Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Piece of Ass

I really like a piece of ass.

I really do.

I didn't think I would.

But I did.

Next week I might try banging on the hardwood floor.

You never know what you'll like until you try it.

This all got started a few weeks back when a couple of us decided to share a Long Island Iced Tea at bowling. It was downhill from there.

The next week was Long Beach Iced Tea.

Then this happened this week. I just got back to my seat after my turn bowling when I overheard this:

T: I want a piece of ass.
J: I want sex in a bathroom.

Huh? Who doesn't! LOL!

That's when they told me those were names of drinks. I tried to find a recipe for Sex In A Bathroom but the internets failed me. All I could find was Hard Sex on the Babysitter's Bathroom Floor and, well, it didn't sound all that good to me. But, Banging on the Hardwood... now THAT I might try 'cause that's how I roll.

And who could refuse Death by Sex?

I might even be willing to try some Kinky Sex.

Can you tell I have nothing better to do? Ok, I lied, I have better things to do but I'm doing this anyway. Deal with it.

Pizza Frame

So last night we finally did it.

That's right.

We are no longer starving 3rd world children. So, ok, we never were starving 3rd world children, but we did finally hit a pizza frame. We didn't have the original regular lineup, though, but I think it still counts since the sub is a regular member of our lineup now.

Sorry for the cruddy cell phone picture but somehow my camera didn't make it back in my bag.

We pulled off this feat in the 3rd game about half way through our piece's of ass. We decided to what until next week for our free food.

Last night wasn't a good night for bowling. I arrived late because other half took an absurd amount of time to get home from the chiropractor's office.

I wasn't able to throw any practice balls.

Additionally, I couldn't carry any 10 or 4 pins. If it wasn't one it was the other. Luckily, I was picking up 100% of them until the last game but that still made for a very medicre night of bowling.

I didn't even get a strike until the 4th frame of the 2nd game! Boy did that suck.


And you think YOU got hit hard by the Neteller fiasco.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

RTR Freeroll

Today was my 3rd RTR Freeroll.

I went out fugly in the first one: QQ v JJ. JJ actually RERAISED me PF and luckbox hit a set on flop. NH, GG, IGHN.

I moneyed in the second one. I need to look but I'm pretty sure I went out with 88 in that one, too. NOTE: I hate FTP hand histories; when you bust out as the table breaks that hand doesn't get written into hand history file. I have no record of my last hand. Sigh.

I was lucky enough to get a dead table for this first couple levels in the RTR freeroll. I stole a ton of blinds before one player showed up. We agreed to share the blinds. Then another guy showed up and that agreement went out the window.

I was playing tight on my 4th table when I got 88. I played it horribly but it's so hard to let go of a set. No way I put this guy on 9T. I should have pushed on flop but I didn't - the end result would have been the same though. That turn actually gave me a chance to save my chips but I didn't listen to what he was saying to me.

FullTiltPoker Game #1871540179: RaketheRake Freeroll (13641705), Table 78 - 60/120 - No Limit Hold'em - 16:16:48 ET - 2007/02/25
Seat 1: gadzooks64 (6,980)
Seat 2: 1ce11 (6,350)
Seat 3: KyleParks (17,595)
Seat 4: SamwiseG_ (14,920)
Seat 5: iwanttofitin (390), is sitting out
Seat 6: techs calicoe (180), is sitting out
Seat 7: onewyse (8,920)
Seat 8: GFaz (5), is sitting out
Seat 9: piercedchickie (12,745)
onewyse posts the small blind of 60
GFaz posts the big blind of 5, and is all in
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to gadzooks64 [8c 8s]
piercedchickie folds
gadzooks64 raises to 360
1ce11 folds
KyleParks folds
SamwiseG_ calls 360
iwanttofitin folds
techs calicoe folds
onewyse folds
*** FLOP *** [Jc 8h 7c]
gadzooks64 bets 500
SamwiseG_ calls 500
*** TURN *** [Jc 8h 7c] [Th]
gadzooks64 bets 1,000
SamwiseG_ raises to 3,000
gadzooks64 raises to 6,120, and is all in
SamwiseG_ calls 3,120
gadzooks64 shows [8c 8s]
SamwiseG_ shows [9s Td]
GFaz shows [4h Jd]
*** RIVER *** [Jc 8h 7c Th] [Kc]
gadzooks64 shows three of a kind, Eights
SamwiseG_ shows a straight, Jack high
SamwiseG_ wins the side pot (14,005) with a straight, Jack high
GFaz shows a pair of Jacks
SamwiseG_ wins the main pot (20) with a straight, Jack high
GFaz stands up
gadzooks64 stands up
The blinds are now 80/160
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 14,025 Main pot 20. Side pot 14,005. | Rake 0
Board: [Jc 8h 7c Th Kc]
Seat 1: gadzooks64 showed [8c 8s] and lost with three of a kind, Eights
Seat 2: 1ce11 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: KyleParks didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: SamwiseG_ showed [9s Td] and won (14,025) with a straight, Jack high
Seat 5: iwanttofitin didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: techs calicoe (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: onewyse (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 8: GFaz (big blind) showed [4h Jd] and lost with a pair of Jacks
Seat 9: piercedchickie didn't bet (folded)

Saturday, February 24, 2007


How cool is this?

These were taken this afternoon starting at 2:02, 2:20, 3:30 and 4:30.

This was created using Picasa's collage feature.

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Home Game is Cursed

Home Game is cursed... by bad weather. We played in a near blizzard once already this winter but I think this batch of freezing rain will force us to cancel it. I live too far out of town to justify risking life and limb just to play poker. Blasphemy, I know.

And let's not even mention the other half's travel. Both times that he has gone to England recently his return has been marred by crappy weather between here and Chicago. He's currently picking up a rental car and driving to a hotel as his flight home was canceled.

Currently we are experiencing freezing rain. It's predicted we will get anywhere from 1/4 to 1/2 of an inch of it before it turns to snow. Oh joy.

It would appear that the same lazy person (not me) has still not put the cover on the grill. D'oh.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Time for a Bowling post

So Monday night was fun.

We were all in a pretty good mood.

The first game we didn't bowl so well though. It's very rare (less the 5 times I'm sure) that I actually bowl the high game. My 299 was the first, the game where I though my score was Jimmy's, and the 3rd one that I know of was this last Monday.

I, of course, had to rub it in.

They made me take this shot since I came in last - by one f'n pin.

Then I finish up nicely for a 600+ series.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Dems Quads

Ok, so I was in my first ever IRC room today and playing some FTP short handed limit. I limp in with 66 and FLOP QUADS. I was expecting no action at all but I was pleasantly surprised.

FullTiltPoker Game #1844352269: Table Nadir (6 max) - $0.50/$1 - Limit Hold'em - 17:27:38 ET - 2007/02/21
Seat 1: GRAZ1 ($15.50)
Seat 2: gadzooks64 ($21.90)
Seat 3: mstrauch ($14.90)
Seat 4: Royal_Jump ($24.35)
Seat 5: Tripkids ($30.05)
Seat 6: cdi907 ($17.05)
Tripkids posts the small blind of $0.25
cdi907 posts the big blind of $0.50
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to gadzooks64 [6s 6c]
GRAZ1 calls $0.50
gadzooks64 calls $0.50
mstrauch folds
Tripkids folds
cdi907 checks
*** FLOP *** [6d 6h 3c]
cdi907 checks
GRAZ1 checks
gadzooks64 checks
*** TURN *** [6d 6h 3c] [4h]
cdi907 checks
GRAZ1 checks
gadzooks64 bets $1
cdi907 calls $1
GRAZ1 folds
*** RIVER *** [6d 6h 3c 4h] [9c]
cdi907 checks
gadzooks64 bets $1
cdi907 raises to $2
gadzooks64 raises to $3
cdi907 calls $1
*** SHOW DOWN ***
gadzooks64 shows [6s 6c] (four of a kind, Sixes)
cdi907 mucks
gadzooks64 wins the pot ($9.30) with four of a kind, Sixes
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $9.75 | Rake $0.45
Board: [6d 6h 3c 4h 9c]
Seat 1: GRAZ1 folded on the Turn
Seat 2: gadzooks64 showed [6s 6c] and won ($9.30) with four of a kind, Sixes
Seat 3: mstrauch (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: Royal_Jump is sitting out
Seat 5: Tripkids (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: cdi907 (big blind) mucked [Kh 9h] - two pair, Nines and Sixes

Then this evening I was back online playing some 1/2 and this hand happens. Turns out the all in short stack had me on the turn, but I had outs. Just didn't plan on hitting the one outer.

FullTiltPoker Game #1846041254: Table Amhurst (6 max) - $1/$2 - Limit Hold'em - 21:44:53 ET - 2007/02/21
Seat 1: nickyb73 ($8.75)
Seat 2: Pfeil ($40)
Seat 3: Damnlamb ($33.75)
Seat 4: gm00neee ($60)
Seat 5: gadzooks64 ($62.25)
Seat 6: gwoo10 ($122)
gwoo10 posts the small blind of $0.50
nickyb73 posts the big blind of $1
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to gadzooks64 [Js Jd]
Pfeil folds
Damnlamb calls $1
gm00neee folds
gadzooks64 raises to $2
gwoo10 folds
nickyb73 calls $1
Damnlamb calls $1
*** FLOP *** [2h Jc 9s]
nickyb73 checks
Damnlamb bets $1
gadzooks64 calls $1
nickyb73 calls $1
*** TURN *** [2h Jc 9s] [Qh]
nickyb73 checks
Damnlamb bets $2
gadzooks64 raises to $4
nickyb73 raises to $5.75, and is all in
Damnlamb calls $3.75
gadzooks64 raises to $7.75
Damnlamb calls $2
*** RIVER *** [2h Jc 9s Qh] [Jh]
Damnlamb checks
gadzooks64 bets $2
Damnlamb folds <-- Huh?
Uncalled bet of $2 returned to gadzooks64
gadzooks64 wins the side pot ($4)
*** SHOW DOWN ***
gadzooks64 shows [Js Jd] (four of a kind, Jacks)
nickyb73 mucks
gadzooks64 wins the main pot ($25.75) with four of a kind, Jacks
nickyb73 is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $30.75 Main pot $26.75. Side pot $4. | Rake $1
Board: [2h Jc 9s Qh Jh]
Seat 1: nickyb73 (big blind) mucked [Tc 8s] - a straight, Queen high
Seat 2: Pfeil didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: Damnlamb folded on the River
Seat 4: gm00neee didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: gadzooks64 (button) showed [Js Jd] and won ($29.75) with four of a kind, Jacks
Seat 6: gwoo10 (small blind) folded before the Flop

Must be some of that BTP luck rubbing off on me.

At least I hope it's the luck.

TV Table

I made the TV table today!!!

That's right! Me on TV.

Ok, not me. My avatar.

And, yeah, it was play chip.

Who wants to play real money while they are setting up new technology? Definitely not me.

So check it out!

On another note, I just got these pictures from T. She took these at the Super Bowl Sunday tournament that I helped run.

T drove hours to come share my birthday poker adventures!
Biatch had to take second for some righteous bucks!

Me and my buddy (not Zerb)! What a bunch of degenerates!

Yeah, that's one stupid ass grin (me, not Zerb, hahahahah) but I just wasn't in the mood to flash my new braces for the world to see. Get over it.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Poker Players Alliance

Join it!

Full Tilt Poker is now offering a bonus deal for people who join the PPA. [Thanks to djm at Card Clubs.net for pointing that out!]

They are having a freeroll (or more as needed) as well as bonus deals for players who sign up .

I decided to upgrade from my free membership and collect the FTP bonus!

Just another reason to run amok at Full Tilt.

To access this deal: fire up FTP, click the Cashier Button, click on My Promotions and follow the links. It's just that easy.

Now, go do it.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Cash out/Cash In

Well, I got it out at least.

I ran some errands this morning and forgot to take the PH number with me. I meant to call them while I was out to see if my withdrawal went through. I just happened to be eating lunch next door to the nearest Western Union office.

But, did I?

No o o o oo o.

It wasn't until I checked my email when I got home that I saw that everything cleared. So back I went to collect my check and take it to the bank. It's now official.

I have ill gotten gains .....


[Tear] I'm so proud.

The challenge will be to NOT SPEND IT. I want to hang on to it until this whole online poker on again/off again thing gets cleared up. Because, quite frankly, I have no desire to quit but I'll be damned if I will leave a significant amount of money stranded on a poker site.

I tried to use my Visa Check card to deposit on Poker Stars.


Most likely because they are a gambling site. So they say.

It seems that the internet service to the Full Tilt Forum server location is out. I know we are all hoping it comes back before we start having serious posting withdrawals.

Cashing Out

I have finally been forced to cash out of a poker site.

I had been avoiding it like the plague.

My poker bankroll is just that. I never intended to spend any of it on anything but poker.

Ok, that's not exactly true. I have donated to good causes, bought some T-shirts and baby gifts using the player transfer feature on Full Tilt. But, I have never cashed out of a site without putting that money back onto another site.

On Friday, my Google Reader showed me an article that said that Tribeca was going to ban U.S. players. Oh great. Poker Host just moved to Tribeca in December and that was a HUGE improvement over their previous network. Tribeca was a profitable place for me.

I hit the Poker Host webpage and it wasn't very helpful so I called their customer service line. The woman was friendly and helpful and assured me that all would be well. Poker Host would be switching over to the Microgaming network in 2 weeks or less. While I was on the phone with her I Googled Microgaming. Turns out I had registered a couple of accounts with sites on that network.

I downloaded a site and tried to login. Rut Row. Turns out Microgaming has banned 11 U.S. states. You guessed it. Illinois is one of them.

I had no choice. I needed to cashout. PH was offering only two choices for cashouts: Western Union and somebody even more expensive. Gross. It cost me $60 in fees to process my withdrawal, AND, they were backed up (hmmm, can't imagine WHY!); my transaction may not go through until today or tomorrow. Hopefully I can run by WU today and pick up my check.

The next dilemna is this: do I try to deposit any/all of this onto another site?

Let's face it, FTP is full of tight aggressive players. Not really the kind of players that are giving their money away.

I was thinking that I might try Poker Stars. I played one private $ added freeroll over there ages ago. Never had real money on there. It might be worth a try.

Ok, say I do want to deposit to a site. How do I get money on?

I guess I can always save my money for Vegaspalooza. Nothing like donking your money off LIVE!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Poker Chips

Ok, I admit it.

I have a thing for poker chips.

My first set was one of the original WPT sets in a wooden box from Sam's Club. I had them for ages before I actually played with them. They are quite nice. They are heavy enough, 11.5 g composite clay, and sound nice when you shuffle them. The rounded edges make them a little easier to shuffle but they do have a nasty tendency to topple over when they are stacked.

Since I hadn't really played with the original set I didn't know about the chips' tendency to fall over before I bought a Bellagio set. By then I'd figured out that I really didn't have enough chips to have a proper tournament.

These are the same as the original WPT chips just different colors. Which actually becomes an issue when you are planning a tournament. You really really REALLY don't want to have to have two different colors as the same denomination. It's confusing enough when you don't have the denomination actually on the chip.

Once I finally figured out how many chips I would need I started to hunt for another Bellagio set. Turns out T's brother had one he was willing to part with in exchange for an SD card for his camera. SOLD!

So finally I had enough chips.

Then I had some tournaments. I don't know about you, but I can certainly remember what the chip values are after about 10 minutes. But, apparently, I'm the next best thing to a rocket scientist. I was shocked, SHOCKED! I say, to discover how many people could not remember this for the entire night, and the next night and the next night... you get the picture.

I was on eBay one day looking for Copag cards. I stumbled on this poker supply store with a great selection of stuff. I ended up calling them on the phone and ordering several things. Mark over there was awesome.

While I was perusing I saw these poker chips.

I was dazzled. I.had.to.have.some. I talked Mark into sending me a sample of each chip. I wasn't sure I would like them. I found it hard to believe that I could tell a difference between 11.5g and 14g. To be honest, I thought the 14g might have been an "exaggeration".

These chips are AWESOME.

Are they clay? Hardly.

Are they cheap? Absolutely.

Do they feel or look cheap? Not on your life.

The best part? The denomination is right on the chip!

The next best part? They will custom mix any combination (within 25 chip) you want.

I ordered 1000 chips and 10 chip trays for about $115 including shipping. You can't beat that with a Royal Flush. I did end up having to order 200 more chips in order to have enough to have a 50 person tournament. I assume most of you won't be needing to do that.

The denominations I picked work well for cash stakes or tournament. I bought a few 10 so that I could play .10/.20 or .10/.25 NLHE cash. The rest are 25, 100, 500 and 1000 denomination.

I can not stand the WPT chips anymore. They are too light and the rounded edges bother me. Additionally, they are slightly thicker than the average chip and I can only get 19 in a row of a rack. I actually had Mark check for me that you could fit 20 of these Franklin chips into a chip tray before I bought them. Just another small annoyance but when you get into having a home game/tournament it makes a difference.

If you are in the market for some chips I would highly recommend the Franklins. They also have a Las Vegas and High Roller design for the same chips.

If you ever want to have a tournament you MUST go the Home Poker Tourney for everything you will ever need or want to know about running a game. This is where I figured out how many chips and what denominations I needed.

I would also recommend you download this free software. It's very easy to use and they even have a forum to help you.

Now get out there and play some poker!

Good News Bad News

Full Tilt Poker just released a Beta Version with


Tribeca Network
Is Closing to U.S. Players

I am so bummed. I sure will miss those fish over at Poker Host. They are switching to the Microgaming network which is all fine and dandy if you DON'T LIVE IN THE STATE OF ILLINIOS! Or any other of the 11 states that Microgaming does not support.

Oh well, I needed some poker money for Vegas Palooza.

I'll probably try to put some of it on FTP, too. Wish me luck.

Thursday, February 15, 2007


I got very lucky more than once to make it to the final table.

This is just one example. We both rivered full.

I'm happy to go out 6th.

Some very good competition.


Gotta love em.

Those cars/trucks/vans/suvs of ours.

They get us where we want to go. Usually.

I have had my mini-van since 2000. It was payment from my husband for moving me and our two small children half way across the country to our new "home".

Today, at just under 93.400 miles, I had my first mechanical failure. I was driving along on my numerous errands when the check engine light came on.

Now, I don't know about you, but I would rather be abducted by aliens than have my check engine light come on. I KNOW what kinds of problems cause that light to come on.

I made it to my destination. Turn the engine off and back on to see if maybe, just maybe, it was a fluke and the light would go off. But no.

I phone the other half to inform him of the situation. I then called the dealership to get advice. I dropped the van off and caught a ride home with my awesome father-in-law.

Waaaaay back in '00, I was thrilled when I got my van. Thrilled. It was immensely tiresome driving two small children around in a sub-compact car. I was ready to move up to a van.

Lately that sentiment is gone. I think of myself as less momish and more sporty, now that I've reached "that" age. Don't make me tell you what "that" age is. You'll know it when you get there if you haven't already.

Last weekend I test drove some very nice SUVs. I found one that really did it for me. Really.Did.It.For.Me.

Other half? Not so much. Sigh.

We had the "discussion" about whether or not "we" need a new vehicle. Which was rather amusing since one of "us" got a new vehicle last year and it wasn't "me" if you smell what I'm cooking.

My van had just under 93,400 miles when the light came on. The SUV place had looked at it and declared it to be in amazing shape for its age. I knew they would not be anywhere near as dazzled if I returned with the check engine light on.

My fear was that we would end up putting more $$$$ into repairing/maintaining this vehicle and I would priced out of getting rid of it.

Flashback to Last Summer

Last year, when other half got his new car, I had taken mine in for the 90K service. I had confirmed with a service manager in the past, the manual, and online that the timing belt would not be changed until 105K miles. I knew that particular service would be pricey.

I dropped of my vehicle for service late in the afternoon. It was to be serviced the next day and returned to me in the early afternoon. No mention was made to me of what would actually be done but I had done this before and had a good feel for what it would cost and what work would be done.

I get a cryptic phone call from the service manager indicating that they needed to order a part to complete the service and that the work would be finished the next day. This was my first clue that they might be changing the timing belt. The part they needed: timing belt tensioner.

I spoke with the manager on the phone the next day and indicated that the timing belt should not have needed to be replaced at 90K miles. He indicated that it was this dealership's policy to do it at 90K. My response was NO ONE EVEN HINTED THAT THIS WAS GOING TO BE DONE NOW!

I continued my rant discussion with the service manager when I picked up my van. Needless to say I let him have it. I told him that I was contemplating trading the van in on another vehicle and they had just lost a sale.

Flash Forward to Today

Let's just say that the service manager and I are on a first name basis and he can see me coming from a mile away.

When I showed up with the van this morning, he knew EXACTLY who I was.

I got the call about my van this afternoon. Sure enough it was going to be $$$. Sigh. Turns out the catalytic converter was shot. I see any hope of a new SUV going down the tubes.

The service manager however went on to say that since the vehicle had less that 100K miles he cleared it with the regional manager to cover it under warranty and that I would only be responsible for the labor: $42.97.

I'm convinced that this is his way of saying, "Damn, we're sorry we screwed you with the timing belt. I know you were in here test driving an SUV last week and we'd really like you to spend more $$$$$ with us so please be happy that I pulled this deal for you." Little does he know that the SUV I want IS AT ANOTHER DEALER. He he he.

Am I getting a new SUV? Hard to say. Surely I will someday.

Just depends on how soon the other half capitulates.

Resistance is futile. :)

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


A few of us decided to play some Stud SNGs to practice for the Ante Up! Stud tournament tomorrow night.

I'm sure my stud luck will have run out before I even get seated at my table tomorrow.

Check this beauty out. I even limped in hoping to entice T to bet into me later but I had to catch the 4th one on 4th street. Of course I won the minimum.

Snow Day II

They are at it again...

Yet Another Snow Day Post

This is how the Zooks boys spent part of their snow day.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Razzle Dazzle

Man, I am having an amazing run at this HORSE table.

Full Tilt Poker Game #1791553953: Table Montagna - $0.50/$1 Ante $0.10 - Limit Razz - 20:11:32 ET - 2007/02/13
Seat 1: Eric Hammond ($34.10)
Seat 2: pdh88 ($16.05)
Seat 3: squeegekid ($22.45)
Seat 4: khanwoman ($23.15)
Seat 5: callmesamson ($12.70)
Seat 6: gadzooks64 ($35.60)
Seat 7: THREEWAYCRAP ($18.70)
Seat 8: Cr4zy88 ($53.80)
Cr4zy88 antes $0.10
squeegekid antes $0.10
pdh88 antes $0.10
callmesamson antes $0.10
Eric Hammond antes $0.10
khanwoman antes $0.10
gadzooks64 antes $0.10
THREEWAYCRAP antes $0.10
*** 3RD STREET ***
Dealt to squeegekid [Kc]
Dealt to khanwoman [3s]
Dealt to callmesamson [2c]
Dealt to gadzooks64 [2h 6h] [Ah]
Dealt to Cr4zy88 [7d]
Dealt to Eric Hammond [Ac]
Dealt to pdh88 [8d]
squeegekid is high with [Kc]
squeegekid brings in for $0.15
khanwoman completes it to $0.50
callmesamson folds
gadzooks64 calls $0.50
Cr4zy88 folds
Eric Hammond raises to $1
pdh88 folds
squeegekid folds
khanwoman folds
gadzooks64 calls $0.50
*** 4TH STREET ***
Dealt to gadzooks64 [2h 6h Ah] [9c]
Dealt to Eric Hammond [Ac] [4s]
Eric Hammond bets $0.50
gadzooks64 calls $0.50
*** 5TH STREET ***
Dealt to gadzooks64 [2h 6h Ah 9c] [3h]
Dealt to Eric Hammond [Ac 4s] [5d] <- I'm thinking he paired
Eric Hammond bets $1
gadzooks64 calls $1
*** 6TH STREET ***
Dealt to gadzooks64 [2h 6h Ah 9c 3h] [4c] <--smooth 6!!
Dealt to Eric Hammond [Ac 4s 5d] [4d] <--now he really paired
gadzooks64 checks
Eric Hammond bets $1
gadzooks64 raises to $2 I think my 64 is good
Eric Hammond calls $1
*** 7TH STREET ***
Dealt to gadzooks64 [2h 6h Ah 9c 3h 4c] [5c] Well, hello!
gadzooks64 bets $1
Eric Hammond calls $1

*** SHOW DOWN ***
gadzooks64 shows [6h 5c Ah 9c 3h 4c 2h] (5,4,3,2,A)
Eric Hammond mucks
gadzooks64 wins the pot ($11.95) with 5,4,3,2,A
The game is now $0.50/$1 Limit Seven Card Stud with an ante of $0.10
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $12.45 | Rake $0.50
Seat 1: Eric Hammond mucked [6s 5h Ac 4s 5d 4d 2s] - 6,5,4,2,A
Seat 2: pdh88 folded on 3rd St.
Seat 3: squeegekid folded on 3rd St.
Seat 4: khanwoman folded on 3rd St.
Seat 5: callmesamson folded on 3rd St.
Seat 6: gadzooks64 showed [6h 5c Ah 9c 3h 4c 2h] and won ($11.95) with 5,4,3,2,A
Seat 7: THREEWAYCRAP folded on 3rd St.
Seat 8: Cr4zy88 folded on 3rd St.

Ok, it can be argued that I rivered him. But if you look carefully, I'm pretty sure that my 64 was ahead.

Snow Day Poker, Part II

T is a horrible influence on me! Horrible.

I donked some off at a short handed limit table with her before I finally gave up fighting the RGN.

We headed to a HORSE table. It was soon apparent to me that I was not going to get anything but stud hands.... and we were starting on Razz. Sigh.

Good thing I noticed that the Stud series had started when I got dealt rolled up 9s. Wooohoooooo!

Full Tilt Poker Game #1791225918: Table Montagna - $0.50/$1 Ante $0.10 - Limit Seven Card Stud - 19:24:52 ET - 2007/02/13
Seat 1: tiyonka ($39.50)
Seat 2: Shiva ($20.70)
Seat 3: Nicklas70 ($38.30)
Seat 4: khanwoman ($18.55)
Seat 5: callmesamson ($9)
Seat 6: gadzooks64 ($18.95)
Seat 7: antcwil ($19.90)
Seat 8: THREEWAYCRAP ($18.20), is sitting out
tiyonka antes $0.10
gadzooks64 antes $0.10
antcwil antes $0.10
Shiva antes $0.10
khanwoman antes $0.10
Nicklas70 antes $0.10
callmesamson antes $0.10
*** 3RD STREET ***
Dealt to gadzooks64 [9d 9s] [9h]
Dealt to antcwil [5h]
Dealt to tiyonka [6d]
Dealt to Shiva [Tc]
Dealt to Nicklas70 [As]
Dealt to khanwoman [Kc]
Dealt to callmesamson [5s]
antcwil is low with [5h]
antcwil brings in for $0.15
tiyonka calls $0.15
Shiva folds
Nicklas70 completes it to $0.50
khanwoman folds
callmesamson folds
gadzooks64 calls $0.50
antcwil calls $0.35
tiyonka calls $0.35
*** 4TH STREET ***
Dealt to gadzooks64 [9d 9s 9h] [5c]
Dealt to antcwil [5h] [5d]
Dealt to tiyonka [6d] [3s]
Dealt to Nicklas70 [As] [2d]
antcwil bets $1
tiyonka calls $1
Nicklas70 calls $1
gadzooks64 raises to $2
antcwil calls $1
tiyonka calls $1
Nicklas70 calls $1
*** 5TH STREET ***
Dealt to gadzooks64 [9d 9s 9h 5c] [Ts]
Dealt to antcwil [5h 5d] [2h]
Dealt to tiyonka [6d 3s] [6s]
Dealt to Nicklas70 [As 2d] [Ad]
Nicklas70 checks
gadzooks64 bets $1
antcwil calls $1
tiyonka raises to $2
Nicklas70 calls $2
gadzooks64 calls $1
antcwil calls $1
*** 6TH STREET ***
Dealt to gadzooks64 [9d 9s 9h 5c Ts] [Kd]
Dealt to antcwil [5h 5d 2h] [Kh]
Dealt to tiyonka [6d 3s 6s] [8c]
Dealt to Nicklas70 [As 2d Ad] [8d]
Nicklas70 checks
gadzooks64 checks
antcwil checks
tiyonka bets $1
Nicklas70 has 15 seconds left to act
Nicklas70 calls $1
gadzooks64 calls $1
antcwil folds
*** 7TH STREET ***
Dealt to gadzooks64 [9d 9s 9h 5c Ts Kd] [4s]
Nicklas70 checks
gadzooks64 checks
tiyonka bets $1
Nicklas70 folds
gadzooks64 calls $1
*** SHOW DOWN ***
tiyonka shows [Td 6c 6d 3s 6s 8c 4h] (three of a kind, Sixes)
gadzooks64 shows [9s 9d 9h 5c Ts Kd 4s] (three of a kind, Nines)
gadzooks64 wins the pot ($23.20) with three of a kind, Nines
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $23.70 | Rake $0.50
Seat 1: tiyonka showed [Td 6c 6d 3s 6s 8c 4h] and lost with three of a kind, Sixes
Seat 2: Shiva folded on 3rd St.
Seat 3: Nicklas70 folded on 7th St.
Seat 4: khanwoman folded on 3rd St.
Seat 5: callmesamson folded on 3rd St.
Seat 6: gadzooks64 showed [9s 9d 9h 5c Ts Kd 4s] and won ($23.20) with three of a kind, Nines
Seat 7: antcwil folded on 6th St.
Seat 8: THREEWAYCRAP is sitting out

I just knew that one guy made a set of 6s and was hoping he didn't make full. My set of 9s held up unimproved to take down a huge pot.

A few hands later I get this:

Too bad it didn't pay off like the first one did.

Can't complain though.

Snow Day Poker

I usually don't play ring in the mornings. I have always felt that it's a rock garden and not worth trying.

This morning my buddy T talked me into a .25/.50 short handed limit table.

This table was ANYTHING BUT TIGHT. The people were maniacs. They played their mediocre/awful hands like they were the nuts.

Check these hands out:

This straight board scared me to death but I had to call.

This guy was bluffing damn near every hand. I called on the river but I had to think really hard about it. I was shocked when my hand was good.

And yet another nasty nasty board for a big hand. He got very aggressive when the 9 hit on the turn but again you pretty much have to call down these maniacs.

T is such a horrible influence on me.

After cleaning up on the ring table she enticed me to play a turbo Tier. I haven't played a Tier in ages. Once people figured out how to play them real tight they weren't worth playing. Not to mention I suffered a horrible suckout in the last one I played.

The first playable hand I get is KK . We got it all in pre flop. Here are the results.

Surely this is an omen? It was, I bubbled.

Looks like we're off to a regular Tier now. Wish me luck!

P.S. Ok, done with Tiers:

Sunday, February 11, 2007


Ok, this first hand I totally meant to fold. I hit F1, I'm sure of it. Regardless, I ended up calling. I flopped a double gutter and just had to see if I could hit it. This was one of my first few hands at this table. I didn't know at the time that this player WAS PLAYING EVERY DAMN HAND. Not only that, he was cold calling 3 bets preflop as you will see.

Yeah, I managed to suck out magnificently. But that damn river didn't give me a warm fuzzy feeling. I still took it down and managed to get the exact opposite image I usually try to achieve.

Now I pick up a real hand. Who calls me? Why it's our new best friend, Boiler, WHO CAN'T RESIST PLAYING EVERY DAMN HAND. I think I'm in looooove. He called me all the way to river then folded.

Now this hand does give me that warm fuzzy feeling.

You'll soon see why.

The Lady Killers 10474919-188569 Holdem Limit $1/$2
Hand Start.
Seat 2 : boiler6 has $44.25
Seat 3 : ZetaBit has $62
Seat 4 : dickb47 has $107.50
Seat 5 : Mr Delight has $56.50
Seat 6 : flipperflop has $21.25
Seat 7 : FTR4 has $32.50
Seat 8 : gadzooks64 has $65
Seat 9 : Knol1976 has $91
boiler6 is the dealer.
dickb47 posted small blind.
Mr Delight posted big blind.
Game [188569] started with 7 players.
Dealing Hole Cards.
Seat 8 : gadzooks64 has Js Ad
flipperflop folded.
FTR4 folded.
gadzooks64 called $1 and raised $1 I'll open raise with this.
Knol1976 called $2 and raised $1 Ewww.
boiler6 called $3 Huh?
dickb47 folded.
Mr Delight folded.
gadzooks64 called $1 I gotta see a flop
Dealing flop.
Board cards [Jh Ah Ac] HO MY GAWD
gadzooks64 checked. Yes, I will check raise my nuts.
Knol1976 checked.
boiler6 bet $1
gadzooks64 called $1 and raised $1 See, I did it.
Knol1976 folded.
boiler6 called $1 I'm in loooooove.
Dealing turn.
Board cards [Jh Ah Ac 3s]
gadzooks64 bet $2
boiler6 called $2
Dealing river.
Board cards [Jh Ah Ac 3s 9h]
gadzooks64 bet $2
boiler6 called $2 and raised $2
gadzooks64 called $2 and raised $2
boiler6 called $2 and raised $2
gadzooks64 called $2
Seat 8 : gadzooks64 has Js Ad
Seat 2 : boiler6 has Qh 2h I'm sooooo in love.
boiler6 has Flush AQJ92
Seat 8 : gadzooks64 has Js Ad
gadzooks64 has Full House : Aces full of Jacks

Now, this is not a license to hunt down and bankrupt my new favorite fish.

Don't do it.

I will hurt you.

Don't make me hurt you.

Personal note #1: Back in my NLHE days on FTP I ran into a player that just couldn't help but hand me his money. I wonder now if it's purely coincidence that his screenname was boiler131?

Personal note #2: The other half has B.S., M.S. & Ph.D. from Purdue.

$5 SNG

How brutal is this?

Chip leader wakes up behind me with AA after I push behind two limpers and get called for a 4 way pot!

Hand Start.
Seat 2 : HAMPTONS has $2,815
Seat 3 : Nemowolf has $1,560
Seat 4 : gadzooks64 has $1,140 Blinds 50/100, m<8
Seat 5 : disco d has $1,280
Seat 6 : nemox3 has $3,980
Seat 7 : tye2001 has $6,095
Seat 8 : Tonrob has $1,020
Seat 9 : stan1550 has $110
nemox3 is the dealer.
tye2001 posted small blind.
Tonrob posted big blind.
Game [22] started with 8 players.
Dealing Hole Cards.
Seat 4 : gadzooks64 has 9c 9h <--I'm so pushing with this
stan1550 folded.
HAMPTONS called 100
Nemowolf called 100
Stakes: 50/100 Current level: 3 Next level in: 2 min.
gadzooks64 called 100 and raised 1,040 and is All-in
disco d folded.
nemox3 folded.
tye2001 called 1,090 and raised 4,955 and is All-in Holy Shit!!
Tonrob called 920 and is All-in Huh? WTF?
HAMPTONS folded.
Nemowolf called 1,460 and is All-in I'm so o oo screwed!
Seat 3 : Nemowolf has Kd Jc
Seat 4 : gadzooks64 has 9c 9h
Seat 7 : tye2001 has Ad As CL wakes up with AA, oh joy!
Seat 8 : Tonrob has Qd Ah
Board cards [Ks Ac 6h Qh Js]
Seat 7 : tye2001 has Ad As
tye2001 has 3 of a Kind: Aces
tye2001 wins 4,180 with 3 of a Kind: Aces

I should have known better: 99 got me where I was earlier in this event. This is only the second hand I played, both 99 and both lost.

Friday, February 09, 2007

KK bites the dust

I could not have played this any differently.

I'm so tired of getting sucked out on. Sigh.

Full Tilt Poker Game #1764958721: Table Deer Springs - $1/$2 - Limit Hold'em - 21:48:16 ET - 2007/02/09
Seat 1: shaotim ($18)
Seat 2: REDCRX89 ($21)
Seat 3: jivetalker ($39.50)
Seat 4: Costly5 ($50)
Seat 5: yo0077 ($59.25)
Seat 6: BBap ($34)
Seat 7: EvolutionRM ($26.25)
Seat 8: gadzooks64 ($32)
Seat 9: thtswhtshesaid ($29.25)
BBap posts the small blind of $0.50
EvolutionRM posts the big blind of $1
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to gadzooks64 [Kh Kd]
gadzooks64 raises to $2
thtswhtshesaid folds
shaotim folds
REDCRX89 calls $2
jivetalker folds
yo0077 has 15 seconds left to act
yo0077 folds
BBap folds
EvolutionRM folds
*** FLOP *** [Ks 2c 4c]
gadzooks64 bets $1
REDCRX89 calls $1
*** TURN *** [Ks 2c 4c] [Td]
gadzooks64 bets $2
REDCRX89 calls $2
*** RIVER *** [Ks 2c 4c Td] [As]
gadzooks64 bets $2
REDCRX89 raises to $4
gadzooks64 raises to $6
REDCRX89 raises to $8
gadzooks64 calls $2
*** SHOW DOWN ***
REDCRX89 shows [Qc Jc] (a straight, Ace high)
gadzooks64 mucks
REDCRX89 wins the pot ($26.50) with a straight, Ace high
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $27.50 | Rake $1
Board: [Ks 2c 4c Td As]
Seat 1: shaotim didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: REDCRX89 showed [Qc Jc] and won ($26.50) with a straight, Ace high
Seat 3: jivetalker didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: Costly5 is sitting out
Seat 5: yo0077 (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: BBap (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 7: EvolutionRM (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 8: gadzooks64 mucked [Kh Kd] - three of a kind, Kings
Seat 9: thtswhtshesaid didn't bet (folded)

What's Wrong With This Picture?

Other than, say, EVERYTHING!

Women are held to photoshopped and airbrushed standards that are not only unattainable but unrealistic.

I applaud Dove for showing how artificial it all is.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

History of HTML

I'd like to thank Zerb for this little gem.

I was - ok, still am - an HTML tard.

I found this fascinating.

Gaping Void

I found this while rummaging through my Google Reader this am. Being the ADHD type I just read the pictures but now I'm going back to read the WORDS because these insights are just phenomenal.

These are only a few of the pictures just to whet your appetite.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Super Bowl Ads

OK, I have to admit that the only part of the Super Bowl that I really really REALLY wanted to see were the commercials. Being the lazy efficient person that I am, I waited until the day after then hit You Tube. It would appear that many of the You Tube posters were, shall we say recuperating, until late in the day. Or that's what I assume they were doing since they were NOT POSTING COMMERCIALS until then. Damn lazy people.

I found this to be, hands down, the best of the best.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Superbowl Sunday

I'd like a show of hands.

Who remembers when the Superbowl was in JANUARY?

If you are older than 6 you damn well better have your hand up.

I normally don't give a rat's [insert body part] when sporting events are held. Just not my cup of tea, if you smell what I'm burning.

However.... the Superbowl has become a huge annoyance.

My brother and his now wife were planning their wedding in LAS VEGAS a couple years ago. They had decided on the first weekend in February which was A-Okay with me. Turns out all the hotel rooms in Vegas were a small fortune that weekend because - yeah, you guessed it - it was Superbowl weekend!?!

WTF!?! Isn't Superbowl weekend in January?

My husband and I got married on July 1st - near July 4th holiday. My first son was born near Labor Day and my second near Memorial Day. For the most part it's not a bad deal having your birthday near a holiday [Christmas excepted]. You get a long weekend to celebrate, an extra day to spend however you please.

That's not the same as having your birthday on Superbowl Sunday. Unless you're having a Superbowl party nobody's interested in celebrating with you. You are doubly screwed if you aren't a football fan.

If you haven't already guessed, yesterday was my birthday. I did get to spend it doing something I love: playing poker. Two home game players as well as my friends Khan and Zerb - who drove great distances each - and I played in a tournament hosted by a tavern owner from a couple towns over. Not only did I provide most of the equipment [and the Maple Glazed donuts, my personal favorite], I was also the tournament director - a lot of work - as well as a participant. The tournament finished just as the game was starting. The players pretty much dashed for the bar leaving me and Khan to pack up the mess.

Khan faired better than I since she took second for a nice chunk o change that more than payed for her expenses. GG T!

I got home completely exhausted and more than a little brain fried only to find an email with the Pokerslut Leaderboard spreadsheet attached. After what felt like a couple hours updating and debugging [my own mistakes] I was able to sit down about 40 mins before the game was over and read the rest of my email and catch up with my google reader while pretending to care about the game.

  • windchill -23°
  • poker
  • Superbowl sunday
  • Maple Glazed donuts
Overall Score: 7.5

P.S. Spent some time on and off this am trying to find the commercials on YouTube. Huck sent me this one.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Mind of a Madwoman

Ever want to know what intrigues the average madwoman?

Well, check out the new blog feature over yonder on the right.

The other right, doh!


Those blogs, etc., that I read and find incredibly, amazingly, death defyingly [yawn] fascinating will be over there for your perusal.

This will provide a level of insight into the Zooks mindset that is, dare I say it, SHOCKING! SHOCKING! I say.

Embrace the hyperbole. Be one with it.

Warning: these sights may or may not be safe for work.

Ok, who am I kidding, they are most likely NSFW/K/SO, etc.


The management would like to express their gratitude to
for providing the necessary linkage to make this addition to my sleazy fine blog.

P.S. You won't see this feature if you are using bloglines or google reader without actually going to the page. So go there already! And you might need to refresh... might.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Computer Maintenance

I pity the naive fool that thinks that computers are just thankless workhorses that will daily do our bidding with nary a malfunction.

Pity, I say.

I consider myself reasonably computer savvy [STFU Zerb]. I know enough to check for spyware and viruses and to run my network behind a firewall. I purge my cache and temporary porn internet files.

I usually use the add/remove programs instead of just willy nilly deleting stuff I no longer want.

I consider myself a good steward of my computer.

Yet, still, shit goes wrong. Technically speaking, of course.

This all started because I would get this DWWIN.EXE error when shutting down my laptop. After some serious googling I was still no closer to a solution to my problem but the issue of registry maintenance did surface.

Well, I admit, I've never fiddled with my registry. I ran a diagnostic tool [he he, I said tool] that discovered roughly a Brazillian registry errors. Sigh. So like the good lemming I am, I ran the fix. And, lo and behold, a WHOLE NEW ERROR COMES UP.

Eff me. Eff me now. Eff me hard.

I did some research on the new error and determined it was one of two peices of software. I uninstalled the first. Nope. Not THAT one. I uninstalled the second. Bingo. So I had to reinstall the first since they both did pretty much the same thing and I needed ONE to work.

The one that works is Picasa. If you don't have any photo management software I would highly recommend Picasa. It's easy to use and web friendly. If you post a blog of send pictures to friends regularly this little bad boy is for you. Picasa will let you publish and entire gallery of photos to the web for friends and family to view. I don't know about you, but that there really floats my boat if you smell what I'm cooking. [inside joke, just move along]

So while I was perusing my photos and editing out worthless stuff I ran across this:

In the thumbnail view it just looked like a bad blurry picture. But when I opened it up, it kinda grew on me. Like a, "Wow, I might have bad dreams if I look at that too long" kinda way, which is really the whole point of Halloween isn't it?

P.S. Do I still get the DWWIN.EXE error you ask?
Well, hell yeah, doh!