Thursday, August 30, 2007

Back to Bowling

The plan was to WATCH my team bowl this morning and give the ankle one more week to recuperate.

But, noo o oo o oo o.

Seems our regular bowler didn't show up because we had a sub scheduled.

Sigh, I even called him to make sure he'd be there.

Somebody's going to get Butch slapped.

184, 171..... 115.

Yeah, you read that right: 115. I had 6 open frames, 3 of which where splits. I could not pick up a 10 pin to save my life. At least I'll have some handicap next week.

Natalie bowled a 300 the first game. She's been on fire lately. NH, GG.

My ankle handled it remarkably well. I had to keep it on the table between frames but all in all not too bad. This looks like a fun league and we've got a great team. I really like bowling with Jimmy (650 series, tyvm) and Trey (OMG don't hurt me next time you see me, Zooks! I really had something important to do, no really!). We have a lot of fun bowling together. We also bowl together on Monday nights with Steve and Jon but that doesn't start until after Labor Day. My ankle should be much better by then.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

A Nothing Day

Finally, a day where I don't HAVE to do anything. Oh sure, I have stuff I COULD do. But, I WON'T. I'll save that for LATER.

After I watched Gene Simmon's Family Jewels and Entourage I settled in with Ye Olde Laptop for some quality "Do Nothing" time.

I ventured onto Full Tilt to see what was going on. Pretty much nothing but there was a $5 MTT starting up in 15 minutes. So I jumped on.

Let's just say I have no intentions of every doing that again.

Not only are the idiots, they are push monkey idiots. I was SHOCKED at how badly this played.

I pick up my first hand in 2+ rounds: TT in BB. One limper, a late position raise and I call, limper calls. Flop 5 3 2 rainbow.

I push and get called.

That last one on the river was just overkill IMHO. Srsly. IGHN.

I'm off to hit n run the local Culver's. Flavor of the day: Creamy Butterfinger.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Cards, Cards, Cards

I have sooooo many decks of cards.

No, really.

I'm not even including all the paper Bicycle, casino, souvenir, and pron decks that I have.

Those near and dear to me know of this "issue" and graciously choose to ignore me when I start talking about cards.

I, for one, LOVE the four color decks. I even snagged a Copag set of them:

I had already ordered a set of the "official" and "authentic" WSOP cards online from the Gamblers General Store before I even went to Vegaspalooza. Snuffy told me he was headed to the B&M store and I tagged along. Talk about card lover's paradise! I snagged me a deck of KEMs, woooot! and a couple sets of Star Wars cards for the kids.

I also asked them about the cards that were rejected after the first day of use. Now THOSE I'd really like to get my hands on. Not sure where that stands; I'll probably have to give them a call here pretty soon.

The other half tossed me a package after his trip the the mail box. This is what was in it!

Yes, I am a shameless consumer.

I'm sure I'll pop the plastic on these bad boys eventually but it'll have to be a pretty special occasion.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


The Apocalypse is upon us!

I FINALLY managed to turn one of my numerous tokens into some real $!!! I'm sure I'm still haven't broken even though...

Full Tilt Poker Tournament #24874440 $25,000 Guarantee NL Hold'em
Buy-In: $69.00 + $6.00
563 players
Total Prize Pool: $38847.00
Start Date: August 21 7:00 PM ET

Dear gadzooks64,

You finished the tournament in 32nd place.
There has been $145.68 added to your account.

You have earned leaderboard points for this tournament.
To view your current leaderboard points use the link in the Cashier window.

Thank you for participating.

I think I'm going to have a drink now!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Fugly Turn, Narsty River

Full Tilt Poker Game #3291458490: $14 500 Guarantee (24634699) Table 27 - 15/30 - No Limit Hold'em - 16:19:04 ET - 2007/08/18
Seat 1: Arthos1 (1 785)
Seat 2: gadzooks64 (1 380)
Seat 3: EGGSRIVERPAIN (2 575)
Seat 4: FranklyZappa (2 880)
Seat 5: HR Dub (1 715)
Seat 6: hollisterpmp (1 345)
Seat 7: shadowstalkers1 (2 050)
Seat 8: sayed1980 (2 300)
Seat 9: tiger76 (760)
gadzooks64 posts the small blind of 15
EGGSRIVERPAIN posts the big blind of 30
The button is in seat #1

Dealt to gadzooks64 [ ]
FranklyZappa folds
HR Dub folds
hollisterpmp folds
shadowstalkers1 calls 30
sayed1980 calls 30
sayed1980 is feeling happy
tiger76 folds
Arthos1 folds
gadzooks64 calls 15

[ ]
gadzooks64 bets 80
shadowstalkers1 calls 80
sayed1980 folds

[ ] [ ]
gadzooks64 checks
shadowstalkers1 calls 120
gadzooks64 folds

[ ] [ ]
shadowstalkers1 checks

EGGSRIVERPAIN shows [ ] a straight, Ace high
shadowstalkers1 shows [ ] a straight, Ace high
EGGSRIVERPAIN ties for the pot (300) with a straight, Ace high
shadowstalkers1 ties for the pot (300) with a straight, Ace high

Total pot 600 | Rake 0
[ ]
Seat 1: Arthos1 (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 2: gadzooks64 (small blind) folded on the Turn
Seat 3: EGGSRIVERPAIN (big blind) showed [ ] and won (300) with a straight Ace high
Seat 4: FranklyZappa didn't bet (folded)
Seat 5: HR Dub didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: hollisterpmp didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: shadowstalkers1 showed [ ] and won (300) with a straight Ace high
Seat 8: sayed1980 folded on the Flop
Seat 9: tiger76 didn't bet (folded)

At least I knew enough to fold when I was beat.

Thursday, August 16, 2007



The Zooks boys headed off to their first day of school for this year!

What does Momma Zooks do? Why type her little fingers raw updating the Home Owners Association Email List and Directory Spreadsheet. Oh, joy.

The good news is that it keeps me off my sprained ankle. On Sunday I was preparing for a lively poker session on Ye Olde Laptop. I was dragging said laptop down the stairs to the basement when I somehow missed that last step.

Mommy Zooks said many bad words... out loud. Very loud.

I've been through this enough to know that the first hours are critical. I stayed off of it, did my best gymnastic maneuvers to keep it elevated and iced the heck out of it. After one horrible night's sleep it was somewhat swollen and bruised but it would hold a little weight.

Days 1-4

Bad news: no bowling for a while. The new season starts up later this month. I hope to recover enough by then to play.

But, I digress!

Schooooooooooooooooooooool is in session!

The little darlings will be home soon. Sigh. I dunno who's idea it was to have two half days of school before the first week of full days BUT IT IS A SUCKY IDEA. We didn't have that when I was a kid in the dark ages before Cable Television, Cordless Phones and Desktop Computers. Look at us now: strong and hairy like real women should be!

Kids these days are soft. Soft I tell you.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

75$ Token

What do I have to do to convert one of these?

Someone please tell me.

Obviously not this:

Full Tilt Poker Game #3262135881: Tier Three $69+$6 Sit & Go (24939080) Table 1 - 50/100 - No Limit Hold'em - 17:17:59 ET - 2007/08/15
Seat 1: GtoTheTen (1 970)
Seat 2: howdathappen (460)
Seat 3: gadzooks64 (1 755)
Seat 6: MDYNEX (2 605)
Seat 7: gmkkman (2 110)
Seat 8: MR KINGPIN (1 320)
Seat 9: OJKanobe (3 280)
MDYNEX posts the small blind of 50
gmkkman posts the big blind of 100
The button is in seat #3

Dealt to gadzooks64 [ ]
OJKanobe folds
GtoTheTen raises to 300
howdathappen folds
gadzooks64 has 15 seconds left to act
gadzooks64 raises to 1 755 and is all in
MDYNEX folds
gmkkman raises to 2 110 and is all in
GtoTheTen : TT here
GtoTheTen has 15 seconds left to act
GtoTheTen : gotta fold really
GtoTheTen folds
gmkkman shows [ ]
gadzooks64 shows [ ]
Uncalled bet of 355 returned to gmkkman

[ ]

[ ] [ ]

[ ] [ ]
gmkkman shows two pair Aces and Sixes
gadzooks64 shows two pair Kings and Sixes
gmkkman wins the pot (3 860) with two pair Aces and Sixes
gadzooks64 stands up

Total pot 3 860 | Rake 0
[ ]
Seat 1: GtoTheTen folded before the Flop
Seat 2: howdathappen didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: gadzooks64 (button) showed [ ] and lost with two pair Kings and Sixes
Seat 6: MDYNEX (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 7: gmkkman (big blind) showed [ ] and won (3 860) with two pair Aces and Sixes
Seat 8: MR KINGPIN didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: OJKanobe didn't bet (folded)

Or this:

Full Tilt Poker Game #3190685813: $9 000 Guarantee (23854879) Table 46 - 60/120 - No Limit Hold'em - 13:22:09 ET - 2007/08/08
Seat 1: MIAmi_JoEL (5 545)
Seat 2: gadzooks64 (2 305)
Seat 3: bigstack1980 (6 775)
Seat 4: oldgatorman (5 665)
Seat 5: dmony (5 630)
Seat 6: ward6889 (3 135)
Seat 7: makbelieve (3 925)
Seat 8: futbolking29 (1 973)
Seat 9: Killpot13 (5 000)
MIAmi_JoEL posts the small blind of 60
gadzooks64 posts the big blind of 120
The button is in seat #9

Dealt to gadzooks64 [ ]
bigstack1980 folds
oldgatorman calls 120
dmony folds
ward6889 folds
makbelieve calls 120
futbolking29 folds
Killpot13 folds
MIAmi_JoEL raises to 540
gadzooks64 raises to 2,305, and is all in
oldgatorman folds
makbelieve folds
MIAmi_JoEL calls 1,765
gadzooks64 shows [ ]
MIAmi_JoEL shows [ ]

[ ]

[ ] [ ]

[ ] [ ]
gadzooks64 shows a pair of Kings
MIAmi_JoEL shows three of a kind Jacks
MIAmi_JoEL wins the pot (4 850) with three of a kind Jacks
gadzooks64 stands up

Total pot 4 850 | Rake 0
[ ]
Seat 1: MIAmi_JoEL (small blind) showed [ ] and won (4 850) with three of a kind Jacks
Seat 2: gadzooks64 (big blind) showed [ ] and lost with a pair of Kings
Seat 3: bigstack1980 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: oldgatorman folded before the Flop
Seat 5: dmony didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: ward6889 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: makbelieve folded before the Flop
Seat 8: futbolking29 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: Killpot13 (button) didn't bet (folded)

or this:

Full Tilt Poker Game #3094185770: Tier Three $69+$6 Sit & Go (23634317) Table 1 - 30/60 - No Limit Hold'em - 16:52:31 ET - 2007/07/29
Seat 1: NaaPeru (4 916)
Seat 2: steindog (3 509)
Seat 5: gadzooks64 (2 935)
Seat 7: MCastro3 (2 140)
gadzooks64 posts the small blind of 30
MCastro3 posts the big blind of 60
The button is in seat #4

Dealt to gadzooks64 [ ]
NaaPeru raises to 210
steindog folds
gadzooks64 calls 180
MCastro3 folds

[ ]
gadzooks64 checks
NaaPeru bets 460
gadzooks64 raises to 920
NaaPeru raises to 1,780
gadzooks64 raises to 2,640
NaaPeru raises to 4,706, and is all in
gadzooks64 calls 85, and is all in
NaaPeru shows [ ]
gadzooks64 shows [ ]
Uncalled bet of 1,981 returned to NaaPeru

[ ] [ ]

[ ] [ ]
NaaPeru shows a full house Aces full of Eights
gadzooks64 shows a full house Sevens full of Eights
NaaPeru wins the pot (5 930) with a full house Aces full of Eights
gadzooks64 stands up
The blinds are now 40/80

It's one thing to be winning these tokens right and left, but it's another entirely to able to actually turn one into cold hard bankroll building cash.

It must be a sign of the apocalypse or something. If the world comes to a bloody end soon you'll know what happened.