Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Scruffy!! Your Alive!!

I watched Heroes last night and I am pretty sure that my conclusion is tainted by overly high expectations...

I found it contrived, and predictable.... very predictable... this is not to say I did not enjoy it.. I did... I just knew things were bound to happen that I wish had been played out differently.. Prison Break, to me, is still number one...

I don't mind if online poker is rigged, and I am not saying it is... but if it is, which one of the 'riggers' decided to rig it to let morons take my money?

For your amusement: ( I found 9 and 17 to be most funny )

Airline Cabin Announcements

All too rarely, airline attendants make an effort to make the
in flight "safety lecture" and announcements a bit more
entertaining. Here are some real examples that have been
heard or reported:

1. On a Southwest flight (SW has no assigned seating, you
just sit where you want) passengers were apparently
having a hard time choosing, when a flight attendant
announced, "People, people we're not picking out furniture
here, find a seat and get in it!"

2. On a Continental Flight with a very "senior" flight
attendant crew, the pilot said, "Ladies and gentlemen, we've
reached cruising altitude and will be turning down the cabin
lights. This is for your comfort and to enhance the
appearance of your flight attendants."

3. On landing, the stewardess said, "Please be sure to take
all of your belongings. If you're going to leave anything,
please make sure it's something we'd like to have."

4. "There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but there are
only 4 ways out of this airplane."

5. "Thank you for flying Delta Business Express.: We hope
you enjoyed giving us the business as much as we enjoyed
taking you for a ride."

6. As the plane landed and was coming to a stop at Ronald
Reagan, a lone voice came over the loudspeaker: "Whoa, big
fella, WHOA!"

7. After a particularly rough landing during thunderstorms
in Memphis, a flight attendant on a Northwest flight
announced, "Please take care when opening the overhead
compartments because, after a landing like that, sure as
hell everything has shifted."

8. From a Southwest Airlines employee: "Welcome aboard
Southwest Flight 245 to Tampa ...: to operate your seat
belt, insert the metal tab into the buckle, and pull tight.
It works just like every other seat belt; and, if you don't
know how to operate one, you probably shouldn't be out in
public unsupervised."

9. "In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, masks
will descend from the ceiling.: Stop screaming, grab the
mask, and pull it over your face. If you have a small child
traveling with you, secure your mask before assisting with
his. If you are traveling with more than one small child,
pick your favorite."

10. "Weather at our destination is 50 degrees with some
broken clouds, but we'll try to have them fixed before we
arrive. Thank you, and remember, nobody loves you, or your
money, more than Southwest Airlines."

11. "Your seat cushions can be used for flotation; and, in
the unlikely event of an emergency water landing, please
paddle to shore and take them with our compliments." *

12. "As you exit the plane, make sure to gather all of your
belongings. Anything left behind will be distributed evenly
among the flight attendants. Please do not leave children or

13. And from the pilot during his welcome message: "Delta
Airlines is pleased to have some of the best flight
attendants in the industry. Unfortunately, none of them are
on this flight!"

14. Heard on Southwest Airlines just after a very hard
landing in Salt Lake City. The flight attendant came on the
intercom and said, "That was quite a bump, and I know what
y'all are thinking : I'm here to tell you it wasn't the
airline's fault, it wasn't the pilot's fault, it wasn't the
flight attendant's fault, it was the asphalt."

15. Overheard on an American Airlines flight into Amarillo,
Texas, on a particularly windy and bumpy day, during the
final approach, the Captain was really having to fight it.
After an extremely hard landing, the Flight Attendant
said, "Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Amarillo. Please
remain in your seats with your seat belts fastened while
the Captain taxis what's left of our airplane to the

16. Another flight attendant's comment on a less than
perfect landing: "We ask you to please remain seated as
Captain Kangaroo bounces us to the terminal."

17. An airline pilot wrote that on this particular flight he
had hammered his ship into the runway really hard.: The
airline had a policy which required the first officer to
stand at the door while the Passengers exited, smile, and
give them a "Thanks for flying our airline." He said that,
in light of his bad landing, he had a hard time looking the
passengers in the eye, thinking that someone would have a
smart comment.: Finally, everyone had gotten off except for
a little old lady walking with a cane.: She said, "Sir, do
you mind if I ask you a question:" "Why, no, Ma'am," said
the pilot.: "What is it:" The little old lady said, "Did we
land, or were we shot down:"

18. After a real crusher of a landing in Phoenix, the
attendant came on with, "Ladies and Gentlemen, please remain
in your seats until Capt. Crash and the Crew have brought
the aircraft to a screeching halt against the gate.
And, once the tire smoke has cleared and the warning bells
are silenced, we'll open the door and you can pick your way
through the wreckage to the terminal." *

19. Part of a flight attendant's arrival announcement: "We'd
like to thank you folks for flying with us today. And, the
next time you get the insane urge to go blasting through the
skies in a pressurized metal tube, we hope you'll think of
US Airways."

20. Heard on a Southwest Airline flight. "Ladies and
gentlemen, if you wish to smoke, the smoking section on this
airplane is on the wing and if you can light 'em, you can
smoke 'em."

21. A plane was taking off from Kennedy Airport. After it
reached a comfortable cruising altitude, the captain made an
announcement over the intercom, "Ladies and gentlemen, this
is your captain speaking. Welcome to Flight Number 293,
nonstop from New York to Los Angeles. The weather ahead is
good and, therefore, we should have a smooth and
uneventful flight. Now sit back and relax...: OH, MY GOD!"
Silence followed. After a few minutes, the captain came back
on the intercom and said, "Ladies and Gentlemen, I am so
sorry if I scared you earlier. While I was talking to you,
the flight attendant accidentally spilled a cup of hot
coffee in my lap! You should see the front of my pants !" A
passenger in Coach yelled, "That's nothing, You should see
the back of mine!"

I don't think Kinky Friedman(sp) will do will in this upcoming election.. hard to imagine a majority wanting a Governor named Kinky. Unfortunately, the other available choices don't excite my voting Genes too terribly much..


Monday, September 25, 2006

oh oh oh

tonite is the premier of Heros on NBC.....

really looking forward to that....

couple highlights from this here blog...

First Post

First Comment
( who woulda thunk )

First time I was quoted approvingly: ( and last heh )
At 9:37 AM, BadBlood said…

"I know if the flop is gay, it will end up costing me more than I care to pay"

That's classic stuff right there :)

that's it... maybe will look for more later doubt it, but, ya never know...

got my car back finally... finished with therapy and finished with medical...
meaning, the accident from july 31 is entering yet another phase...

Amazing Race was not watched as usual last night, due to Extreme Makeover, Home Edition catching my attention first... I kept flipping back and forth, missing something from each show, making neither one all that great an experience....

( I don't do TIVO and my VCR just isn't recording like it used to )

But, my pick of Peter & Sarah ended up and first place this last leg.. go team go!


Sunday, September 17, 2006

The rolling stones

not the band tho.. I never made it to my 'highlights post'.. wanted to.. but, friday I had a kidney stone, or to be more exact, a kidney stone passing from my kidney to my bladder... the lil hole it passes thru is smaller than the stone itself, making the entire experience quite painful... from what I understand, only labor pains are more painful... and I ain't having no baby anytime soon, so, I suppose, I suffered thru the most excruiating pain that I will ever suffer thru.

Saturday was spent recovering from the dehydration which accompinied the kidney stone, and today I have been at work all day....

so, maybe next weekend I can get to the highlight post....

Amazing race starts tonight...

Watched 'Fun with Dick and Jane' the new version.. I like Tea Leoni, she is a hoot.. was an entertaining movie..

also watched 'Hoot'.. not the best production of a movie.. but, entertaining, none the less.....

peace and may you never suffer from a kidney stone

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Coming up on two years

Well... getting close to my two year aniversary of this here blog... nov 12.. and I got to thinking about a retrospective I might need to write, then I remembered, I never did one for the one year milestone.. so, prolly won't do one for the 2 year eithre.. but, today at work, I was bored, and I started reading my blog from day one... heh...boy, was I a different poker player back then.... I was actually much better then, than now....

.. so, I took that bit of an epiphany(sp), and when I got home, I decided to go back to the higher limit SNG's... ( don't get excited, higher limit for me is going from .50+.10cent to $6.00+$1.00 ).. I played two of them.. took a third, and a second... $16.00 profit.....more importantly I played alot better than I have been of late... more solid, but, i still need to work on what i call bubble play... its when you get down to 5 or 6 and you should be more agressive... still a tad timid there...

(( there are just as many idiots at the 6 dollar level btw, at least on AB ))

But I digress.. since I'm not gonna write a retrospective, I thought over this coming weekend, I would go thru my archives and select 'highlights'.. to share with my multitude of fans... ( that would be you, and you ). I only got thru Dec 2004 at work today, and saw a bunch of stuff that I thought might be enjoyable to 're-share'..... and now that I have publically posted that I would do this, I just might actually do it.. :)

Prison Break is still the best program on television at the moment.. altho, CSI and CSI:Miami are pretty good....looking forward to watching Heros.. I hear good things about this one coming up on NBC.

I picked Mike Boogie to win BB:All Stars..... I didn't think anyone would be dumb enuff to keep CT in as long as they did, but, what do I know... would love to play some HE with these people....

Survivor:Cook Islands starts tonight... 'a social experiment' of a 'different kind', they are calling it.... I just want to see boobies...

Amazing Race starts up this coming Sunday, I believe... I am picking the physical trainer/triathelon team... I picked the hippies to win during the last race, even before the first episode, and I got that one right...

ok, look forward to my 'Slayre's Two Years Highlight Post' coming soon...


Tuesday, September 05, 2006

pokerdome and three's

playing some cash games on absolute, trying to clear a bonus... tedious... not worth it, but, was bored...

AA on the button, folded to me, I decide the .35 cents in the pot from the blinds is enuff, and I raise to $1.75. I play like a rock during these occasional bonus clearing attempts.. so, there was no reason for them to believe I had anything less than AKs.

The BB calls.. he has 19 bucks in front of him.. I have 52 bucks. the flop comes

AKQ rainbow.. he bets 4 dollars... I raise 6, and he goes all in for this 15 remaining dollars.. hmmm

He had no reason to call the pf raise with a JT, and he had no reason to bet out from the flop with a JT.. so, I put him on a straight draw, or two pair.. and I call.

He turns over 33.. you would think I am way out ahead... turn is 3, river is 3..

I'm down 20 bucks..


Still trying to get to the pokerdome, albiet, not as enthusiastically as pre 'rear ended by 18-wheeler ' days.. got into top 100 yesterday, before my KK was beat by AJ, ( Ace on Flop ) and then AA taken down by AK (KK on flop)... went from 6th in chips to about 40th or so... AKs in BB, maniac in MP is ALL IN for twice as much as I have, ( his 30k to my 15k ) folded to me, and I call... he flips 86s, and wins with a flush...

I did win both SNG's I played tho.. $4.50 each..

Seems like the better I get at this game, the luckier the stupid people get...

I read somewhere it was supposed to be like that.......