California Work and Play
Lets blog, its been a while…Im sitting here in the airport bar having breakfast, almost 2 hours before departure, my mom would be proud, not racing for the gate or missing my flight.
I just spent the last two weeks in California. The first week Sarah and I came out for SteveG’s wedding, and vacationing. We stayed Huntington Beach, which is a prett great area. The wedding was a few miles down the coast In Laguna Beach. A nice place for a ceremony overlooking the ocean. The highlight for me of the ceremony was little Steve being pulled down the aisle in a decked out wagon, by another little tike prolly twice steve’s age (maybe 2 years old)!!! After the ceremony the celebrating (boozing) really began. After numerous shots chased with jack and cokes it was time to take the limo back to our hotel. Somehow (mr danials fault) Sarah and I forgot we were supposed to share the limo ride back to Huntington and left someone behind at the beach resort…whoops. Apologies were given and all was good the next day. Where we reminisced over some beer and wings at Hooters, while we watched the first 2/3 of the football slate. We then returned to Steves house for the final game, but two long days of partying was taking its tole on me and I was ready to call it a day.
The next couple of days Sarah and I explored the coast a little bit. We went south a little bit past where the wedding was and walked a really nice hidden beach in Laguna called Victoria beach that Sarah read about it the ‘hotel book.’
We then moved our home base from Huntington to Commerce, quite a downgrade, but Commerce is the part of California that I have been to most and that’s where they play pokah!!! Sarah was unimpressed with the industrial jog around the smog filled buildings after being spoiled with the boardwalk jog on the Huntington Beach pier. The next day we drove north, through Santa Monica all the way up to Malibu where we had some beers and lunch at a beach bar before heading home to Commerce. Both nights we made it to downtown LA. It’s a pretty eerie feeling compared to Boston. In Boston the financial buildings are surrounded by bars and restaurants so even at night there is a constant flow of traffic and people. In LA everything is more spread out so the roads were almost dead at night, with the occasional car and rare cab driving by.
-commerce players, maybe all live players, LOVE 3 betting the flop and checking behind on the turn after they get checkraised on the flop---this lasted about 2 days before everyone began getting 4 bet on the flop
-another tilting thing about live poker, when waiting for a game and paying close attention to the board and game your wating for, then seeing a seat open and someone not on the list getting the seat in front of you…man I guess it’s the way of live poker and floor people and tipping and what not, but for gods sake Im sitting right there and that’s my dam seat
-theres prolly about a hundered other poker tales I can share but sick of typing and have this turkey sandwich and bloody mary waiting for me