Thursday, May 24, 2012

Oklahoma redneck

Can only imagine what he was yelling at Kobe, but no surprise from an Oklahoma redneck.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Las Vegas Poker

It took me a while to get sorted out with the 9 hour time difference and the heat (but everything is hot compared to Amsterdam), plus I still have no transportation. I swore that I would not buy a car, but after 11 days and walking 65 miles (no shit!), I am having second thoughts. The walking wasn't too bad, but I went grocery shopping for the first time and walked 2 miles with a backpack that was completely loaded and two overstuffed bags, and now I have shin splints....so maybe it is time for a car.

I have played two sessions of poker so far, one at the Aria (pretty uneventful but cashed out +400) and at the Wynn. The Wynn session was above and beyond- I bought in for $2000 and cashed out $6000+....enough to pay for my rent for 6 months, or to buy the aforementioned car. Probably going to bank it and pay the rent and do the car later, but that may be up for debate.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Las Vegas and deposits

After a hectic two weeks and a side trip to Innsbruck, I am finally in Las Vegas. I am going to get over some jet lag and get acclimated before I play any live poker, so I have most been hanging out and tying up some loose ends from my move. I still have not been refunded my deposit on my apartment in Amsterdam, even though I left it spotless, cleaner than when I moved in. Out of my eight years there, I was stuck for the deposit three times- the Dutch seem to think that they have some right to just keep your deposit and fuck you over. All three times, my girlfriend's name was on the rental contract and I couldn't pursue it without her being interested and she was not. This time, however, my name is on the contract and I will pursue it. I also made an agreement with the owner to sell some of my furniture as he wanted to rent the apartment furnished. So that is another 300 that I am out so far as well, but I would rather give the money to an attorney than have some low life bastard steal from me.