Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Rhino Down Under

By Pauly
Melbourne, Australia

I walked into the Spearmint Rhino in Melbourne around 4:45pm to check out the afternoon shift. And I was there on work purposes too. I tagged along with Jonno and Shronk, who were shooting a video for Poker News. I didn't really need to be there, but I went anyway. I had to investigate the afternoon shift. Sometimes, life can be good.

There was a DVD release party thrown by a wealthy Aussie who put out a series of instructional poker videos that happened to be shot at the Rhino. While I was there, I bumped into a fan of the Tao of Poker. In a strip club. In Australia. Too bad it wasn't a stripper. Instead, it was a degenrate poker player. Go figure.

I worked until past 4am last night and eventually crashed at 6am. I was up by 10:30am to watch the Monday Night Football game, which airs on TV in Australia on Tuesday mornings.

I took two sleeping pills before I went to bed to make sure I stayed asleep for a few hours. I woke up extremely groggy and had to take a piss. I stumbled into the bathroom and could not turn on the light because I was so wasted I kept flicking the wrong switch. I gave up and pissed in the dark. I ended up missing the toilet completely. I pissed all over the floor of the bathroom. I tried to clean it up. Of course, I half-assed that job and tossed a towel on the floor and just left it there. Nicky told me that I didn't clean all of it up because she accidently stepped in it when she eventually woke up.

Since I didn't have to work until late afternoon, I had free time to write after the game ended. Once I was done, I played some online poker and quit with a $65 profit. I went down to the sportsbook in the casino and looked for anything to bet on. I'm a complete degenrate. I was betting on greyhound racing that was simulcast from South Africa. Or maybe it was New Zealand? Who cares. I lost $20. My dogs came in second and third.

My short break is over. Back to the grind. I expect to be working until sunrise again. Maybe tomorrow I'll post some pics that I took since I arrived in Oz.

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