Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Some catching up to do

I'm just home from taking Cardgrrl to the airport for her flight home. It was a wonderful visit, but her departure makes me sad and lonely and feel like not doing much. One of her best friends is getting married in May, and I'm thinking that might be a good excuse for a visit to the East. It doesn't take much to persuade me to hop on a plane, if Cardgrrl is at the other end of the flight.

The last thing she told me was, "Write lots of blog posts so your readers don't abandon you." Also, one of my faithful, long-time readers gently accosted me at the Mirage Friday night with, "I don't mind the 'Guess the Casino' posts, but I really need more than that for my Grump fix." Well, that shouldn't be a problem. I played in four tournaments last week, yet to be reported here. We spent some time at the Valley of Fire State Park, a place I've never visited before. We saw a great show. All of those deserve posts. Furthermore, I'm a week behind in reading poker blogs, I'm several issues behind in poker magazine reading, and I want to go back and watch last week's "Poker After Dark" (the second week of the cash-game lineup). There is potential post material in all of those activities. Besides, I still owe you the second half of my "Best of Times..." post, and I'm now four weeks delinquent in writing about my trip to the Sandia casino.

No shortage of material. I'll get to it all as the days unfold here. But I also had precious little time for cash games this past ten days (and what there was was a litany of expensive second-best hands--ick), so at the same time I need to get back to some serious earning time at the tables.

Hang in there. Much more coming.


astrobel said...

Hi grumpy,

IMO this last lot of Poker after dark the cash game has been very disappointing. I still like the show but this particular group of players provided no action whatsoever. If you write a post about it could you please give us your opinion.
I think they really need to mix up some gamblers , whales and / or super LAGs with those super tight that were featuring this time round.

Missingflops said...

There's some good stuff from last week's PAD.

The Poker Meister said...


If you wind up coming back to DC, drop me a line. I'll see if I can organize a home game for you & Cardgrl; .25/.50 cash? I'm right on the outskirts of DC in North Potomac, MD.