I am SOOOO sorry I haven't posted since my last post, I seem to have a little problem with Google, we're not getting along too well and I just didn't persue it as further as I should have.
I've been a little depressed/bummed out lately and just didn't care is another reason. : )
Soooo, where did I leave off. Oh yeah, The ATLARGE trip report.
OK, let's start from there.
(ATLARGE was the first part of March and man, that was a long time ago. I'm pretty sure that was my last trip for the book, to do my research, but I've also gone on another cruise since then...but not for vacation, for work.)
WPS, which I've spoken about before, offered me a position as tournament registration and cashier. I took the job not knowing what I was getting into and 7 days after leaving harbor, got back home miserable and not really caring to go into details at this time. I'm sad to say that I no longer feel as if I can endorse WPS and as many friends as I have made with WPS, unless they come to other poker events, I probably won't see them ever again and that makes me sad. That was one thing that I loved about WPS...the people. They always accepted me for who I was, no questions asked. Sigh.
Another sigh is that we had to close the store. I think the biggest mistake we made was "location, location, location". We had NO cross traffic so the only traffic we got were people coming specifically to our store. Retail works better when it's not that way and people buy impulsively. I got tired of putting my other business' money into the store, and made the decision to close it at 6 months vs. continuing on and possibly hurting myself more financially then I already had. I'm happy with the decision now, sorry that it failed, but not sorry for trying. Maybe another day, another location.
As many know, I had started dating Fellknight (RGP) and he had moved down to Kingman to open the business with me, upon the closing of the business we decided that it would be best if he moved back to Canada so that he could get a job, as he has no working visa in the US and it's damn near impossible to get one. Before going back however, he is attending a dealer school in Vegas, learning poker dealing, blackjack, and craps. He worked the WPS and did a fine job dealing, so now when he goes back to Canada, he'll try for a job in a casino until he can get a US working visa. UNLESS, of course, he does well at the WSOP and wins lots of money, then he'll move to Vegas and become a professional poker player like he's wanted to do for a couple of years now.
Speaking of the WSOP, I will be in Vegas for most of June and the first part of July, but due to increasing financial difficulties won't be playing at the actual WSOP, but rather at Binions Poker Classic. They run the exact same events as the WSOP, but at 1/10 of the cost and so I can go and play...since I already booked 24 nights at the RIO for FREE during June. (I'm a Harrah's girl, am I not??) I've had offers to be backed and have accepted and thus will be able to play a LOT more events at Binions then I could have if not backed. I sent an email out to certain friends with my offer, but don't feel comfortable posting it on RGP or here on my blog. A lot of people always construe it as asking/begging for money and I don't like that connotation, and so only felt comfortable sending it to people that I felt wouldn't feel that way about me or my email.
Cherissa is thriving! Getting into typical teenager trouble and I'm getting more and more worried as each month goes by because she is one gorgeous girl and the boys have noticed. She graduates from 8th grade tomorrow night and I'm sure I'll shed a few tears....OMG, my baby is entering high school in 2 months!! YIKES!!
Went into Laughlin the other day for the first time in a LONG time and actually chopped the Riverside tourney with 2 others and I was the short stack! Even chop, so I said, um OK. LOL
Billing service is going good, got another client back in April, hired another girl last week, it's starting to pick up and due to this and the fact that work is coming in for Bill again, I'll be OK financially again in another month or so, but boy has it been a rough past 6 months. I really need to learn money management, I think I got so de-sensitized about money with poker/gambling and the fact that I was making way more money than I ever had, that I forgot about the bad months. However, things are going well and I'll be back on my feet soon. I'm a survivor, that's for sure and I've always prepared myself for the worse.
That's about it for now, again, I apologize for not posting more reguarly. I do have a laptop that I know how to use now (lol) and will take with me to Vegas to post my WSOP/BPC trip reports so keep watching!! BTW, I hope I didn't lose to many readers, but I'll spread the word around again that the blog is back up and maybe win a few readers back.
For now, take care of each other and yourself. - Jerry Springer : )