Sunday, November 13, 2005

On the Road...

I'm about to pick up my rental car and drive up to Rhode Island. I'm bunking with Senor, Ang, and Jodd for a week while I commute everyday to Foxwoods Casino to cover a WPT event... the World Poker Finals. I get to hang out with some of the biggest names in poker and goof around with all my friends in the media. I also hope to play some cards during any downtime I find.

I really enjoy visiting Senor in Rhode Island, especially in November when the drive up is spectacular with all the trees turning colors. He lives in a quiet area and I'm gonna try to work on my Las Vegas book at some point. We also have a Trey Anastasio Band show to go see next Saturday night in Wallingford, CT. I'm also gonna try to get Senor to sneak off to see a show at Lupo's in Providence.

This past week was busy. I watched a lot of sports with Derek. The Knicks suck ass.

I also wrote as much as I could and worked on the Las Vegas book which seems as though I'm never gonna finish that fucker. I took time off fromf reelance writing to focus on the book and lucky for me, two checks arrived this week for print work I did. As of today, I wrote the cover story on the current issue of Poker Player Newspaper and have an article in the most recent issue of Poker Pro magazine. Both are print publications... so I'm pretty excited.

I played a ton of poker and had some huge swings, especially on Saturday. I was in the hole $210 at one point and ended the day up $5! Go figure.

I spent a lot of time with Briana. We went for walks in the park, ate sushi, knocked boots, and we talked about a lot of things including the future of us. We've been apart for several months and we both lived outside of NYC for extended periods of time in diverse locations (her in France and me in Las Vegas). I took her to see Galactic this weekend at Irving Plaza and she really likes them a lot. How could you not? Galactic is one of the best bands to see live... period.

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