Monday, June 26, 2006

Rainy pokerless weekend

Another pokerless update unfortunately. This time, I have a new reason; a dead laptop. When I got home on Friday, I tried to turn on the laptop and I got nothing.at.all.

I have had the same problem with this machine before. It is a Sony Vaio which I probably paid too much for, and the design of the power plug is terrible. This is the second time that the post in the machine itself has broken or fallen off. Very flimsy apparently, since I have been extra careful since the first time it was fixed. In any event, it is being sent off to be repaired so my poker playing will be very limited. Well, kinda.

I do have a backup laptop, but I think it is the first laptop every made. It is slowwww and temperamental. I did continue on with the Blackjack foray as I moved onto PlanetUnluck Casino. Oops, did I spell that wrong? Not sure actually. I did my $100 deposit which was matched to let me start off with $200. I finished the requirements last night with…$90. Yes, I lost $10. Not atrocious but not goot. I had a terrible run of cards and hit my wagering requirements at one of the lowest points, $80. I figured wtf, since I was already down $20, why not make it $30 so I would still be double my money overall after Starluck. I play a couple $5 hands with the $80 and had it up to $95. Just.one.more.to.get.back.to.even. Didn’t work out as I lost that one and hightailed it out with my $90. I must have just experienced some bad variance here, since I pretty much played it exactly to the rules of minimum bets and using the chart for my play. Oh well, gotta move on.

I decided to download William Hill and do the next one. Once word of caution for people as stupid as me. I linked to William Hill through someone’s link and I downloaded the GBP version of their software by mistake. I didn’t know there would be a difference. I deposited the $80, but that only translated into $43 pounds so I didn’t get a matching bonus. I didn’t even realize the mistake and played a couple losing hands. Then I noticed the missing match so I called and they told me to download the US version. I did that, but since I had lost a few bucks already, I had to deposit another $10 to get it up to $80 to get the matching bonus. It is all set now though and I will be slowly working through that one. Like I said, the old laptop is slowww so blackjack is ok to use since you don’t have any time limits at all. Poker is a little tougher. Of course, I won’t miss the blogger tourneys, especially DADI this week, so I may have to load up the work laptop with Stars for the night and then get rid of it each time.

No baseball this weekend because it rained like hell the whole weekend. Playoff games resume tonight for my oldest. The tball season ended with screaming kids ripping through ice cream cones instead of baseballs on Saturday. We couldn’t make up the last game with the other team so we just met up and had ice cream and handed out the kids trophies. It was fun for the 5 yr olds.

With all the rain, all was not lost though. I got a ton of work done on finishing the third floor. We got the new wall and sheet rocked up I wired in the ceiling fan and new light fixture. I got lucky in that a friend of a friend had his schedule open up today to plaster the walls so it is all falling in place. Plastering today, heat being installed tomorrow, we need to paint later in the week, then I will do the finish work around the windows and baseboards next weekend. The carpet is being installed on July 6th, while the furniture is coming that same week. My son should have his new room all done by the end of that week.

Last thing today is go check out KJ and let him know if you want to join us for a blogger fantasy football league. He is going to arrange it and has all the rules he can sent out. I meant to pimp it last week because I am definitely in.

Ok, I think that is all I have. I will try to get a post up later about the party my wife and I went to on Saturday night. It deserves it own little space. All I can say is 4 little words: Coed.Sex.Toy.Party.

Gonna be a busy day at work so have a good one.

5 Comments:

At 11:22 AM, Blogger mookie99 said...

How long till you get your laptop back ?

 
At 12:37 PM, Blogger Iakaris aka I.A.K. said...

dude...you must get back in the game with this laptop thing...we're putting a Sunday cash game together as we speak...

 
At 1:17 PM, Blogger CarmenSinCity said...

It used to rain all the time when I lived in maryland and florida. I hated those weekends. At least you got work done. I would just lay on the couch and watch T.V. or get drunk :)

 
At 5:51 PM, Blogger Miami Don said...

Co-ed sex toys party nice. Perhaps even better than taking a shit at work. Hmmmmmmmmm?

You started building your ark yet. Fuck enough rain for you guys already.

 
At 8:26 AM, Blogger Klopzi said...

Sorry to hear about the Planetluck experience. If it makes you feel any better, I've lost some of my money at times as well (at BeTheDealer).

Remember, blackjack is about the grind.

And yep, that whole GBP vs. USD thing can be a pain. But you'll like William Hill - it's really good for blackjack and the £25 montly play bonus on the poker side (for 5 hours of play) is pretty sweet too!

Lastly, sorry to hear about the laptop. Computers and technology suck the big one...

 

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