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Monday, July 25, 2005

Big Pimpin'

Check out Bill's gallery of pics from Ladies Night 2. He saw it live at the Bike. He's got some pimpin' photos. Check it out!

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Ladies Night

I saw Isabelle Mercier on TV tonight. She was playing on the WPT's Ladies Night. I taped it for Paul. I know he'll love that. I have a feeling that Mean Gene didn't miss it. Isabelle won the tourney. She beat out a final table that included Clonie Gowen and Cindy Violette. Isabelle was aggressive as hell and pulled off the big win. Nice job!

Friday, July 22, 2005

McWasted in Maine

I've been back from my friend's wedding for a few weeks now. I was lucky as hell because there was no video guy there and I didn't screw up my best man speech. I actually got a few laughs and some surprising compliments.

There were several highlights and lowlights of the trip. Either way, I had fun. It was the best wedding I've ever been to. I wish I kept a running tally of the food I ate because I ate some really great stuff. Oh well. Here's a random rambling of some of those moments (in no particular order).

My friend threw 6 parties in 4 days. 3 of them were on Sunday (the day after the wedding) and 2 of the parties had bands! I was constantly wasted and stuffed during this trip. Enough said.

On the way out to Maine, my flight got cancelled so I decided to take the train out of Penn Station instead. When the train stopped in Portland, I was struggling to get my bags together. The conductor decided to help out. Little did I know, he had a hook for a left hand. Unfortunately, I almost took it off by mistake. I wish I was kidding but I'm not. My bag got stuck on it but I got it off after a few tugs. Luckily, I escaped an uncomfortable moment in Red Sox country.

The morning of the wedding, we downed 6 bottles of Dom while traveling in a stretch Hummer limo. We got several middle fingers along the way. lol. The stretch Hummer was pretty excessive, I know. But, it didn't really hit home until I realized that we had to stop for gas before we made our way to the beach. It was a good thing we had some alcohol.

We killed 34 bottles of whiskey at the reception. 7 were Crown Royal and they were all downed by me and a few of the groomsmen.

We had the swankiest port-a-potties ever. It was air conditioned and had wood paneling. I regret to say that I only used it twice. There were 4 urinals, 3 crappers and music playing in the background. If I had to do it all over again, I would've spent more time in there. It was bigger than my apartment.

The best part of the wedding day was that I showed up wearing only one thing that I owned . . . my boxers. Everything else was new.

The USS Iwo Jima was parked outside my hotel. There were tons of sailors roaming the streets. They were mostly drunk. One night, two female Naval officers hit on my friend Sarah as we walked back to the hotel. The funny thing was . . . they politely asked me if they could talk to my sexy lady friend. I must admit, I got a little excited at the thought.

At one point, I had to listen to my friend tell me that the bartenders at the reception cut everyone off. I soon found out that he was the only one who got cut off. lol. He was no longer wearing his suit, he had red wine spilled down the front of his t-shirt, and dinner hadn't even been served yet.

After the ceremony, we walked off the beach to find trays of Cristal and 2 raw bars waiting.

For the 1st time in my life, I had someone taking photos of me while I got dressed. And they were paid to do it too! I had a blast that weekend. I got to see some really old friends that I hadn't seen in almost a decade. I even had a drunk Maine local try to teach me his winning baccarat strategy. lol. I partied my ass off and was wasted the entire weekend. I got compared to Shecky Green and Kettle drivers were my friend. Thank goodness for weddings and open bars!!!

Monday, July 18, 2005

Charlie Tuttle Memorial Tournament

We raised a decent amount of money the other day. Thanks to everyone who played and made a donation. We almost raised $3,000 for the charity. Thanks to Boy Genius and Iggy for setting this event up with PokerStars. Also, congrats to Sarahbellum for winning. She beat out Mr. Decker to win the Memorial Tournament. Good job guys!

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

WPBT Tournament for Charlie Tuttle

Several bloggers set up a memorial tournament in honor of Charlie Tuttle. All money will go to a charity selected by Charlie's family.

Here is the tournament information (thanks to Boy Genius):
WPBT "Charlie" Tournament
6PM EST Sunday July 17th
PokerStars (Private Tournamnet)
$20 buy in and it's open to bloggers and readers.
Please sign up to play!

Monday, July 11, 2005

Full Tilt Poker

I had the honor of playing some low limit Razz with Eva last night on Full Tilt. Razz can be fun if you like getting kicked in the junk every once in awhile. It was great to sit down with Eva.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Iwo Jima and Lord Admiral

I'm back from the wedding. My entire body hurts right now. I haven't felt like this since college. Even trips to Vegas don't hurt me as bad as this trip to Maine did. My week long trip was so damaging, I definitely shaved a week off my life for every day I was there. And I had fun doing it!!

I'm so excited for my friend. He threw the best wedding ever. It was definitely the best one I've been to. I hear it's going to make it into one of those wedding magazines. lol. It was unreal. Plus, I didn't blow my speech which was a bonus.

The USS Iwo Jima was parked outside my hotel window which was cool. There were thousands of sailors and marines walking around town all week trying to get drunk or laid. I don't think the city of Portland knew what they were in for this week. Between us and the armed forces, we took the town over.

I got back home to see I made Lord Admiral's blog of the week . . . nice! Anyway, check out some of the appearances that Paul has made since the WSoP started. Jeez . . . I go away for a week and see that Doyle Brunson has won his 10th bracelet too. Wow!! Too bad for Phil!