H-U poker semifinal
Nothing's so fetching as a bruised ego on a beautiful angel
-Grindhouse, Death Proof
You lost today, kid, but you don't have to like it.
-Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Omg, I don't think I've ever seen anything hotter than Shannon Elizabeth after she lost the NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship semifinal to Paul Wasicka. It was televised today so I got to see it while at work.
He basically made runner-runner straight with his TT after she flopped a Q with AQs. It devastated her mentally and she was never able to recover. Before that, she was totally outplaying him. I hope she sucks it up, like the rest of us do when we lose, and continues to work on her game. You could tell just by watching her actions she doesn't have the hundreds of thousands of hands down that Wasicka and the rest of us have.
At the end, when she had to stand there and watch Shana Hiatt interview Wasicka, she looked like pissed-off-hot-girl, looking down at the ground, looking back up at him.
I'm really glad to be alive to catch that moment. Last week K Rose was pissed off at me for two days, one of them she spent trying to ignore me but she was still sending me terse two word replys. I went into over-the-top optimist mode, mainly to make fun of her as I am want to do but also thinking I'm really screwed if she ever made professional issue over the hundreds of e-mails we fire off to each other weekly.
But the pissed off girl came around, things seem better than before and she sent me a picture, ostensibly to show off her new puppy but maybe subconsciously to say "This is how hot I am. You WILL obey."
And I do, I do. Anyway, long story short, I hope Shannon Elizabeth comes around. I wish she had used her smiling personality to dismantle Wasicka but it was an incredible range of powerful emotion when she was simmering and hurt. It touched a nerve, since that's how personal poker can be.