Thursday, April 16, 2009
Between running bad and playing bad I've been, well, sucking at poker - at least in the private tournaments. In PLO I get it in with the nuts only to be outdrawn by the shittiest flush draw by an uberdonktarded luckbox. Or, I have a big hand out of position and go for the check raise only to get checked behind and let the guy catch his gin card. Sigh.
The cash games have been decent enough. Either I run like the gawds or I'm getting my ass handed to me by the RNG but overall the last week has been profitable at the cash tables.
With any luck I'll be going to the boat tomorrow.
I lucked my way onto a team for the Ladies City Tournament. Since I usually bowl in mixed leagues with recreational bowlers I don't get asked to bowl in the City Tournament. This year the boys' bowling coach - whom I bowled Singles & Doubles with at National's scoring a nice doubles payday - asked me if I would like to bowl on a team with her.
Turns out a lady that subbed on my Thursday morning league was getting a team together that would be sponsored by a local bowling alley so we wouldn't have to pay the registration fees and had mentioned my name as a possible member of the team along with my doubles partner.
Doubles went very well with both of us bowling over 600 series. After the first weekend we were in first place but that didn't hold up and we ended up in 4th place overall.
Singles just sucked. 'Nuff said.
I struggled for the team event bowling 50 pins below my average series. Since all of us had very little handicap we didn't score well enough to place in the money.
In the mean time I have been subbing in a 3 x 4 on Wednesday nights for the lady that subbed in the Thursday morning league. She's a very good bowler and a really nice person. I found out that she held a pro card in the past! I was very honored when she asked if I would sub on her team.
The first week wasn't great but since then I've put up two 800+ series, and last night, a 796 series. We're in first place but the second place team is breathing down our necks. We gifted them 15 points a couple weeks ago when we played them allowing them to come within 3 points of us on the leaderboard. Last night they swept all of their points while we missed two letting them get within one point of us with only three weeks left in the season.
I've determined that I bowl much better in the evenings. My body must just not be ready for action in the morning. That, combined with this new oil they are using at that house, I've been sucking in the morning league lately. This oil breaks down so fast and moves in very unpredictable ways. I can't help but wonder if the temperature has something to do with it too since the house is so cold in the morning. Regardless of the excuse ;) I bowl like crap in the morning and I won't be returning to that league.
The boys were on Spring Break last week. They managed to stay busy enough to not drive me crazy but we were all ready for them to go back to school this week.
It's another week loaded with errands and doctor's appointments. Hopefully that will be slowing down here real soon.
Much to my surprise, my youngest signed up for running club. This from the boy that hates to run. In my effort to encourage him I've committed to going one of the two days a week of running club. The first day was the pits even though I've been trying to hit my treadmill regularly. I'm just horribly out of shape, no doubt about it. At least yesterday sucked less than the first day did.
Over and out.