Saturday, April 14, 2007

Poker Conversation

Let me start by saying that I am not a "Poker Blogger." I don't write about poker often enough or as a high enough percentage to qualify. Dr. Pauly, Iggy, Badblood, TripJax and Falstaff do a much better job of explaining the settings, situations, and breaks of the great game than I ever could. Me, I'm a part-time blogger who likes to play small stakes poker with friends. I did so last night.

The turnout sucked. We had hoped to have a tournament of 8 to 10 players, but various problems kept that from happening. Two confirmed players never arrived and never called. I'm sorry, but that is beyond rude. (I lied, I'm not sorry) One who had confirmed realized on Thursday and he would be driving home from the beach on Friday when the game was starting. He called after his wife (who BTW, is a great lady) reminded him of the conflict. But he did call, which is all we could ask. The remainder of the invitees were kind enough to say that they couldn't make it. We ended up with 5 players and a cash game.

Since I'm not a poker blogger, I won't go into the in's and out's of the cards. What struck me as an almost-never-blogged-about topic and huge part of the event is the table conversation. That is really what makes the game worth attending.

Last night’s topics:
Nappy-headed hos
What was the name of the villain’s assistant with the killer hat in Goldfinger? (Odd Job I found out later)
Snorting Wasabi
The spaceship scene in Monty Python's Life of Brian
The name of the Monty Python movie that includes the song "Every Sperm is Sacred?" (The Meaning of Life)
Gears of War
Pop-top liquor
Special K is one lucky bastard in marriage
Daytona wings at Hooters
Growing weed and the plumber
The outrageous price of shows in Vegas
Going to Vegas in First Class or not going at all

That is what I remember, at least, of what I want to tell. I'm sure there was much more. Next time I'll take notes like a real poker blogger.


tcsparky said...

I, too, am amazed at the wide range of topics we discussed that night. Who would have figured us for such an interesting group??? I don't know about everyone else, but I had a great time!

Special K said...

I can't wait to see what the next conversation list looks like.