Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Poker Time

I have returned from another trip to the midwest. It will be my last for quite some time. However, it was filled with lots of fun events so that it will get me through until April. Visiting Minneapolis is one of my favorite things to do. For the last five years, whenever I go to Minneapolis, I see the same people and so some of the same things. On this trip, it was a mix of the new and the old.

I hung out with the same people, yet we tried some new things. First, from this point on, I'd like to be called "CHIPS McGOO" because I was christianed with my new poker name. I played Texas Hold'Em and I was very bad at it. I was the first one out during the first game. This probably worked out for me since I really needed to do some observing. During the second game, I finished third. Not bad for a beginners comeback and that was out of six people. Even before we started, I warned the group that my friend Sara is very competitive when playing games and she should not be underestimated. Friday night was no exception. She cleaned house. She won both games and took home a little coin in the process. She can forever be called "SWEET CHIPS".

I have to say though...I feel a little addicted. I really like this game and want to play more of it. But I think what I really enjoyed about this game was playing with my friend who I could cuss out if I lost with a pair of aces or cheer for when they went all in. I am hoping that poker becomes our new Minneapolis tradition and next time, I am taking all of the chips.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think you mean "christened"

Sara said...

Wow. That is awesome.

Reddog said...

It's going to take a lot more practicing before you will be taking MY chips away. You might need to work on your poker face. But, I did have a great time with you this weekend.
Sweet Chips

Ryan (aka Leahy's Lad) said...

I'm always disappointed to hear about a poker game within 100 miles of my house to which I wasn't invited. You should be disappointed, as well, given my propensity for losing (ask Janelle, she'll tell you ad nauseum how much I suck at all forms of gambling). Hold'Em is a great game and a great time amongst friends: my table is always open for business....
It was great to see you this weekend, despite the brevity. Hope all is well in Philly, and I look forward to seeing you again real soon.

Courtney said...

Lovin Reddog's puffy...