Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Stupid Horsey

Remember when I said I hate HORSE? Like all the time? I wasn't lying.

But I did some laundry, got my ironing done, made a tasty dinner, cleaned up after dinner, and then decided I'd reward myself with some poker. I have no idea why I signed up for the Skill Game.

It started slow, stayed slow, and had me beating my head against the wall as expected. In the end, I went out 23rd after mounting a good comeback from < 1000 chips to over 5k in about 2 or 3 hands. Then I found myself 3-handed in Omaha with flopped trips and the 2nd nut low. Of course, Waffles turned the 5-high straight (the only hand I was worried about on that board) and I handed him most of my chips. I tossed in my scraps next hand and called it a nght poker-wise.

On the plus side, I was distracted by a phone call partway through the game. A welcome distraction from the monotony of limit.

No way in hell I'm playing Stud 8 next week.

So instead I'll talk about my dinner. It was fairly standard fare - elk burger and baked sweet potato "fries". Nothing that hasn't been seen here before.

Except that I forgot to pick up a bun. I regularly have no bread in my place, because I just can't get to it all myself before it goes bad. Now, I COULD walk downstairs and buy some, but I was in a severe state of being quite happy where I was. So instead I made a hamburger bun. Took about 45min mind you, but I'm odd that way. A nice basic recipe with a bit of garlic flavour added made for a tasty, if somewhat biscuity bun. The problem was the temperature of the liquid I think.

But on that went the elk patty, carmalized red onion, tomato, roasted red pepper, lettuce, dill pickle, smokey mustard, ketchup, and applewood smoked cheddar. Yum.

Then at 11:30 I decided that I was going to make banana bread... those suckers were looking pretty black, so I figured it was then or the garbage. I may have left it in a bit too long... which just means it'll need lots of butter.

While that baked, I decided I needed to continue play-testing my 2nd Guitar Hero III controller. You know what? I think it's synced better than the other. I was on a tear last night, finally getting my ass out of Japan on hard. One setlist left, and a battle with Lou... it's about time.

And the Jays lost 9-8 to Oakland. Burnett broke down in the 2nd (are we going to do this again this year AJ?), but the team kept coming back, again and again, just to see Oakland take the lead again. A hard-fought game is a good sign. Nice to see the offense going strong so far. Even Thomas is contributing in a big way this year.


SirFWALGMan said...

gg Astin.. I had the semi-wrap draw for the high (A34 I think on 23 board?) true, and also the nut low draw. Worth burning a card. I think in the end I had the best low on the flop anyways. Good game.

Schaubs said...

Frank Thomas isn't wahsed up just yet... Go Jays!

Unknown said...

I will never fully understand a man who would rather spend 40 minutes making a bun rather than 5 that include an elevator and barely 20 seconds (both ways) outside!