Saturday, November 26, 2005

Dr. Pauly Tournament Results

Not much makes me happier than receiving emails like this:

PokerStars Tournament #14328957, No Limit Hold'em
Buy-In: $10.00/$1.00
51 players
Total Prize Pool: $510.00
Tournament started - 2005/11/26 - 13:00:00 (ET)

Dear Joanne1111,

You finished the tournament in 1st place.
A $153.00 award has been credited to your Real Money account.

Congratulations!Thank you for participating.

Thanks again Pauly for hosting, that was a great series!
Congrats to the overall prize winners!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Happy Turkey Day

I hope everyone South of the border has a great Turkey Day tomorrow. I actually bought some deli turkey meat and am going to mix cranberry cocktails all night long. I'll be there with you in spirit, just without the tryptophan.

Ah hell, who wants to have to wait until tomorrow to celebrate? Party at my place tonight. With Vegas only two weeks away, I think a mid-week celebration is in order. A few drinks, maybe a group chat, maybe a game or two of poker. I am seriously getting into party mode now that the flight leaves in T-14 days. If you are in, ping me on IM. My first drink opens at 8pm EST. (Have to leave the house first, dammit.)

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Three Weeks Today!!!

Twenty-one days from today I will be heading to the airport to go to Vegas. I'm seriously so excited I can barely sit still. I haven't been there since my birthday in February, which is far too long of a stretch.

I'm leaving at noon and have a layover at LAX. This will be my first time to Los Angeles and I wish I had more time to check it out, however I am too thrilled to be going back to Vegas to really care at this point. I'll be arriving in Vegas at 6pm, and am staying for an entire week. Sounds like a long time I know, but it is nothing compared to last year when I was there for three full weeks. We actually have a hidden agenda this time though.

Originally Bill was going to be doing some job-hunting while we were down there, but he has since landed a contract with a company in the US so we are seriously looking to move there. So while in Nevada, we are going to be looking for places to possibly live. Nothing is ever 100% sure, especially in the industry he works in, but that is the plan as of right now.

So besides all that, I am looking so forward to finally meeting all of you. It is one thing building friendships online, but to actually meet and talk face-to-face will be amazing. I still regret not making the event in May/June more than I can say, (plus the Boathouse Bash, G-Vegas, et al), and even though I already know it is going to be too difficult to meet everyone that I want to, I will take what I can get.

I am also looking forward to doing/seeing some of my favorite things in Vegas. At the IP, I love going to the one restaurant which features a champagne brunch / champagne dinner buffet every day. Yes, I realize it is champagne on tap, but who am I to criticize? There is no better way to start the day than with some champagne and orange juice, IMHO. During my downtime or in between things at the IP, I can often be found in the lounge off the sports book or the lounges on the casino floor. We generally sit at the bar, throw $10 in the video poker machines, and drink for free for hours on end.

That all said, I don't know how much time we will actually spend at the Imperial Palace, since I do want to hit up the other casinos for some rounds of poker. I was looking at the list I made this past February of things I wanted to do while in Vegas, and most of it never happened. I'm really trying to not schedule much this time, but there are certain things that I absolutely have to accomplish. These include:

1.) Play a live game of poker with Pauly. I have definitely played more poker with him online than with anyone else in the past year, but never live.

2.) Be inducted into the ACHE, officially, and hear Al and Big Mike sing the song they made up for me, 'Joannada' live. (Yes, it is to the tune of 'Oh, Canada')

3.) Meet my Card Squad partners in crime for the first time

4.) Meet all the women bloggers including the April Twins, Eva, Heather, Gracie, Maudie, Jaxia, Felicia, Shelley, (and anyone I may have missed - sorry - working off the top of my head here), plus all the guys, but there are just too damn many of you to list individually.

5.) Have a real shot with everyone, rather than a dial-a-shot or an IM-a-shot or a I-am-stuck-in-Calgary-while-you-are-all-somewhere-else-together-shot.

6.) Play in my first live WPBT event

List to be continued over the next three weeks. Just. Cant. Wait.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Reminder - West Coast Warm Up Tonight

Don't forget, tonight Wil is hosting the West Coast Warm Up over at Stars. I have personally issued a last-longer challenge to Jason.

The event is $10+1 NLHE, and starts at 10:30 pm.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

My Bags Are Packed...

Ok, ok, my bags are not actually packed, but I am happy to say that...


It is official, I WILL be attending the WPBT Winter Classic in Vegas.

I am beyond thrilled.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Tournaments Today and Tomorrow

Hey, I am back, remember me? Sigh. I honestly do try to post more than once a week, really. However, I have been even more busy than before.

Most of you already know that I am writing at CardSquad, but I am also writing for Slashfood now. Poker and food - my two favorite things, life doesn't get much better than this. However, between the two sites I am going to be averaging 12 posts per day, so that doesn't leave a lot of time for this blog. I will try to keep up though, and will update a couple times a week until things settle down a bit.

If you get a second later in the day, hit up Slashfood for some drink recipies. Cocktail hour countdown is now on.

Now, on to more serious stuff. Why havent you registered for Pauly's tournament tomorrow, and Wil's tournament today? Get on it now!

What: WWdN: Donegal Invitational
Where: PokerStars.
When: Friday, November 4th. 7:00 PM EST
Password: monkeyT
ournament number: 14391236
Buy-in: $10+1
More information click here

What: Saturdays with Dr. Pauly
Where: Poker Stars
When: Saturday November 5th at 1pm EST
Tournament Info: #14338880 (check under Private Tournament Tab)
Password: hiltons
Eligibility: Anyone with a Poker Stars account
Attire: Pants optional
More information click here

I will be at both tournaments, and will offer a bounty of my own. If you knock me out of either one, I will send you a true Canuck gift in the mail, but you have to tell me that you read about it here or I am not going to offer it up.

Hope to see everyone there!