Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Good Night

Funny how almost always a good night will follow up bad night isn't it?
It wasn't a good poker night because I didn't play any but everything else fell right into place.

I got to the bar, and got a great surprise. Pete was out with the boys. Now if you don't know already ever since Pete got together with Jess he hasn't done much. He hosts poker games alright, but let's just say he doesn't get out much anymore. Well, according to Pete him and Jess are officially over. He threw her stuff out in the yard while she was at work and the best part was that it rained all day. So, get this, all of her clothes are soaked, and just covered in mud. He said he was after the bar going home and going to piss all over them too, but I don't know if he did (Pete answer your phone LOL!!!!)

Anyway, so Pete says it's an occasion and we order some Jim Beam to go with the Buds. A match made in heaven if you ask me. Of course some hot wings and some burgers would be nice too, but hey we aren't greedy LOL!

Tommy had his cell phone out all night calling the girls from Kid Rock, and it looks like we're meeting them both out Friday night. The one that I'm supposed to get is only 23!!! So, yeah, I'm pretty excited about that. I told Tommy we should try to teach them poker so that we could show off a little, and maybe play some cricket. Yup, that's right. I got the board yesterday. I'm putting it up tonight, and having the guys over for the first ever NeverBluff Cricket Open tomorrow night. I'm the favorite to win it, and I don't plan to take it easy. Nobody likes losing on there own turf. We talked about women most of the night. Pete seemed to really be living it up, but the rest of us have seen him like this before. They break up about once a month and it's always for good they say. I do know that everytime they break up Pete gets good and drunk. He tries to hit on everyone too. The waitress that Tommy got pissed at us was working last night. She's not mad at us anymore, mostly because of Tommy's charm. You just can't stay mad at that guy. He's been like this since I moved here.

I won all three tourneys. The last one Tommy was only out of me by 50 points, and he had the 16s tapped before I did. He just kept hitting them. Of course anytime he got close I'd just hit a couple bulls. I can hit them on command pretty much, and that's my main strategy. Darts are a lot like poker too. Once you know your oppenent, and you know how he plays you can use that to your advantage. It's not one big session with darts though. It's a bunch of small sessions and each game is its own small session. There's a lot less luck in darts too, so if you've got the goods you can pretty much take are of business. That's why I'm so tough to beat at cricket. Keith said I should start a journal called Cricket Champ, and everyone laughed. I know they were just kidding but I could. There's less strategy to cricket, but once you know the game and your opponents you can really do some damage.

We kept making poker jokes all night last night about Pete. Telling him he should bluff or call or raise with Jess. The best part of the night was when he said that he put her all in and he put her clothes all OUT !!! LOLOLOL!! I tell you what I damn near pissed myself on that one. That's the thing about relationships that's just like poker. If you know the other person's game you can play to it. Relationships can be one big session too, and you have to keep telling yourself that. Sometimes there are bad beats too, but if you can find the light at the end of the tunnel, and you have the stomach to deal with the good and the bad, then your ship will come in. I know because I've been there. If you let your guard down then they will find out your weaknesses and take advantage of them. This is the time when dedication and hard work will prove whether or not you are a champion. The true champions will move on to fight another day, and the ones who aren't cut out to play, well they get to go home. It's a tough game, and as long as you know it's one session and that you can't get too high or too low, I think your ship will come in, and you can take that final step to becoming a true champion. It's a long journey, and you have to be willing to work long hours at it, but it's worth it. Believe me.

Okay, so that's how poker and relationships can be seen the same. I've lost some hands in the past, but I still have chips.

I have a world championship trophy too, and that's my boy. Cody is the world to me, and he always will be. The Lord blessed me with the best kid any father could ever ask for and I've promised Him I will raise my boy to the best of my abilities.

This also takes hard work, but it's a journey and my ship will sail.

The best part is that all of it will be paid for with poker. That's the beauty of this wonderful game, and I can't get over it. I smile everytime I think about becoming a World Champion, and I've already got a spot on my left wrist reserved for that bracelet LOL!!

Play Like a Champion Today. (Whether it's darts, relationships, or poker)


Blogger Bloody P said...


I was actually taken aback at the thoughtfulness of the 'poker and relationships' section of this post. Pretty eloquent, me boy.


10:26 AM  
Blogger NeverBluff said...

Thank you, bloody p.
I have always been a pretty good writer even though I'm not a professional writer. I did community college for two years for business and marketing and had only one writing class. I got an A in it and I really liked it. I thought about trying to write pro but I've always heard that there's no money in it. I've got a good job now, and one day I'll be playing poker professionally. I have been reading blogs for awhile and I thought it would be a good idea to document my journey to pro, but I can already see it has been helping my writing too. I'm glad you enjoyed my post about poker and relationships. I think they can be very similar, especially when someone puts you all in! LOL!!

2:16 PM  
Blogger Lifesagrind said...

In a previous post you said this, "If Crystal ever marries that guy who she's got shacking up there, and he ends up adopting Cody then I won't have to pay anymore which would be nice."

That means giving up any and all parental rights. You will NOT have the rights to even see your son again. As a stepfather who has adopted his stepchild, I know that this is legally the case.

Now you say this, "Cody is the world to me, and he always will be. The Lord blessed me with the best kid any father could ever ask for and I've promised Him I will raise my boy to the best of my abilities."

I hope you are sincere in that statement but you can't have it both ways. You need to really decide what's important to you.

6:40 AM  

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