night, when she needed to escape her own mind. Her past... More
3. One Night Out, Part I by Sigge S. AmdalI noticed that I wasn't alone in the alley, and I looked up quick enough to see a prostitute coughing up a recognizable white substance. She looked up and for a brief time our eyes met. Only one window apart earlier, but out here we were both equally being sick. It was a strange moment of solidarity... More
4. The Reason Why... by May B. YesnoThe place had a less than classy name, The Roamin Gardens, to say little of the fact the only garden about it were two fake, potted palm trees at the front door. A typical sleazy pick-up joint. One in which you feel like everything you touch you can pick-up most anything... More
5. Drafting Richard Petty by DrizzImagine starting every day with these heavy chains pinning you to Davy Jones' Locker, and having zero motivation to try to swim to the surface because those depths didn't provide any sunlight to reach... More
6. FLASHBACK - Fukuoka, Phishy City by Tenzin McGruppThe workers are tiny Japanese girls who wear the most adorable white and red uniforms and lovely white gloves cover their tiny hands. They greet you with big smiles and sing a nice happy song to you as the customers pay... More
What a Long Strange Trip It's Been...
From the Editor's Laptop:After six years, I'm still socked that we're still operating on this little corner of the web. The last year was one of the best to date. I want to personally thank everyone who has been involved with Truckin', especially over the past twelve months.
This issue includes some of your favorite writers include Sigge S. Amdal, Betty Underground, and May B. Yesno. Drizz makes his Truckin' debut with a touching piece. I wrote something about Ikea and this issue also includes a flashback from the very first issue when I wrote a story about following Phish in Japan. I used my pen name... Tenzin McGrupp.
If you have friends, family, or co-workers that love the written word, then please tell them about your favorite Truckin' stories. It takes only a few seconds to pass along the URL. The writers certainly appreciate your support. Also, feel free to shoot me an e-mail if you know anyone who is interested in being added to the mailing list or if you are interested in becoming a Truckin' author.
Thanks again to everyone who wasting their precious time with Truckin'. And special thanks goes out to all of the Truckin' writers who shared their blood work and exposed their naked souls for free. Thanks for inspiring me and taking a tremendous leap of faith with me.
"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." - Anais Nin
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posted by GaryC @ 3:45 PM, ,
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Wow, I've been a very bad blogger of late. Life has stepped into the way and kept me from doing some of the things I like to do of late, but hopefully it is starting to slow down. I need a vacation bad, thankfully, it is less than a month away now.
Count me in the group that is happy that the BBT3 and the Bodonkey series is over. Couple cold decks with bad runs, bad variance and, overall, bad play by me and I am very happy to get back to the old "fun" tourneys. I hope to be able to shake this poor attitude, as well as the poor showings very soon.
Thanks to Al, to Full Tilt and to Bodog, for the great prizes. I wish I could have played better, but alas, somebody else will have to represent us. (like I ever had a snowball's chance in hell, anyway?)
I have played a few online poker tournaments of late with much the same blah results I have experienced over the last couple of months. I hope that changes as well soon.
Good luck to everybody in both TOC's and I hope a good ambassador for the blogging communtiy takes down the seats.
Until next time, I fold.
posted by GaryC @ 3:24 PM, ,