Monday, January 01, 2007

Texas, Hold 'em?

So I made it back. About 550 mile round trip. It took about 5 hours to get there, and only 4 and a half coming back. I didn't leave till a little after 1pm Saturday afternoon. That means that it got dark on me while I was in the mountains. Yeah, I had a little fun with black ice, but at least I was going slow and so nothing happened. I was also taking my time going up, so I stopped to take some pictures of the view from the road.

The last time I seen my friend was the Warped Tour of 2005, was on the 4th of July. I can't even remember when the last time I seen the rest of him family. It is cool knowing someone for that long and the rest of their family too.

So Saturday night we just kicked back. Went to the casino had 2 beers did some bullshitin' then ended up watching the Night at the Museum. After that we just headed back to his casa.

So that's all for Saturday now on to Sunday.

For breakfast we just wanted something nice and simple. We ended up going to IHOP. It wasn't that bad, right on par for IHOP meals. Then back to his 'rents house and watched some movies.

well lets fast forward to later that night...

We ended up going to the Carson Valley Inn. Well, every time we go up there that is were we go. We get there around 6:00, play some video keno / poker. I hate video slots. I spend enough time in front of a computer monitor at home I don't do the same then stick money into it too. Long story short...I put in 60-80 between a few different machines. I even put in $20 in a nickle machine and couldn't even get the cocktail waitress to come by so I could get my damn drink. My friend on the other hand...I think he won$400-$600. I know he got $400 sitting at the machine right next to me when I couldn't get the waitress. So, that put a crimp on my night so far and it wasn't even 7:00 yet.

7:00 rolls on by and we have dinner with his sister and brother-in-law (see I know his whole family just about). His dad ends up getting the dinner comped, so that's all good.

Oh and Sunday night I was planning on just drinking beer, only it didn't work out that way. I didn't even order one beer. I was drinking Grey Goose and Red Bull. That's about an $6-8 drink if you order it at the bar. I was just tippin' the waitress. I think I must have had 6 of them through out the night.

Well I was kinda bummed out by not winning, so my friend gave me $100. So I was going to use that as my buy-in for when we went down to the poker room. Keep in mind I never played Texas hold-em before, let alone any card game for that matter.

Well, I ended up doing a lot better than I thought I would. I must have been down there for 4 hours or so. I was down there to see the ball drop and everything. The 4 of us started off playing at the same time. My friend even had to buy some more chips, then just got up and left with no chips. Me on the other hand, I was one of the last people at that table and had to move to another full table. Shortly after that Nate (my friends tired of typing "my friend") came back down to see how I was doing and if I was ready to go. Well I walked away from the take with $149 in chips. So I gave him his $100 back and all was good.

So all in all I ended up having a very good night. So much better than last year was.

p.s.:My new year resolution was to not lose at poker, so far it seems to have worked.


The Lone Beader said...

Glad 2 hear you had a great New Year!!

bardouble29 said...

Hey Chucky, glad you had fun, Reno can be a blast.

RockDog said...

Sounds like a kick ass time! I've never played Poker at a table in a casino...for some reason it's one of the few things that I find intimidating...Congrats on the win!

Dirk_Star said...

I loved the photos! Digital or film?

Sounds like you had a great time. Grey Goose and Red Bull, huh?

You know that is what got Maurice Clarett into trouble...

Good to see you back, have a great new year!

Chucky said...

It's Digital. Canon Powershot 530. I like it just point -n- Shoot. I don't know how to edit a thing.

I didn't even know who Maurice Clarett was till tonight.

RD: in the end I ended up being down about $30 or so. Still not to bad for playing for over 6 hours. Hell, I would have sent about that much on my drinks.

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Welcome back!

I loved the pics. Thanks for sharing the view with us.

Congrats on winning at the poker table!


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