Downtime/a new car
I didn't play any poker because I was too tired to do so. Instead I did a lot of ironing. Another use of a portable DVD player: I set that thing up right on the ironing board and watched another couple episodes of Ultimate Poker Challenge (2004).
Robert Williamson III (2002 WSOP Pot-limit Omaha champion) was the guest commentator and one of the best pro commentators I've seen after Howard Lederer. Brandi Williams easily could have been a good heir to the color commentator slot previously filled by the WPT's Shana Hiatt and Courtney Friel -- she has much of Hiatt's charm and eye-candy appeal.
Tonight will be the debut of the 4-color Copag deck in the home game, which I might end up being a little late to -- because I'm getting a new car!
I crunched the numbers and found I didn't necessarily need to sacrifice my bankroll. I got a good deal, thanks to a nice ad from a competitor (lower price) today, which the car dealership I'm working with immediately matched. Even so, I know I'm the toaster in the deal.
That's ok, though because I've freerolled a car for eight years. In Chicago my parents offered me their 1996 Dodge Intrepid, a sleek shark of a car that I drove through Caesars Indiana and Casino Aztar in Indiana before I returned it to them after they returned from three years in Thailand.
I'm just ready for a new car. I'm ready for it to be black, the color of my poker cats, even though silver is the safest color out there, according to safety studies.
I can't wait. I think it's a little anti-climactic because today I didn't expect to buy a new car but prepared for it just in case.
And now we're going to see the last card.