Thursday, April 13, 2006

Still playing it safe

Cept for the 100 bucks I blew in a drunken tilt rage on Absolute the other night.... argh.. broke a major rule and played with money while seriously imbiding spirits.. no one to blame but myself.. interesting to note tho.. of the 5 $20 sng's played..

1 9th place finish
1 6th place finish
3 4th place finish ( bubble )

I got tilted on the play money tables no less... ( 100k SNG's ). Some silly players out there... heh..

Not even worried about the money as I had to drop 600 bucks into my car to bring it up to shape... tires, brakes, oil change, alignment, couple other minor details they didn't charge me for.... any excuse to lose 100 bucks playing poker is a good excuse, right?

Been volunteering at local festivals of late..

Did Spamarama this year.. first time.. my job was to check id's at the beer ticket booth... they bought the tickets if of age, and took the tickets to the beer vendor and traded for beer or soda... or water... its amazing how much difficulty some people have when it comes to showing an id. We were required to card everyone.. regardless of how old they looked.. as the TABC were there in force... we got a nice T-shirt and some free food.. and got to experience the festival for a few hours after our shift... was fun.

Next day.. I did The Austin Fine Arts Festival, which I shamelessly admit, was just so I could see Ruthie Foster live.. my job here was to sell beer at one of the many beverage booths.. also card, but, this time only those that looked young... I actually carded the Mayor of this fine city... didn't realize who it was with all the people jostling for position in the beer line... Had kids working the other side of the booth this day, selling the soda and the water.. no tickets required this time.. strictly cash... couple of the kids working needed to be spanked... ( to say the least ).. but, I was too busy having fun to let them bother me to terribly much.. worked all day cept for a 45 minute break to watch and listen to Ruthie.. damn fine live entertainment... gospel, soul, rock, jazz.. all rolled up into one lil wonderful bundle... highly recommended..

This upcoming Sunday.. will be working the Austin Reggae Festival, formally known as the Bob Marley Festival.. sponsored by the Capitol Area Food Bank. Not sure my duties... haven't received the volunteer info packet yet.. as admission is two cans of food, I imagine I will be loading a truck...gonna be more live music and more festival food... weather should be good and I am looking forward to this one..

Got some more data entry work for Texas Special Olympics coming up.. pretty boring stuff.. but, something to do.....aside from playing poker...

Been playing Dungeons and Dragons online... watching movies... Survivor and Amazing Race.. ( plus now I watch Unan1mas and The Unit, and sometimes Deal or No Deal (stupid greedy people). want Paris to win it all on American Idol, but, not really a big fan of the show... oh, and Prison Break on Mondays.. awesome show.. missed it this last Monday.. but, did record it...