Monday, August 06, 2012
I just spent 4+ days with a great group of friends.
Typically (at least a few years ago typically) I would write up a long, boring post with links to everybody and tell you what a great time we had.
Suffice it to say, that's not me any more. It was a great time spent with great friends.
Thanks to Tragedy (and Jo) and Oossuuu754 for all the help and the nudge. You all know what I mean.
Thanks to my Canuckastani brethren, Kat, Bam Bam and Pebbles, the 3 of you could move to Oklahoma and fit right in with me and my friends.
Thanks to EasyCure, the birthday boy, for driving up from Dallas. Been trying to get him here for a long time, I do think he'll be back now. (He did win the tournament)
Thanks to Greg, Ronny and Lisa for coming down, slinging chips and hanging out even though it was 110 degrees outside.
Thanks to TurdChaser and Diane (and the boys) for hanging out with us and letting folks stay at your trailer. (and the Guacamole!)
And, last but not least, to the Hostess with the Mostest, MrsGCox25, you're the best baby, I love you and thank you for all you did and continue to do for me.
If you couldn't make it, you missed out, simple as that. Maybe next year.
posted by GaryC @ 12:40 PM, ,
An Open Letter....
Friday, May 11, 2012
You don't know me from Adam and, since I'm not linking to your blog, you might not ever see this, but I felt compelled to write you this letter in an open forum, for all to see.
Like I said, you don't know me, I'm just an old poker blogger who happened upon your blog one day not very long ago and now, I cannot stop reading it, because, it's a freaking train wreck, waiting to happen. Do you have any idea why you have as many followers as you do Tony? It's because every single one of them knows that the train is coming down the track the wrong way and there's gonna be wreck pretty soon. They want to see it. As much as it disgusts them (and me) they cannot turn their head away because we all know that the wreck is coming.
Do you understand why the folks in Vegas are willing to comp you rooms Tony? It's not because you're a great guy or because of your winning personality. It's not because they feel sorry for you or because they think you need a break. It's because, sooner or later, you're going to implode and lose your entire stake and they want it to be at their casino. If you do not understand this, somebody needs to help you open your eyes.
What you should do, immediately, is find a place to live with the money that you have left. Once you've determined where that will be, get off your ass and go find a job.
I know, this sounds harsh to a free spirit, a gambler, if you will, but Tony, it's high time you faced facts, you're a shitty gambler. You're old enough now that you should be well-established at a job and making decisions regarding your future, not deciding on the baked potato and bitching that they don't have mashed potatoes at the hand out line.
You can find a decent apartment in a lot of places for $400 a month. Yes, they want a deposit, usually first and last month's rent, but you know what, that's about $1200, leaving you with plenty to survive for a while.
The next part won't be easy. You have to get your ass out of bed on a daily basis and look for a job. There are jobs out there, even for unemployable folks like you. Now, you probably won't like the jobs that are available to you, but you know what, I've worked at the same place for 15 years and I really don't like it all that well. I'd rather be floating around the States, playing poker and gambling, like you, however, I like to eat on a regular basis. I also like sleeping in my bed, by my wife, with my kids just down the hall.
It's time to grow up and be a man and stop with the childish games. I've read that you are autistic and I feel for you, I really do, but it's time to be a man Tony. Of course, I'll keep reading of your travels, successes and failures, just like all your other followers, because we all know how it's going to turn out. I only hope that you can get off the track when you see the light at the other end of the tunnel headed your way.
Good luck to you.
posted by GaryC @ 7:59 AM, ,
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Well, it's high time that I dusted the cobwebs off of this little corner of the web, so here goes.
I'm sure most of you have seen on Facebook that we are attempting to throw together another shenanigan-filled 3-day weekend known as Okie-Vegas. If not, go to the Okie-Vegas Facebook page to vote on the dates, if you're so inclined.
The lake is down a little bit this year, so jet ski's might not happen, but we can always play poker. I haven't played poker of any kind for probably 2 years, so you might not have a read on me any more. Wouldn't that be scary? Loose-aggresive GCox25 power bluffing his way through the field? Okay, not very likely to happen, but a guy can dream, right?
Anyway, if you're interested, leave me a comment here or go vote and leave a comment on the Facebook page.
We'd be glad to have you.
posted by GaryC @ 12:44 PM, ,
Monday, April 18, 2011
Black Friday, huh? I was out of town and didn't pay much attention until I got to work today and caught up with Google Reader. I can't say that I'm all that surprised or all that disappointed about the proceedings. I don't play that much any more and it really won't change my life that much. I feel bad for my friends that were working in the industry, but I'm sure that they will bounce back, they are way too talented and are entirely too smart to let this be a major setback. Good luck to them. So, just one short political comment about this whole deal. Don't you think that maybe the deficit or perhaps unemployment might be something that these folks need to concentrate on, rather than keeping me from jamming my entire $12.59 bankroll into the middle after the flop with just the nut flush draw? It's amazing to me, it really is, but you know, I feel a little more every day like a dinosaur. Sing it Hank. It's surely time that this place went dark anyway. Please turn out the lights if you're the last one out. G
posted by GaryC @ 5:59 PM, ,
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Okay, it's been a hundred years since I last posted, but what the hell? Let's play the Mookie tonight. You in? I am and some of my best buds in the entire continent are too, come take me out!
posted by GaryC @ 5:10 PM, ,
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Poker is awesome, especially on Full Tilt Poker.
Sarcasm fully intended!
Until next time, I fold.
posted by GaryC @ 3:56 PM, ,
Back From Vacation
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I just got back from South Padre and I can defiitely vouch, if you've never been there, you don't know what you're missing.
The family went down for a week and I joined them on Thursday for a 4-day weekend and it was stellar. I'm tired, old, hung over and sun-burned, but I would have stayed for another week or so if I could have. It was awesome.
Poker is almost non-existent for the time being and perhaps, for the near future, as well. Running bad has become more than a habit for me and although I still get my money in good, for the most part, I can't seem to win a meaningful pot to save my life. Meh!
Until next time, I fold.
posted by GaryC @ 6:35 PM, ,