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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

A Star is Born (???)

Cherissa just found out today that she got the leading female role in her schools play. This is actually quite amazing because she's only a Freshman and this play is being performed by Drama II, when she never took Drama I. My girl got mad skillz!! Play: Hooray for Hollywood! (not the musical). I am SO proud!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Don't Ask Part II

Don't Ask....

Why I'm posting these, but it has to do with not knowing how to use photo buckets on the internet and me wanting to post these on a forum. : )

Don't Ask....

Go Devils!!

The people that are close to me know how much I love my Arizona State Sun Devils. Although my mom is more of a freak, and I do mean that literally....she has a seperate room devoted to her Sun Devil Memoribilia (sp?)...crazy, I used to be a season ticket holder along with my sister PJ, Mom & Dad but had to give them up when I moved to Kingman.

WHOOOO HOOO...8-0 Baby! Although we have a bye this weekend and the next 4 games are going to be HARD as hell (UCLA, USC, CAL....etc)I'm feeling pretty good. We went from not being ranked, to 3 weeks later being #25, to being #18 the next week, to being #14 the next week, to being #8 this week. We're doing pretty damn good. Could it be because we have a new coach this year?? Hmmmm.


I've been posting a lot lately on 2 + 2, I know a lot of people that know me from RGP know that I used to always talk bad about that forum, but I figured since I'm used to posting on moderated forums other than RGP, why not?? Turns out there's a LOT more people on that forum then RGP. They have definatly surpassed RGP in people, material, wisdom, etc etc. Doesn't mean I'll ever agree with the owners viewpoints or business practices, but it's a good place to meet new people and even talk with people that I already know from other forums.

I think being new hasn't been as hard on me as it is for others as a lot of people already know me and have vouched for me, so I'm not being harrassed or slammed like most new people are...that's pretty cool!


Still not playing poker or gambling, haven't even had the desire to do so. I've been reading a lot and since I'm all out of books, I'm finally going to go to the public library tomorrow in order to get some more reading material! The only problem is that I'm running out of authors. : ( I read too fast and reading 1-2 books a day, I'm running out of material here!!! Sigh.


Nothing much more going on, I'm trying to write every couple of days just to update, will (of course!) write as soon as anything interesting happens, if it does, but because I'm taming myself right now, I can't see anyone else living vicariously through me right now, LOL.

Peace out!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Where to Begin.......

Well, as you all know it's been an awful LONG time since I've last posted. I think I just lost interest in a lot of things, poker being one and blogging being another. I think I'll just throw out some random paragraphs to get me back into the swing of my blog.

Cherissa's Quinceanera was this past weekend. It was totally awesome! Photos can be seen at http://pecksweb.com/photos/cherissa/03/ Once I convert the video tape, I'll be posting some key moments on YouTube.com. These parties are very traditional and we had an opening waltz, the presentation of the shoes, giving and receiving of the traditional gifts and she sang a solo song as well. I am so proud of her and how she's turned out, I was crying several times during the party, I'm such a softie, LOL.

I went to Atlantic City for the Annual ITH Convention last month and didn't even do a trip report on it, but I had an absolute blast! The weird part, at least for me, was that I didn't even do any gambling (Well, about $40 on nickel slots and $200 on table games, but that was it and for me, that's NOTHING!!) I just hung out at this one bar every day, almost all day long and met people every day, all day long. This was when I wasn't playing in the ITH tournaments, of course. Good times.

I'm back to being single. Jordan moved back to Canada. We felt it would be for the best as we couldn't get him a green card or visa to work in the states, so he went back in order to get a job and start saving up his bankroll again and then make his attempt at playing poker for a living. Still very good friends of course, and we'll still date when we see each other but we also know that by us being so far away from each other, we'll be free to still meet and date other people as well. This also allows us our own space and individuality which is what I crave and love at this time.

My mom got married a few weekends ago. I went down to Prescott for the wedding, it was very simple but elegant and nice and I wish nothing but the best for her and Dane. Congrats guys!

My sister Lorrie had the lap band procedure a few months back, not sure on exact date but here's her blog: http://www.dramamamainqc.blogspot.com/ I saw her this weekend and DAMN she's looking good!!! I'm very proud of her and her husband was quoted as saying that he feels like he's cheating on her with her. LOL.

My other sister Patti (PJ to us!!) also had the lap band, but only a few weeks ago. She's doing great with no complications like Lorrie had, so I wish her well and can't wait to see the pounds melt off of her as it will with these procedures.

I've gained so much weight back since my gastric bypass, I feel horrible!! My self esteem is still AOK, that's not a problem and I still get the guys, but I hate the fact that I out ate my surgery and will be doing either a revision or moving to a different procedure such as the lap band. I figure I'll be able to get it done by Feb or March, just have to save up the money for it since I have no health insurance. Should cost about 10-12K depending on what I do, but I AM doing it. This way I'll be looking HOT again for the WSOP!!

Like I said above, I've lost interest in poker but mostly online poker. I hardly play at all and haven't made a deposit in many months. I've been playing $1 SNG's only when I'm bored and haven't even been too interested (for the most part) in playing the big tourneys. I still love playing live though, but I try not to travel too much anymore since I have a teenage daughter that is getting prettier and prettier which means I'm getting more and more scared. LOL

I've been reading TONS though. I love nothing more then to do my work during the day, have dinner with Cherissa, then while she's doing homework or talking with her friends I chill in my bed reading a book, it's absolutely fantastic. I'm in a really, really big reading kick right now. The only problem is that I've read so many books (sometimes 2 a day, I'm a speed reader) that I'm running out of books! I've read all of my favorite authors books and have been trying to find new authors but that can be difficult sometimes. I started reading V.C. Andrews and so I went to the used book store, bought out every single one of hers, she has a LOT, but by the 7th book of hers I realized they were all the same story line. (Kind of like Danielle Steele, can't stand her, LOL) VC writes about incest and rich family/poor family in every book and it just gets old. She must have one sick mind or have been through it herself to write about it so much. Yuck. Turned me off and so now I have no more books. I have to get to the library one day this week.

The business is going good, nothing new or different there, just the same old same old every day. One of my employees is about to have a baby though, so that will be great to be around one without having to have one to get the baby urges out of the system, LOL.

I started playing the local bar free poker tournament league and it's good for nothing but being able to get out of the house and have a few drinks. They all suck and a lot of them hate me because they know that I play (for real, real) and I think I set them off a few times when I try to play by the rules. I know now that I just have to go with the flow and I don't even bother arguing or calling the floor because it's pointless, noone there (even the floor) knows the proper rules. So I just go to drink and play drunken poker.

Well, I think that's it for now. I'm going to go make dinner now and now that I've gotten this blog off, I'll feel better about posting more now. I'll try to do a little something every day or every other day, so that at least the blog is back to being more consistant.

Peace Out!!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Happy, Happy Birthday, Baby

Yes, my baby, my girl, is 15 today. FIFTEEN!! Wow, it's so hard to realize how quickly time goes by.

Happy Birthday Cherissa!!! I love you!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Texas Holdem Poker

I have registered to play in the PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker!

This Online Poker Tournament is a No Limit Texas Holdem event exclusive to Bloggers.

Registration code: 2062786