Bluffing

You know I really haven’t gotten into this whole World Poker Championships and Celebrity Poker crap that has been sweeping the nation lately. Watching people play cards is like watching bowling or golf. It’s just plain boring. I don’t care if it’s Dolly Parton with a queen of hearts hidden in her massive cleavage or Cheech Marin using his “funny” acting skills to bluff his opponent, the celebrities don’t make it any more interesting. I think it would be funny to walk in on somebody playing solitaire on their coffee table while watching one of those celebrity poker tournaments. That would be the personification of pathetic. You’d get to make fun of somebody for a long time if you caught them in that sort of compromising position. Of course, I’ve done much, much more pathetic things than that, I’m just lucky that nobody walked in on me while I was doing them. But that is neither here nor there. Back to my topic. Poker on TV is a fruitless waste when you can actually play poker.

And playing poker, as you may have guessed at this point, is what I did last night. I met the boys over at Uncle Squigley’s. A five dollar buy-in got me pizza, beer, and an evening’s entertainment. We played Texas Hold ‘Em, Omaha, Chase The Bitch, Guts, Whores & Fours, 357, Stacks, Lowball, Juevos, Between The Sheets, and a few other games. I came out thirty bucks ahead, which is actually a pretty amazing feat for me. I’m an admittedly terrible poker player. Or at least that’s what I tell the people I’m playing. You see, like many things in life, it’s all about the bluff.

7 thoughts to “Bluffing”

  1. I am sorry to admit that I am one of those people, and I don’t know how it happened. I don’t even watch TV normally, and then there I was in a hotel room in Chicago watching Celebrity Poker Showdown and I was unable to turn it off.I had seen it once before, but in Chicago I was captivated by Matthew Perry and the hot mom from the Gilmore Girls. I wanted to turn the channel, but just couldn’t. Do you think there’s a support group I can join?

  2. ok, i don’t know why watching people play cards is considered entertaining. what’s next, celebrity grass growing? celebrity waiting for doctor’s appointment shows?

    now, hubs… first, you take some pretty awesome pictures (re: laguna) BUT, i have to say, how come you came to so cal and didn’t let me know you were here? we coulda had a drink together? tsk tsk tsk.

  3. i could be wrong, but the last time i played a mean hand of poker it involved a little more energy than watching grass grow.

    it’s a battle of wits, and i think it’s plenty exciting to watch.

  4. sarah – i actuall thought about what you wrote about celebrity poker when i typed this. i guess we all have our guilty pleasures.

    genuine – you act like you’re new around here, you know it gets much worse with the sodom around here.

    slp – don’t think i didn’t think about calling you, but as you can see below, although much of the time was psent on the beach, i was pretty booked. next time i promise. remember when we almost hooked up in san fran?

    giyun – playing poker is far different that watching it on tv. just like golf or bowling or knitting. i’d totally agree with you on the battle of wits thing though.

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